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Sleevage Sunday #14

cassetteSleevage Sunday is where I once shared selections from my old but rediscovered vinyl collection. Music has always been an important part of my life, but so was the packaging. In my formative years I would carefully study every inch of the cover, read every sleevenote, credit and publishing blurb so that the visual qualities of these records became intrinsically linked with the music, so that even now when I hear an old song I also get the imagery too! Alas, much of this will fall upon younger heads whose only visual link with their music is the tiny thumbnail on their iPod…

However, I am now going to feature some older stuff from my father’s collection. Some of these will raise a smile or an eyebrow, considering that many were the biggest music stars of the 1950’s and 60’s. We’ll begin with another casualty of 2016, Bobby Vee:

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How times change…

For those of you who are not familiar with this scale of 7″ singles I have put it into a scale most people will understand!


One thought on “Sleevage Sunday #14

  1. I hope the younger generations are smart enough to explore the dimensions of vinyl. The tactile sensations of paper sleeves and cardboard albums, the slide of vinyl. The mastery of the turntable, the placing of the needle. The warm glitch undertone of scratches that become the signature of your unique experience of the sound.

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