Made for a real world...
The collectors among you will know how the prices of David Bowie's post-EMI vinyl releases have continued to climb in recent years.
The original US vinyl issue of Heathen, above, is averaging $45 for a mint copy, and a sealed copy with sticker intact fetched $124 on eBay in September.
However, for those of you that still prefer the vinyl format for one reason or another, but don't like to pay eBay prices for it, you will no doubt welcome the records being released by Music On Vinyl.
You may be aware of Music On Vinyl's double album version of Raw Power released last year that had the Bowie mix and the Iggy mix on two separate discs in the same deluxe 2LP package, with gatefold sleeve and 16-page 12" x !2" booklet.
They also made a good fist of the Bowie/Ronson produced Lou Reed classic, Transformer, a couple of years back.
Anyway, as you've already gleaned from the headline, this week sees the release of Heathen via Music On Vinyl. The album is pressed on 180 gram black stuff housed in a faithful reproduction of the original packaging.
The only difference being that the printed inner bag is replaced by the same graphics printed on a double-sided sheet while the vinyl is protected in a plain white polybag. Here's the tech stuff...
• 180 grams audiophile vinyl
• Printed innersleeve
Catalog # : MOVLP470
Barcode : 8713748982911
Format : LP, 180 gram
Sleeve : 3mm
Releasedate : 2011-12-12
Stay tuned for details of more Music On Vinyl Bowie releases due next year.