This record was problematic because record players whose tonearms returned automatically after the record finished playing often did just that before the needle actually reached the song. When these spun on the record player, they resembled a spinning saw. Alternative rock band Snow Patrol released a specially created web-shaped vinyl for the single " Signal Fire ," a song which was used in the film Spider-Man 3. Usually taking up a blank side of vinyl, rather than containing music, one side of a disc can be pressed with etched or embossed images.
This can take the form of autographs, part of the artwork or logos. Earliest records produced by Emile Berliner, and those by other early companies as Zonophone before paper labels were widely used, had their titles and other information etched or incised into the master, or embossed into the stamper or both — either way therefore appearing on all the pressings.
Many early Edison Diamond Discs did have etched labels as well, with many if not all also featuring a little etched picture of Thomas Edison. The Gramophone company pressed their logo at the blank side of their single sided records in the early s, in the same way. Some later single-sided Red Seal records by Victor had a pattern with the word Victor on it. After having already released both colored vinyl singles and picture discs in the s, Canadian rock artist Bryan Adams issued a 12" single of " Can't Stop This Thing We Started " in autumnwhich had the front cover photography etched onto side B.
Side 6 of Boards of Canada 's Geogaddi has an etching of a nuclear family for the track "Magic Window", albeit to replace the 1 minute 46 second long silent track that appears on digital versions. Although these etchings cannot be seen while the record is playing, some are pressed on clear vinyl so the etchings can be seen from both Various - The Stereo Disc (Vinyl. An example of this is the 7-inch of "Freeze the Atlantic" by Cable which has etched fish.
The Japanese rock band Boris known for their unique LPs; their album Pink was released on pink vinyl pressed their album, Vein, on transparent vinyl with etched artwork on the outer two inches of the record. This causes problems with auto-start phonographs, as the actual grooves of music do not start where the needle is designed to drop.
This may cause damage to the needle and record artwork. The logo from the album cover, as well as other shapes, were etched into the vinyl in a manner that, if hit by a light, would reflect in polychromatic colors.
This laser etching does not affect the playing grooves. This same process was also used for the 45 single of the band's song "One Step Ahead" from the album Waiata. The original soundtrack recording for the film Superman II had a special edition with the Superman "S" shield logo etched five times on each side of the standard black vinyl album. The release of the Quake soundtrack by Nine Inch Nails has program code from the game etched into side D. For the release of the soundtrack for the Disney film The Black Holea prototype disc filled with aniline dye colored silicone fluids and oils that freely move around was produced; however, leakage proved too great a problem and it was never released.
InThird Man Records announced a limited edition inch single release of Jack White 's " Sixteen Saltines " on a liquid-filled disc, calling it "the first-ever disc of its kind to be made available to the public" and noting the unreleased Black Hole release.
Also inThe Flaming Lips released an extremely limited and expensive edition of their double album of collaborations The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwendswhich was filled with a diluted mix of blood contributed by several of the collaborators, including KeshaChris Martin and Neon Indian 's Alan Palomo.
It was pressed at United Record Pressing in Nashville at the same time as Jack White's liquid-filled "Sixteen Saltines" 12", and the first copy of the Fwends blood vinyl was traded for two copies of "Saltines. InFonoflo Records released a liquid filled record for Tennessee Jet's Reata featuring double-concentric liquids, being the first of its kind. In an outer chamber on the record, Old Crow whiskey was inserted, while Coca-Cola was inserted to an inner ring. A BP Fallon single entitled Fame 9 another product of Third Man Records, was pressed in a process dubbed "Single Signal", in which the B-side has different content on the left and right channels of the stereo groove.
Listeners with a balance knob on their stereo are instructed to turn it either to the left or the right to play the record correctly.
One of the many features added to the vinyl version of Jack White 's album Lazaretto is a floating hologram image of a spinning angel that appears when the record is played and viewed at from a certain angle.
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Download as PDF Printable version. It was pressed on green vinyl and limited to copies, each wrapped in a page cover. Also known as "8ban," for "8cm Bandai" these were developed in Japan by record pressing company Toyokasei and released in "blind-bag" format by toy company Bandai in They experienced a resurgence in the United States because of the interest of Jack White who released White Stripes singles in this format.
Disks in this format continue to be manufactured, particularly in association with Record Store Day during which 3" singles are made available exclusively through participating stores. Techno artist Jeff Mills released the single for "The Occurrence" on a disc that is a gramophone record on one side, and a compact disc on the other.
