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World’s Largest Record Collection

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World’s Largest Record Collection

In today’s world, everyone downloads and buys music from the internet, making physical record albums obsolete, which is very sad news for Paul Mawhinney. Paul has the world’s largest record collection that he has been accumulated throughout his lifetime. He used to run a record store, and he would always put away the last copy of an album for himself. Due to his declining health and old age, Paul has decided to put the collection on sale for a mere $3 million when it was appraised at a whooping $50 million, yet no one has given a solid offer. Regardless of our technological advances, sometimes holding an album in your hands just feels a little bit different.

http://hypebeast.com/2008/08/worlds-largest-record-collection/
 

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I wish I had $3mil...

Actually I wish I had 6 mil... 3 mil for the records, 3 mil for a house, car, hookers and weed.
 

moriaty

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wow! and im stressing about moving about my 1100 recs.!
mad respect to the guy,hope his vinyl goes to a good home.
 

philski

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daaaaaaamn, he musta put years into that collection, 2 n half million records is unreal.
 

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Thats Special....83% is not commecially available on CD, i reckon its well worth more than 3 mill....fair play to the fella.
 

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I cant believe that this collection could just go to waste.

You'd think at least something like the British Library would pick up the cost to maintain such a historical archive.

He was right in the video when he said in 10-20 years time everyone will realise they fucked up if they dont do something with this.
 

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You'd think at least something like the British Library would pick up the cost to maintain such a historical archive.
The British Library already has 1 copy of every single record officially realeased in the UK, over 1 million records...

You can read about it and search it here http://www.bl.uk/collections/sound-archive/cat.html

And yes they do have a copy of Machete, but only on Nightlife 4. That's not even a lie, search it if you don't believe me!
 
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