1.1 London Atlantic Amerian Jazz Recordings LTZK 15000 series
The Decca-owned London label (pressed by Decca), was used to release US recordings under license in the UK. The last letter following LTZ indicates the US licensee of the recording. For Atlantic, the code was “K” and the label uniquely added the “Atlantic” identity, hence “London Atlantic” American Jazz Recordings. This dual identity occurs only with Atlantic.
LTZT United Artists
1.2 London Atlantic 6000 Series Blue/ Silver label – stereo:
1.3 London Atlantic 8000 American Series, plum label, 1962-84
Atlantic recordings released under license in the UK by Decca-owned London Label .
Photo credit: Bill B
Not previously seen, a London Atlantic “American 8000 Series” all-plum label, courtesy of LJC poster Bill B
In 1966, with the so-called “British Invasion” led by groups like Cream and Led Zepplin, Atlantic moved their UK distribution agreement from Decca (who pressed the excellent London Atlantic label jazz releases in the UK, example below) to Polydor, who records I believe were pressed by Phillips and not comparable with the fearsome engineering skills of Decca, which were honed in the recording and manufacture of classical music records.
4. 1966-68 Orange / Plum “small logo box” Mono – UK Polydor
(P) 1963 indicates date of copyright assertion of Pithecanthropus Erectus not manufacture in UK
From here on Atlantic in Europe and UK follow the Red and Green design.