Abba The Magic Of Abba Colombian vinyl LP album (LP record)
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|Year of Release:
||1982 - 33 years old
||Abba (click here for complete listing)
||The Magic Of Abba (click here for more of the same title)
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||vinyl LP album (LP record)
|The entire region known collectively as 'South America' encompasses the highest
volume of music sales in the world, largely derived from the umbrella of
'Latino Music', or, popular recordings in the Spanish language.
The Colombian music industry began with the formation of the Victor Talking
Machine Company in 1901, followed by the more familiar Columbia Gramophone
Company in 1903. From the early 1900's these companies made "overseas
recordings" by sending teams of representatives to foreign countries with
stacks of wax blanks and recording machines which, although rudimentary, were
quite portable, and then imported back into Colombia. It was some years later
before what we know as 'popular' music forged a path into the industry which
had mostly been based around Rumbas, Tangos and Foxtrots!
Pressings plants for vinyl were scarce and investment low, thus sound quality
was quite inferior to vinyl from other parts of the world at the time. However,
most Colombians were happy to play these on their imported American gramophones,
crackles and all. Today, the most desirable aspects of Colombian vinyl are the
variants of sleeve and label design and more eye-catching still, the much sought
after coloured vinyl pressings which were almost never issued elsewhere. Many
sleeves would be printed entirely in Spanish, the native language. There would
often be amusing, almost amateurish, but completely official and authorized,
sleeve alterations to the original artwork with biography information and
track-listings translated into Spanish. Label variations and collaborations
throughout the 1970's and 1980's, such as those with Philips, were many as
pressing plants diminished, stricken by the poor and corrupt economy. The paper
quality used in sleeve manufacture would vary wildly and some labels would issue
their records with built in plastic linings or outers, to help reduce wear and
tear. Pushing sales often involved featuring an exclusive or bonus Spanish
Version of an English track which would rarely make it onto other worldwide
pressings of the same record.
Coloured vinyl pressings are few and far between, often only made and distributed
to DJs or radio stations. The variety is endless, from bold one-colour vinyl to
some fantastic multi-coloured 'splattered' pressings, where a base colour or
transparent vinyl is used with any number of alternate colours radiating across
the disc from the label to the outer edge. Really, these have become some of the
most elusive and valuable pressings to be found in Colombia. Once again, their
pressing quality and condition vary massively since most vinyl ceased pressing
entirely in the early 1990's, but they are incredibly sought after for their sheer
visual impact and even our buyer has to pinch himself when he stumbles across these.
Labels rarely had the budget to reissue original albums and as a result, collectors
and music lovers tend to hang on to their much-loved records. Colombia is most
definitely a dark, very dangerous and mysterious place to go hunting for rare
records, but brave it we do and as our buyer says, "cómprelo cuando usted lo ve,
como nosotros nunca podemos encontrar otro uno", or "buy it when you see it, as
you may never find another one..."
|Country of Origin:
||Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
|EIL.COM Ref No
||ABBLPTH237208 (quote this reference in any e-mails, letters, faxes or phone calls to help identify this item)
70s Artists, Disco, POP
||A*Teens, Abbacadabra, Agnetha Faltskog, Ainbusk Singers, Axel F, Barry Walker's Smackee, Benny Andersson, Bjorn & Benny, Bjorn Again, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Den Vilda, Finn Kalvin, Frida, Gemini, Hootenanny Singers, Housecream, Janne Schaffer, Josefin Nilsson, Michael B. Tretow, One More Time, Poison 9, Ratata, Salma & Sabina, Sargant Fury, Sator, Sound Of Music, Stockholm Underground, Ted Gärdestad, The Bank, The Hep Stars, Tomas Ledin
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