In rotation: 5/13/16

Original David Bowie vinyl breaks Discogs’ most expensive record, An original UK pressing of singer’s second album has sold for over £4k: An original vinyl pressing of David Bowie’s second album has become the most expensive album in the history of record collectors’ website Discogs. The self-titled album (later renamed ‘Space Oddity’) was released in 1969. An original UK pressing of the LP fetched $6,826 (£4,722) in a recent sale, beating a previous record set by New York band Judge, whose ‘Chung King Can Suck It’ limited-edition 12″ sold for $6,048 (£4,183) in 2015.

Royal Mail delivers vinyl record by folding it in half and posting it through the letterbox: We’ve all had our frustrations with dodgy deliveries in the past. You know, when your parcel marked ‘handle with care’ arrives through the letterbox looking like it’s done 10 rounds with Mike Tyson. And then there’s the dreaded ‘sorry you were out’ card that sends you trudging to a depot in the ars*end of nowhere at 9am on a Saturday, only to discover it was a catalogue from BT. And then there’s this truly terrible attempt to deliver a vinyl record.

Radio France details 8,000 vinyl records up for auction: Radio France has revealed details of over 8,000 vinyl records set to be sold at a public auction. The records are all double copies of music from the station’s 1.6 million-strong collection. Organised across 10 categories, the records span French pop from Serge Gainsbourg, art-rock from The Velvet Underground, afrobeat from Fela Kuti, synthpop from Yellow Magic Orchestra, plus soundtracks, musique concrete and more. There are some rarities too, like a 7″ copy of Syd Barrett’s ‘Octopus’ valued at between €6000 and €7500, as RA points out.

Help police ID person of interest in vinyl record thefts: Thousands of dollars’ worth of vinyl records have been stolen from a South Jersey record store and now, police released a picture of a man they say is a person of interest. The picture was taken at Tunes Music Store on Route 73 in Marlton. Evesham police say more than $8,000 in vinyl records have been stolen from the store since December.

Radiohead confirm release date for ‘Burn The Witch’ vinyl, 7-inch record will be released in independent stores this week: The band released their ninth album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ earlier this month (May 8). Previous reports suggested that a vinyl release of ‘Burn The Witch’ would come on May 16, however a tweet from the band confirms that it will actually be released on Friday (May 13). The band’s tweet reads: “A 7” of Burn The Witch/Spectre comes to UK independent record shops Friday and selected stores internationally soon.”

Flipbin Brings Your Favorite Vinyl Records to the Front: A sizable, angled display for easy listening and viewing: Manufactured in Chicago, the aluminum storage unit is angled (supported by another bent aluminum kickstand) for easy browsing and protective storage, and further doubles as a great display. It’s meant to complement your shelves and shelves of vinyl by serving as the place for bringing favorites to the front. Unlike the four-LP max capacity Welsey & Kemp Record Easel, however, the Model 33 flipbin can hold up to 33 12-inch records and the Model 45 similarly can hold 45 7-inch records.

John Mellencamp Reissuing Classic 1980s Albums on Vinyl Next Month: You can’t spell Mellencamp without LP! With that in mind comes word that John Mellencamp will be reissuing five of his classic 1980s albums on 180-gram vinyl June 10, both individually and in a box set titled The Vinyl Collection 1982-1989. The LPs getting re-released are 1982’s American Fool, 1983’s Uh-Huh, 1985’s Scarecrow, 1987’s The Lonesome Jubilee, and 1989’s Big Daddy.

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