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.
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. […]
……just landed at eil Towers is this incredible archive quality copy of Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ LP, this 1978 Japanese edition was released as part of their ‘Pro-Use’ series and is equal parts rare, top quality audio and superb condition – find more Pink Floyd vinyl, CDs, […]
Still Life Monster rare 1971 UK first press 6-track vinyl LP on the large ‘swirl’ Vertigo label, a one-off British Progressive Rock album steeped in gothic classicism with a swirly organ-driven sound & superb ‘Design Machine’ artwork including a giant skull image on the back of the gatefold, complete […]