The history of colored vinyl

MotownJunk

MotownJunk

2016-03-15 10:39:07

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.  

Added from visualnews.com
Write a response...


MotownJunk

Duxcine

2016-08-04 11:19:34

Sorry, but Vocalion NEVER released coloured vinyl records. In fact, like most record manufacturers pre-1948 Vocalion did not release any vinyl records at all. Pre-microgroove LPs 99% of all discs pressed in a (largely) shellac. Prior to 1948 there were 16-inch vinyl transcription discs pressed for radio broadcasts, occasionally these were coloured blue or red but he vast majority were black. Incidentally, all vinyl starts off as colourless (transparent), and black dye is added solely because it

MotownJunk

Duxcine

2016-08-04 11:19:28

Sorry, but Vocalion NEVER released coloured vinyl records. In fact, like most record manufacturers pre-1948 Vocalion did not release any vinyl records at all. Pre-microgroove LPs 99% of all discs pressed in a (largely) shellac. Prior to 1948 there were 16-inch vinyl transcription discs pressed for radio broadcasts, occasionally these were coloured blue or red but he vast majority were black. Incidentally, all vinyl starts off as colourless (transparent), and black dye is added solely because it




The bookmarklet lets you save things you find to your collections.

Note: Make sure your bookmarks are visible.

COLLECT IT!

Click and drag the Collect It button to your browser's Bookmark Bar.

collect it