The history of colored vinyl
A little insight into how colored vinyl came to be by Charlie Essmeier of RareRecords.net and which ones to look out for if you are a collector!
The very first colored vinyl was in fact a burgundy colored record produced by Vocalion records in the 1920s to make their pressings stand out from the widely used black vinyl. From there a small number of colored vinyls were produced up until the 1960s when a few record companies, including Columbia, regularly started producing multi colored vinyls for artists and diverse as Andy Williams, Bob Dylan and the Dave Clark 5.
Today limited edition colored vinyls are highly prized by collectors and as a result can be alot more pricey than regular black pressings.s.
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