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7/29/2010

 

 

Picture Discs……If A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words…..What Is A Vinyl LP With A Picture On It Worth?

Often the unsung collectable in the vinyl LP world, it is time this collectors pieces get some mention and street cred.

I remember when I first noticed a picture disc; it was back in the early 80’s. I was flipping through a record bin in the Midwest brimming with Crosby, Stills & Nash….Neil Young….Jackson Browne….and all of a sudden the Prince of Darkness…. Ozzy Osbourne….. was staring me back… right in the eye… but he wasn’t on a cover …oh no… that would just be too normal…no…he was actually on the vinyl LP itself…. and he had a hole bored through his head so I could play the record and watch him spin around like Linda Blair…..interesting I thought…but probably just a fad.

Though actually to my surprise I learned that picture discs debuted in the early 1930s… when various materials were used experimentally as gimmicks or for advertising. These early picture discs were simply a sheet of thin vinyl film which was placed over a thick paper print and then pressed with the grooves and had very poor sound quality.

But the market to consumers really started in the 1940’s, by Tom Saffady of Vogue Records, who manufactured picture discs in Detroit, Michigan, at Sav-Way Industries and sold them for 50 to 75 cents each. Which during that era there were 74 titles released, featuring artists like Lulu Belle, The Charlie Shavers Quintet, and Patsy Montana. The Vogue releases were 10″ in diameter and made of an aluminum platter covered in clear shellac.

Then….following the introduction of colored vinyl, picture discs started to appear in mass in the 1970s. The first serious pictures discs (with acceptable but still inferior sound quality) which were developed by Metronome Records GmbH, a subsidiary of Polydor Records. These new picture discs were made by creating a five layer lamination consisting of a core of black vinyl with kiln dried paper decals on either or both sides, and then an outer skin of clear vinyl film placed on the outsides. In manufacturing, one layer of the clear film was first placed on the bed of the press on top of the stamper, and then a “puck” of hot black vinyl from the extruder was placed on top of that. Finally the top print and vinyl film layer was added and the press closed entombing the picture for generations to ogle. But problems with poor vinyl flow caused by the paper texture and air released from the paper plagued the process.

The first ‘modern’ rock picture discs was British progressive rock band Curved Air’s first album, Air Conditioning, a UK issue (1970). The first commercially-issued American picture disc is “To Elvis: Love Still Burning,” a collection of 11 Elvis tribute songs by various artists, issued in May 1978. Both sides of the album have pictures of Elvis on them.

On some picture discs, the images used were meant to create an optical illusion as the record was rotating on the turntable, while others used the visual effect to add to the music. I guess to hypnotize the listener…since there were no liner notes.

Later picture discs included liquid light show style fluids between the vinyl, Rowlux 3D effect film, defraction rainbow film, metal flake, pressure sensitive liquid crystals that changed color when the record was picked up, a real holographic record (the first ever), and even a real “live album.” Made as a demonstration for Stevie Wonder’s “Journey through the Secret Life of Plants”, it featured a layer of blotting paper between the clear vinyl layers that contained alfalfa seeds. A tag of the blotting paper protruded below the record, and resting the disc on a glass of water with the paper in the water allowed the seeds to germinate and grow inside the record. When the prototype was taken through customs in Canada it was seized by the Department of Agriculture, making it not only the only real live album, but also the only record ever banned by the Department of Agriculture (alfalfa being a prohibited import).

Nowadays. everyone from Madonna to The Ramones to even Disney have picture discs. Usually they just used the same art from the album cover to put on the picture disc, but once in a while someone got creative at the labels…. and went hog wild…. making it a really unique item.

The quality…well it really was more about the picture and novelty actually…. because if you ever took the time to play them…. let’s just say the standard black vinyl sounded much much better….but man they looked good…and for a conversation piece….picture discs were pure vinyl magic.

Then they started getting all fancy….. making odd shapes that still would play on a record player. I think I had a ZZ Top that had a shape like the state of Texas and a cut out of the head of David Bowie … from what if I remember….was the Ziggy Stardust era. Needless to say….I was the talk of the record store there for a week…. or three. And bands like KISS and Motley Crue…well they just couldn’t get enough of seeing their mugs spinning round and round….I mean it was out of control there for a bit in the 80’s…and it seemed like every record known to man has a face or cover on the vinyl itself.  

