We take a look at the recent phenomenon of video game soundtracks on vinyl and why this fun and interesting mix is great for both industries. Who would have thought that vinyl and video games would form an unlikely partnership? One is a technology that was invented as far back as 1877, the other only came into being in the 1970s - almost 100 years apart. If you step back … [Read more...] about Vinyl And Video Games: An Unlikely Joining Of Forces
Vinyl Chapters gets an invite to the legendary Abbey Road Studios to listen to the new half-speed remastered recordings of Brian Eno’s early works. Of course we said yes! As I walk past the myriad of tourists waltzing along the zebra crossing trying to recreate the classic Beatles album cover, and then look over to music fans scrawling their band names and love messages onto … [Read more...] about Abbey Road Album Playback: Brian Eno’s Early Works
Vinyl Chapters writer Poppy Scarlett takes an unconventional look at different ways to transform your unwanted vinyl that you never thought possible. Dig out those damaged records or the ones you don't listen to anymore and give these a go! Now, we all know that vinyl is an incredible way to listen to our most treasured artist or genre of music. But what if there … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Transform Your Unwanted Vinyl
Have you been struggling to listen to music lately? Read on to hear about one of our writer's thoughts on this, and ways you can get back to your happy place! Have you been asking yourself recently, "what's been inspiring me?" Are you struggling to think of many artists, or instantly think of your 'go to' artists that you've known for years? You may feel like listening to … [Read more...] about I haven’t been listening to any music lately. What’s up?
Michael Sumsion takes a look back at the most recent record store day and sums up the good and bad points of the now global yearly event. That whirlwind of the musical social calendar, Record Store Day, has come and gone again for another year, a now regular fixture that appears to generate as much anxiety and disgruntlement as goodwill and consumer pleasure. Whilst I for one … [Read more...] about Record Store Day: How Good Is It For The Record Industry?
As winter sheds its pall and the rejuvenation of springtime's bloom takes hold, I've been moved to dig out a slew of old Nina Simone albums from my collection, particularly her much-admired And Piano! set from 1969. A commercial flop recorded at the pinnacle of the soul-jazz legend's powers during her genre-straddling, crossover period at RCA, the album is notable for the … [Read more...] about Nina Simone – Another Spring