Although dubbed a 5-inch record, to be usable in most compact disc players, the record can be no bigger than mm or about 4. Due to space restrictions of the grooves, both songs were mixed as monaural. Children's records — 6-inch Little Golden Records made of bright yellow plastic were a common sight in children's playrooms in the United States from the late s to the early s. The 78 RPM speed was used for some children's records of all sizes well into the s, as nearly all record players still included it and it allowed an old disused only player to LP) put to work as a toy, expendable if it got damaged by rough handling.
For example, the American magazine National Geographic 's January issue included a 6-inch flexi disc of whale sounds called "Songs of the Humpback Whale. Early American shellac records — Prior toVictor introduced 8-inch records to replace their inexpensive 7-inch product, but they were soon discontinued. A similar scenario occurred in Europe for Emerson and Melodiya discs. Priced at 10 cents, they were replaced by a inch Electradisk later that year, priced at 20 cents.
In other areas, flexi discs were usually square and often included in a magazine see Unusual materials below. Early American shellac records — Prior tonine-inch brown shellac records were issued under the Zon-O-Phone label.
The record featured two songs on the first side, and an etching of the album's promotional logo a coiled centipede on the second side. Each record had a capacity of about 40 minutes per side. Underground hardcore punk bands in the s started releasing EPs on all sizes of vinyl including 13 inches in size. Early American shellac records — Between andAmerican companies made recordings of inch records that played at Various - The Stereo Disc (Vinyl unusual speed of 60 RPM.
Radio stations also made their own inch lacquer "acetate" disc recordings in-house to delay the broadcast of live network feeds or to prerecord some of their own local programming. These "standard groove" discs used roughly the same large groove dimensions and spacing found on 78 RPM records LP) typically played for about 15 minutes per side, with very good fidelity—when heard over the air, indistinguishable from live to a casual, but not to a critical listener.
Old inch turntables are sometimes still found in radio broadcast studios, but it is now very unlikely that any disc larger than inch will ever be played LP) them. However, as no recording lathe can engrave a record accurately at such a slow speed, in actuality the disc was mastered at four-times speed or 16 RPM with the program material similarly being played at quadruple speed.
Audiobooks for the blind. Inexperiments were conducted by the American Printing House for the Blind in cooperation with the American Foundation for the Blind to create extra-high density discs so that a book or magazine could be contained on fewer records. However, with mastering facilities of the period only going as low as 16 RPM, the quadruple-speed mastering required to get a playback speed of 4 RPM was deemed to have an insufficient audio quality.
The highest successful density tested for in the experiment was 10 hours on one side of a inch disc although it was surmised by engineers that this could be extended to 12 hours per side if needed. No books or periodicals were ever produced in the format, and it is not known if any of the experimental discs LP) into the modern age. One inch record holds four hours of speech with the inch variety holding six hours and the 7-inch variety holding roughly 90 minutes.
These discs were made of thin plastic and were literally flexible, similar to an overhead projector transparency sheet. Promotional Audition records were free records send to radio stations and others to announce a new release 45 or LP. Occasionally promo copies were pressed for records that were never released commercially.
Obviously these records are extremely rare and obtain a very high value for the most sought after artists or music. All Beatles records made after are reissues. It's a fact that all illegal items not just records are hard to advertise, buy or sell. Most bootlegs have little value Click on photos for larger examples Beatle bootleg Beatle counterfeit Bootlegs come in several categories.
Values, Buying Prices, Selling Prices. All records sell for much less than book value — except the rarest items. This is because the dealer probably has copies of all of your records already and it will take him years to sell many of your items.
If you wish to obtain a higher selling price for your items you will have to sell them yourself individually to collectors — on E-Bay or by placing ads in Goldmine Magazine. Make a list — without a list your records are only worth pennies a piece. Make a list using your computer — that way it can be attached to any E-Mails or printed to carry around with you. Each line listing should include:. Continental Records Co - Sell your 45s to us Continental Records buys and sells large quantities of brand new 45s every year.
Craigslist or Kijiji The easiest way to sell all your records in a week or less. Place a free ad and you will get local responders immediately. Hone up on your bargaining skills — if you have done little research on your collection and have no list of your records many offers will be only pennies per record. E-Bay If you sell on E-Bay, some records you list will be bid upon by E-Bay users — many of the others the most common titles will not be bid on at all.
Goldmine Magazine Another method is selling them all at once to one of the used record dealers listed in Goldmine. Or, you can run ads to sell the records individually. It is suggested that you obtain an issue or two of their magazine. Your local record collector store Click for larger photos Look for your local stores in the Yellow Pages.
Don't expect them to show any interest in a small bunch of used popular records. Even if they have no interest they will probably give you good advice on selling your collection to another local dealer. For a list of collector record stores in your state click here. Other city shows are similar. Don't rent a table or bring your records — just bring your list and pay for admission. You should be able to talk with many local dealers who could have an interest in your list and purchasing your complete collection.
