Vinyl isn’t gone. There is still a feverish underground market of audiophiles who still appreciate vinyl. I mean, think about it, vinyl was the last true physical form of music, and it outlasts all other forms of mass-produced media. Plus, if you are interested in past generations of vinyl, you will find how much more personality was incorporated in the artwork. Very few albums have any sort of art, or message, or cause, or opinion, but the vinyl days of old (especially the 1960-70s rock) are filled with mind-expanding thought, and brilliant eyegasmic art. We’ve lost something along the way, and I refuse to let convenience ruin my ability to connect with the soul through music, which is why I’m a big vinyl lover and collector.
Newbury Comics releases mostly limited edition colored vinyl runs that are out of this world; from psychedelic swirls to tie dye, and all the colors in between. I reached out to Newbury to gauge their interest in a vinyl feature and they were happy to send over three records that I could test, photograph and feature for you here. They sent along their repressing of two infamous 70s albums in beautiful colors, “Electric Ladyland” by Jimi Hendrix, “Pearl” by Janis Joplin, and a modern album, “The Shepherd’s Dog” by Iron and Wine. Each pressing is limited to 750, 1000, or 2000.
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Article / Photos by Brandon Scott