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The ins and outs of record album collecting from collectible artists and labels to the character of imports
From tips for evaluating recordings, to lively discussions of bootlegs and piracy, to the history of recording formats, to collectible artists and more, The Music Lover's Guide to Record Collecting by Dave Thompson covers all the tracks. Designed for anyone who collects records for pleasure or profit, at garage sales or on eBay, this guide is both informative and entertaining. If offers a wealth of detail and informed opinion - unique in a field dominated by stodgy price guides. Engaging entries and essays explore the development of all recording mediums, from 78s to MP3; the distinctive character of import records; most collected artists, from The Beatles to Nirvana; collectible labels such as Sun, Chess and Motown; original packaging that enhances collectibility; and much more.