Friday, May 24, 2024

Vinyl Gold Rush

Vinyl Gold Rush

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More audiophiles troop to latest edition of ‘One Stop Record Fair’

More and more audiophiles keep digging their hands for hours to score the vinyl record they have been searching for so long. Audiophiles crowded the first “One Stop Record Fair” for this year which kicked off at the new Greenhills Mall in San Juan City recently.

The quarterly music event “One Stop Record Fair” featured over 30 vinyl record sellers, such as Bunnygod Records, Tambai Records, Lennox Records, Kapitan Plaka, Musique Vibe Records, Mamsy Records, Plakatons, Ohmandys, and Perfect Day Records, among others.

Vinyl records from as early as the 60s to 2020s were discounted up to 50 percent and sold for as low as 200 pesos, but everyone is welcome to negotiate and ask for discounts. First pressings are often sold for an expensive price so it’s good to note for next time to bring additional cash.

Got no turntable and other audio equipment yet? Fret not because cassette tapes and compact discs (CDs) were also available at the record fair. Audio-Technica had a booth selling their audio gear such as turntables and speakers.

Notable titles which are sold at the event are Bob James Trio’s “Feel like Making Love” and “The World’s Greatest Audiophile Vocal Recordings” both from UG34 Music; Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham’s “Buckingham Nicks

(Japan Pressing” and “City Pop Avenue” by Paper Moon Project from Bunnygod Records; Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians’ “Shooting Rubberbands At The Sky (US First Pressing) and Charles Mingus’ “Mingus at Monterey (Japan pressing mono)” from New Vintage Culture and other unique records sold.

Cubil’s wife Keiko Necesario, who is also a singer-songwriter, joined him on stage to sing their song “Una.” Meanwhile, director and actor Bobot Mortiz launched his 8-track vinyl album “Goin’ Standard,” a collection of standards popularized by Frank Sinatra, at the record fair.

“I am happy with the outcome of this event. One Stop Record Fair is indeed successful. I can say that ‘our events are always successful, and it was different from previous fair since it was more fun and more people came,'” said Sari Osorio, the organizer of the record fair.

Osorio noted that the people are also more excited this time because they already know what the record fair offers and they want to get a look at what has been added to the mix since the last fair.

Get ready to get digging because the next “One Stop Record Fair will be in June 2024.