LaserDiscs [or LazerDisc if you’re in the USA] were a home video format but never managed to gainwidespread use in the USA, largely due to high costs for the players and video titles themselves and the inability to record TV programs. It was not a popular format in Europe and Australia when first released but was popular in the 1990s . By contrast, the format was much more popular in Japan and South East Asia. Its superior video and audio quality made it a popular choice among videophiles. The technologies and concepts behind LaserDisc were the foundation for later optical disc formats including CD, DVD and Blu-Ray.
Many laserdisc releases had sleeve variant that were interesting for collectors of artists or bands and given their fairly short life, some now have a cult group of collectors who have little interest in playing them but collect them for their artistic value.
From the Independent “Welcome to Abbey Road Studios,” smiles Giles Martin as we take a seat in the world’s most famous recording studio. The son of the late record-producing legend Sir George Martin, the man […]
Hot footing it through the doors at Eil Towers yesterday came, not only, the MONO version of the legendary Beatles US LP Yesterday & Today, with its infamous ‘Butcher Sleeve’, but the even rarer STEREO […]
This weeks highlights include a first issue pressing of Axis Bold As Love by Jimi Hendrix, and rare vinyl compilations from The White Stripes and My Chemical Romance Also look out for a Steve Hackett […]