Dear record companies, dear musicians, dear design people: We want better protection for our investments. If we pay big bucks for a box set, package the CDs in jewel cases. If we are willing to pay the bucks for the cardboard packaging, we certainly will pay a few dollars more for jewel boxes! Most people who buy CDs do not treat them like trash. It’s a shame you currently do.
Sundazed’s campaign to apparently restore every significant mono album of the late 1960s to record shop racks brings three more releases from Donovan.
We love getting music on vinyl again. But we’re also hankering for old-school goodies like picture discs, gatefold covers, booklets, lyric sheets and posters. As fans and collectors, is there more that the labels could be doing to make us drool over the new release sheets?
The lavishly packaged box represents the sheer power of Johnny Cash’s output with every live and studio album that came out during his lifetime with the label.
We’re thrilled labels are bringing vinyl back, and we’re happy to pay a premium. But flimsy covers and brand-new records with skips and scratches? Not so much.
Seize the (Record Store) Day! Here are some highlights of planned events; feel free to add in your plans by commenting on this story or on Goldmine’s Facebook page.
Alexandra Starlight wanted to put her latest record out on vinyl, but she wanted it to stand out. With the help of rainbow glitter, it’s safe to say she succeeded.
It’s time to start making your Record Store Day list and checking it twice. Here’s the latest list of exclusive releases planned for 7-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch vinyl formats (including picture sleeves and picture discs) that will be offered for Record Store Day on April 20, 2013.
These days, it’s almost unthinkable to go see your favorite band in concert or hang out at a music festival without taking at least a little bit of the show home with you, be it a T-shirt or a baseball cap. But the items we see today in artists’ online shops and at their merch tables weren’t always so readily available, says Jacques van Gool of Backstage Auctions.
Only 5,000 copies will be made of the 24-by-36-inch poster, which is printed on heavy paper and will be gratis at fully participating record stores in the U.S.