18 Oct A matter of records in Vinyl: The Art of Making Records
We’re in the midst of a vinyl revival that hasn’t just seen more records getting pressed, bought and sold in newly beloved record stores, but the increasing nostalgic waxing and fetishism of the medium. While punters weigh the whys and the hows of this renaissance, Mike Evans’ Vinyl: The Art of Making Records chooses to utterly revel in it. And why shouldn’t it! Due out later this month, Vinyl: The Art of Making Records is described as “a sumptuous visual celebration of this medium’s fascinating history and triumphant rebirth”. Within its 256 pages you’ll find the requisite histories of 78s and 45s, as well as a compilation of game-changing releases, sleeve art (by the likes of Roger Dean, Peter Saville and more) and labels (Casablanca, Def Jam, Verve et al). Artists like Jack White will also be given column inches for their championing of the format. And collectors too will dig the book’s coverage on record-related minutiae like run-out groove messages, limited editions, coloured vinyl and deluxe reissues. Drop the needle on it, vinyl heads.