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The Music Lover's Guide to Record Collecting Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Dave Thompson is a regular columnist for Goldmine, America's leading publication in the field of record collecting, and has written at length for the UK's equivalent, Record Collector. Thompson has also contributed to Discoveries, Live! Music Review, Spiral Scratch, Record Mart, and similar magazines in Poland, Germany, Japan, Canada, and Australia. His work has appeared in such key music magazines as Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Mojo, Q and Melody Maker, and he has written liner notes for such major artists as Lou Reed and Pink Floyd. Thompson's books - now numbering over 70 - include the best-selling Never Fade Away: The Kurt Cobain Story and Third Ear guides Alternative Rock, Funk, and Reggae and Caribbean Music.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4863 KB
  • Print Length: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Backbeat Books (1 Sept. 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001QFZNTG
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #533,648 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Contained a wealth of knowledge. about the in and outs of record collecting and shows well the music requirements of a vinyl record.
some very useful pages and i would recommend this to any new comer to this field
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I agree with 'Juliana', and because this book is USA streamed, it loses out on the fact that Record Collecting is very, very difficult in the UK.

Grimy, unwashed Men with little social graces and Album knapsacks across their shoulders at 5 in the morning scouring Boot Sales, (that's Rummage sales/Flea Markets to our Cousins?) for the elusive, missed gem, or dedicated Record Collector fairs where the small collector is alienated by price. eBay? A minefield.

This book is much more however than its' title however. It's comprehensive research into every music arena/field makes it stand out from any other, and I for one, am glad I bought it. You just want more, it drags you in.

Conclusion? Wrong Title for exciting book.
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As I was mostly interested in the history of the formats for my disseration on vinyl, rather than record collecting, I was surprised on what a goldmine this book proved itself, very accurate descriptions on every music format ever sold, with sales figures and important turning points. Must read for anyone who want to learn the history from the invetion of Edison phonograph up to 2002 when this book was published.
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A very good book which makes an interesting read.
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