Tag: Record collecting

  • The Beach Boys Vinyl Challenge

    The Beach Boys Vinyl Challenge

    Can you still unearth great vinyl records without breaking the bank? Finding cheap vinyl records has become harder since Covid turned the world into online shoppers. But maybe it isn’t impossible… In this series we examine the vinyl legacy of that most Californian of bands, The Beach Boys. We were having a beer. It had […]

  • Record Collector’s 100 Ways Vinyl Can Make You Money In 2021

    Record Collector’s 100 Ways Vinyl Can Make You Money In 2021

    In its latest issue, Record Collector has sought to identify a hundred records that show “investment potential”. The cover boasts “The 100 Best Music Investments” and “How Your Vinyl Can Make You Money In 2021”. This is no bad thing. After all, we could all do with a few extra quid, if only to spend […]

  • Every Record Tells A Story: The Vinyl Handbook – New Book Update!

    Every Record Tells A Story: The Vinyl Handbook – New Book Update!

    (And Five Ways To Promote Your New Book On Social Media – A Blogger’s Guide) Well, I must say I have been delighted, nay overwhelmed, by the wonderful reaction to the launch of the book, Every Record Tells A Story: A Vinyl Handbook (which you can pre-order exclusively by clicking this link. Pre-orders attract a […]

  • Buy The Book Here: Every Record Tells a Story: A Vinyl Handbook

    Buy The Book Here: Every Record Tells a Story: A Vinyl Handbook

    For vinyl and music fans everywhere: the debut book from Every Record Tells A Story is here…

  • Fantastic Beats And Where To Find Them: A Guide To London’s Independent Record Shops

    Fantastic Beats And Where To Find Them: A Guide To London’s Independent Record Shops

    London may have its downsides: traffic jams, crowds, the £10 gin and tonic, but it also has sixty-odd places to buy records. Sixty-odd reasons to put up with the stresses and strains of life in the capital. Even with a backdrop of retail woes (British Retail Consortium figures show consumer spending fell more sharply last […]

  • Why We Still Need Record Store Day

    Why We Still Need Record Store Day

    Record Store Day seems to be a day of doing things you wouldn’t normally do. You rise earlier than you would for work. (Motivation may have something to do with this…) You happily stand in a queue outside a record shop although you get apoplectic with rage waiting for more than thirty seconds at the […]

  • The Five Golden Rules of Setting Up Your Own Album Of The Month Club

    The Five Golden Rules of Setting Up Your Own Album Of The Month Club

    An Album of the Month Club is a wonderful thing. It’s like having a friend with great musical taste who is compiling, nay, “curating” * music for you to add to your collection. Yay! Or is it? What friend would “curate” a selection of music and then insist you buy it from them? And then […]

  • A Degree in Record Collecting? Could you pass the qualifying paper?

    A Degree in Record Collecting? Could you pass the qualifying paper?

          News reaches Every Record Tells A Story today that Stax University is to offer a three year degree course in Record Collecting. According to their website, the degree will examine pupils understanding of grading the condition of records, why some records are more valuable than others, matrix numbers, stampings, the manufacturing process, mastering […]

  • The Trouble With Buying Records At Boot Fairs Is…….

    The Trouble With Buying Records At Boot Fairs Is…….

    (and why The Old Spitalfields Record Fair Is London’s Best Kept Secret…) Look, I know some people enjoy trawling around boot fairs and charity shops and spend hours wearing out shoe leather, waking up at 5am in order to be first to look at endless mouldy collections of Jim Reeves records in the vain hope that […]

  • Don’t Panic! The Secret To Investing On Record Store Day

    Don’t Panic! The Secret To Investing On Record Store Day

    Don’t Panic! Those “hot” new Record Store Day releases may not be as essential as you think…. As Record Store Day looms ominously like a looming, ominous thingy, and the first flurry of tents begin forming queues outside the nation’s record stores in the same way Eastern European Migrants do outside the UK in the […]

  • So Can You Buy David Bowie on Vinyl For Less Than £100? Here’s The Conclusion:

    So Can You Buy David Bowie on Vinyl For Less Than £100? Here’s The Conclusion:

    The story so far: I have made a bet that I can buy a full set of Bowie‘s albums (in their original vinyl versions – and in excellent condition with all the inserts) from The Man Who Sold The World to Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). That’s fourteen albums in fourteen days. Total budget: £100. […]

  • The Bowie Bet part 6 – London’s Record Shops

    The Bowie Bet part 6 – London’s Record Shops

    The story so far: I have made a bet that I can buy a full set of Bowie‘s albums (in their original vinyl versions – and in excellent condition with all the inserts) from The Man Who Sold The World to Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). That’s fourteen albums in fourteen days. Total budget: £100. […]

  • The Bowie Bet part 3 – The Man Who Sold His Trousers

    The Bowie Bet part 3 – The Man Who Sold His Trousers

    The story so far: I have bet my friend Chris that I can buy a full set of Bowie‘s albums (in their original vinyl and in excellent condition with all the inserts) from The Man Who Sold The World to Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). That’s fourteen albums in fourteen days. Total budget: £100. The […]

  • The Bowie Bet: Buying Bowie’s Vinyl Records

    The Bowie Bet: Buying Bowie’s Vinyl Records

    Just how cheaply can you buy a full set of Bowie‘s ’70’s vinyl records? I was having a chat with my friend Chris the other night. He is the one who bet me I couldn’t buy The Beatles on vinyl for less than the cost of the recent box set. He would have won but […]

  • The Beatles Stereo Box Set Challenge Part 3

    The Beatles Stereo Box Set Challenge Part 3

    Buying Beatles records on eBay. Part 3/6: The story so far: A bet has been struck: Buy a complete set of Beatles records on vinyl for less money than the Re-issued Box Set by the 20th October. The clock is ticking and the stakes are high…the loser has to listen to a Mariah Carey album. […]