But the fact is there were a lot of great albums and art in those picture discs…. and with time…. many have been lost…destroyed by being played… scratched…or just plain burned (remember that whole PRMC movement)…so there is a value to this pop art vinyl….with many people these days even framing them and hang them on the walls for a display. But there are secret societies of vinyl collectors that know the worth of these magical discs …and they have collected and preserved this great part of vinyl history… waiting for their day of reckoning to reap what others have let slip by….and do the ..see I told you so dance.

So how much is a picture disc worth? I get that a lot…..but you really you should be collecting because you like it….well I’m just saying…if you like it…. it could be priceless. But the fact is that the current range is from a few dollars to the few thousand dollar mark (Though an early 40’s, Vogue Sav-Way disc or Adolf Hitler spoken speech 7” …yes it exists from the 1940’s… will garner you much much more than a few thousand dollars)… but still a windfall for the right person or collector. And with entry into collecting these great picture disc treasures still at this time low … you can usually snag some choice pieces in the $10-$50 range….plus the cool factor ….and who knows….like other items in the vinyl world …. picture discs may be that next market jumper… and if you choose wisely…. and have a great collection…you just may be holding the golden ticket.

Audiophile Technology, Products & Tips

 

Cambridge Audio DacMagic Digital-to-Analog Converter

 Cambridge Audio DAC Magic – Enjoy Music Like Never Before! The Cambridge Audio DacMagic upsampling digital to analogue converter is the world’s most affordable and effective way to upgrade any Compact Disc, PC, network music device, games console or standard DVD player to truly high end sound quality. Adaptive Time Filtering (ATF) upsampling technology – developed in conjunction with Anagram Technologies of Switzerland – converts 16-24 bit audio data to 24 bit/192kHz dramatically improving musical reproduction. When used with standard CDs for example, ATF enhances audio clarity, richness and dynamic range to a level normally associated with SACD or DVD-A discs “upgrading” the investment you have already made in your music.

Adapted Time Filtering (ATF) asynchronous upsampling technology might sound complicated but the benefits are instantly audible. Essentially it converts 16-24 bit audio to 24 bit/192kHz so you hear so much more from compressed material. Whether your digital
music collection is stored on a PC or you use a network music client – SqueezeboxTM, SoundBridgeTM, SonosTM etc – the difference
in audible quality is incredible.

Games just explode into life: Gaming isn’t just about the moving image. By connecting your games console – PlayStations (PS2 and PS3), Xbox and Xbox 360s to your hi-fi via DacMagic, dramatically improved soundtracks and special effects are immediately apparent.

Breathe new life into your DVD player: DVD players can sound great with movies, but normally lack polish when playing back CDs. DacMagic is the simplest way to significantly eradicate jitter and markedly improve your DVD player’s sonic performance.

Resurrect your CD player: Maybe your CD player is ageing gracefully and is in need of a boost. DacMagic adds a new lease of life into any CD player fitted with an S/PDIF or Toslink (optical) output.

An audiophile tour de force! DacMagic sports a range of components you’d never dream could be crammed into such a compact case. These include a 32-bit Texas Instruments Digital Signal Processor (DSP), dual Differential Virtual Earth balanced filter topology and twin Wolfson WM8740 high quality DACs in dual differential mode for excellent stereo imaging. Other features include a choice of digital filters – linear
phase/minimum phase/steep filter – and an incoming sampling rate indicator which shows the original source quality.

It’s flexible and easy to set-up

Up to two digital sources – network music devices, games consoles, CD/DVD players etc. – can be connected concurrently using S/PDIF or Toslink inputs. Additionally, you can connect DacMagic directly to your PC using a USB connection (no drivers needed) and dramatically improve the quality of your digital music. Once upsampled, DacMagic offers both balanced XLR outputs and unbalanced RCA outputs for superior quality analogue transfer. 

