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Music Lover's Guide to Record Collecting

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ISBN-10: 0879307137

ISBN-13: 9780879307134

Edition: 2002

Authors: Dave Thompson

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From tips for evaluating recordings, to lively discussions of bootlegs and piracy, to the history of recording formats, to collectible artists and more, The Music Lover's Guide to Record Collecting covers all the tracks. Designed for anyone who collects records for pleasure or profit, at garage sales or on eBay, this guide is both informative and entertaining. If offers a wealth of detail and informed opinion - unique in a field dominated by stodgy price guides. Engaging entries and essays explore the development of all recording mediums, from 78s to MP3; the distinctive character of imports; "most collected artists," from The Beatles to Nirvana; collectible labels, such as Sun, Chess and…    
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 9/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Collecting and Collectors
An Informal History of Record Collecting
How to Grade Records (And CDs and Tapes)
The World's Most Valuable Records
The World's Most Valuable Sleeves
Collecting on the Internet
Collections and Collectibles
Introduction
A Brief History of Recorded Sound
Acetates--The Rock Star's Rough Draft
Bootlegs--Beauties or the Beast?
Box Sets--All You Ever Needed to Know (Plus a Booklet)
Cassettes--Against All Odds
CDs--The Ultimate Hostile Takeover
CD-3s--Good Things Don't Always Come in Small Packages
Christmas--All I Want Is ... Something Different to Collect
8-Tracks--Clunk, Click, Every Trip
Enhanced CDs--All This and Moving Pictures, Too
EPs--Albums on Installment Plans
Explicit Chapter--I Can't Believe You Just Said That
You Can't Show That Here--Collecting "Banned" Record Sleeves
Export Issues--Foreigners Have All the Fun
Flexidiscs--Bend Me, Shape Me
45s--The Greatest Sound on Earth
4-Track Cartridges--Nice Idea, but Not Enough Clunks
Interview Discs--Too Much Chatter
Jukebox Albums--More Bang for Your Buck
Labelology--The Train Now Standing ...
LPs--Twelve Inches of Pleasure
Mighty Tiny Toy Record Player--Batteries Not Included
Mini-8s--Small, but Smart
Mini Pac--Gone and Forgotten
Mono--One-Track Mind
MP3s--They're Music, but Are They Collectible? ("Probably Not," Says Little Nicola)
Nipper--The Story of His Master's Voice
PlayTapes--They Were Tapes. You Played Them
Pocket Discs--Music from the Hip
Pocket Rockers--For the Tiniest Tots of the Lot
Polish Postcards--Warsaw Packed
Promos--The Critics' Choice
Quadraphonic Sound--Extra Ears Optional
Quad-8s--Eight Tracks, Four Channels
Reel-to-Reel Tapes--High-End and Hot
78s--Fragility as a Way of Life
16 rpm--A Merry-Go-Round for Your Tortoise
Test Pressings, or Factory Samples--Just to Be Sure It Works
Transcription Discs--On Your Radio
12-Inch Singles--They're Like 45s. Only Bigger
A Biographical Dictionary of Collectible Record Labels
Introduction
A&M
Abel
Abner
Ace
Acta
Adam VIII
Amaret
Amy
Apple
Ardent
Argo
Astro
Asylum
Atco
Atlantic
Autumn
Bang
Barnaby
Battle
Beggars Banquet
Bell
Beserkley
Big Top
Big Tree
Blue Horizon
Bronco/Mustang
Brunswick
Brut
Buddah
Cadence
Cadet
Cadet Concept
Cameo-Parkway
Capricorn
Carrere
Challenge
Charisma
Charly
Checker
Chess
Chiswick
Colgems
Colpix
Cotillion
Cub
Dark Horse
Dawn
Del-Fi
Deram
Dimension
Dolton
Duke
Dunhill
Dunwich
DynoVoice
Elektra
EMI
Excello
Exodus
Factory
Fiction
Flip
Fly
Gee
Harvest
Heritage
Hickory
Hip