The Long-Player Goodbye

The Long-Player Goodbye The Album from Vinyl to iPod and Back Again

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Publisher's Synopsis

For nearly 60 years, since the arrival of the long-playing record in 1948, the album has provided the soundtrack to our lives. Our record collections, even if they're on CD, or these days, an iPod, are personal treasure, revealing our loves, errors of jugdement and lapses in taste.
Self-confessed music obsessive, Travis Elborough, explores the way in which particular albums are deeply embedded in cultural history, revered as works of art or so ubiqitous as to be almost invisible.
But in the age of the iPod, when we can download an infinite number of single tracks and need never listen to a whole album ever again, does the concept of an album still mean anything?
THE LONG-PLAYER GOODBYE is a brilliant piece of popular history and a celebration of the joy of records. If you've ever had a favourite album, you'll love Travis Elborough's warm and witty take on how vinyl changed our world.

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Sceptre

Sceptre

Sceptre is the literary imprint of Hodder & Stoughton bringing you thought-provoking, award-winning and critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction.

Book information

ISBN: 9780340934111
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint: Sceptre
Pub date:
DEWEY: 781.640266
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 452
Weight: 372g
Height: 130mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 33mm