Sunday Vinyl Chat

  • Completing our Top 10 YouTube channels- Part 2

    · By David Millar

      We have had some great feedback on our Part One, so here is the second part to digest. Happy watching.6. Rick Beato (4.2 m subscribers) Song deconstruction/industry spokespersonVery much a musicians musician, and his wonderful knowledge of playing, composition etc.. gives him a very successful You Tube/Patreon channel. Absolutely fascinating process of deconstructing a song, and analyses the composition in his ‘ What makes a song great’ series. Lots of great interviews with artists, digging deep into their playing, and what makes then tick. He has produced a lot of very high-quality material that is very watchable. A well-regarded...

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  • Music/ Vinyl/ Tech YouTube channels recommended by OnVinyl, Part 1.

    · By David Millar

    Much in the way Audio Podcasts have been great for research and keeping up to date with trends, so you can see on the You Tube platform. What a great way to spend 10 minutes or an hour watching. At OnVinyl we have identified a few tasty channels that are interesting, informative, and all help to expand our knowledge of music, our Vinyl obsession and or have great tech related features.   We’ve tried to guide you to ten great channels to boost your spirit and knowledge, some of which you may already know.  1. Steve Wilson- (281k subscribers) Industry...

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  • Are 'Greatest Hits' albums redundant?

    · By David Millar

    The ‘Greatest Hits’ (let’s call the ‘GH’ from here) for many decades has been the best way to get a slice of your favourite artist. It gave us a great snapshot of our favourite artist/band. You had a one or double LP (or CD) jammed with the joys of ‘Hits’. Back in the day, until the rise of digital, this was the only way (apart from buying 7” or 12” Eps, radio) to explore the music without buying a stack of albums. (CD’s included) ‘GH’ were created by the record companies as a way of stretching out their sales, when they were close to the...

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  • Ten Artists we love to add to your classic Vinyl collection.

    · By David Millar

    Previously, we have looked at the challenges of discovering new music for those who love old school classic rock and jazz. Investigating new sounds can be daunting, with unknown artists waiting to be explored, it often feels like a journey too challenging. To help with this discovery, we have decided to come up with a list of music our team at OnVinyl have discovered on our own journey curating our top-notch selection. So, let's dive in. All the music we're about to explore is contemporary (some of the artists have been doing it for awhile), and released in the last...

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  • The Record Preservation Society ...... meets again

    · By David Millar

    In the past Blog we talked about the care and preservation of the record with the importance of using a quality archival inner sleeve. We are looking at simple but effective ways of protecting your, not inconsiderable investment, in a new record. So, this leads us to the question, ‘How about the care of the record and sleeve?’  Importance of good outer sleeves protective cover. First step- remove the cellophane style wrap from the record. If you are using a protective outer sleeve, then this is superfluous. Generally, they are shrunk wrap and can cause the original sleeve to twist...

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  • The Record Preservation Society

    · By David Millar

    As avid collectors, we understand the importance of preserving the integrity of your vinyl. That's why we're  discussing Mofi Inner Archival Sleeves and the art of record preservation. From the very outset of our journey as record collector enthusiasts, we learned: "Put a clean record in a new inner sleeve." A record, delicate and prone to degradation, loathes the heat, detests dust, pet hair, and grease, and especially abhors gritty particles capable of inflicting irreparable damage. Regrettably, many record companies still utilise paper-based sleeves, akin to fine sandpaper, capable of scratching and leaching acids onto the surface, producing a sound...

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