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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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