"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp

"Le rôle de l'artiste créateur est de créer des lois, non pas de suivre celles qui sont déjà faites"
Ferruccio Busoni

"Go, go, go! ... Go! go! ..."
John Lee Hooker


Take care of your records


ONE: Always handle the record by its edges, or by one edge and the center, touching only the label. Never touch the playing surface (or grooves) of the record.

TWO: Buckle the record jacket when removing or replacing the record by pressing the jacket against you. This will help guard against possible scratches.

THREE: Before playing the record, wipe it lightly, with a soft, slightly damp cloth. This helps remove the dust which collects the record because of static electricity.

FOUR: Store records albums vertically, store single records (78 rpm records, 45 rpm records or Extended Play records) either on edge of flat in stacks.

Your COLUMBIA RECORDS are a permanent library of great words and music. Careful use of your records will ensure longer life for them, and your greater enjoyment of their many  riches. these important safeguards have been established by William S. Bachman, director of Columbia Records Sound Laboratories, as a guide for preserving your records.

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