Not too long ago it seemed as though the vinyl market was dead and buried. As digital downloads took over, the record seemed consigned to history.
But, in recent years vinyl records have made a comeback with ITV reporting a rise of almost one-third in sales in the UK in 2021 compared to the year before – reaching £86.5 million.
Now, a brand new exhibition showcasing iconic albums on vinyl released in 1990 is opening its doors to the public at The Vinyl Cafe in Tileyard Studios, Kings Cross.
The 33 1 ⁄3 Vinyl Exhibition has been curated by the Key Production Group, a music manufacturer for vinyl record pressing, design and packaging. The show brings together a selection of 33 albums from 1990 – 33 years after their release.
Open to the public from November 30 for two weeks, The Vinyl Cafe will be decorated with original 1990 album sleeves from artists such as Pixies’ Bossanova, Madonna’s The Immaculate Collection and Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches by Happy Mondays.
Karen Emanuel, chief executive of Key Production Group said: “The exhibition is a trip down memory lane to where it all started for us, when these records were the sounds of that time.
“But more than a look backwards, it’s a chance to celebrate the present and future of vinyl.
“We welcome everyone, 90s music fans old and new, to come by the Vinyl Cafe, grab a drink, and immerse themselves in a journey through vinyl!”
Picture: Karen Emanuel at The Vinyl Cafe Picture: Key Production Group
Subscribe to Blog via Email
Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.
Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing:
“A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.
If you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can make a donation which will allow us to continue to bring stories to you, both in print and online. Or, please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