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Goldmine's Essential Guide to Record Collecting

3.25  ·  Rating details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
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Goldmine's Essential Guide to Record Collecting celebrates some of the finest vinyl ever pressed by music's greatest artists. You'll find the royalty of Rock (Elvis, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones), the pioneers of Punk (The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones), Motown's movers and shakers (Berry Gordy, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight), Jazz kings (Charlie Par
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 29th 2017 by Krause Publications
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Brandon Montgomery
Jan 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
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I'm not really sure who this is aimed at. If you prefer to listen to music on records, (I hesitate to use words like "collector" because that implies a sort of mania that most people who prefer records just don't have,) you'll probably already know things like what the various record grades are (poor, good, very good, near mint, mint, so on) how to roughly determine the grade of a record and basic things like that. Anyone who has so much as listened to the radio will be familiar with with music ...more
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: music-general
A good read with some history of different musical genres and how the events that unfold play into the collector's market. Including information on all the variations a record can have. Chapters include the early history of recorded sound, box sets, jazz, the birth of rock and roll, Elvis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, mono, folk, Motown, David Bowie, disco, pub and punk, and the '80s and more. He covers all record formats, 78s, 45s, albums, CDs, and 12 inch singles (and mentions a few more). ...more
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English author Dave Thompson has spent his entire working life writing biographies of other people, but is notoriously reluctant to write one for himself. Unlike the subjects of some of his best known books, he was neither raised by ferrets nor stolen from gypsies. He has never appeared on reality TV (although he did reach the semi finals of a UK pop quiz when he was sixteen), plays no musical ins ...more