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November 29, 2008

HERE ARE SOME OF THE ALBUMS THAT I HAVE CLEANED AND DIGITIZED OVER THE LAST COUPLE DAYS…

When I clean an album, I mean the following:

1) Vacuum clean the vinyl with two different solutions and a vacuum rinse with distilled water
2) Give it a new anti-static inner sleeve
3) Use compressed air on the inside of the album cover to clear out the dust/grit
4) Use cheap vodka (Smirnoff or similar) to wipe the surfaces of the cover and inside gatefold (if any). Vodka dries quickly and down not harm the surface. Rubbing alcohol is too aggresive
5) Put newly cleaned album in 4 mil poly sleeve and file with the original inner sleeve if the inner sleeve is has album or label infomation…

These albums were bought at tag sales (‘garage sales’ for you non-New Englanders) or thrift shops…

Here’s some images of some of the albums done this weekend:


This was funn because I cleaned this one which is traditional music from the Middle East while I was cleaning my AR-15… I thought it was a funny coincidence…


This one was not authentic Spanish style guitar… It was kinda weird pop with full instrumentation and some Spanish guitar stylings thrown in.


1967. This was a great album of upbeat music that somebody thought would be good to listen to while you hug panty girls apparently. I’m all for it myself… All the music was interesting and similar to 1960’s beach movie interpretations of rock beat…


Here’s a little de’tail’ shot from Valley of the Dolls…


Talk about poupees… See previous image…


This is a nice version of Peter and the Wolf. I have always liked Peter Ustinov.


Here is Peter in Hartford…


This was a very fun and bouncy spaceage pop albums. Great heavy handed stereo production as are most of the spaceage pop recordings. When the first stereo recording began coming out, they were not sure how to use it and since it was a new toy they insisted on mixing extreme stereo with lots of panning sounds…

One response to “HERE ARE SOME OF THE ALBUMS THAT I HAVE CLEANED AND DIGITIZED OVER THE LAST COUPLE DAYS…”

  1. FloridaBill says:

    Very keen.

    I am certain that I listened to that Peter and the Wolf album as a kid. The rest of them, not so much.