Thursday, February 10, 2011

Shellac is Not Dead - Tom Waits on 78 rpm Record

2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Tom Waits, released a 78 rpm record late last year in collaboration with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans. The record was a limited run of 504 discs. They were also offering a matching 78 rpm record player, which were limited to 100. Originally you could buy the player and record for $200, which was a benefit for the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program. Now scalpers are asking $300 for the record and up to $1500 for the limited edition record and player.

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