Movies, TV & Music


October 2020

The music collector's magazine, Goldmine is the leading resource for the record collector who collects new and vintage vinyl records, music memorabilia, posters and discographies. Goldmine brings together musicians and listeners, dealers and collectors, buyers and sellers – all those dedicated to the faithful creation and reproduction of the greatest music of the modern era. Subscribe today and get plugged in to the world's largest marketplace for records, tapes, CDs and music-related memorabilia.

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13 Issues

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7 min.
spin your format

There’s not been much good news out of the music industry this year, but reports that sales of cassettes in the U.K. through the first half of 2020 are more than double the same period last year certainly offers us pause for thought. In truth, the bulk of this quantity (65,000, so don’t get too excited just yet) is based around the performance of new releases by Lady Gaga, The 1975, Dua Lipa, Selena Gomez and 5 Seconds of Summer. But the upcoming reappearance of the Rolling Stones’ Goat’s Head Soup in the format is certain to give that total a significant bump. As part of the multi-format roll-out of a 2020 remix of the original 1973 LP, the cassette is probably the one that will be most overlooked; it’s a limited…

2 min.
market watch

1 Charley Patton “High Water Everywhere, Part I”/“High Water Everywhere, Part II” Paramount 12909 Condition: About VG Sold for: $16,200.00 This song is a famous one in Patton’s repertoire, because it tells the story of a local event: The Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927. More than 200,000 African-Americans were put out of their homes by what remains to this day as the worst flood in American history. Patton captured the intensity of emotion that the displaced people felt, as their homes were being overwhelmed by the flood. The record came out in 1929. 2 Brian Jones and The Rolling Stones “I Want You to Know” Emidisc (U.K.) acetate Condition: G Sold for: $9,187.50 Brian recorded this song with The Rolling Stones between December 7 and December 9, 1963, but it wound up going unreleased. A second…

2 min.
zeppelin addresses

Q Why the difference in value between Led Zeppelin original pressings that have the addresses 1841 Broadway and 75 Rockefeller Plaza on the records’ labels? Ones with the Broadway address are more than double the value! — Henry T., Springfield, MA A Generally speaking, most collectors prefer first pressings of records over later pressings, and that’s the case with the Led Zeppelin catalog on Atlantic. In 1968, as several other labels were also making changes, Atlantic switched from the green, white, and blue label style for stereo records to a new red-and-green backdrop. At the time, Atlantic Records was located at 1841 Broadway, and the labels show this. All copies of Atlantic albums that were pressed from that time until November 1971 have the Broadway address on the label. That includes all original…

1 min.
new releases

SEPTEMBER 2020 Blondie, The Best of Blondie, UMe ● Bob Mould, Blue Hearts, Merge ● Bruce Cockburn, True North, True North ● Cat Stevens, Tea for the Tillerman 2, A&M ● Chick Corea, Plays, UMe ● David Bowie, Laughing with Liza: The Decca Singles, Decca ● Eddie & the Hot Rods, Get Your Rocks Off, Jungle ● Fairport Convention, History of Fairport Convention, UMe ● Gary Lucas, The Essential Gary Lucas, Knitting Factory Works ● Jimmy Buffett, Life on the Flip Side, Mailboat Records ● Joy Division, Love Will Tear Us Apart, Cleopatra ● Kiss, The Best of the Solo Albums, Casablanca ● Kiss, Double Platinum, UMe ● Liam Gallagher, MTV Unplugged [Live at Hull City Hall], Sony ● Martin Barre, A Summer Band, Purple Pyramid ● Nick Mason’s Saucerful of…

1 min.
laurie’s planet of sound

CHICAGO, IL Address: 4639 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago IL Hours: M-Sat: 11am-4pm (call ahead) Phone: 773-271-3569 Web Site: www.facebook.com/lauriesplanetofsound STOCK 9 You’ll have fun shopping at Laurie’s Planet of Sound. The store has most things music collectors would want in a record store: a large selection of store T-shirts, new and used records, CDs and cassettes, stickers, buttons and even a large selection of Funko Pops. Additionally, the store has a great selection of DVDs and Blu-rays. STAFF 10 Not only did I have the opportunity to meet ‘10’ (who has worked at the store for 10 years), but also the owner, Mr. Laurie. They both know music and were happy to assist me. In fact, they were happy to assist all their customers and make recommendations when asked. When I asked why people should…

4 min.
the kings

THE CANADIAN QUARTET The Kings celebrate the 40th anniversary of their hit “Switchin’ to Glide,” which reached No. 43 in the U.S. in 1980, a lively song beginning with the line, “Nothing matters but the weekend, from a Tuesday point of view.” Their DVD The Kings: Anatomy of a One-Hit Wonder includes Dick Clark introducing them on American Bandstand and saying, “These guys have worked so hard and hit it so well,” before the group energetically performed “Switchin’ to Glide.” The group’s guitarist and songwriter “Mr. Zero” (nicknamed by lead vocalist, bassist and the group’s other main songwriter, Dave Diamond) echoed Clark’s sentiment to Goldmine, “I hope the DVD’s main message is that when opportunity came knocking, we were ready, because we had worked hard.” That opportunity was the availability…