Are the CDs remastered?
Yes, all Iconoclassic Records CDs are digitally remastered
from the original master tapes by award winning engineers,
such as Grammy®
winner Vic Anesini, who remastered Laura
Nyro's Nested and Season of Lights. Check out photos from the mastering session
Nested album page.
Are the original album graphics included in the
Yes, Iconoclassic reproduces all the imagery and text from
the original LP front and back covers and inner sleeves. In
addition, we frequently add newly written liner notes and
additional photographs from the appropriate time periods.
Are the artists involved?
Iconoclassic seeks the involvement of the original artists
or their estates in all of our reissues. For various
reasons, some choose not to become involved, but all are
offered the opportunity. Our Laura Nyro reissues have been
approved and endorsed by her estate.
How do you decide what to release?
Iconoclassic specializes in creatively or commercially
notable albums that have never been available on CD or which
have been out of print for long periods of time. We focus on
pop, rock and R&B music of the 1970s and '80s.
Can I suggest a title to be reissued?
Absolutely. Email your suggestions to
How exactly did Iconoclassic end up with a title that was
originally released on another label?
Iconoclassic enters into licensing agreements with the
various major labels that hold the rights to the material.
Iconoclassic licenses an album from the copyright owner for
a set period of time (typically it's a 3-year license).
Iconoclassic oversees the artwork and mastering of the
reissue, and handles the distribution. The major label
manufactures the product and handles all royalty payments.
Where can I purchase Iconoclassic CDs?
Our releases are available for sale through our website
and wherever good music is sold.
Does Iconoclassic offer digital downloads?
Unfortunately, no. The copyright owners (the labels)
typically do not grant digital distribution rights as part
of their license agreements.
The ethos of Iconoclassic Records is perfectly captured in
the company’s name. Iconoclassic Records reissues classic
titles by iconic artists, many of whom have handled their
careers in an uncompromising, iconoclastic manner.
A CD reissue label focused on rock, pop, and R&B music of
the 1970s and ’80s, Iconoclassic Records specializes in
notable albums that have never been released on CD, as well
as classic titles that have fallen out of print. [more]