Wednesday, February 27, 2013

archive fever part 7843

"Pursuing an interest in exhaustive cataloguing, Rutherford Chang has collected over 650 first-pressings of the Beatles’ White Album. He considers the serialized first-press, an edition running in excess of 3 million, to be the ultimate collector’s item, and aims to amass as many copies as possible. Over the course of his Session, Chang will create an archive, listening library, and anti-store to house and grow his collection of the Beatles’ iconic record.

"Chang will create a record store that stocks only White Albums. But rather than selling the albums, he will buy more from anyone willing to part with an original pressing in any condition.
Visitors will be invited to browse the collection and listen to the records. The artist will digitally record every album played during the Session period, as well as document each gatefold cover and disc label. At the end of the Session, Chang will press a new double-LP made of the accumulated recordings and images layered upon each other"

the full story here

(via James Parker)


  1. Hi, mister Reynolds! How are you doing? Is everything ok? My name is Rodrigo Carneiro, i’m a brazilian journalist and i’m writing an article about music for the one big local newspaper. I’d like to know if you could answer some questions about it. I could send it by e-mail. Thank you very much.

  2. my email is at the top of the blog, on the right

  3. yes rodrigo the email as you wrote it out is correct

    i haven't published your comment for the same reason i don't have the email address spelled out at the top of the blog -- i'm told there are web-bots who go around gathering email addresses, they can recognise the way they are constructed, and then you will end up getting sent tons of spam