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sexy slow dancing in the dark anyone?

PUT RECORD COLLECTORS TOGETHER and we talk about all sorts of vinyl-related topics. One conversation led to a discussion about the perfect album for an evening of sexy slow dancing. Sinatra and Mathis were mentioned—of course!—but my choice has been Julie London’s About The Blues album since I discovered the record decades ago. [Read more] “sexy slow dancing in the dark anyone?”

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japanese picture inserts for 45 rpm singles

THE TERM “PICTURE SLEEVE” has a specific meaning in record collecting. Basically, it’s a paper envelope with a photograph or artwork on at least one side made to hold a seven-inch, 45 rpm record. Japanese picture inserts for 45 rpm singles are not picture sleeves no matter how many collectors and dealers conflate the terms. [Read more] “japanese picture inserts for 45 rpm singles”

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are the avid collector and the avid record collector the same person?

THE AVID COLLECTOR was the title of my column in Pulse! magazine. Pulse! (with the annoying exclamation mark) was the in-house magazine for Tower Records that was free to every customer in every Tower store in the world! The Avid Collector was about collectible records and ran for almost two years in the early ’90s. [Read more] “are the avid collector and the avid record collector the same person?”

are there albums where the covers are worth more than the records?

HERE’S ANOTHER QUESTION ABOUT VINYL on Quora that distracted me from various writing projects! The question is, “What vinyl album cover empty is worth more than a mint vinyl album without the cover?” Or, as I have worded it in this article’s title: Are there albums with covers that are worth more than the records? [Read more] “are there albums where the covers are worth more than the records?”

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