7″ slipcases

20.11.15

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We’ve just allocated the Secret Santa names in our studio (I have a feeling the Illinois Dynamo is a ‘Christmas person’) and I have been racking my brains as to what to buy. Scrolling through eBay I stumbled on some great old 7″ vinyl and was struck by how amazing the slipcases were.

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There were a few that were specific to the singles, but most were these generic designs that related to the record labels themselves.

ost-singles7Again, I harp on about this a lot, it made me think about the aesthetic that we are losing with the digital music revolution. Will the industry behind these playful compositions ever be replicated?

ost-singles5I realised I was onto ‘a thing’ when I even found one guy who was just selling the slip cases, no vinyl at all. Where did all the records go? I like to think they are in a Wurlitzer somewhere, maybe even the great juke box in Bradleys Spanish bar off Oxford Street.

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I’m not going to show you the cracker I got for Secret Santa (or who I’m giving it too), needless to say the Capitol Records building has never before looked so resplendent! (Always wanted an excuse to use that word… natch!)