long-playing record

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long-playing record

[′lȯŋ ‚plā·iŋ ′rek·ərd]
(engineering acoustics)
A 10- or 12-inch (25.4- or 30.48-centimeter) phonograph record that operates at a speed of 33⅓ rpm (revolutions per minute) and has closely spaced grooves, to give playing times up to about 30 minutes for one 12-inch side. Also known as LP record; microgroove record.
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The traditional LP album cover artwork is so diverse and interesting I think it is a shame to have your golden oldie records stashed away in the attic, dust them off and get them on the walls.
It was an enormous hit in 1956 (which also later inspired the creation of a full LP album, An Englishman Sings American Folk Songs, released in America on the Mercury label in the early 60s) but ironically, because it was a band recording, it made Lonnie no money beyond his original session fee.
During the 1950s, when the LP album was the standard for recordings, I began a small collection of American music.
I need to physically touch that CD package or that LP album; it's an organic process, a ritual for me.
Distinctly remembering the day my dad just had to stop (en route to the beach) to purchase Cream's Disraeli Gears (1967), I was ecstatic to see its presence alongside a score of memorable LP album covers.
A Private View is a coffee-table-size book whose dimensions match a classic LP album. It contains more than 290 photographs, as well as Freeman's reflections on his years with the band and on how his world-renowned-graphic designs evolved.
He had a travelling theatre troupe, performing in concerts, got his works recorded on vinyl and LP albums, cassettes, cartridge, celluloid, CD, video CD and DVD.
The AT-LP60 features completely automatic operation--just push the play button and the turntable does the rest--and a 33-1/3 and 45 RPM speed selector to play vinyl formats from LP albums to 12-inch and 7-inch singles.
As vinyl charts are relaunched, figures show sales of singles and LP albums have reached a 20-year high, with nearly three million sold in 2014
A decade later, when Columbia introduced the new LP albums, Steinweiss came up with the design for the cardboard jacket that would become the industry standard.
There are only 3,000 available, all containing eight CD mini-LP albums, eight 12in LP albums, The Complete Picture DVD, a foreword by Johnny Marr and much more.