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Goldmine's Essential Guide to Record Collecting by: Dave Thompson
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Goldmine's Essential Guide to Record Collecting by: Dave Thompson
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Author: Dave Thompson
Binding: Soft Cover
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 239
Size: 6 x 9 in.

Product Code: SO-KP-2017-9781440248030-WH1

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Explore the Evolution of Records and Record Collecting

Did you know in 1890, following Thomas Edison earlier invention of the phonograph and wax cylinders, the precursor to vinyl records; he also published the first catalog with inventory of available selections? The catalog was not limited only to Edison releases; it also included cylinders produced by Columbia, which represented the two producing companies of the day. That set the course for what has become the popular field of record collecting.

"There is joy in the hunt, the history, the treasure, and most importantly, the music," states author Dave Thompson, in the introduction

In Goldmine's Essential Guide to Record Collecting, esteemed music and vinyl record expert and author Dave Thompson, efficiently and effectively examines the history of recorded music. He covers a lot in clear and concise chapters of valuable information, accompanied by a multitude of intriguing photos of musical greats and ghosts, alike.

The chapters in this book are devoted to the collecting of specific genres, artists, and formats of recorded music. Box sets, disco, punk rock, David Bowie, Dylan and Baez and early folk rock, are among those represented. Individual chapters include elements such as:

  • Glimpses at best-selling records at auction
  • Compilation of records selected for their impact on a specific genre or the discography of an artist
  • Hundreds of vintage photos of musicians and music memorabilia
  • Fascinating accounts from the archives of music history
  • Savvy record collecting tips
  • Intriguing artist profiles

This reference is a celebration of what record collecting is, where it came from, how it influences and has been influenced by society, and the sheer volume of opportunities and avenues for appreciating the practice of collecting records.


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