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Mike Hammer

This great sleeve came from a bunch of odds and ends I bought off a Canadian dealer last year. It dates from 1959 and I thought it was fabulous abstract sleeve, with cool jazz imagery. The art is credited to … Continue reading

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Detour To The Moon

With all the news hype* over the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing the past few days, here’s a nice sleeve sort of on topic which I picked up a while back! Mary Ann McCall’s Detour To The Moon actually … Continue reading

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Vinyl vote in Barnsley

Exhibition • Barnsley / The Civic Gallery until Jan 20. 2018 (closed Sun/Mon) Album sleeve exhibitions of any sort are such a rarity that it’s hard to resist going a bit over the top about this one, but frankly if … Continue reading

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House Hallucinates!

Sub-titled Pump Up London Volume One, this very groovy gatefold from 1988 turned up in a charity shop in town; has the acid house generation started getting shut of their vinyl already?  I say already, but this album is not … Continue reading

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If I Am Dreaming

With Very Lynn’s 100th birthday making the news recently, I thought I would pull out one of her sleeves from the ST33 archive. I picked this one, If I Am Dreaming (“twelve tender romantic ballads”), as a great example of … Continue reading

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Stealing art

Good to hear last year’s Turner Prize winner Martin Boyce confessing to stealing record sleeves in his student days, specifically Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures. “What drew him to study art was also the act of looking. In a record shop … Continue reading

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Display your vinyl (18+)

No, in fact the model is actually obscuring more of the sleeves in the second picture, my mistake.

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Display your vinyl

For album art fans there is always the problem of how to display sleeves. Framing is one option, and there are some nice special LP display frames around, but they are quite pricey, especially if you fancy showing off a … Continue reading

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Hip soundtrack

Another antique centre blag which didn’t take much dithering over as it was both eye catching and cheap! Film soundtracks are usually neither; dull because they just copy indifferent cinema poster designs, expensive as they were pressed in small numbers* … Continue reading

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