360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story – review

By Chris Bourke In Books, Music

Print Share
7th February, 2013
It’s now just a marketing term, but the concept of a “classic album” was virtually invented by Columbia Records. The US label developed the first long-playing albums in 1948 and it revolutionised the record business. No longer was a wheelbarrow required to carry all the 78rpm discs needed to listen to a symphony. And in popular music, no longer did “album” refer to a phonebook-sized collection of discs by one artist, but a collection of tracks on just one disc lasting nearly 45 minutes. Columbia and its artists ...

NZ Listener print only subscriptions & digital only subscriptions

NZ Listener subscriptions;

Print subscriptions: To receive the NZ Listener in your mailbox each week click here.

Digital subscriptions: We now have the NZ Listener weekly edition as a digital reader version via the Zinio digital platform – read the latest edition on your computer or via the Zinio app on your tablet.  To find our more click here.

Archive content: If you’re interested in accessing archive content, please contact our NZ Listener helpdesk contact us.  We endeavor to get back to you within 5 working days.

Locked content: If you have an archive content login, please login to view and unlock content, for more information regarding locked content please read our NZ Listener FAQ’s

Any queries regarding access please contact our NZ Listener helpdesk contact us.

More by Chris Bourke

Switch to our mobile site