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Leon Russel Carney

Reissues vs. Vintage Vinyl

A MODERN RECORD COLLECTOR PONDERS THE PROS AND CONS By Maya Eslami I bought my first record in 2004, when I was twenty years old: Neutral Milk Hotel’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, off Merge Records. I remember walking into ...
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T.H.E. Show Newport Beach is an audiophile’s paradise. And the pool is nice, too.

T.H.E. Show Newport and Zappa Reissues

T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013 Wrap-up As someone who loves bright shiny amazing looking and sounding stereo equipment, I couldn’t wait for the 3rd annual T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013. I don’t get to go to a lot of these ...
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Money

The Rising Cost of New Vinyl

Or, Shove Your $30 Smiths Reissues Up Your Collective Asses By Colin Tappe came to the conclusion recently that my job as a record store owner is, first and foremost, to make record buying fun. Sure, keeping things organized, h...
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World’s Rarest Beatles Record Discovered

After almost 50 years, a previously unknown “Hey Jude” surfaces by Gary Johnson From the end of 1968 through 1969, Capitol Records test marketed a line of 2-sided, 3.75″ flimsy flexible plastic records (genera...
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The Bird Group Era 1950-1962

What A Great Era It Was! by Eddie Estrada t inspired the black vocal groups to no end: groups like the early Robins, Orioles, Larks, Ravens and Flamingos, to mention a few. Almost any bird you can think of had a group named aft...
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My Name Is Dave, I Collect Vinyl Records, and I Have a Problem

My record collection and I got priced out of my apartment. Reprinted with permission from The Stranger in Seattle By Dave Segal I recently had to move to a smaller apartment because of our great city’s rising rents. Maybe you...
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The Time Machines

The Antique Phonograph Society celebrates the dawn of recording history at their annual show and sale in Buena Park Readers of this publication are well aware that aficionados of recorded sound may seek out LPs, 45-rpm, and/or ...
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Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition

CD & Digital Commemorative Edition Adds Two Bonus Tracks; Remastered Album Also Available on 180-gram Vinyl LP & Exclusive, Limited Edition Blue Vinyl LP By Harvey Kubernik Frank Sinatra’s acclaimed 1967 album with Br...
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Cult of Personality

COLLECTING NOVELTY, CELEBRITY AND OUTSIDER MUSIC by Adam Papagan~ ow would you classify an album of dogs barking Beatles songs? Do Leonard Nimoy’s Star Trek inspired albums belong in Pop Vocal, or is it more complicated than ...
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