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The Charisma trademark has been revived twice. In TheNineties, Virgin created an InNameOnly version of the label whose acts included Music/{{Enigma}}, Music/RightSaidFred, Music/{{Jellyfish}}, Music/KirstyMacColl, Music/TheAssociates, Maxi Priest, Loudon Wainwright III, .38 Special, and The Knack, among others; there was also a {{Blues}} subsidiary, Point Blank, which issued some of the last recordings by Music/JohnLeeHooker. Later, after Charisma was brought back again (complete with a return to the Mad Hatter logo) for Van der Graaf Generator's reunion album ''Present'' in 2005, EMI kept it around for a while and signed a few new acts, most notably Alphabeat and Music/AFineFrenzy.

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The Charisma trademark has been revived twice. In TheNineties, Virgin created an InNameOnly version of the label whose acts included Music/{{Enigma}}, Music/RightSaidFred, Music/{{Jellyfish}}, Music/KirstyMacColl, Music/TheAssociates, Maxi Priest, Loudon Wainwright III, .38 Special, and The Knack, Music/TheKnack, among others; there was also a {{Blues}} subsidiary, Point Blank, which issued some of the last recordings by Music/JohnLeeHooker. Later, after Charisma was brought back again (complete with a return to the Mad Hatter logo) for Van der Graaf Generator's reunion album ''Present'' in 2005, EMI kept it around for a while and signed a few new acts, most notably Alphabeat and Music/AFineFrenzy.


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* Music/PeterGabrielMusic/PeterGabriel[[note]]Since transferred to his own Real World Records after Charisma dissolved[[/note]]


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* Music/SteeleyeSpan (The 1972 compilation compilations ''Individually & Collectively'')Collectively'' and ''Almanack'')


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Charisma Records (or as it called itself, "The Famous Charisma Label") was a British record label formed in 1969 by journalist and manager Tony Stratton-Smith. It's one of the most fondly remembered companies of the "hippie" era, with an eclectic roster that allowed it to compete with larger indies like Creator/{{Island|Records}} and Creator/{{Chrysalis|Records}}, as well as major label "underground" imprints like Creator/{{Deram|Records}}, Creator/{{Harvest|Records}} and Creator/{{Vertigo|Records}}.

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Charisma Records (or as it called itself, "The Famous Charisma Label") was a British record label formed in 1969 by journalist and manager Tony Stratton-Smith. It's one of the most fondly remembered companies of the "hippie" era, with an era; its eclectic roster that allowed it to compete with larger indies like Creator/{{Island|Records}} and Creator/{{Chrysalis|Records}}, as well as major label "underground" imprints like Creator/{{Deram|Records}}, Creator/{{Harvest|Records}} and Creator/{{Vertigo|Records}}.


The Charisma name has been revived twice. In TheNineties, Virgin created an InNameOnly version of the label whose acts included Music/{{Enigma}}, Music/RightSaidFred, Music/{{Jellyfish}}, Music/KirstyMacColl, Music/TheAssociates, Maxi Priest, Loudon Wainwright III, .38 Special, and The Knack, among others; there was also a {{Blues}} subsidiary, Point Blank, which issued some of the last recordings by Music/JohnLeeHooker. Later, after Charisma was revived (complete with a return to the Mad Hatter logo) for Van der Graaf Generator's reunion album ''Present'' in 2005, EMI kept it around and signed a few new acts, most notably Alphabeat and Music/AFineFrenzy.

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The Charisma name trademark has been revived twice. In TheNineties, Virgin created an InNameOnly version of the label whose acts included Music/{{Enigma}}, Music/RightSaidFred, Music/{{Jellyfish}}, Music/KirstyMacColl, Music/TheAssociates, Maxi Priest, Loudon Wainwright III, .38 Special, and The Knack, among others; there was also a {{Blues}} subsidiary, Point Blank, which issued some of the last recordings by Music/JohnLeeHooker. Later, after Charisma was revived brought back again (complete with a return to the Mad Hatter logo) for Van der Graaf Generator's reunion album ''Present'' in 2005, EMI kept it around for a while and signed a few new acts, most notably Alphabeat and Music/AFineFrenzy.


Charisma Records was a British record label formed in 1969 by journalist and manager Tony Stratton-Smith, especially well known for being the British label for Music/{{Genesis}} and Creator/MontyPython's comedy albums. Initially starting with a pink scroll label for their records, they eventually incorporated John Tenniel's classic illustrations for ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', which even sees use in CD rereleases to this day.

It was acquired by Creator/VirginRecords in 1983, where it operated as Charisma/Virgin, then Virgin/Charisma, before finally being absorbed in 1986. The library would wind up being owned by Creator/{{EMI}} before being transferred back to Virgin when EMI got bought out by the Creator/UniversalMusicGroup.

