7 Tips to Perfect Sounding Vinyl Records: Handling, Cleaning, Playing

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  • Vinyl Junkies

    St. Martin's Griffin. 2003. ISBN: 9781466827219,1466827211. 240 pages.

    Not too far away from the flea markets, dusty attics, cluttered used record stores and Ebay is the world of the vinyl junkies. Brett Milano dives deep into the piles of old vinyl to uncover the subculture of record collecting. A vinyl junkie is not the person who has a few old 45s shoved in the cuboard from their days in high school. Vinyl Junkies are the people who will travel over 3,000 miles to hear a rare b-side by a German band that has only recorded two songs since 1962, vinyl junkies...

  • Dust & Grooves

    Ten Speed Press. 2015. ISBN: 9781607748700,1607748703. 428 pages.

    A photographic look into the world of vinyl record collectors—including Questlove—in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. Compelling photographic essays from photographer Eilon Paz are paired with in-depth and insightful interviews to illustrate what motivates these collectors to keep digging for more records. The reader gets an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions, including Gilles Peterson and King Britt, as well as a glimpse into the...

  • Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record

    Routledge. 2016. ISBN: 9781317001805,131700180X. 224 pages.

    Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record is the first in-depth study of the vinyl record. Richard Osborne traces the evolution of the recording format from its roots in the first sound recording experiments to its survival in the world of digital technologies. This book addresses the record's relationship with music: the analogue record was shaped by, and helped to shape, the music of the twentieth century. It also looks at the cult of vinyl records. Why are users so passionate about this...

  • Vinyl Records and Analog Culture in the Digital Age

    Lexington Books. 2016. ISBN: 9781498510080,1498510086. 212 pages.

    Analog Culture in the Digital Age: Pressing Matters examines the resurgence of vinyl record technologies in the twenty-first century and their place in the history of analog sound and the recording industry. It seeks to answer the questions: why has this supposedly outmoded format made a comeback in a digital culture into which it might appear to be unwelcome? Why, in an era of disembodied pleasures afforded to us in this age of cloud computing would listeners seek out this remnant of the...

  • A Record of My Vinyl

    Random House New York. 2018. ISBN: 9780804189606,0804189609. 192 pages.

    Whether you're a casual collector or vinyl store junkie, this essential journal - with a high-quality cover that looks and feels like a record - includes: - Space for cataloguing details and "liner notes" or memories about your vinyl - Tips for cleaning discs and maintaining a serious collection - Information on evaluating vinyl for resale from Goldmine's vetted rating system - Perforated wish lists to tear out and take with you A catalog, journal, and guide all in one, A Record of My Vinyl...

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