  • Inputs 2 x digital inputs (choice of either co-axial or optical connection for each)
  • 1 x USB PC digital input
  • Audio outputs 1 x pair gold plated RCA phono outputs
  • 1 x pair XLR balanced outputs
  • 1 x co-axial digital output (pass through)
  • 1 x optical digital output (pass through)
  • D/A converters Dual Wolfson WM8740 24 bit DACs
  • Digital filter Texas Instruments TMS 320VC5501 DSP upsampling to 24 bit 192kHz
  • Analogue filter 2-pole dual differential Bessel double virtual earth balanced
  • Frequency response 20Hz to 20KHz (±0.1dB) (steep filter disabled)
  • THD @ 1kHz 0dBFs <0.001% 24 bit
  • Signal / noise ratio -112dBr
  • Supported digital input
  • upsampling frequencies
  • 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
  • Audio output upsampling Fixed 24 bit 192kHz
  • Power consumption 18W
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) 52 x 215 x 191mm (2.0 x 8.6 x 7.6″)
  • Weight (gross / net) 2kg / 1.3kg
  • Finishes Available: Silver or Black

 

 

PP TUBE MONOBLOCKS from Firestone Audio

Available with 6V6 or EL84 Power Tubes

The Circuitry wizards at Firestone Audio have done it again with the development of these wonderful tube monoblocks. They feature a compact, efficient design with many high end features previously found only on monoblocks costing far more.

Just one listen and you’ll fall in love with the smooth, natural sound and super easy operation.
These Monoblocks feature a fresh new look with an innovative circuit design and hi-end components. The smooth sound will have you falling in love with your favorite music all over again.

Take a look at some of the premium features of these superb Monoblocks:

-Auto Biasing for the Power tubes – means no hassles biasing tubes. The tube are automatically tested and biased when you turn on the amp. The flashing LEDs by each power tube let you know the tube is under test and stops flashing when the operation is complete.

-C-Core Output Transformers – rarely if ever seen in amplifiers at this price. These C-Core Output Transformers feature GOSS cores for superior sound. No transformer buzz!

-High Voltage Regulator – As you’ve heard us says before, power conditioning and regulation is mandatory for good sound. A clean, consistent source of DC power is essential and these monoblocks have received loads of extra attention in this critical area.

-Clean, efficient circuit design and component layout. Please see circuit layout below.

-Premium components used throughout, contributes to the great sound and ensures many years of enjoyment.

-Anodized Aluminum chassis ensures your monoblocks will keep looking good for years to come.

-Compatible with both 4 – 8 Ohm speakers

Premium Vacuum Tube Package Included!

The 6V6 Monoblocks include:
4 – 6V6GT(A) NOS RCA or GE  USA Made Power Tubes and 2 – 12AU7 NOS  Cifte (Mazda France)

The EL84 Monoblocks include:
4 – EL84 (6BQ5) Genalex Gold Lion Power Tubes and 2 – 12AU7 NOS  Cifte (Mazda France)

These are among the very best sounding for each type. Just the tube package can easily cost over $300.00!

Free Lifetime Tube Testing
When you purchase your tube gear from Audiophile Products you also receive free tube tube testing for as long as you own the gear! If you ever want to check the condition of any tube just send it to us and we’ll test it for free. You’ll receive a detailed report and an estimate of the remaining life.

http://www.audiophileproducts.com/tubemonoblocks

 

Discover a Simple, Proven Method to Dramatically Improve the Sound of Your Audio System in 5 Minutes or Less! 

 Here’s a fast, proven method to make noticeable a improvement to your audio system. We’re talking about real improvements in low level detail and transient clarity with reduced smear and glare.  All this and the installation will take less than 5 minutes. We invite you to join the thousands of audiophiles enjoying optimum performance with Reference PointsTM.

Reference Points with Holophonic TechnologyTM
Reference Points replace the cheap rubber feet supplied with your audio components and speakers. They install in less than 5 minutes, you start experiencing the improvement right away. Now, Instead of just listening to your music you’ll find yourself being drawn deeper into the music for a more profound, listening experience.

