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Can’t beat a good gatefold sleeve

Edinburgh Evening News Thursday 1st December 2016

There is no doubting that vinyl does sound better than other formats, but for me the biggest gap lies in the artwork, or in the case of downloads and streaming, the lack of artwork.

A well-designed sleeve will give a good idea of what the artist is about before you’ve even heard the music and of course it can be a gatefold, have a booklet and much more. It is therefore disappointing that most of the focus these days seems to be on the colour of the vinyl.

It won’t be long now before the wheels start to come off the vinyl bandwagon and the opportunity to have done much more during the vinyl revival will have been lost.

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