Thursday, December 1, 2016

What Happens When the Vinyl Gremlins Soundtrack Gets Wet?!!

Gremlins is a 1984 American comedy horror film about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet.


There were only 3, but very important rules to remember to avoid this cute little being spawning other small, destructive, evil monsters:

  1. do not expose the mogwai to bright lights or sunlight
  2. do not let it get wet
  3. never feed it after midnight 

Now with the ingenious re-release of the Gremlins soundtrack on green and brown vinyl, if you're tempted, like in the movie, to do exactly the opposite of what you're meant to by exposing the gatefold and vinyl disc sleeves to light or water, you'll be in for a surprise... and maybe find more artwork of Gremlin-based chaos buried in the paper. Read more here at Engadget

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Were You One Of The First 1000 To Pre-Order '2112'?

Just in time for Christmas on December 16, the Expanded Edition of the Rush Classic '2112' will be released in celebration of the Canadian band's 40th Anniversary. More here

2112 (twenty-one twelve) was the 4th studio album for Rush released on April 1st, 1976.

In 2012, it was ranked second on Rolling Stone's list of  'Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time', as voted for in a reader's poll.

One our favorites on this album is 'Tears' written by Geddy Lee, described by some as being  a quiet, beautiful heart-wrenching love song.

If you haven't listened to Tears we think it's time:


If you haven't been spinning 2112, we strongly suggest you do.

If you don't own it, it's time to get it!

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Tears Lyrics

All of the seasons
And all of the days
All of the reasons
Why I’ve felt this way
So long
So long

Then lost in that feeling
I looked in your eyes
I noticed emotion
And that you had cried
For me
I can see

What would touch me deeper
Tears that fall from eyes
That only cry?
Would it touch you deeper
Than tears that fall from eyes
That know why?

A lifetime of questions
Tears on your cheek
I tasted the answers
And my body was weak
For you
The truth

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Vinyl On My Mind - Sunshine by Nazareth

Nazareth, a Scottish rock band formed in 1968, had several hits in the United Kingdom in the early 1970's. In 1974 they released the album Rampant, the third of their LP albums produced by Roger Glover. Although Shanghai'd in Shanghai was the only charting single from Rampant, Sunshine was one of our favorites, and still is today.

We couldn't find a video with 1970's original footage of Nazareth performing Sunshine, but did find the audio version we were looking for on YouTube to share with you. Enjoy!


We found the lyrics here

We found the chords to play it here This is a great video for beginner guitarists!

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Vinyl Record Terminology Explained

With a new generation of vinyl record enthusiasts coming on board around the world we wanted to share some of the terminology that we use when speaking and sharing information about our record sleeves.

Here are some of the more common terms that we use:

Vinyl Record – also commonly referred to as vinyl, record, album, record album, analogue, LP, long play, long playing, disc.


33 1/3 RPM (rpm) – refers to rotations per minute, or the number of times the vinyl record rotates (spins) in one minute. A 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM record album spins 33 and 1/3 times in one minute. There have been some promotional 10 inch (25 cm) record albums that are also 33 1/3.

12” (inch) refers to the diameter or measurement from side to side of the vinyl record or album.

LP (lp) – refers to long play or long playing record albums. Within the different sizes of vinyl records 33 1/3 rpm is considered to be the longest playing of music on one album averaging 23 minutes per side, or 45 minutes per LP album.

Single Album, Double Album, Triple Album – refers to the number of units (vinyl records/ record albums) sold in a package. Exile on Main St is a double album by English rock band the Rolling Stones, released on May 12, 1972 by Rolling Stones Records
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Record Sleeve – There are two types of record sleeves:

Inner record sleeve encases the vinyl record itself; also referred to as dust sleeve, album liner, liner. It may be blank or have print, lyrics or images displayed on it.

Outer record sleeve is the cardboard packaging or pocket that holds the vinyl record and inner sleeve (if there is one); also referred to as dust jacket, album cover, and record jacket.

Album Cover Art, Cover Art, Album Artwork – refers to the artwork shown on the record jacket to promote the record album, music, band/artist, etc. An example of iconic album cover artwork would be Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf.

We hope this article was useful!

We also found this amazing site with a ‘Glossary of Music Terms’ for further reference at alibris.com


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Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Artwork Completes the Vinyl Experience!

We supply the ultimate protective sleeve for your vinyl records, manufactured by one of the world's top producers of record sleeves, both inner and outer.


A lot of creative talent, sweat and tears goes into development of the artwork on your favorite vinyl record jackets. Enough said!


Protect & Preserve your vinyl album cover with our industry standard superior quality outer record sleeves. The artwork is part of the entire vinyl experience!


Our outer album cover sleeves are:
  • 100 in a package
  • 3 Mil Clear Poly
  • 12 3/4" ( 32.38 cm) x 13" (33.02 cm)
  • Flat top (no sticky strip to mess with for easy removal)

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