Lisbon – sun, sea and vinyl

People are flocking from all over the world to visit this southern European capital. Tourists historically came to Lisbon for the sun, food and colonial architecture, but now the city is also pulling in a growing number of vinyl tourists.

The 5 most overlooked albums of all time

All record collectors love a rare vinyl. But what about the songs and albums that aren’t necessarily rare but unsung heroes of the time and are falling under the radar? Records that should have been smash hits but instead barely broke the surface?

Paris – a hidden treasure trove for vinyl

Crate digging has always been a massive plus point for record collectors. But what if the best place to go crate digging has been right under our noses all this time? What if the most famous city in the world is also the best place to hunt for vinyl?

The best record shops in the North West

The North West has been an undisputed music hub for quite some time, with some of the biggest British names coming out of the North. This got us thinking about highlighting some of our favourite ones we’ve visited. And because we strongly believe in supporting local, we thought we’d start off with some of the best in our neck of the woods.

Covers33 becomes official sponsors of 45 Radio

Covers33, a Yorkshire based record protection company, has joined forces with another Yorkshire firm favourite, 45 Radio station. The sponsorship will launch on the 24th February 2020 and will include interviews, events and regular top music picks from the Covers33 team on their very own vinyl classic show. The deal is based on a shared…
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Music and Manchester

To properly understand Manchester’s love affair with music you need to delve into its history and identity. Manchester is home to ground-breaking discoveries, inventions and movements. From the industrial revolution and the first computer to the suffragette movement. And this city isn’t set to slow down. There is a light that never goes out Manchester…
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Covers33 origins story

We’ve been selling vinyl protection products since 1975, when Barry had his first vinyl protection sleeve made for his vinyl market stock. Sara, in our office, caught up with Barry to find out how it all started and the eureka moment that sparked 30 years of successful business. So, how did you get into the…
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A quick guide – how to look after your vinyl collection

So, you’ve scoured every record shop going and built yourself up a pretty stellar vinyl collection and want to know the best ways to keep them in good shape. Or maybe you’re new to the game and wondering how to look after your vinyl collection properly, so each track keeps playing quality sound for longer….
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Why vinyl produces better sound than CD

There are streams of articles online comparing vinyl records and CDs. But whether you’re a vinyl lover or a CD obsessive, vinyl will always rule the roost. To understand why vinyl records are better quality than CDs, we first need to delve into the world of analogue and the origins of sound. It all boils…
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What to buy a vinyl nut this Christmas

Have you got a vinyl nut in the family or a vinyl lover as a friend and not sure what to get them? Whether you buy your gifts months in advance or love a last-minute Christmas Eve dash, we’ve got your back.