Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting

Dust Grooves Adventures in Record Collecting Eilon Paz s page coffee table book illuminates over vinyl collectors and their collections in the most intimate of environments their record rooms With a foreword by the RZA compelling photog

  • Title: Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting
  • Author: Eilon Paz RZA
  • ISBN: 9780991224807
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Eilon Paz s 416 page coffee table book illuminates over 130 vinyl collectors and their collections in the most intimate of environments their record rooms With a foreword by the RZA, compelling photographic essays are paired with in depth interviews to illustrate what motivates record collectors to keep digging for records.Readers get an up close and personal look atEilon Paz s 416 page coffee table book illuminates over 130 vinyl collectors and their collections in the most intimate of environments their record rooms With a foreword by the RZA, compelling photographic essays are paired with in depth interviews to illustrate what motivates record collectors to keep digging for records.Readers get an up close and personal look at a variety of well known vinyl champions as well as a glimpse into the collections of known and unknown DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts The book is divided into two main parts the first features 250 full page photos framed by captions and select quotes, while the second consists of 12 full length interviews that delve deeper into collectors personal histories and vinyl troves.

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    1. An excellent look at vinyl collections and collectors. It makes no sense to do 300 pages of photography and then do 150 pages of photo-Heavy interviews, particularly when those interviewees have popped up in the front part. Mix it up. Aside from layout this is excellent and I will pursue buying a copy.

    2. My late grandfather left us his vinyl records. As I was browsing it, I remember him listening to music and turning up the volume to full blast. He even set up two large speakers. I also remember feeling embarrassed whenever he did that because I was thinking that the neighbors and the people walking outside might think we were too braggart about it. Maybe that's just the way my grandfather enjoyed music. Or he might be the type of collector who was proud. Like me. I am not into vinyl but I know [...]

    3. (I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)An incredibly cool glimpse into the vinyl collections of known and unknown DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts, with compelling photographic essays paired with in-depth interviews that delve into collectors' personal histories and vinyl troves. This sumptuous coffee table book is the culmination of photographer Eilon Paz's six-year journey around the globe to unearth the very soul of the v [...]

    4. EXCELLENT book full of stellar photography, quirky quotes, and interesting, eye-opening interviews. This book is eye candy for any lover of music and vinyl, and it is easy to see that it was a labor of love. Great read! I highly and very enthusiastically recommend it! Thank you, NetGalley, for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book!Adrienne ThompsonAuthor of Summertime

    5. Beautiful book - an absolute joy to read through from cover to cover. The photography and the interviews perfectly combine to illustrate the passion of the collectors and their collections.Word of warning: if you have any interest in collecting records yourself, reading this book may well turn that interest into an addiction!

    6. Utterly fascinating. The interviews are great, pouring over the photos of people's collection spaces and also getting a massive list of must check that out tunes. My kind of people.

    7. A worker at the library recommended this book to me. I liked it but it is definitely a coffee table book and might be to expensive to buy. Love the ideas of storing and displaying albums.

    8. This is a beautifully illustrated hardcover coffee table book focusing on records and the people who collect them. What originally started as a blog turned into a book as Paz got wound up in the project and turned his photojournalist skills on documenting the music and the collectors. There are some really interesting stories of places to look for records like the attic of a southern convenience store that has thousands of soul and rhythm and blues 45's that have no filing system system whatsoev [...]

    9. I collect records. Specifically, I collect Jesus Music from the era roughly spanning from 1969 - 1989. I really enjoyed leafing through this sturdy coffee table book and seeing all the pictures of other people's dusty collections and hearing about their favourite finds. It was also a great book for getting ideas about how to display album covers and how to store collections. It is amazing how people's personalities are so evident from their collections. The book had images of everything from min [...]

    10. As a record collector myself, this book spoke to my heart. I enjoyed the glimpses into the lives of other collectors, it was rather fascinating. Like them, I've had both heartbreak and joy in my own collecting life, and I could identify with the reasons they began their vinyl obsession and why they keep it going. For me, listening to music on vinyl is an experiencee music is warmer and richer, plus there's the physical connection of taking the record out of the cover and reading the liner notes [...]

    11. greetingslet me preface this note by saying i used to collect vinyl records but since my first generation turntable broke, i am left in limbo. this book changed how i perceived those who save & arrange their collections. it is more than a recreational hobby for some of us. it is an obsession indeed. i own about 150 records, pale in comparison to those who have thousands. i wonder how the vinyl heads have time to purchase all these LP's. this wonderful book can be described as a holy grail, a [...]

    12. From my Booksville (Blogspot) book review site: "What you will find here is not your typical result of intensive interviews, although there are some longer pieces farther into the book. But what is amazing are the photos of collectors' record habitats. If you're an avid reader, imagine a tabletop book on book collectors that shows collectors' book nooks and libraries teeming with books. Imagine the characters you would meet behind the collectors. That's what Dust & Grooves exposes, only for [...]

    13. This is my Valentine's present to my husband today (Feb 14, 2016). He is an avid vinyl collector and relates to most of the pictures and stories in this amazing book. Perhaps it will spur him on to finally do a blog or website about his massive collection which he has been building since a teen in the early 1960's. It is quite international with both 45's and albums from USA, England, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, The Bahamas and other Caribbean countries, meticulously organized and preserved. [...]

    14. This book speaks to me. I see myself at times in these pages, but then realize that there are people far more addicted than me. I find it fascinating to see how far out there some people have gone, seemingly in the hunt for something different, something new -- a place that their own musical journey has taken them to. Thoroughly enjoying this book.

    15. So perfectly catches the unique brand of monomania that possesses crate-diggers and stack-dwellers. The interviews are incredible, and the photos show how universal this pursuit truly is. An absolutely gorgeous presentation on every level.

    16. I loved this book! Having had a vinyl record collection at one time, I could appreciate the photos of the collections and the stories behind the collectors. Truly a good read for anyone who has a love of music, regardless of the genre.

    17. Coffee table book featuring vinyl collectors and their treasures. okay but I didn't really learn anything about collecting/collectors from it.

    18. Excellent photography, touching and interesting interviews. Great for anyone interested in physical media.

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