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Hello, my name is Mark and I live in Washington, D.C.  I made this page to share some cover images from my record collection.


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I'm curious about who you are and how you found this site. Do you collect records? Are you interested in graphic design? Is there a certain genre of music you like? How about those gams on the Si Zentner cover?

Your comments are most appreciated - mark@317X.com. Feel free to include your web page address if you have one.

Thank you for visiting.


Answers to a few questions:


Q:
Will you make me a tape or CD or MP3 copy of _____?

A:
Sorry, no.


Q
: Where can I purchase a copy of _____?

A: Go to local record stores and shows (in New York City, the WFMU record show is great). Online, try GEMM.com, eBay and searching on Google.


Q: Will you sell me your copy of _____?

A: No.


Q: What images get viewed most often?

A: Oddly enough, Sergio Mendes - The Swinger From Rio gets the most views by far. Runners up usually include Eydie Gorme - Blame it on the Bossa Nova, the Claudine Longet albums and Ronnie Aldrich - This Way "In". Who knew Ronnie Aldrich was so popular?


Q
: When did you start this site?

A: June 1999


Q: How old are you?

A: 28


Q
: How do you make the cover images?

A: Some people have success photographing their covers and then scanning the prints. This process is not practical for me so I scan the covers directly. My scanner can only scan an area of about 8.5 x 11 inches so each 12 inch LP cover image is pieced together from four separate scans.
I'm not a graphic artist so on some images you may see the "seams" where the pieces come together. Here's where they are on most covers:
























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