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 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.
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. A lot of them are available in higher resolution. You can find them here
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
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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