Here’s the Problem.
Your audio components create and absorb vibration. Unless this vibration is collected and dissipated it finds its way into the audio stream and distorts the music. Most audio components and speakers, even some pretty high end gear, are equipped with cheap rubber or aluminum feet. These cheap feet do their job of holding things up but they hurt the performance of your system. They trap destructive vibration in your components and veil the vital low level information.

The result, you don’t hear all of the music and it robs you of the total immersion experience. Three Reference Points placed under your components, speakers, racks and stands replace the stock feet and help to drain and isolate the unwanted resonance and instantly improve the sound of your system.

The Sonic Purity of Brass
Have you ever seen a French horn or a saxophone made from wood or aluminum? How about steel or carbon fiber? No. Neither have we and we evaluated all of these materials in our pursuit of the finest material for Reference Points. The result of our research proves that nothing compares to the absolute, sonic purity of solid Brass for isolation and resonance control. Most materials are cheaper but nothing sounds better!

These are not just some hunks of brass machined into a point.

Reference Points are a highly refined and passionately engineered product developed over a two year, intensive process using sophisticated computer modeling and countless listening tests. This is a highly optimized audiophile product designed to do just one thing. Allow you to hear the Best Sound possible from your audio system regardless of its cost!

Reference Points are not just for Hi End exotic systems, you can hear the differance even on a $100 boom box!

Where to Start?
We suggest you start with you’re your source components first. CD Players, Turntables Transports and DACs and then move down the audio chain. Ideally for best sound, every component including speakers, racks and shelves need Reference Points.

Research has proven that speakers (and subwoofers) respond very well to Reference Points. You’ve probably noticed that many of the high end speakers are already equipped with spikes. That’s because speakers sound best when they’re mechanically coupled to the floor or shelf.
If your speakers are sitting on carpet or other soft flimsy surfaces they’ll rock back and forth with the movement of the speaker cone. You end up with boomy bass and a lack of authority in the lower octaves. Using Reference Points under your speakers mechanically locks them to the surface below, instantly improving the sound.

Have you got expensive hardwood floors or shelves that could be damaged by the sharp points?
To protect your valuable surfaces you’ll need a set of Frequency Matched Reference StandsTM. Reference Stands are engineered to work synergistically with Reference Points and maximize resonance control while protecting surfaces from point damage.

When NOT to use Reference Points.
We don’t recommend Reference Points for use on glass or metal shelves. From our research these surfaces tend to aggravate resonance and vibration problems. Solid wood is best, the thicker the better.

Get Reference Points today and enjoy improved sound in your own system!

http://www.audiophileproducts.com/referencepoints

 

Tips on Record Care

1. Please remember that vinyl recorded materials are delicate, and susceptible to damage and wear hence, a few basic techniques should be employed when it comes to handling, cleaning and storage of your valuable prize vinyl records.

2. The cleaning of vinyl discs, should be performed before and after playing and not during playing of the record as this ensures the best possible playback reproduction, and prepares the disc for dust free storage. Just remember; with proper care, your vinyl will last up to 100 years or more.

3. Take care not to let your records be subjected to the rays of sunlight and other sources such as heat, heaters, vents, and artificial lighting. This will cause mould to grow on the album jackets, and within the inner sleeves causing unbearable and un-repairable damage.

4. If at all possible, enclose your recordings in a relatively airtight container such as a cabinet with doors, or saleable boxes, the practice of lightly vacuuming around the surrounding areas of your recordings should be a duty. Finally, You should not collect Vinyl Records, if you are not going to take care of them.

 

 

Announcements & New Vinyl Releases

 

CIRCLE JERKS – Wonderful ( l.A. punk ) 180 gram- LP

Eminem  The Marshall Mathers LP – 180 Gram

Judas Priest Turbo Limited 180gram 2LP Set

 

-OTHERS-

2, 3, 4

Shelly Manne

180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

A Day in the Life

Wes Montgomery

180 Gram Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

A.T.’s Delight

Art Taylor

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

 

Alfie (Ltd. Edition)
Sonny Rollins
Numbered Ltd. Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Dear John C.

