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Tom I have not noticed the noisy colored vinyl effect found on the old picture discs you mentioned. These all seem to sound pretty good overall though in the ultra high end 45 rpm market I see many that are uncolored and contain no pigmentation whatsoever. The 4 LP single sided 45 rpm, 200 gram reissue of Blue Train is on translucent pigment free vinyl and it sounds astonishing.

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On Apr 24, 2012, at 4:19 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Are the colored vinyls more noisy than black like the picture disks used to be back in the 80s?
> 
> A neato RSD promo for a band would be that they go down to United Pressing in Nashville and hand-mix buckets of colored pellets, which then get made into biscuits. If you had a 4-person band, maybe the drummer mixes black and silver with a few red flecks, the guitar player mixes green, yellow and orange, the bass player goes with red white and blue and the female singer goes for pink, indigo and day-glo orange. The could also come up with four versions of the cover, and press 500 copies of each. Bands may contact me for licensing information! ;)
> 
> -- Tom Fine
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Sam" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 3:40 PM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] The Color of Vinyl in 2012
> 
> 
>> All,
>> 
>> A thought occurred to me that I'd like to get others' take on.  With
>> the exception of the band Shellac, I can't think of a new releases
>> since sometime in the mid '00s that's been pressed on black vinyl.   I
>> definitely have all the primary colors, a lot of secondary colors, and
>> a few clear/translucent ones for good measure.  Meanwhile, I can tick
>> off scads of new vinyl since then that've been black, but they were
>> all reissues, not new releases.
>> 
>> That said, all my vinyl tends to be of
>> indie/alternative/underground/whatever rock bands.  They're obviously
>> doing it for the collecting aspect.
>> 
>> Anyone else seen something similar?
>> 
>> Jim