Christmas Record Albums From Years Gone Bye

Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home

Record Albums Were Wonderful In The 1950's-1970's

Did You Know? - Gramophone records were the primary medium used for commercial music reproduction for most of the 20th century. They replaced the phonograph cylinder as the most popular recording medium in the 1900s, and although they were supplanted in popularity in the late 1980s by digital media, leaving mainstream by 1991, they continue to be manufactured and sold as of 2008, still used by DJs and audiophiles for certain types of music, especially electronic dance music, hip hop and heavy metal music.

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Did You Know? - The normal commercial disc is engraved with two sound-bearingconcentric spiral grooves, one on each side of the disc, running fromthe outside edge towards the centre. The last part of the spiral meetsan earlier part to form a circle. The sound is encoded by finevariations in the edges of the groove that cause a stylus (needle)placed in it to vibrate at acoustic frequencies when the disc is rotatedat the correct speed. Generally, the outer and inner parts of the groovebear no intended sound (at least one exception is Split Enz's MentalNotes).


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Did You Know? - The majority of non–78 rpm records are pressed on black vinyl. The colouring material used to blacken the transparent PVC plastic mix is carbon black. Carbon black increases the strength of the disc and renders it opaque. Polystyrene is often used for 7-inch records.

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Did You Know? - Since the late 1910s, both sides of the record have been used to carry the grooves. Occasionally, records were issued in the 1920s with a recording on only one side. The recording is played back by rotating the disc clockwise at a constant rotational speed with a stylus (needle) placed in the groove, converting the vibrations of the stylus into an electric signal (see magnetic cartridge), and sending this signal through an amplifier to loudspeakers.

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Did You Know? - The sound quality and durability of vinyl records is highly dependent onthe quality of the vinyl. During the early 1970s, as a cost-cutting movetowards use of lightweight, flexible vinyl pressings, much of theindustry adopted a technique of reducing the thickness and quality ofvinyl used in mass-market manufacturing, marketed by RCA Victor as the "Dynaflex"(125 g) process, considered inferior by most record collectors. Mostvinyl records are pressed on recycled vinyl

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Did You Know? - A gramophone record (also known as phonograph record, or simply record) is an analog sound storage medium consisting of a flat disc with an inscribed modulated spiral groove usually starting near the periphery and ending near the center of the disc. When made of vinyl they are also known as vinyl records.

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