Elvin Jones

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Duke Ellington And John Coltrane

Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins

Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Go

Dexter Gordon
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm – 2 LPs

 

Inception
McCoy Tyner
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

It Might As Well Be Spring
Ike Quebec
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

 

Liszt – Piano Concerto 1 and 2
Byron Janis with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

Lush Life (Ltd. Edition)
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Numbered Ltd. Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Mad Dogs And Englishmen
Joe Cocker
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Moanin’
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

 

Night Of Ballad And Blues
McCoy Tyner
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Nine Tonight
Bob Seger
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Prokofiev – Piano Concerto 3 / Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto 1
Byron Janis with Kyril Kondrashin
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

Salt And Pepper
Sonny Stitt And Paul Gonsalves
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Sentimental Journey
Ringo Starr
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Somethin’ Else
Cannonball Adderley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RMP LP – 2 LPs

 

The Artistry Of Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The John Coltrane Quartet Plays
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The Pied Piper
Crispian St. Peters
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import – 2 LPs

 

The Voice That Is
Johnny Hartman
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

To Bring You My Love
PJ Harvey
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Today And Now
Coleman Hawkins
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl – 2 LPs

 

Vagabonds
Gary Louris
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

What Is Love For
Justin Currie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Wrapped Tight
Coleman Hawkins
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl – 2 LPs

 

You Baby
Nat Adderley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

Armed Forces
Elvis Costello
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Confusion Is Sex
Sonic Youth
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Colored Vinyl LP

 

Evol
Sonic Youth
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Colored Vinyl LP

 

Priest… Live
Judas Priest
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Espana Volume 2
Ataulfo Argenta
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The Three-Cornered Hat
Ernest Ansermet
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

MTV Unplugged
Alice In Chains
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Wired
Jeff Beck
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong
Elvis Presley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

The Psychedelic Ubik
Sterling Roswell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Workout
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Dark Night Of The Soul: Deluxe Edition
Sparklehorse
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Into The Wild (Soundtrack)
Eddie Vedder
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Heart of Saturday Night
Tom Waits
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
Charles Mingus
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

Closing Time
Tom Waits
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Dexter Calling
Dexter Gordon
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

 

Bottom’s Up
The 3 Sounds
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!
Art Blakey
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best
Karen Dalton
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Alone 2: The Home Recodings Of Rivers Cuomo
Rivers Cuomo
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Mack The Knife
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Ella And Louis
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP

 

Ella Swings Lightly
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The Shadow Of Your Smile
Astrud Gilberto
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs 45 RPM

 

Wild Things Run Fast
Joni Mitchell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Flammende Herzen
Michael Rother
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed

 

Scott Matthew
Scott Matthew
180 Gram Audiophile Vigin Vinyl LP + 7″

 

Crescent (Ltd. Edition)
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM – 2 LPs

 

An Evening With Diana Ross
Diana Ross
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import – 2 LPs

 

Hub Cap
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Hammer Of The North
Grand Magus
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Holy Diver
Dio
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Avengers
Avengers
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Desafinado
Coleman Hawkins
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM – 2 LPs

 

Ghetto Paradise
Antonio Forcione
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import

 

Where I’m Coming From
Stevie Wonder
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import

 

Afro-Bossa
Duke Ellington
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Blowing in From Chicago
Clifford Jordan
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM – 2 LPs

 

Peckin’ Time
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Introducing The 3 Sounds
The 3 Sounds
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

New Soil
Jackie McLean
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Davis Cup
Walter Davis Jr.
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

On View at the Five Spot Cafe
Kenny Burrell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The Time Is Right
Lou Donaldson
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Soundin’ Off
Dizzy Reece
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Sunny Side Up
Lou Donaldson
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Up at Minton’s Volume 1
Stanley Turrentine
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Midnight Special
Jimmy Smith
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Grantstand
Grant Green
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Hub-Tones
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Sidewinder
Lee Morgan
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Dippin’
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Count Basie and the Kansas City 7
Count Basie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Out of the Afternoon
Roy Haynes
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Aladdin Sane
David Bowie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Giant Steps (Limited Edition)
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM Limited Edition LP – 2 LPs

 

Peace On Earth
Kitaro
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – Sealed

 

The Score
Fugees
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – Import – 2 LPs

 

Kill The Moonlight
Spoon
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Remix

Lady Gaga

 

This Is Happening

Lcd Soundsystem

 

Crossfire/On The Floor

Brandon Flowers

 

Suburbs

Arcade Fire

 

Maya

M.I.A.

