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‘I never saw my guitar again’: readers on belongings they lost in a breakup
Long after two people have gone their separate ways, some partings still rankle. Readers reflect on the beloved items they left behind

Guardian readers

30, Jul, 2021 @2:43 PM

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Pressing issues: vinyl revival held back by production capacity, Brexit and more
This weekend’s Record Store Day celebrates the vinyl revival, but the format is facing various major difficulties at once

Eamonn Forde

16, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Spin machines: the curious history of video games on vinyl
During the early 80s home computing boom, flexi discs full of data were briefly all the rage, and Frank Sidebottom, the Thompson Twins and the Stranglers made their way to the ZX Spectrum

Will Freeman

07, Jul, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Elton John: Regimental Sgt Zippo review – the long lost ‘trippy’ album
This album of psychedelic, Beatles-inspired Taupin/John songs was shelved at the very start of Elton’s career, but it has a naive charm and shows hints of what was to come

Dave Simpson

11, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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10 of the best independent record shops in London
It’s Record Store Day on Saturday. To celebrate we asked the author and photographer of London’s Record Shops to choose their favourites

Garth Cartwright and Quintina Valero

11, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Who Sell Out: still a searing satire on pop’s commercial breakdown
Filled with product placement and advertising, the band’s newly reissued 1967 album put the pop in pop art, by showing how closely music was entwined with capital

Alexis Petridis

26, Apr, 2021 @10:03 AM

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UK vinyl spending on track to overtake CDs for first time since 1987
Sales surge as music fans indulge in classic LPs during coronavirus lockdown

Mark Sweney

23, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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‘It’s the ritual’: vinyl sales look set to break Australian records, so who is still buying CDs?
Computers and cars may no longer come with disc drives – but there are still stalwarts committed to CDs

Celina Ribeiro

23, Mar, 2021 @2:21 AM

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Gang of Four: 'They made me realise anything is possible'
Guitarist Andy Gill was working on a 40th anniversary album when he died last year. Now famous fans – from the Chilis’ Flea to La Roux – have finished the job, and Damien Hirst has designed the sleeve. They talk about what the band meant to them

Dave Simpson

15, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Right now I’m into Libyan reggae’: the music label delving into the Arab world's back catalogue
Jannis Stürtz has trawled Casablanca and rooted around a factory in Sousse for music. The Habibi Funk founder talks about his passion for Tunisian disco, Sudanese jazz and Lebanese soft rock

Alexis Petridis

22, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Record by near-unknown producer sells for $41,000 to become most expensive on Discogs
Producer Scaramanga Silk, who earns nothing from sale to anonymous bidder, is baffled: ‘I do not believe that any record is worthy of such a valuation’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, Feb, 2021 @4:55 PM

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Kyrgyzstan ballads, Okinawan folk, Ugandan hymns … the album rewriting global music history
Excavated Shellac rejects the western canon of pop, rock, jazz, classical and more to champion 78rpm gems from overlooked corners of the world – ‘an alternate universe’, according to the man behind it

Garth Cartwright

26, Jan, 2021 @10:35 AM

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