We got our hands on an old stock of mostly still sealed 8-track cartridges. Some of them are even completely unknown to the internet – until now! Exclusive at recordsale. Take a look at this rare but lovely format, you’ll discover some treasures!
THE medium of the 80's is back and we have increased our stock with classics, box sets and rare editions - largely still sealed. About time to dust off the old tape deck and go on a time travel.
The focus here is not on a narrowly restricted style, but rather on a broad collection of artists who are somehow labelled under the generic term "alternative", but who each make very independent music. XL Recordings also stands for a certain quality and authenticity. And if you appreciate some of the big names who have released here, you can certainly discover great records in the repertoire, which wrongly are not (yet) in the public focus.
Founded in Sheffield Warp formed UK Techno like no other Label and created it’s own genre under the name Bleep. It’s Label Catalogue also contains some groundbreaking Ambient and IDM Releases by artists like Aphex Twin and Autchere.
With us you will find a huge selection, from the albums that everyone should have on the shelf to obscure rarities and numerous different editions for those who need their own room just for their Elvis collection. Click your way through our wide range. There's certainly something there that isn't yet in your record cabinet.
Sebastian Krüger, born in 1963, is a German artist known for his unique style of caricature painting. During the 80s he designed the artwork for many album covers of different Rock and Heavy Metal bands such as Tankard, Scorpions, Risk, Destruction and The Raymen. Krüger was also close with The Rolling Stones, he created several group portraits and numerous portraits of Keith Richards. Check out our selection of LP’s and 7” signed by the artist himself.
Lou Ottens (1926-2021), known as the inventor of the cassette tape, passed away March 6th at the age of 94. Already at a young age Lou proved to be quite the engineer. As a teenager during WWII, he built a radio with a directional antenna so his parents could listen to Radio Oranje from London without being interrupted by German transmitter interference. In 1952 he started working at Philips and became director of the product development department 8 years later. In these laboratories, under his guidance the tape was invented and the CD as we know it today was developed. He kept his job for 34 years and strongly believed in teamwork. Lou didn’t want to be dubbed the Dutch Edison. “You do it together”, he revealed in an interview with the Dutch magazine Spektrum for the 50th anniversary of the tape invention. The cassette tapes were first presented to the world at the Internationale Funkaustellung (IFA) in West-Berlin in August 1963. Thirty years later in 1983 the Sony-Philips compact disc came on the market and in Lou’s opinion it is the optimal sound carrier.
Little fun fact: the format of the cassette was based on a piece of wood that fit precisely in Lou’s jacket pocket. Later he used this little piece of wood to prop up the jack to fix a flat tire on his 2CV. Lou Ottens has done every music lover a tremendous favour by helping to create these beloved little music carriers: Thank you Lou!
Illustration: Autolampen Plakat von Hans Oertle, 1923. Sammlung Marc Wegner, Berlin.
Our stock is sorted by more than 500 music categories., divided into 21 genres..
Good music on vinyl doesn't mean it has to be expensive. A proof for this statement is our section "Vinyl Bargains".
Make your deal and dig the low priced records under 5€.
You may remember our great deal from Pennsylvania, where we suceeded to find around 600.000 45s. In the meanwhile we started to list them. A lot of them are not available on Discogs, therefore you can check them exclusively on our website. It's surely worthwhile to have a look and we can only recommend to pass by regulary as you will find all new arrivals on the top of the listing. Enjoy your hunt!
More than 15 years ago, recordsale.de started in Berlin-Mitte...
For the connoisseurs of our offers, the news from last week is available again at a glance. And finally also with filter functions.
Of course recordsale also offers absolute collector's items: Ultrarare originals from the 60s, classics of Krautrock from the 70s, sought-after obscurities from the 80s and alternative hits from the 90s can be found here.
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Here you will find new products from America and Europe at very fair prices.
Recordsale joined the Instagram bandwagon some time ago. But during this time of isolation we’ve been using this channel more than we have in the past. It just makes life a bit more colourful. So if you’re interested in weekly music quizzes, digging videos and other sneak previews from the Recordsale universe make sure to follow us @recordsale.de :)
We were on a shopping tour in Florida and packed a few tons of vinyl for you from private collectors as well as from record stores. The records have arrived, but not yet catalogued. Of course we will inform you as soon as this happens.
In addition to records, we also offer you a selection of used and new books on the subjects of music and vinyl culture.
Biographies, reference books, illustrated books, magazines - here you will find everything you need to extend you music knowledge.
After a long wait they are finally here: we have acquired a - as you can see - very large load of records from Switzerland. Now the records are just waiting to be catalogued. As soon as this happens, we will let you know. Because everyone will probably find something that is missing in his or her own collection.
After Tom Silverman already achieved a certain degree of fame through his biweekly magazine Dance Music Report, he founded the label Tommy Boy in his New York apartment - with a $5000 loan from his parents. The most famous release of Tommy Boy propably is Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock. But even beyond that, the Tommy Boy catalogue hides countless gems - especially from the early days of rap history.
Legendary Chicago Label was found 1984 by Larry Sherman and Jesse Saunders and is one of the most important Labels when it comes to House Music. It released classics like Larry Heard “Can You Feel It” or Frankie Knuckles “The Whistle Song” and formed the sound of a whole decade.
From now on we ship for only 3.90€ within Germany. No matter if you want to order one or one hundred records.
We have also extended our flatrate program for worldwide shipping. Within Europe, for example, you pay a maximum of 13.90€ per order. To Austria, the Netherlands and Belgium even only 7.90€. You can find a detailed list in the updated shipping overview.
Verve was founded in 1956 by Norman Granz, then manager of Ella Fitzgerald, to produce new albums for her. In the following decades, Verve built up the world's largest jazz catalogue with Stan Getz, Billie Holiday, Bill Evans and many others and is still one of the most important addresses for all jazz lovers.
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Best of the '80s and '90s? At ZTT Records not just a radio slogan. Big pop acts like Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Tom Jones came here to play. If you want to revive these times, this is the right place. Long-forgotten sweethearts can be rediscovered and are waiting to be played out loud again.
We are still here for you and will ship all orders, of course in compliance with the necessary safety measures - for you and our employees. Our customer service will also remain available to you.
We hope to make your time with music more enjoyable and wish you all to stay (or get) healthy.