 

Disconnect From Desire

School Of Seven Bells

 

National

National

 

How I Got Over

Roots

 

Aphrodite

Kylie Minogue

 

Recovery

Eminem

 

Holy Diver

DIO

 

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      One of 5 biggest shows in the Midwest! 56 dealer tables. $30 for 6 foot. Discounts for multiples
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      Over 10,000 items-LPs, 45rpm, 78rpm, sheet music, photos, posters, books, magazines etc.
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Sun Aug 15,2010 Roseville MI Roseville Masonic Hall Record & CD Show Masonic Hall, 27151 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, MI 48066 $3 10AM-3PM 586-873-9832
      On Gratiot north of I-696 or Gratiot & north 11 mile rd
Sun Aug 15,2010 Milwaukee WI Milwaukee MusicFest American Serb Hall, 5101 West Oklahoma Avenue $3 10AM-4PM 847-409-9656
      $1.00 off coupons in Milwaukee papers and the ILL ENTERTAINER
Sat Aug 21,2010 Birmingham AL Birmingham Record Collectors Record & CD Show The Cedars Club, 301 Green Springs Ave South 35205 $3 9AM-5PM 205-655-9087
      Special guests on Sunday Bobby Mizzell & Ray Campi
Sat Aug 21,2010 Culver City CA The West Side Record Show Veterans’ Memorial Complex Teen Ctr. 4117 Overland Ave at Culver Blvd $5 10AM-3:30PM 818-308-4695
      8′ tables are $65. Look for $2 off coupons inside Record Collector News May-June issue
Sat Aug 21,2010 New York City NY The NEW YORK CITY Record & CD Show Holiday Inn, 440 W. 57th Street (Between 9th & 10th Aves.) $6 10AM-4PM 973-209-6067
      Records – 45’s – CD’s – DVD’s – 12” – Posters – Books – Memorablia: http://www.showsandexpos.com
Sat Aug 21,2010 Columbus OH RECORD, CD & MUSIC MEMORABILIA SHOW HAIMERL CENTER 1421 MORSE RD. $4 10AM-4PM 614-261-1585
      SAME GREAT SHOW SINCE 1978!
Sun Aug 22,2010 Birmingham AL Birmingham Record Collectors Record & CD Show The Cedars Club, 301 Green Springs Ave South 35205 $3 10AM-4PM 205-655-9087
      Special guests on Sunday Bobby Mizzell & Ray Campi
Sun Aug 22,2010 Kalamazoo MI Kalamazoo Record & CD Collectors Show Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake St. County Ctr Room B&C Free 11AM-5PM 574-329-1483
      40+ Tables $40 . Take I94 Sprinkle Road Exit, North to Bus. 94 (3rd light), Turn Left to 2nd Light
Sun Aug 22,2010 Dayton OH Alpha Music Collectors Convention Ramada Plaza, I-75 & Wagner Ford Road $3 10AM-3PM 317-882-3378
      The convention, which is a music show and sale, will be open to the public
Sun Aug 22,2010 Toledo OH GLASS CITY RECORD SHOW Knights Of Columbus Hall, 4256 Secor Rd, Toledo OH $1 10AM-4PM 419-874-1725
Sun Aug 29,2010 Des Moines IA Des Moines Music Collectors’ Show Holiday Inn – 1050 6th Ave. $1 10AM-4PM 515-284-1401
      Approximately 20 dealers from around the midwest will be selling records, CDs, DVDs & memoribilia.
Sun Aug 29,2010 Appleton WI Fox Valley Vinyl Record Show Capitol Center 725 W. Capitol Dr. Appleton, WI $2 10AM-3PM 920-733-5076

 

