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More Mastering For Vinyl

Yes, at Turntabling there is a fascination for ALL aspects of vinyl–and that includes home studio recording, mastering for vinyl, pressing vinyl records and much more. Collecting is definitely a massive part of what we do here (and by “we” I mean “ME”, your humble owner/operator here and the occasional help from friends, family, etc) but vinyl is a whole world unto itself in a lot of ways.

So that’s why I keep posting the technically oriented and gear-related items–there are plenty of others out there who relate to this sort of thing every bit as much as the collecting and I am very happy about that. This is a clip on vinyl mastering that was shot at SXSW in 2011 and I’m definitely on the prowl for more of these…

–Joe Wallace

Morphine Cure For Pain Reissued by Light In The Attic Records

“Do you have a spare $225? Neither do we, but that seems to be the average out-of-reach price for an original vinyl copy of Cure For Pain these days.” That blurb is part of the write-up by Light In The Attic Records about their new reissue of this classic Morphine vinyl album.

Light In the Attic has long been a Turntabling favorite, label-wise, as they’ve reissued some absolutely fabulous titles including Betty Davis, the Deep Throat soundtrack, Mercury Rev and soooo much more. Light In The Attic is our kind of record label.

And Morphine’s Cure For Pain is our kind of record. “Thursday” is the track most likely to be spun over and over again round here, but this album is full of classics and should not be missed. There are 30 second samples of all tracks on the record–head over to Light In The Attic and listen for yourself–if you’re inclined to enjoy these sounds we’re betting dollars to donuts you make a purchase soon thereafter–assuming you haven’t heard this one already.

Sadly, the Morphine frontman died–on stage, it should be noted–in 1999 and a huge talent left us twisting in the wind with his departure. He died with his boots on, as it were, and left behind five albums of material to wonder over. Have a look for yourself:

Dust & Grooves Video

I know I am a bit of a broken record when it comes to the rather amazing DustAndGrooves.com vinyl blog, but Eilon Paz is a true vinyl lover, skilled photographer, and now that he’s branched out into video it gives the whole Dust & Grooves experience a new dimension that’s a quite welcome addition. Great stuff and highly recommended. This particular video features a prog collector in Brooklyn, but I’m hoping for many more clips like this from D&G.

Margaret – The Proglady, featured on www.dustandgrooves.com from Eilon Paz on Vimeo.

This clip is a fun supplement to the full post on Margaret Barton Fumo, vinyl collector extraordinaire.

–Joe Wallace