Monthly Archives: December 2011

To Doug

Another tiny piece of personal ephemera which brings home what records meant to people. It is the first Christmas after the end of the Second World War, and Doug is being treated to a 78 rpm copy of Cherry Brandy … Continue reading

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Christmas cover

A rather smart Christmas sleeve from the seventies, courtesy of Polydor (and James Last). Click for details.

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Vinyl bookends anyone?

Just spotted in John Lewis (or Coles as us retro locals still stubbornly call it) from a company called Spinning; packs of record label ‘coasters’ and ‘book ends’. The coaster idea is not new, I remember seeing 78rpm labels cut … Continue reading

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Roxy Music • Country Life

A look at the famous sleeve, the people behind it, out-takes and alternate covers.

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Another Demilio discovery

Paul has emailed with another of those great Demilio covers I covered some time ago. This is another by Edmundo Ros – Ros Album Of Boleros And Baions – issued by Decca LK 4111, Oct. 1956, and also in America … Continue reading

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Jumbo in Leeds

Another survivor well worth a visit!

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