Use these 10 Commandments to determine the real-world value of the records you buy, sell and collect — no mountain climbing or heavy stone tablets required.
When it comes to thrift-store record shopping, there are finds to be made. You just have to wade through Osmonds, Carpenters and oom-pah band records first.
We’ve all been there: A box of filthy records priced so low, you can’t pass them up. But can you clean them on a budget, too? We put Spin Clean to the test.
It’s been 12 years since Jon Anderson made his last studio album with Yes. The album in question, “Magnification,” has a few other claims to fame, too.
Houston-based Backstage Auctions marks its 10th anniversary specializing in selling music-related memorabilia consigned by artists and industry insiders.
Starting with tracks recorded for Bob Dylan’s 1962 eponymous debut on Columbia, the set features his full official discography, including 35 studio albums.
It’s time to get past the idea that the price of music is directly connected to the CD, LP or other format on which it’s sold, says collector Gerald Jarvis.
Record Store Day proves these shops are more than retailers. They are community centers for the terminally hip — scout halls, coffee bars, pickup joints.
Even rock stars have first drafts. Before KISS wrapped “Rock and Roll All Nite,” the band tested the waters with an alternate take preserved on an acetate.
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.