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.
While many early female performers were teen idols or pop singers, plenty of others rocked every bit as hard as the boys. For those women who rock, we salute you with this edition of Picture Sleeve Archive.
John, Paul, George and Ringo are together again in a limited-edition, screen-printed collection based on the animation art from The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine.”
Every single one of the Columbia albums Johnny Cash recorded in his lifetime [1932-2003] — even the live albums — are presented in the mammoth, 63-disc boxed set “The Complete Columbia Albums Collection”
The elusive nature of picture sleeves — which had limited press runs, were tacked to bedroom walls or thrown away by parents when their kids moved out of the house — has made the sleeves a hot property among collectors. In fact, many of the sleeves have become far more valuable than the discs they once held.