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IAN PEEL’S LINER NOTES

There are three words that gave me a real feeling of excitement in my early years of loving and collecting vinyl. And I’ve realised they still have the same effect, 30 years later…

Those three words (or four, if you ignore the hyphen)? ‘Seven-inch double pack’. Something which, in this digital day and age, record labels would call a ‘bundle’. Two 7”s, extending a single release from A- and B-side to A-, B-, C- and D-side, and usually packaged in a gatefold sleeve. So much more than a simple bundle, to me, it’s a fascinating format. Not least because you can see why artists and labels loved them – for completely different reasons.

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