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Name
4AD
URL
http://4ad.com
Email
4ad@4ad.com
Phone
Address
17-19 Alma Road London, SW18 1AA United Kingdom
Profile
The influential 4AD label was started in 1980 by music enthusiasts Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent with financial help from Beggars Banquet, whose record store chain the pair worked for.
Releases on file (17)
Michael Brook — Cobalt Blue Michael Brook — Cobalt Blue
(4AD CAD 2007 CD, 1992, CD)
Michael  Brook — Albino Alligator Michael Brook — Albino Alligator
(4AD 9 46504-2, 1997, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Dead Can Dance Dead Can Dance — Dead Can Dance
(4AD CAD 2705 CD, 1984/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — The Serpent's Egg Dead Can Dance — The Serpent's Egg
(4AD CAD 2709 CD, 1988/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Spiritchaser Dead Can Dance — Spiritchaser
(4AD CAD 2713 CD, 1996/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Spleen and Ideal Dead Can Dance — Spleen and Ideal
(4AD CAD 2707 CD, 1985/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Toward the Within Dead Can Dance — Toward the Within
(4AD CAD 2712 CD, 1994/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Within the Realm of a Dying Sun Dead Can Dance — Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
(4AD CAD 2708 CD, 1987/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Aion Dead Can Dance — Aion
(4AD CAD 2710 CD, 1990/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Into the Labyrinth Dead Can Dance — Into the Labyrinth
(4AD CAD 2711 CD, 1993/2008, CD)
Lisa Gerrard — The Mirror Pool Lisa Gerrard — The Mirror Pool
(4AD GAD 5009 CD, 1995/2009, CD)
St Vincent — Actor St Vincent — Actor
(4AD CAD 2919CD, 2009, CD)
Tune-Yards — Bird-Brains Tune-Yards — Bird-Brains
(4AD CAD 2928 CD, 2009, CD)
St Vincent — Strange Mercy St Vincent — Strange Mercy
(4AD CAD 3123CD, 2011, CD)
Tune-Yards — Whokill Tune-Yards — Whokill
(4AD CAD3106, 2011, CD)
St Vincent — Stranger Mercy St Vincent — Stranger Mercy
(4AD CAD 3123CDX, 2012, CD+DVD)
David Byrne & St Vincent — Love This Giant David Byrne & St Vincent — Love This Giant
(4AD CAD3231CD, 2012, CD)

Latest news

2018-11-02
Charles O'Meara (C.W. Vrtacek) RIP – A true musical original has left us. Charles O'Meara, who recorded under the name C.W. Vrtacek, was a wild-card musical talent, ranging from complex progressive rock to introspective modern compositions, with stops at many places inbetween. » Read more

2018-10-17
Eurock Documentary Seeks Funding – We've been fans and fellow travelers with Archie Patterson and his Eurock project on the journey to discover great music. After many years of promoting and trying to spread the word,a new phase is beginning: a documentary film. Things like this don't just happen, and money does not magically appear to make it happen, so it's up to the fans to get it done. » Read more

2018-09-29
Marty Balin RIP – One of the architects of the 60s psychedelic sound of San Francisco has died at the age of 76. Marty Balin was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was one of the founders of Jefferson Airplane. After the split of the original Airplane, Balin went on to form the highly successful Jefferson Starship. » Read more

2018-09-25
Help the Psychic Equalizer Avoid Extinction – Last year we reviewed the debut album by Psychic Equalizer, a musical project of Hugo Selles. He's now working on the ambitious follow-up to that release, and is seeking funding from listeners around the world. » Read more

2018-09-05
Krautrock Documentary Seeks Funding – The next installment of the Progressive Warriors documentary series will focus on the vast body of music that falls under the banner of "krautrock." As most of our readers will know, previous films have tackled RIO and the Canterbury scene, as well as what we might call "mainstream" prog rock. » Read more


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