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    I've always wanted to have my songs on a vinyl LP, and thanks to Vinylify it will soon be a reality

    Ten minutes per side (this seems to be standard), plus user-designed cover and labels

    It's a bit steep at 99 Euros (£87 or $117) but it's a one-off and hey, it is Christmas

    Just thought I'd mention it. It's quite a big deal for me
    works | smoke | forum

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    Very cool Mark. So you`ll be on vinyl and CD within the next 3 months... my record is in its final stages. If it weren`t so expensive, I would put the new record out on vinyl...

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    • #3
      I'm looking forward to hearing your album, Ernest

      It's been some time in preparation, hasn't it? Hopefully, a splendid time will be guaranteed for all
      works | smoke | forum

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      • #4
        Wow, 10 minutes a side... Sounds like the art of mastering vinyl has been lost to the ages. Or something. They used to get 15 to 22 minutes per side.

        In any event, congratulations on your album release!

        If you send me one of yours I'll send you one of mine. What do you think?
        (mine is a CD though, released last May).

        Here are some of the tracks CDBaby put on YouTube:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41U0...CHxlbWOfBJZd9D
        Last edited by philboking; 12-05-2017, 01:31 PM.

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        • #5
          'This video is not available'

          I'd love to send you one of mine, Philbo, but unfortunately at £87 a pop I can only really afford to have just the one LP cut. And that one is taking pride of place in my bookcase when it arrives
          works | smoke | forum

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mark L View Post
            'This video is not available'

            I'd love to send you one of mine, Philbo, but unfortunately at £87 a pop I can only really afford to have just the one LP cut. And that one is taking pride of place in my bookcase when it arrives
            Gees, you just ruined my excitement.
            I was going to tell you to consider one copy sold! I was ready to buy your album.

            I wont buy CD's but I'll buy vinyl any day.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by audioicon View Post

              Gees, you just ruined my excitement.
              I was going to tell you to consider one copy sold! I was ready to buy your album.

              I wont buy CD's but I'll buy vinyl any day.
              Having a vinyl album cut is an expensive business for the hobby songwriter, whereas you can do your own CDs and it costs next to nothing

              The last vinyl album I bought was Innuendo by Queen back in 1991. It cost me £7.99, which at the time I thought was extortionate. At the moment on Amazon it's £27.99. Now that's extortionate!

              Vinyl is ridiculously expensive and record companies are taking advantage of its current 'cool retro' image. I reckon that in another decade or so CDs will be back in vogue....and will probably cost a fortune!
              works | smoke | forum

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              • #8
                Disc Makers will do 200 copies of 12" vinyl for $10 each, including shipping in the US. If you're going to spend $117 for one, might as well spend 20x as much for 200x records! Shipping to England would probably be prohibitive, though...

                In any event, congratulations! Hey, now that I'm moving more to Studio One, it would be a lot easier to do collaborations...just sayin.'
                CHECK IT OUT: Lilianna!, my latest song, is now streamable from YouTube.

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                • #9
                  Or, for about $5,000 you can buy your own vinyl cutter and charge your friends $50 a disk.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mark L View Post
                    I'm looking forward to hearing your album, Ernest

                    It's been some time in preparation, hasn't it? Hopefully, a splendid time will be guaranteed for all
                    I doubt it it`ll be a "splendid time" for all... my writing is purely therapeutic so very few will relate to the lyrical content. Your song resonated with me... it helped me express an experience I had years ago that I could not put into words. I`m glad its part of the record and from my own artistic perspective, it fits in perfectly with the rest of the tunes.

                    As for the years of preparation... thats just me not knowing when to let go... my son said it best a few weeks back when he told me, "Dad, it`ll never be perfect. Just do the best you can and put it out this year."

                    I`m trying to take his advice but I just wrote a song the other day that I think completes the album so God knows how long it`ll take me to produce a track for it...
                    Last edited by Ernest Buckley; 12-09-2017, 01:54 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mark L View Post
                      'This video is not available'

                      I'd love to send you one of mine, Philbo, but unfortunately at £87 a pop I can only really afford to have just the one LP cut. And that one is taking pride of place in my bookcase when it arrives
                      Oh, it doesn't have to be vinyl... especially if it will set you back that much money.

                      Just a CD or a link to a place I can download them would be fine. I enjoy hearing your stuff. Maybe I'll go to your SoundCloud page and stream them into my DAW. Is the new stuff there too?

                      By the way, this link should work. I don't have the entire album posted, but 6 of the 13 songs are up. I plan to add the rest after I retire from my day job next week... 8-)
                      www.soundclick.com/philboking
                      Last edited by philboking; 12-15-2017, 09:35 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Happy retirement, Phil

                        Had a listen to the tunes at your link. It's good stuff, mate. Blues music played by Americans - the way it should be

                        My new album is here. All the songs are now downloadable, if anyone's interested
                        works | smoke | forum

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the kind words, and for the link! I've always felt the British brought something unique to the blues, a higher energy level that had a broad influence on how us Yanks play as well.

                          I'll download the album this weekend. A valued addition to my collection.

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