In rotation: 10/21/15

Star Wars vinyl record described as ‘one of a kind’ to be auctioned on Teesside: “An incredibly rare piece of Star Wars memorabilia is going under the hammer on Teesside tomorrow. The 20th Century Records Star Wars promotional 7” record is believed to be a one of a kind and is expected to make £600- £800 when it is sold at Vectis Auctions in Thornaby. But as the world’s largest toy auction house has already seen this year with other Star Wars sales, a frenzied bidding war could easily bump up the final price.”

Want to Watch Vinyl Being Cut at Capitol Studios? At This Weekend’s Wax Record Fair, You Can: “Vinyl junkies will have much to geek out over this weekend when the first Wax Record Fair takes place on the lot of the iconic Capitol Records tower in Hollywood. The two-day fair will feature vendors, panel discussions, DJs and perhaps the coolest attraction: a rare chance to tour Capitol Studios & Mastering and watch vinyl lacquers being cut from analog tape on one of the studio’s Neumann lathes.”

Vinyl record shop opening in Factory at Franklin: “A new record shop in Franklin (TN) will be music to the ears of vinyl lovers. Vinyl lifestyle retail store Luna Record Shop will open its doors Nov. 7 in The Factory at Franklin. The store, co-owned by sisters Calvert Gentry McMahan and Brenna Gentry, will offer new and used vinyl records, as well as music-inspired gifts.”

Bored of Ikea? 12 alternative ways to store your records: “While lists of alternative record storage ideas might be a dime a dozen right now, but we feel there are none which adequately cover the range of options you have available to jazz up your collection. With today’s selection we’ll be looking at serious alternatives to IKEA at a range of price points, from standard shelves to high-end multi-function cabinets.”

How the survival of the LP has beaten all odds: “Germany celebrates Record Store Week from October 19-24. Here’s why the community of fans of LPs just keeps growing – despite the invention of the CD and music streaming…Finally, the top argument for vinyl is the richness of its sound, which can’t compare to the cold compressed audio quality of a CD.”

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