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Record Store Day 2017: What was your best buy? Share your stories…..

April 22, 2017 Tim Card 0

It’s record store day 2017, with lots of exclusive vinyl shaped goodies to be had, if you’re out and about and want tell us what you’ve ‘found’, we’d love to see some pictures….. Queues started early at Piccadilly Records in Manchester….. Looking for new and back catalogue vinyl, rare pressings […]

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Issue 2 Of Long Live Vinyl Magazine Is On Sale Now!

April 7, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

This issue includes: Record Store Day: Behind the vinyl celebration and our guide to the best ever releases The Trip – Soho: We explore the capital of vinyl shopping Interview – Phil Swern: We meet the man with a million records The Essential Pink Floyd: The complete guide to collecting […]

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Classic Album Covers Of The 70s – by Hipgnosis’ Aubrey Powell

March 24, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

The seventies are often regarded as a mean, dark and turbulent decade, full of discontent and pessimism. The album covers of the burgeoning hard rock, progressive rock, pop and punk scenes that dominated the decade mirrored this social and cultural dystopia effectively, and accurately, capturing the tone of the music […]

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Top five record collector types – which one are you?

November 22, 2016 Tim Card 3

Time Out produced this article where they saw 5 distinct types of record collector…which one are you? 1. The dad Once upon a time Peter would hang out his bedroom window, smoking joints and blasting rare northern soul seven-inches. Now he’s got a beer belly and thinning hair and his beloved […]

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On this day in 1982….

November 6, 2016 Tim Card 0

….Soft Cell’s ‘Tainted Love’ achieved the longest unbroken run on the UK charts when it logged its 43rd week in the Top 100… So how did a cover of an obscure northern soul anthem by a Leeds based synth duo go on to sell over one million copies in the […] News

Dick’s Picks: The Firesign Theatre Surreal US Vinyl LP…….

August 8, 2016 Tim Card 3

Dick’s Picks: This week’s choice from our man Dick is this seldom seen slice of late ’60s surrealistic US comedy vinyl from the Firesign Theatre, to skip straight to the website info click here, or else read on… The Firesign Theatre – Who? The Firesign Theatre were/are an American comedy […] News

Complex: What Makes This 1971 Vinyl LP So Rare and Collectable?

July 29, 2016 Tim Card 1

So what makes this self-titled 1971 UK psychedelic LP so damn rare and collectable? Firstly, anything remotely psychedelic gets record collectory types all hot under the collar, recent years have seen music/records in this genre soar in price, so much so that any lightweight ’60s/’70s record containing the merest hint […]

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Dick’s Picks: Magazzini Criminali Rare Italian Post Punk ‘Plunderphonics’ Vinyl LP

July 25, 2016 Tim Card 0

Dick’s Picks: Dick’s pick this week is the bizarro Italian post-punk curveball that is ‘Crollo Nervoso’ by Magazzini Criminali – their debut longplayer has been described as the ‘first to execute an album length work of explicit plunderphonics’……..plunder-what? Magazzini Criminali Forming in Florence Italy in 1972, this avant-garde theatre group would […]

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On July 10th 1964….

July 10, 2016 Tim Card 4

….the Rolling Stones began a four week run at the top of the US singles charts with I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction), I couldn’t find a clip of them performing the song in the US in ’64 but did find this appearance on the Mike Douglas Show – incredibly this […]

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In July 1979 Sony revolutionised how we listened to music by….

July 3, 2016 Tim Card 0

..introducing the Walkman, the world’s first portable audio cassette player – in the UK it was initially called the ‘Stowaway’, elsewhere it was known variously as the ‘Soundabout’ or ‘Freestyle’, and over the next thirty or so years they sold a staggering 385 million Walkman’s in cassette, CD, mini-disc (remember […]

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Heaven 17: New CD Reissues & Back Catalogue Vinyl

June 19, 2016 Cathryn Draper 0

Heaven 17 have reissued all their LPs into one 5 x CD set: Penthouse and Pavement (1981), The Luxury Gap (1983), How Men Are (1984), Pleasure One (1986) and Teddy Bear, Duke & Psycho (1988). If you collect all formats, including the original 12″ singles, vinyl albums and more then look no […]