Tag Archives: 1970s

Ah! Men

Ah! Men is a strange concept, and a bit of a weird mix musically unless your play list switches between Val Doonican and Jerry Lee Lewis by choice.  Still the concept title must have seemed fantastic at the Polydor brain-storming … Continue reading

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TV Times

Individually these budget TV themes albums may not add up to much, but bring them together and a whole world of illustrations and cover versions opens up before your eyes. They may lack the subtlety of full price rock album … Continue reading

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Put the needle on the record

A pair of 1970s (well 1969 for the first) stereo test albums which still find a use today apparently.  Read more on the site. I wonder when we’ll see these Hi-Fi Sound records in 180gsm vinyl shrinkwrapped Record Store Day … Continue reading

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On tape

Recording Studio Tape Boxes One of the perks of working on repackaging recordings for CD is the chance from time to time to work with the old master tapes. Normally the critical information for a reissue project – track and … Continue reading

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W H Curtis delivery van

We have covered the Sheffield record retailer W H Curtis on the site in the past.  I was impressed to hear about a surviving van from the shop recently.  It seems as if the shop purchased a Mini van for … Continue reading

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Tinsel horror!

Yuletide Disco • Released by Pickwick in North America in 1979, this might have had more shelf impact if you’d been able to see the cover photo. Or not.  The poor (and poorly lit) woman is wearing a pair of … Continue reading

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metal collections

Three glossy art director driven photo shoots decorated these Deep Purple compilations, showing that budget spend even on reissue albums was rarely stinted!

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Pickwick finds

Two better than usual American sleeves from the busy Pickwick budget label found and blogged.

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Cassette Day

Record Store Day I understand, this one I’m less certain about. Nevertheless it has inspired me to dig out some more vintage kit, so check out three more fab cassette players on the site.

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The swimsuit issue…

Over a dozen album sleeves featuring swimsuits through the ages – well, late 1950s to late 1970s anyhow – in a new gallery.

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