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PASSION FOR VINYL PART II - The Audiophile Man
Author: Robert Haagsma Price: €32.50 (prices may vary…wildly) Blimey this review is (very) late so I apologise if anyone was waiting for it. I originally looked at Part I of Passion For Vinyl back in 2015. Since then, new pressing plants have opened, record shops are opening again and record fairs are becoming popular once more with vinyl sales on the up. In Passion For Vinyl, DJs, musicians, engineers, designers, shop managers, record label CEOs and collectors like Dischord’s Ian MacKaye, Norton’s Miriam Linna, singer-songwriter Ryley Walker, musician and producer T Bone Burnett, Abbey Road’s half-speed maestro Miles Showell, DJs Sven Väth and Ellen Allien, designer John Kosh and many others tell about the records that changed their lives, their love for vinyl and the impact its resurgence has had on them. What does that mean in practice? It means quite a relaxed, easy going read, actually. So each chapter pictures the interviewee in question, lets start at the beginning with Merel Parlevliet and Esther Lutgendorff who run a record shop in Amsterdam, Holland. After that you get a brief introduction of just who they are then a question and answer session spanning between two and five pages replete with …