Reprise Records facts for kids
|Parent company||Warner Music Group|
|Distributing label||Warner Bros. Records (U.S.)
WEA (outside the U.S.)
|Country of origin||U.S.|
|Official website||Official Web site of Reprise Records|
Reprise Records is an American record label, founded in 1960 by Frank Sinatra, which is owned by Warner Music Group, and operated through Warner Bros. Records. Reprise is best known for recording Green Day since 1994.
Reprise was formed in 1960 by Frank Sinatra in order to allow more artistic freedom for his own recordings. He had earlier been with Capitol Records, but was upset when Capitol issued an album, Come Fly with Me, whose cover had a picture of him in front of an airplane with a Trans-World Airlines (TWA) logo. He believed Capitol and TWA were profiting together from his image, and left him out.
Reprise's artists included Sinatra's longtime friend Dean Martin, who was a singer and comedian, with a popular television show. Sinatra's daughter, Nancy Sinatra, became a recording artist and singer, and signed with her father's label. (His advice to her, whoever she signed with, was to "Own your own masters", and she did that. Years later, her catalog was valuable, and she earned more money from her records than if she was not their owner.) Reprise also released records by Jimi Hendrix, and later Neil Young.
- Kinetic Records (1992–2000)
- Grand Jury Records (1990–1993)
- Giant Records (1990-1994, Warner Brothers took over the duties until Giant folded.)
- Vapor Records (1995–present; current status unknown)
- Elementree Records (1995–2000)
- In Bloom Records (1998–2000)
- Chrysalis Records (1969-1972)
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"Tricolor" label, used by Reprise until 1968. (Label to the Kinks' Something Else.)
"Two-tone orange" label used by Reprise during the Warner Bros.-Seven Arts merger from 1968 to 1969. (Label to Jimi Hendrix's Smash Hits.) After the Kinney National Company took over Warner Bros. in 1969, the orange tone at the top of the label was changed to the same tone as on the rest of the label, the W7 box logo was removed and the circled :r logo became a boxed logo without the "Reprise" designation.
Red label, used by Reprise throughout the late 1970s. (Label to Neil Young's Decade.)
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