Do Not Sell At Any Price

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Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records
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AuthorAmanda Petrusich
LanguageEnglish
SubjectRecord collecting
PublisherScribner
Publication date
July 8, 2014
Media typePrint, Ebook
Pages272
ISBN978-1-4516-6705-9
WebsiteDo Not Sell At Any Price

Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records is a 2014 book by American music journalist Amanda Petrusich.

Development and publication[edit]

Do Not Sell At Any Price grew out of research for a piece Petrusich wrote for Spin circa 2010; in reporting on the renewed commercial interest in vinyl records, she met collector John Heneghan and became interested in the project of record collecting.[1] As a critic inundated by new music seeking review, she was intrigued by the scarcity that drove collectors of 78s.[2]

Petrusich published the 272-page book with Scribner on July 8, 2014.[3]

Reception[edit]

Do Not Sell At Any Price was widely and favorably reviewed.[4][5][6] Randall Roberts described the book in the Los Angeles Times as a "thoughtful, entertaining history of obsessed music collectors and their quest for rare early 78 rpm records."[7] In Flavorwire, Jillian Mapes says Petrusich "captures the...weird beauty and legitimate historical importance" of collecting physical records: "This book will make you consider, and possibly rethink, digital music culture."[8] Writing in Paste Magazine, Elias Leight says that even in the context of Petrusich's "stellar resume", Do Not Sell At Any Price may be "her most compelling and inventive [work] yet."[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, Caitlin (10 March 2016). "Brooklyn 100: Amanda Petrusich, Writer, Critic and Professor". Brooklyn Magazine. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  2. ^ Dean, Eddie (2014-07-11). "Book Review: 'Do Not Sell at Any Price' by Amanda Petrusich & 'Pioneers of the Blues Revival' by Steve Cushing". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  3. ^ "DO NOT SELL AT ANY PRICE by Amanda Petrusich | Kirkus Reviews". Kirkus Reviews. April 20, 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Music Journalist Chronicles The 'Wild Obsessive Hunt' For Rare 78 RPM Records". Fresh Air. NPR. August 11, 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  5. ^ Rohter, Larry (21 July 2014). "'Do Not Sell at Any Price' and 'Dust & Grooves'". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  6. ^ Mazor, Barry (July 3, 2014). "Revival Revival". New Republic. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  7. ^ Roberts, Randall (3 July 2014). "'Do Not Sell at Any Price's' hunters stalk rare 78 rpm records". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  8. ^ Mapes, Jillian (9 July 2014). "Staff Picks: Flavorwire's Favorite Cultural Things This Week". Flavorwire. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  9. ^ Leight, Elias (August 20, 2014). "Do Not Sell At Any Price by Amanda Petrusich Review". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 6 July 2017.

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