Enjoy The Experience, takes you on a journey from the late 50′s until the early 90′s in the world of private press vinyl records. The individuals captured in the pages of this book had a musical vision, so much that they committed it forever on vinyl. They range from religious cult leaders to Sinatra imitators to lesbian Folk singers to Psychedelic Disco bands and more. It’s a story of the rise and fall of the custom record pressing plant from mid-century up until the birth of the compact disc in the early 90′s, and the artists in the United States who took the plunge and released these limited run private press records. Not everything is obscure, however, Enjoy The Experience also discusses some of the most highly regarded Jazz, Soul, Funk, and singer/songwriter records of the last half of the century.
“They sincerely hoped to become stars, they committed themselves to record, and they left themselves vulnerable to an industry not understanding of nuance, not appreciative of character.”- from the book Enjoy The Experience
United by the hope of becoming a superstar, all of these artists covered in the book believed that they could succeed, and pursued their projects despite not knowing how it would be received by the public. The photos and stories that go with each of these records shows the determination of these artist to break through to the record buying public, whether they were successful or not. The inaugural offering from Sinecure, this book is a whopping 512 pages and includes a removable OBI ribbon and download card. There also will be a release of a double vinyl and 2 CD music compilation of some of the best private press sides put out by Now-Again Records.
Only direct pre-orders of the book arrive in a deluxe slipcase and will be accompanied by a foldout poster and a clear vinyl Century Records promotional 7-inch on “How To Press Your Own Record.”
The pre-order the book package is not available in stores, so go here within the next 48 hours for April 20th shipping and the deluxe slipcase, poster, and clear 7″ vinyl!