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freedomfighters

Freedom Fighters

As part of our Vinyl.EU editions, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Zamrock legends WITCH’s scarce 7″ “Freedom Fighter” with a limited edition pressing, hand numbered with an informative insert, unlocking the mystery of how the WITCH shifted from Zamrock to Disco. YouTube has given record collectors a platform for sharing lost, displaced, forgotten gems that we may never have had the chance to wrap our ears around. Often the artists don’t even have a physical

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strataeast

Label Spotlight: STRATA-EAST

Founded in 1971 by jazz trumpeter Charles Tolliver and pianist Stanley Cowell, STRAT-EAST took inspiration from the Detroit’s music-led collective STRATA; record label born prior by former Blue Note artist Kenny Cox in the late 1960s. STRATA-EAST became a vital platform for the independent jazz movement that emerged from civil rights movement in the 1970s and released over 50 albums, all unique and of artistic excellence. However the independent musician-owned label may not have survived if

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nightdreamer

Night Dreamer Records

London & Haarlem based record label Night Dreamer specialises in direct-to-disc recordings – the process by which music is cut onto acetate from single-take live performances, without interference: Neumann microphone to Neumann lathe. From there, it is simply ‘walked downstairs’ to the pressing plant. Check out some of their latest releases which will soon become available to purchase through our web shop. www.nightdreamer.co.uk

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musicformovement

Rare find

Last trip to Hamburg we visited one of our favourite record shops @puresoulrecords and returned home with some true gems. One in particular was this priceless Italian library record from 1969 featuring great guitarist and composer Angelo Baroncini and Bruno Battisti D’Amario.

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Bikes & Vinyl

We are just as passionate about bicycles as music at Vinyl.eu. Here we have the fastest road bike from 2008, originally owned by former professional German cyclist Gerald Ciolek; a prominent member of the HTC team, “the first team who really fought against doping and since we took doping “away” from the riders, they needed something else. And it became this bike, the fastest bike ever – back in 2008” – Brian Holm Ciolek was seen

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