EMI Records is to re-launch the Zonophone label in 2007 with the release of cult, hard-to-find, or unreleased material from the major's catalog.

According to a statement, the imprint -- which dates back to a business launched by Frank Seaman in 1899 in New Jersey -- is to issue "a hidden gem or two" each month, either as physical CD's and/or digital downloads.

Punk compilation "Happening, Alive and Nasty" will be the first release, on Jan. 15, followed by "The Best Of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years" on Feb. 1.

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