Manticore Records was not only the own record and production label of Emerson, Lake & Palmer. It was also stepping stone for a handfull, so far rather unknow, bands or artists.
Manticore issued new and re-released material by that group as well as new recordings by a number of other artists, such as Keith Christmas, Stray Dog and Italian Prog group P.F.M. Primarily an LP label, it registered a minor Singles hit with Keith Emerson's, 'Honky Tonk Train Blues'. It also found a Christmas classic in Greg Lake's 'I Believe In Father Christmas'.
Distribution of the first few UK singles (prefixed 'HEVY') was by RCA; but WEA took over and re-released 'Celebration' (HEVY 2) with a WEA catalogue number (K 13501). From 1975 singles in the WEA group tended to have a medium-sized 'A' on the A-side; Manticore singles were no exception.
In the US Manticore were first distributed by Atlantic Records (prefixed 'MC'). From 1975 Motown Records took over the distribution (prefixed 'MA') until Manticore were closed in 1977.
Manticore singles were only released in this countries:
France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.
This is an incomplete collection of the Manticore Single catalogue, sorted by artists.
Stray Dog-You Know / Pete Sinfield-Under the Sky / P.F.M.-Photos of Ghosts
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Lucky Man /Knife Edge
Brain Salad Surgery / Still...You turn me on
Jerusalem / When the Apple Blossoms...
13072AT 13503 MAN5402 13072AT K13503 13.072-A 13072 MC-2003
Honky Tonk Train Blues / Barrel House Shake-Down
16964AT MAN5406 K13513 P-32M 13513 16.964-A
I believe in Father Christmas / Humbug
16478AT K13511 16.478-A 13511 MAN5404 P-156M
Premiata Forneria Marconi also known as "P.F.M."
Celebration / Old Rain
12725AT 12.725-A K13501 HEVY2 HEVY2 P-1263M
Celebration / Mr. Nine till Five
The World became the World / La Carrozza di Hans
P-1308M 13268AT 13.268-A 13505 K13505
Four Holes in the Ground / The World became the World
Chocolate Kings / Harlequin
Chevrolet / You know
12677AT HEVY1 12.677-A MAN5401
Junkyard Angel / Worldwinds
Speak of the Devil / A Letter
Brighter Day / Sweet Changes
My Girl / Country Farm
13928AT K13509 MA7004F
My Girl stereo/mono
The Dancer / The Astronaut
Call my Name / Steal Miss Liza (Steal Liza Jane)
Call my Name stereo/mono
Alone with You / Far away Places
Alone with You stereo/mono
Good Thing / So hard to say
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Good Thing stereo/mono
It Happens all the Time / Come to You
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It Happens all the Time stereo/mono
Love knows Everything stereo/mono
Modern Day Religion stereo/mono
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