In 2017, Concord Bicycle Music announced the establishment of Craft Recordings as its reissue label, rebranding the company’s growing catalog division to better serve its vast collection of historically significant and musically diverse master recordings and compositions. Drawing from a rich and storied repertoire that includes both legendary artists and labels, Craft Recordings offers a tightly curated selection of deluxe CD and vinyl box sets, hi-resolution digital albums, as well as stand-alone LPs. Using the original analog masters whenever possible, the company creates thoughtfully produced, detailed packaging with a commitment to preservation and a meticulous devotion to quality. Further, Craft Recordings continues to partner with artists and estates to preserve and enhance the musical heritage of these landmark recordings and compositions.
In recent years, Concord Bicycle Music has continued to expand its catalog holdings and is now home to a remarkable collection of titles that includes the music of seminal alt-rock band R.E.M., supergroup The Traveling Wilburys (George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison), celebrated folk and jazz label Vanguard, country powerhouse Sugar Hill Records, and more. These additions join a celebrated family of historic imprints, including Fantasy, Rounder, Stax, Milestone, Prestige, Nitro, Riverside, Specialty, Telarc and Vee-Jay Records, all now under the Craft Recordings label.