Comments, corrections and additions Are all welcomed. Please E-Mail me at conrecs gocontinental. An avid collector of records for over 48 years, Jerry Osborne has also worked full-time as an author of record price guides and reference books since The recordings of approximately 50, different artists are included. Loaded with plenty of great photos. Covers pop, rock, country, jazz, blues, and a little of everything else — from to present; from the very popular to the very, very obscure.
If you're looking for individual pricing on records or CDs? This book will provide all the answers. Have some old records put away somewhere in your attic? In your basement? Did you inherit someone's collection? This page provides general information on assessing your records and determining whether you have a real goldmine or just the same old stuff everyone else has How Much Are Your Old Records Really Worth? Please, do not phone us to discuss the value of your record collection, unique items you own or how or where to sell your records.
All these questions are answered in detail below. If you must contact us, send us E-Mail. We will answer your E-Mail. Kwela aka pennywhistle jive was the link between the South African township-music marabi in the s and the mbaqanga and sax jive styles which emerged in the s.
In the street, kwela was typically played on three or four pennywhistles, with the lead musician playing the melody and improvising around it while his colleagues riffed in the background. In the recording studio, a stand-up bass was sometimes added. Spokes Mashiyane was the most popular performer, rivalled only by Lemmy Mabaso. King Kwela is a collection of previously issued singles and is authentic kwela at its best. Just when most contemporary observers were writing off big-band jazz as an anachronism, in need of radical retooling by the likes of Gil Evans, the venerable Count Basie recorded this stomping celebration of the classic sound.
Still kicking? He was revered by the new generation of bossa nova singers and his songs were staples of the genre. The album was recorded at a frat party at Cornell University, an Ivy League institution whose students could afford to finance mementos such as this.
But Gaynair was born in Jamaica and moved to Germany inat a time when the best jazz was widely considered to come exclusively from the US. Gaynair made only three albums as leader before his death in Blue Bogey was the first.
The second, Africa Calling, was recorded inbut the demise of Tempo that year led to it staying unreleased for decades. Both albums were recorded in London with British rhythm sections and reveal a saxophonist who had clearly been listening to Benny Golson and Lucky Thompson, but who had infused those influences with a twist of the Caribbean.
As good as anything Hank Mobley recorded and, for the moment anyway, available for a lot less money. Bywhen this compilation was released, Brown had developed an equally affecting stage-routine to go with it — pleading, begging, falling to his knees in apparent exhaustion and having to be ushered towards the wings by a member of his entourage, only to break free and return to the mic for an extended reprise.
Great song, great theatre. John, The Night Tripper persona was still almost ten years away and the clean shaven, year-old guitarist and pianist was working as a session man. These two originals show little of the psychedelia and voodoun with which Dr. Allen Toussaint is on back-up piano. Rebennack later had to give up guitar, having had one of his fingers injured by a gunshot in a dancehall, which is why Dr. John played keyboards. On his own label, Takoma, in the s and beyond, Fahey himself became a formative influence on roots and folk-based guitarists in the US and Britain.
Blind Joe Death was his debut album and only around copies were pressed for its first release. If one of those proves too hard or too expensive to get hold of, the Takoma reissue is also collectable.
Its release was sandwiched between those of Porgy And Bess and Sketches Of Spainboth recorded with large ensembles under the direction of arranger Gil Evans. Kind Of Blueby contrast, was made with a sextet in which Davis shared the frontline with Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane, rising stars of post-hard-bop jazz. Reissued by Columbia a dozen times during alone, the original pressing is a precious slice of history. This box set is a recording of a tribute concert at New York Town Hall in The performance was produced by modernist painters Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, the audio recording by George Avakian best known for his work on Columbia with Miles Davis.
The Music From Peter Gunn collects the main-title theme and incidental music from the private-eye series Peter Gunnwhich ran in the US from — To get the authentic s experience, avoid stereo reissues of the original mono album.
A medium-tempo boogie-shuffle, the track was produced by Clement Dodd for his own Worldisc label, which preceded the Studio One imprint.
Kid Baltan is the alias of Dutch artist Dick Raaijmakers, also a cultural theorist, composer and engineer. At Philips, Raaijmakers and Dissevelt experimented with electronic pop music, built out of layered oscillator-tones and other unusual sound-sources.
The Fascinating World of Electronic Music pulls together some of their late s pieces. Highly rhythmic, the album has been described tongue in cheek as the first electronic-house release. Recorded live in Atlanta, Georgia in summerbut not released until the following year, In Person is the most viscerally exciting album Ray Charles ever recorded.
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