Vinyl Resurrection Press Release: April 1, 2017
Vinyl Resurrection Inc, the specialist Blue Note audiophile reissue company, today announced a major addition to their Blue Note product range. Vice-president Tom Bola told a meeting of music journalists and investors that the company would shortly introduce a vinyl reissue series using never before heard innovative technology to offer an even more authentic and immersive experience of original Blue Note Records.
New Product Development Vice-President Tom Bola said:
“At Vinyl Resurrection, we are very proud of our Blue Note audiophile-quality editions, renowned for their information-rich detail, wide soundstage stereo engineering, on silent vinyl. These have proved very popular with collectors, but some have asked for greater authenticity, a record that sounds closer to the original Blue Note experience, more like those produced in the golden era of the ’50s and 60s.
We have listened closely to what people want, and in addition, listened closely to vintage copies of these outstanding recordings. As a result, I am proud to announce we are launching a major new initiative which we feel will be of great interest to original Blue Note collectors: the Vinyl Resurrection Blue Note VG-minus Heritage Collection”
Blue Note VG-minus Heritage Collection
Working closely with our engineering partner, RTI (Retro-grade Technology Inc.) we have developed a highly innovative manufacturing process, Simulated Vintage Pressing (SVP™) which delivers authentic-sounding original vinyl: random surface noise, clicks, pops, scratches, and other imperfections have been painstakingly incorporated into the vinyl production stage. Thanks to our unique SVP™ technology, these editions even include skips, jumps, and an occasional needle stick, just like those on original copies collectors could only previously obtain through on-line auction sites.
The VG-minus Heritage Series has not limited itself to reproducing “vintage-sounding” vinyl. Covers of the “Original Collector’s Series” will come with split seams as standard, poorly-squared liner notes, and include handwriting on the cover, such as fictitious previous owner’s names, fake date of purchase, critical opinions, even the occasional salutation, like Happy Birthday John, xxx Mum.
In future we plan to adding further vintage period cover features, such as yellowing Sellotape seam-binding, and basement-storage water stains. The search for greater authenticity has no limits”, said Mr Bola.
“The pricing of this new series has not yet been finalised, but we would expect it to follow closely that of original Blue Notes, starting in high three figures. Production runs will be strictly limited to simulate Blue Note scarcity. “We want collectors to enjoy the full Blue Note collecting experience” said Mr Bola. “Hard-to-find, over-priced, and generally knackered”.
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LJC EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW!
Be the first to hear a sample from the Blue Note Collector’s VG-minus Heritage Series, featuring Simulated Vintage Pressing ™, with a full nine minutes of the very wonderful and mysterious oriental track Bedouin from the Duke Pearson title Wahoo! exactly as jazz enthusiasts heard it sixty years ago.
Blue Note Collector’s VG-minus Heritage Edition:
Bedouin (Duke Pearson)
Special LJC Pre-Launch Offer
In advance of the official release date of 31st June to accompany the launch of the Blue Note VG-minus Heritage Series, LondonJazzCollector has ten white label promo copies to give away, of the first title in the VG-minus series, Duke Pearson’s “Wahoo!”
Applications should be accompanied by a plausible anagram of the label name “Vinyl Resurrection”, entry code A-F 00 L, and must be received before noon, April 1.
UPDATE April 2, 2017, Time’s up, all is revealed.
It’s an LJC tradition. Apologies to all fools, everywhere.
Previous year’s April 1st posts:
2016 Elvis joins Sun Ra
2013: Ebay: Mobley Misprint!
LJC also recommends: Travellers Guide To San Seriffe the mother of all April Fool jokes published by London’s Guardian newspaper some years ago, an intoxicating mixture in which Typography Meets TripAdvisor, preserved on Wikipedia. Enjoy.