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How are Picture Disc records made?

If you’ve ever wondered how picture disc records are manufactured here’s a great video showing the process. Essentially what you are getting is a plastic sheet which contains the grooves of the record, the actual music. This then is placed over a printed paper picture. This is the same for both sides, with the actual vinyl sandwiched in the middle for stability. Picture disc records are hand pressed, due to the extra complexity of the manufacturing process compared to traditional black or coloured vinyl records.

The sound quality therefore with picture disc records are not the same as with black or coloured vinyl. The sound is reproduced from the plastic sheet layer, rather than from the grooves pressed into the vinyl as with standard vinyl records.

If you’re looking to get your very own picture discs manufactured then you’ll want to speak to someone like Breed Media (UK) or Furnace Record Pressing (US)

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Ten more hits you may not know were cover versions…

Following last weeks post, here’s some more songs that were made (more) famous second time around…

Neil Diamond – Red Red Wine

Klaatu- Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft

Bruce Springsteen – Blinded By The Light

George Benson – The Greatest Love Of All

The Leaves – Hey Joe

Betty Hutton – It’s Oh So Quiet

Bonnie Tyler – The Best

Badfinger – Without You

Sonny Curtis – I Fought The Law

Mick Jackson – Blame It On The Boogie

Bananarama – Young At Heart

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Ten hits you may not know were cover versions…

Here’s a fascinating collection of songs that were made famous later by other artists…

Randy & The Rainbows – Denise

Bruce Woolley & The Camera Club – Video Killed The Radio Star

Robert Hazard – Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Tommy James & The Shondells – I Think We’re Alone Now

World Party – She’s The One

Curtis Maldoon – Sepheryn (Ray Of Light)

Boffalongo – Dancing In The Moonlight

John Fogerty – Rockin’ All Over The World

The Nerves – Hanging On The Telephone

Chris Farlowe – Handbags and Gladrags