It’s a question that gets asked a lot and, to be honest, there is no definitive answer. Both an original pressing and vinyl reissues have their disadvantages and advantages, and personal circumstances also play a huge part. Below we aim to dispel the myths, give some advice, and take you through a bit of history so you can decide what will be right for you when deciding to buy … [Read more...] about Original Pressing Vinyl or Reissue: Which Should You Buy?
Welcome to the first instalment of Digging for Gold. This will be a monthly column that will discuss the availability of records in bargain-type environments and chronicle some personal finds of my own each month. With the growing popularity of vinyl records, obviously, that means more people are looking for vintage wax. Thrift Stores, Flea Markets, Yard/Garage/Estate Sales, … [Read more...] about Digging for Gold #1: Basement Records, UTFO and Prince
James Morrison speaks to Vinyl Chapters about his new record, working with Joss Stone, and what he likes about touring. After taking a four-year break between albums, James Morrison has made a welcome return with new record You’re Stronger Than You Know. Featuring a much more live sound than previous work, the album sees the You Give Me Something singer in a good place, … [Read more...] about Interview: James Morrison
Record stores are a home away from home for people who love music - vinyl-lovers, especially. For many, there’s nothing better than heading down to your local record store for an afternoon, flicking through the new additions, digging for a gem and giving that rare find a spin on the turntable. But, like anywhere filled with people with a passion, there are going to be certain … [Read more...] about A Guide For Record Store Etiquette
We take a look at Turtle's newest record on vinyl, and with it comes all the inspiration and guile you'd expect from this powerful artist. Jon Cooper, the Glaswegian producer and sound sorcerer known as Turtle, first sprang to attention in electronic music circles in 2014 and 2015 with two warmly received EPs that found the middle ground between glistening ambience and elegiac … [Read more...] about Album Review: Turtle – Human
We take a look at the new vinyl box set for these 3 ambient artists, to discover if they work together as a whole on their first time in the format. Three ambient artists, three LP’s. What more could you want for a laid back Sunday listening session? This Demon Records triple release box set is the first time these albums have graced vinyl, and with it brings the artists' … [Read more...] about Album Review: John foxx, Harold Budd & Ruben Garcia – ‘Nighthawks’, ‘Translucence & Drift Music’