Any Color Except Black

The High Baroque Of Vinyl Recordings

This original collection features the most remarkable vinyl artifacts ever produced: a connoisseur’s selection of records in a plethora of colors, shapes, and forms, imprinted with extraordinary effects and images. Produced in collaboration with Colors magazine, this book showcases over 500 of the most exceptional records owned by leading collectors Alessandro Benedetti and Peter Bastine. Featuring the recordings of Pink Floyd, Queen, the Beatles, Prince, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Bon Jovi and many others, these are rare and valuable records in countless designs and colors - gold, transparent, photo-printed - in a dazzling variety of shapes: butterfly, heart, star, and even a tree-shaped disc.
The author:
Italian producer and songwriter Giorgio Moroder helped create electronic dance music, and has worked with Donna Summer, David Bowie, Janet Jackson, Barbra Streisand, and many others. He also founded Musicland Studios in Munich, once used by legendary acts like Led Zeppelin, Queen, and Elton John.

The contributing author:
Alessandro Benedetti began collecting colored and unusual records in 1981, and now has 8,000 discs, including 1,200 colored vinyl discs. In 1998 his collection won recognition in The Guinness Book of Records. His dream is to open a record museum so he can share his collection with the public.

The contributor:
Peter Bastine, born in 1952, has been a DJ, record seller, and concert organizer. From 1977 until 1998 he collected every kind of picture disc; since then, mostly historical 78rpm records. Today his collection comprises around 8,000 picture discs, and has been the subject of several European exhibitions.
Extraordinary Records

Extraordinary Records

, Alessandro Benedetti, Peter Bastine
Softcover with flaps, 9.4 x 9.4 in., 432 pages
$ 39.99

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  • Reviews
"Extraordinary Records is a showcase of vinyl records, gems full of music and color in a form that is currently making a comeback."
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— colorsmagazine.com, Italy
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