Independent label: Acrobat Records was a British sub-label of Arista Records with only a handful of releases all released in 1979-1980 and concentrated on UK signed artists. Acrobat was set up by Clive Youle in early 1978 when he left his previous position as managing director of the UK arm of RSO.  Its first products were licensed to other companies - the company's logo may be seen on several hits by Dollar, which were issued on the Carrere label - but in 1979 a licensing deal with Arista was struck and Acrobat appeared as a label in its own right. The 1979 the deal was for five years, but the label as such seems not to have lasted into 1980; it may be that the arrangement was ended after Arista was sold to Ariola Eurodisc, in the Autumn of 1979.  Like those of its licenser at the time, Acrobat's singles were injection moulded and were manufactured and distributed by Phonodisc.  Catalogue numbers were mainly in the BAT-0s, though the first two singles each used a number from Arista's own series.  Acrobat appears to have been Rock-orientated.  Its best-known artists were arguably Gillan, Joe Brown and ex-Family-frontman Roger Chapman. Acrobat Records Former Address: 37 Harley House, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HF. Distributed By Phonodisc.

79 Byrne & Bown Dancing At The Rubber Ring ACROBAT BAT 1
79 Gillan Vengeance ACROBAT BAT 2
79 Neil Christopher Working Girl ACROBAT BAT 3
79 Runner Run For Your Life ACROBAT BAT 4
79 Chapman Roger Who Pulled The Night Down ACROBAT BAT 5
79 Speedo Metors Tonight Tonight ACROBAT BAT 6
79 Not Issued ACROBAT BAT 7
79 Runner Fooling Myself ACROBAT BAT 8
79 Chapman Roger Lets Spend The Night Together ACROBAT BAT 9
79 Joe Brown Free Inside ACROBAT BAT 10
79 Gino & Lucille Bamba Disco ACROBAT BAT 11
79 Gillan Vengeance ACROBAT BAT 12
79 Forray Andy Drac'S Back ACROBAT BAT 13
79 Upp Nervous ACROBAT BAT 14
79 Byrne Sean Hunter ACROBAT BAT 15
79 Borich Going Somewhere ACROBAT BAT 16

79 Peter Blake Boogie Breakout  ACROBAT ARIST 241
79 Roger Chapman Midnite Child ACROBAT ARIST 244

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