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.
Another influx of Jazz collectables this week sees rare and out of print vinyl originals from Cannonball Adderley, Modern Jazz Quartet, Jimmy Yancey and some super rare LPs pressed on the Vertigo label (we’re barely scratching the surface here) and interestingly, a bargain, entire series, of Black And White No […]
With a major punk retrospective in this months issue of Mojo Magazine we thought we’d celebrate with our current Top 10 Pistols/Pistols related items currently in stock, to see the full list click here
Madonna has released six tracks off her new album early due to hacking at Sony Madonna has released six singles after the Sony hacking saw some of her work leaked online. The pop icon called the hacking breach “a form of terrorism” and has hit back at those responsible by […]