Handmade vinyl albums: Yours for £2,500

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Pete Hutchison’s latest handmade vinyl album costs a small fortune. It’s all about the sound, he tells Chris Barrett

We know that vinyl is back, but now the demand for retro is leading to some extraordinary prices. As LP sales return to a level not seen for almost 20 years, a small west London vinyl-only record label is busy producing handmade limited-edition albums that sell for up to £2,500.

A gangly figure with a remarkably luxuriant beard, label owner Pete Hutchison looks like a man out of time sitting in his small Notting Hill studio surrounded by beautifully restored vintage equipment. The set up includes a BTR-2 reel-to-reel tape machine used at Abbey Road Studios on landmark recordings by the likes of The Beatles.

Hutchison’s passion for 33.3rpm vinyl discs, a format introduced by Columbia back in 1948, knows no bounds.

You can read the rest of this article by Chris Barrett from the Independent Newspaper here

eil.com has lots of beautifully pressed, audiophile LPs from a whole range of artists, you can find them here

 

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