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The Completist

The urge to own all of an artist’s back catalogue is a perfectly understandable one to most vinyl collectors. But what if that artist is invited round to dinner?
PETE PAPHIDES is a music journalist, record collector and broadcaster. Catch him on Soho Radio every Tuesday, 12-2pm

Can you remember the first time you harboured thoughts of completism? The first time you pondered your adoration of an artist and your thoughts didn’t just stop at having most of their back catalogue? Can you remember the first time the prospect of a life without that non-album B-side didn’t seem like any sort of a life? For me, that moment happened when mere ownership of three hit singles and an album by Racey was no longer enough.

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About Long Live Vinyl

Issue 25 of Long Live Vinyl comes with your free 40-page Official Record Store Day 2019 magazine, the complete guide to all 500+ releases to help you get ready for 13 April! It’s the only place you’ll find full details of every Record Store Day release, plus there’s the chance to win £50 of Record Tokens to give you a head start on the big day. Elsewhere in issue 25, we pay tribute to Neil Young, as his bandmates, producers and a host of musicians influenced by one of the world’s greatest songwriters tell us about 50 years with Shakey. We also speak to Sleeper, Beirut and Michael Chapman about their brilliant new albums, meet stellar producer Stephen Street, chart the rise of Discogs and welcome our new columnist, Pete Paphides. If all that’s not enough, you’ll find the most comprehensive range of new album, reissue and hardware reviews anywhere on the newsstand. Long Live Vinyl is THE magazine for vinyl lovers.