Almo Sounds

Almo Sounds is a record label which was started in 1994 by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss after they sold A&M Records to PolyGram. The intent for the label was to recreate the initial concept of A&M Records as a small, "boutique" label.

Almo Sounds
Parent companyInterscope-Geffen-A&M
Founded1994 (1994)
FounderHerb Alpert
Jerry Moss
Distributor(s)Interscope Records

The label signed artists Gillian Welch, Imogen Heap, Ozomatli and Garbage and several other artists. Psychic TV did demos that were rejected for the label. Alpert himself released his "Second Wind", "Passion Dance", and "Colours" albums on the label.

A Nashville division was launched in 1995.[1] Headed by record producer Garth Fundis,[2] it released albums by Paul Jefferson, Billy Yates, and Bekka & Billy.

The label has not released new product since 1999. Commercially viable catalog albums remain available through Interscope Records, a current sister label to A&M.



Year Artist Release Catalogue
1995 Angel Corpus Christi White Courtesy Phone AMSD-80000
The Rake's Progress Altitude AMSD-80001
Tim Wheater Tim Wheater AMSD-80003
Garbage Garbage AMSD-80004
1996 Herb Alpert Second Wind AMSD-80005
Gillian Welch Revival AMSD-80006
Paul Jefferson Paul Jefferson AMSD-80007
Gus Gus AMSD-80008
Victor DeLorenzo Pancake Day AMSD-80009
1997 Lazlo Bane 11 Transistor AMSD-80010
Pulsars Pulsars AMSD-80011
Bekka & Billy Bekka & Billy AMSD-80012
ManBREAK Come and See AMSD-80013
Herb Alpert Passion Dance AMDS-80014
Billy Yates Billy Yates AMDS-80015
1998 Imogen Heap iMegaphone AMSD-80017
Garbage Version 2.0 AMSD-80018
The Prissteens Scandal, Controversy & Romance AMSD-80019
Ozomatli Ozomatli AMSD-80020
Gillian Welch Hell Among the Yearlings AMSD-80021
1999 Bijou Phillips I'd Rather Eat Glass AMSD-80022
Gus Word of Mouth Parade AMSD-80023
Various Artists Return of the Grievous Angel AMSD-80024
Herb Alpert Colors AMSD-80025


Year Artist Release Catalogue
1996 Pulsars Submission to the Master AMSDM-88002
Lazlo Bane Short Style AMSDM-88003

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