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TRANSATLANTIC
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1975-1978

Labels

Electric distribution
Electric distribution
M7 distribution
BIG 527 - 1975
to
BIG 529 - 1975
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to
BIG 542 - 1975
MST 233 - 1978
to
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UK Transatlantic was founded in 1961 by Nat Joseph.  It started primarily as an importer of American folk, blues and jazz records - by many of the artists who influenced the burgeoning British folk and blues boom. Within a couple of years, the company had started recording British artists. The company's philosophy was intentionally eclectic and Transatlantic became successful in a variety of musical genres including folk, blues, jazz, ragtime, pop and rock. 
In 1975, Joseph sold a 75% share of his company to Sidney Bernstein's Granada Group and the company became part of Granada. There was a culture clash between the independent-spirited Transatlantic and the corporate sensibilities of Granada.  Two years later Granada sold its share in Transatlantic to the Marshall Cavendish publishing company - which also acquired Joseph's 25% share. The new company was renamed Logo Records. 
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1 a
BIG 527 - 1975
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Electric distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 1 b
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to
BIG 542 - 1975
Electric distribution
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
MST 233 - 1978
to
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M7 distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
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