On November 23rd & 24th at the Jaarbeurs Congress centre the 40th edition of the Mega Record and CD Fair will take place. 500 dealers from all over the world the fair offers the greatest choice of vinyl and cd’s.
Record Industry Haarlem, Europe’s largest vinyl pressing plant celebrate it’s 15 years anniversary with special guests, and a vinyl cutting demonstration. On top of that their book Passion for Vinyl written by Robert Haagsma will see daylight for the first time. One of their other guests is vinyl guru Michael Fremer (USA) who will explain his vinyl vision to the visitors.
Passion for Vinyl
A tribute to all who dig the groove
Brazilian superstar Ed Motta came to Holland to buy an apartment, but spent all his money on vinyl instead. When a young Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth discovered a scratch on his recently bought Bathory LP he demolished his bedroom. It’s Atlantic’s CEO Craig Kallman mission to own all relevant albums on vinyl. He has 750.000 already.
That’s what vinyl does with music lovers.
In Passion For Vinyl a wide selection of DJ’s, musicians, label owners, designers, record dealers, collectors and engineers like Henry Rollins, Bernie Grundman, Hans Pokora, Chris Ellis, Steffi, Mala, Vaughan Oliver, Lee Dorrian, Jacco Gardner, John Dyer Baizley and many others share their unconditional love for vinyl. They muse about the first record that changed their lives, talk about their prized collectibles and explain why they were determined to keep vinyl alive. Passion for Vinyl also tells the history of Record Industry, the Dutch factory that has been pressing vinyl since the 1950’s.
This book is a tribute to vinyl, a format that is making a spectacular comeback recently, although for many music lovers it never really disappeared.
Passion For Vinyl is written by Dutch author, music journalist and incurable vinyl fanatic Robert Haagsma. With an introduction by American vinyl guru Michael Fremer.
More information: passionforvinyl.com