Looking at the weather forecast for this weekend it might be that cycling will be too much “fun”, with wind anticpated at 35mph and heavy rain, I might wimp out. Anyway I will be trying some new music on Sunday to make up for it – The Deep Dark Woods and Trembling Bells are visiting Brighton – mmmm should be interesting.
Back to 2 things to do with the serious business of vinyl records and record cleaning
By the way I read that over 30 million records were pressed last year! (http://www.analogplanet.com/)
One of the great things about many of the records being pressed now is the high quality of the vinyl – this hasn’t always been the case – you only have to look at some of the early ’60’s Jazz Records where some record label’s vinyl was kind of noisy – and the super flimsy early “70’s US pressings – but I found these gems stashed away in some mid ’50’s US Contemporary/Stereo records that I thought you might like to look at.
Finally for tonights ramblings I thought I would add a photo of the dust collected on a “new” unplayed record. “New” is perhaps misleading – it is a record that has been sitting in a paper sleeve undisturbed and sealed in shrinkwrap since it was made in the mid ’60’s. The white lines are dust. The record was dirt cheap! Actually this is a Fine Arts Quartet recording of Beethoven on “Concert Disc” records – it sounds amazing.