In rotation: 5/12/17

Collectors record fair at Skipton Town Hall on Sunday: The third vinyl record collectors fair of the year at Skipton Town Hall will be held from 9am to 4pm on Sunday. The fair will feature new and usual dealers from around the country. A free valuation service will be on available if anyone would like to bring along their items for expert valuation or sale. Specialist dealers in jazz, soul, folk, rock and 1960/70s will be attending this event.

The Vinyl Frontier for shopping campaign: A Husband and wife team who own the Vale of Glamorgan’s only vinyl record shop have spoken about operating an independent business in Barry. Alan and Alison Storey established The Vinyl Frontier, in Holton Road, in August 2015 and since then have kept the business going by combining town centre premises sales with online business. The couple are supporting the Barry & District News’ High Street: Use It Or Lose it campaign which aims to champion local support for small independent businesses in the town.

This man cannot live by vinyl alone: But no matter how much I love vinyl, I’d be lying if I said it’s the primary way I consume music. Most of my listening is done on my iPod or laptop. The portability and convenience can’t be beat. When I drove to Washington, D.C., to move my daughter home following her internship, I didn’t have to pack a case full of CDs and wish somewhere around Breezewood, “Man, I wish I’d brought (fill in the blank) with me.” I had an iPod with more than 18,000 songs on it to keep me company…That’s why, if the music industry wants to keep those of us who still buy physical media happy, they need to include digital download codes inside those album covers.

David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and Hunky Dory released on gold vinyl: Only available at “bricks and mortar” shops. New limited edition gold pressings of two classic David Bowie records are set for release exclusively through “bricks and mortar” record shops, the late Starman’s Facebook page has announced. Released via Parlophone on 16th June 2017, the gold editions coincide with the 45th anniversary of the original release of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars and are only being pressed in a “one-off” run. These two new editions are the latest legacy Bowie discs to flood the marketplace, with releases for Labyrinth, No Plan, Cracked Actor and more already in the works this year.

Vintage vinyl, Yard sale to feature classic LPs: Steve Seneca knows all about the feeling a well-executed album package can bring. “An album was a total concept,” Seneca said from his dining room table, stacks of records visible along the wall of the living room. “It was a complete package. You would take the record out of the sleeve and put it on, then check out the cover art, read through the lyrics. And it wasn’t like you just downloaded a single and that was it. There was an order to the music.” The New Iberia musician, best known for his work as the lead singer for River Road, once operated Raccoon Records on the U.S. 90 service road. He closed that in 2015, but is now itching to get a new store to share his love of vinyl with others.

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