Peter Gabriel On Vinyl

Peter Gabriel's melting face - third albumThis is interesting: Real World is re-issuing VINYL editions of Peter Gabriel‘s albums, including excellent write-ups of them. From his third album:

Generally regarded as Peter Gabriel’s finest record, his third eponymous album finds him crafting an album that’s artier, stronger, more song oriented than before…. Each aspect of the album works, feeding off each other, creating a romantically gloomy, appealingly arty masterpiece. It’s the kind of record where you remember the details in the production as much as the hooks or the songs, which isn’t to say that it’s all surface, it’s just that the surface means as much as the songs, since it articulates the emotions as well as Gabriel’s cubist lyrics and impassioned voice. He wound up having albums that sold more, or generated bigger hits, but this third Peter Gabriel album remains a masterpiece.

I miss those 12 inch record covers.

Ripping Records

Chet Atkins recordA 45 MB Quicktime movie showing a guy ripping and scanning his records (you know – those 12 inch in diameter, thin, black, plastic circles that existed before compact discs) with a great soundtrack. For each of his 609 albums he:

  • Scanned the front and back jacket.
  • Scanned each side of the record itself.
  • Ripped every song as an MP3.

All are available on his site. I predict the site will be up for another week at most.