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Charisma Records (or as it called itself, "The Famous Charisma Label") was a British record label formed in 1969 by journalist and manager Tony Stratton-Smith, Stratton-Smith. It's one of the most fondly remembered companies of the "hippie" era, with an eclectic roster that allowed it to compete with larger indies like Creator/{{Island|Records}} and Creator/{{Chrysalis|Records}}, as well as major label "underground" imprints like Creator/{{Deram|Records}}, Creator/{{Harvest|Records}} and Creator/{{Vertigo|Records}}.

Charisma is
especially well known well-remembered for being the British label for its two most popular acts, Music/{{Genesis}} and Creator/MontyPython's comedy albums. Creator/MontyPython, but they're just the beginning. The label was a major force in ProgressiveRock, releasing cult favorites such as Music/VanDerGraafGenerator, Music/{{Hawkwind}}, Rare Bird, Audience, The Nice and String Driven Thing. Its stable also included FolkRock (Lindisfarne) and [[SingerSongwriter Singer/Songwriters]] (Clifford T. Ward, Gary Shearston). Initially starting with a pink scroll label for their records, they Charisma eventually incorporated switched to a design adapting John Tenniel's classic illustrations for ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', which even sees use in CD rereleases to this day.

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day. Charisma also had some sublabels, including Utility (which released Music/BillyBragg's early work) and Pre (a subsidiary for NewWaveMusic and {{Reggae}} acts).

Charisma
was acquired by Creator/VirginRecords in 1983, where it operated as Charisma/Virgin, then Virgin/Charisma, before finally being absorbed in 1986. The library would wind up being owned by Creator/{{EMI}} before being transferred back to Virgin when EMI got bought out by the Creator/UniversalMusicGroup.
Creator/UniversalMusicGroup.

The Charisma name has been revived twice. In TheNineties, Virgin created an InNameOnly version of the label whose acts included Music/{{Enigma}}, Music/RightSaidFred, Music/{{Jellyfish}}, Music/KirstyMacColl, Music/TheAssociates, Maxi Priest, Loudon Wainwright III, .38 Special, and The Knack, among others; there was also a {{Blues}} subsidiary, Point Blank, which issued some of the last recordings by Music/JohnLeeHooker. Later, after Charisma was revived (complete with a return to the Mad Hatter logo) for Van der Graaf Generator's reunion album ''Present'' in 2005, EMI kept it around and signed a few new acts, most notably Alphabeat and Music/AFineFrenzy.




!!!The original label



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!!!The revival labels
[[index]]
* Music/TheAssociates
* Music/{{Enigma}}
* [[Creator/AlisonSudol A Fine Frenzy]]
* Music/JohnLeeHooker (through Point Blank)
* Music/{{Jellyfish}}
* Music/KirstyMacColl
* Music/RightSaidFred
[[/index]]

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->''"Charisma captured the very essence of British eccentricity. A label with the pastoral strangeness of early Genesis, the folk-pop of Lindisfarne and the jazz-rock of Van der Graaf Generator alone would be enough to guarantee its status, but to add in Rare Bird, Monty Python, Sir John Betjeman and myriad others underlines its importance to the counterculture of the United Kingdom in the 1970s."''
-->--'''Daryl Easlea''', from this [[https://www.loudersound.com/features/the-labels-that-built-prog-charisma-records label history]]


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* Music/TheResidents (German pressings of ''Music/CommercialAlbum'')''Music/TheCommercialAlbum'')


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* Music/TheResidents (distribution only)

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Charisma Records was a British record label form in 1969 by journalist and manager Tony Stratton-Smith, especially well known for being the British label for Music/{{Genesis}} and Creator/MontyPython's comedy albums. Initially starting with a pink scroll label for their records, they eventually incorporated John Tenniel's classic illustrations for ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', which even sees use in CD rereleases to this day.

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Charisma Records was a British record label form formed in 1969 by journalist and manager Tony Stratton-Smith, especially well known for being the British label for Music/{{Genesis}} and Creator/MontyPython's comedy albums. Initially starting with a pink scroll label for their records, they eventually incorporated John Tenniel's classic illustrations for ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', which even sees use in CD rereleases to this day.

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* Music/RickWakeman


It was acquired by Creator/VirginRecords in 1983, where it operated as Charisma/Virgin, then Virgin/Charisma, before finally being absorbed in 1986. The library would wind up being owned by Creator/EMIRecords before being transferred back to Virgin when EMI got bought out by the Creator/UniversalMusicGroup.

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It was acquired by Creator/VirginRecords in 1983, where it operated as Charisma/Virgin, then Virgin/Charisma, before finally being absorbed in 1986. The library would wind up being owned by Creator/EMIRecords Creator/{{EMI}} before being transferred back to Virgin when EMI got bought out by the Creator/UniversalMusicGroup.

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