Tag: Joy of the Single

Vinyl Docs, Part 1 + a Smattering of Nostalgia

Vinyl Docs, Part 1 + a Smattering of Nostalgia

February 11, 2015 | By

Reviews of three docs on records – the extreme collector in Alan Zweig’s Vinyl (2000), the history of the 7″ record and 12″ LP in the respective BBC docs The Joy of the Single and When Albums Ruled the World.

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Film: Joy of the Single, The (2012)

Film: Joy of the Single, The (2012)

February 11, 2015 | By

A definite companion piece to the BBC’s When Albums Ruled the World (2013), The Joy of the Single covers similar ground in putting the love for an obsolete media format – RCA’s 7” 45 RPM platter – which in 1949 established a whole slew of conventions that still remain part of the way music is written, promoted, and enjoyed by the masses…

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