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Take your love of music to the next level with The Standard Catalog of American Records, the world's most comprehensive and detailed guide to American-released vinyl records on the market.
Records in this encyclopedic, industry-leading reference are organized alphabetically by artist name. Each listing includes formats, labels, titles, release dates, current record value in Near-Mint Condition, and much more. The expanded and completely vetted Standard Catalog of American Records, 9th edition, includes:
- More than 150,000 listings for 45s, picture sleeves and EPs, 12-inch singles, albums, and assorted 78 records
- Rock, pop, country, jazz, soul, and R&B artists, as well as other genres
- The industry-standard Goldmine Grading Guide
- A state-of-the-market overview
Viva vinyl records!
The resurgence in vinyl popularity continues, as the latest industry reports point to vinyl sales increasing by 50 percent the first part of 2015 versus the same period in 2014. Aside from the statistics, if you've been to a music store lately, visited a record show, or spotted bins of vinyl at a flea market or collector show, you may have noticed more people perusing the albums and talking about the vintage vinyl gem they just added to their collection.
"Collectors themselves play a major part in all of this," states Dave Thompson, in the introduction to the Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records, 9th Ed., regarding the surge in vinyl record interest. "Beyond the enduring popularity of those artists who will remain collectible no matter what (with Elvis, Dylan and the Beatles firmly and forever at the top of the heap), recent years have seen genres as far apart as underground rock, folk, 70s soul and punk attaining new levels of interest, both in the number of collectors vying for the music, and the prices they are willing to pay."
Whether you're a long-time collector, new to the vinyl record community, or simply shopping for the perfect gift for your favorite record collector, Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records, 9th Ed., is one reference that more than pays for itself. This singular source reflects the changes in the ultra-active record-collecting marketplace, in easy-to-follow listings and values.
One of the most significant upgrades you'll find in this new edition is the number of new releases or re-releases listed. In some cases entire discographies for an artist or group have been refurbished. In addition, there are new acts (such as the Jackson Sisters, soul diva Gloria Jones, and punk-era pioneers Clone and Ork, among others) listed for the first time in this edition. In all this new edition contains more than 150,000 price listings for LPs, EPs, 45s, and picture sleeves.
Tap into the foundation of vinyl records with help from Goldmine.