Unheard for 60-years we’re very pleased to present these two vinyl lobby spots for the classic 1960 Western: The Magnificent Seven.
Lobby spot records were sent to theaters/cinemas to play in the lobby and let people know about upcoming releases, they’re rare now and we’re happy to bring this small slice of history back to life, enjoy!
Thanks to our ever vigilant ebay searches we were recently able to pick up these two very rare original 78RPM lobby spots for two classic horror films from director William Castle. Lobby spots are an interesting unknown item of cinema history, being records designed to be played inside the cinema itself to promote upcoming releases. They were never released to the public and were only designed with a shelf life of a few weeks or months, if used at all, then normally thrown out once the film had been and gone, that any survive at all is down to cinema staff taking them home once the films run had finished.
We got hold of these from the USA and have recently had them professional transferred to digital by the great Shaw Sounds, who manged to do an incredible job with two very battered 78s that are now well over 50-years old. So presented below are these two rare finds, the first for The Tingler from 1959 which features narration from the film’s star: Vincent Price and the second 13 Ghosts from 1960.
Both of these records are one sided and the backs are very interesting, featuring a diamond style pattern on them both.
Look for more features on super rare 45RPM lobby spots from our collection later in the year, we’ve got some fascinating UK ones we need to get digitised!
This weekend the fantastic Transmission record store opened in Margate and we were there to get a look at one of the most amazing stores you’ll ever shop in. Run by Spencer from Death Waltz Recording Company the store is much more than just a record shop, it’s a work of art in itself and features films posters on the walls, a cabinet of rare vintage and designer toys, vinyl inspired flooring and so much more. We’d 100% recommend you planning a trip here right now!
Here’s our leader Evrim giving you a personal video tour the morning after the opening night party…
Transmission is located in Margate, UK, you can order vinyl and more via their website: http://transmissionrecords.co.uk/
You can visit the Transmission store in person at:
105 Northdown Road
Here’s a more in-depth look at what has to be one of the greatest records stores you’ll ever spend time in:
Here’s a great find to start the week off with, a super rare UK radio spot flexi disc for the Chuck Norris film Good Guys Wear Black.