Letter From The Editor: Changes abound at Goldmine

These are heady times here at Goldmine headquarters, with a number of changes in the works to improve and expand the product we offer to you, our loyal readers.

The first big change has to do with our Web site, www.goldminemag.com. The site has been reconstructed to make navigation much simpler and to add our new messageboard. For the computer savvy among you, this will allow you to talk amongst yourselves, share memories, trade vinyl and other music memorabilia and express your opinions.
I keep a daily watch on it, and I hope to chat with many of you in the future via this new means of conversation. As with any other messageboards, I would encourage you to keep it clean and try to restrain yourselves from flaming others. That said, I do hope it generates some healthy discussion.

As for the second surprise, we are very excited about a new column we’re debuting this issue called “Sound Advice.” In it, record-collecting expert Tim Neely takes your questions and provides insightful answers on a variety of topics related to the hobby.

In this initial foray, Neely tackles two questions regarding vinyl misprints and errors, and tells you if they’re valuable or not. The answer may surprise you. The plan is to alternate this column with another beloved institution here called “Market Watch.” With both, we think you, the collector, will be armed with the information you need to make better choices when selling or buying vinyl. Click here now to submit a question for Sound Advice!

Doing the Southern Rock issue was a great experience. We had a huge, nice reader response. Turns out, you love the Allmans’ At Fillmore East, an LP with many title variations. Everybody knows it, so try to refrain from writing to say what everyone should be calling it. It won’t show you’re the smartest kid in class.  

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