The Next Track, Episode #105 – The Future of Vinyl

The Next Track Blue Flat Button2 400pxAndy Doe joins us to discuss the present and future of vinyl records.

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2 thoughts on “The Next Track, Episode #105 – The Future of Vinyl

  1. Unfortunately there are (pop) albums that never got (officially) released on CDs (in the US).
    1, Paul Anka – The Painter (album cover by Andy Warhol. Anka pressed some CDs and sold them on his own website years ago.)
    2, Neil Sedaka – A Song (produced by George Martin, never found the CD version.)
    3, Barry Manilow – Here Comes the Night (CD version released in Japan)
    All 3 albums contain some richly orchestrated pop songs.

    Back in the early ’80s even though China then was not like what North Korea is now, it was rare to find western pop music. A friend got a cassette taped from LPs with Paul Anka on one side, Neil Sedaka on the other, and with song lyrics hand-written on a notebook. I made copies and played them to death.

    Barry Manilow’s music is well suited to the Asian listeners’ taste. He was heavily (and repeatedly) introduced on the Voice of America’s Chinese language program. Even though I like them, I just wished that VOA would play more than Manilow, Kenny Rogers, and the Carpenters over and over again, because VOA (Chinese) would only broadcast such music for 20 minutes in a whole week.

    When my English got better later, I discovered that I could listen to all kinds of western pop music from BBC and VOA’s English program.

  2. Unfortunately there are (pop) albums that never got (officially) released on CDs (in the US).
    1, Paul Anka – The Painter (album cover by Andy Warhol. Anka pressed some CDs and sold them on his own website years ago.)
    2, Neil Sedaka – A Song (produced by George Martin, never found the CD version.)
    3, Barry Manilow – Here Comes the Night (CD version released in Japan)
    All 3 albums contain some richly orchestrated pop songs.

    Back in the early ’80s even though China then was not like what North Korea is now, it was rare to find western pop music. A friend got a cassette taped from LPs with Paul Anka on one side, Neil Sedaka on the other, and with song lyrics hand-written on a notebook. I made copies and played them to death.

    Barry Manilow’s music is well suited to the Asian listeners’ taste. He was heavily (and repeatedly) introduced on the Voice of America’s Chinese language program. Even though I like them, I just wished that VOA would play more than Manilow, Kenny Rogers, and the Carpenters over and over again, because VOA (Chinese) would only broadcast such music for 20 minutes in a whole week.

    When my English got better later, I discovered that I could listen to all kinds of western pop music from BBC and VOA’s English program.

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