Wilco - The Whole Love Vinyl LP/87156.1/dBpm Records
Despite his immense popularity, John Coltrane only had one album go gold. It should come as no surprise that the album that broke the 500,000 album sales mark was A Love Supreme on Impulse! records. Apart from that album, Coltrane albums typically sold in the 20,000 to 30,000 range. Many sold significantly less than that. Posthumous sales might have changed that for some of his more popular albums. In terms of units moved, his stint on Impulse! records was his most commercially viable period. It’s the reason why Impulse! is known as “the house that Trane built”.
Man do I enjoy Atane’s Audiophile Life blog. Truly life-affirming stuff. Now I just need his address so I can head over and steal his collection of vinyl jazz.
found over 100 vinyls in my basement, here’s a few
Sennheiser Eco-Vinyl turntable design proposal by Matthew Lim
Whenever I come to Seattle, I have to make my way over to Bop Street Records in Ballard and spend some time digging through their record collection for lost and forgotten musical treasures. I used to work in a record store and I feel very much at home in pretty much all of them.
It’s always the same types of people in these shops, if you’ve seen the movie High Fidelity, then you know what I’m talking about. For me it’s just as much about the passion of music and talking about it with the employees whilst listening to some classic Motown record over the in-store speakers as it is about the smile I get when I flip through to a record that I know a friend will love so much and I have to get it for them.
I am such a music geek, it really should be embarrassing. Fortunately, I don’t really have the good sense to get embarrassed about much of anything. If you ever run into me somewhere, beware, if you start talking about classic records, you might not be able to get me to shut up about them.
I added a couple of treats to my collection on this visit, I’ll let you know how they sound.
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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - You’re Gonna Get It!
Vinyl LP/DA-52029/ABC 1978
Released May 2, 1978, and punkier than punk in the heart of the punk moment
(Original title: Terminal Romance…)