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Classic blues label Blue Horizon to be revived

Fleedwood Mac in 1968
The original line-up of Fleetwood Mac in 1968

Legendary blues record label Blue Horizon, which launched Fleetwood Mac's career, is to be resurrected.

It is being revived by music industry veterans Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer, who founded the Sire label and signed Madonna and The Ramones.

They will now look for new artists to sign to Blue Horizon, which will start as a digital-only venture.

Asked if record labels were outdated, Mr Gottehrer said it would be "quite different" from a traditional label.

"We're introducing the label into the world as it is, not as it was.

"And we're thinking ahead, about the world as it will be."

Mr Gottehrer produced the debut albums by Blondie and The Go Gos and now runs digital music distributor The Orchard.

The original Blue Horizon existed for just five years from 1966 and released songs such as Fleetwood Mac's Albatross.

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