Wednesday, December 26, 2012

101 Essential Rock Records

101 Essential Rock Records: The Golden Age of Vinyl, from The Beatles to The Sex Pistols, from esteemed arts and culture publisher Gingko Press, is a 260 page hardcover offers 300 illustrations in an oversized, coffee table format.

This celebration of the vinyl record was curated and edited by music industry veteran Jeff Gold.

Gold’s book examines 101 rock albums, well known and obscure, that changed music forever; from the Beatles 1963 U.K. debut Please Please Me through the Sex Pistols 1977 classic Never Mind The Bollocks. The book focus is on vinyl’s “Golden Age,” a period beginning with the explosion of album sales brought on by Beatlemania, and ending in the late ‘70s, with the advent of Sony’s Walkman — and the cassette overtaking the LP as the dominant music format.

A two-page spread on each album features large images of each record’s front and back cover and record label. Each album depicted is the earliest issue from the artist’s country of origin — akin to a first edition book.

Available HERE

Record Collector News Interview with Jeff Gold is HERE

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