INTERNATIONAL SHOWS

JULY 2010
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29: Antartex Centre, BALLOCH (Allander Record Fairs)

30: Antartex Centre, BALLOCH (Allander Record Fairs)

31: Antartex Centre, BALLOCH (Allander Record Fairs)

31: British Legion Hall, DUNKELD (G&S Duncan)

31: British Legion Club, West Jesmond Avenue, NEWCASTLE (Pet Sounds)

31: On The Wall, 12 Boar Lane, LEEDS, LS1 6EN (Chimp Fairs)

31: Methodist Central Hall, COVENTRY, CV1 2HA (Vinylbank)
31: Town Hall, EVESHAM (MVF)

31: Guildhall, SOUTHAMPTON (TV Fairs)

31: Memorial Hall, Grimsby Road, CLEETHORPES, DN35 8AH (Premier) (CANCELLED) See October 3rd

31: Winter Gardens, Sea Front, WESTON-SUPER-MARE (Central Fayres)

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AUGUST 2010

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01: The Station, Station Road, RICHMOND, DL10 4LD (Stewybus)

01: The Dome, DONCASTER, DN4 7PD (Premier)

01: Granville Centre, Kilburn, LONDON, NW6 5RA (Dollars Promotions – Black & Dance Music Fairs)

01: Crofton Halls (next to Railway Station), ORPINGTON (Bionic Promotions)

01: Town Hall, OXFORD (TV Fairs)

01: Winter Gardens, Sea Front, WESTON-SUPER-MARE (Central Fayres)

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07: Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, THIRSK, YO7 1QR (Stewybus)

07: Parish Hall, Kirkland, KENDAL (Premier) (CANCELLED) Moved to August 14th

07: Town Hall, BANBURY, OX16 5QB (Vinylbank)

07: Bishop Street Methodist Church, Town Hall Square, LEICESTER (MVF)

07: Christ Saviour Church Hall, Ealing Broadway. LONDON (Jon Taylor)

07: Shire Hall, Town Centre, CHELMSFORD (Bionic Promotions)

07: Comfort Hotel, George St, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 3BP (Premier)  (CANCELLED)
07: Memorial Hall, CLEETHORPES (Premier) (CANCELLED) Moved to October 3rd

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08: Holiday Inn, BOLTON (Premier) (CANCELLED)

08: Edinburgh Printmakers, 23 Union Street, EDINBURGH, EH1 3LR (Allander Record Fairs)

08: Village Hotel, Dukinfield Road, HYDE, SK14 4QG (Premier)

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14: Parish Hall, Kirkland, KENDAL, LA9 5AD (Premier)

14: Ropemakers Pub, BRIDPORT (Vinylsaturday)
14: The Electric Palace, BRIDPORT (Vinylsaturday)
14: Town Hall, LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 4AT (Vinylbank)
14: Guild Hall, DERBY (MVF)
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15: Novotel, Victoria St, Templemeads, BRISTOL (TV Fairs)

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21: Cornerstones, Methodist Church, North Burns, CHESTER-LE-STREET, DH3 3TF (Stewybus)

21: St. Joseph’s Church Hall, SUTTON IN ASHFIELD (Kingswood Promotions)

21: Bishop Street Methodist Church, Town Hall Square, LEICESTER (MVF)

21: Sashas Hotel, Tib Street, MANCHESTER, M4 1SH (VIP)

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22: Edinburgh Printmakers, 23 Union Street, EDINBURGH, EH1 3LR (Allander Record Fairs)
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28: Town Hall, MIDDLESBROUGH, TS1 1LT (Premier)
28: St. Andrew’s Church, NORWICH, NR3 1AU (VIP)

28: Guildhall, SOUTHAMPTON (TV Fairs)
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29: Caird Hall (Marryat Hall), City Square, DUNDEE, DD1 3BB (Andmorerecords)
29: Cosmopolitan Hotel, LEEDS, LS1 4AE (Premier)

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30: Stratford Leisure Centre, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, CV37 6YY (Vinylbank)
30: Holiday Inn, Lime St, LIVERPOOL, L1 1NQ (Premier)

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