John Peel’s Record Collection is Now Online – Goodbye, Free Time!
Legendary BBC DJ, John Peel, has a record collection for the ages, one deemed to be one of the most important collections on the planet. As previously announced, there were plans to put the collection online, for all to view. As noted on the John Peel Archive on The Space, “John Peel’s vast record collection contains over 26,000 LP’s, 40,000 singles and many thousands of CDs – it really is quite awesome. With the help and support of John’s family, we are taking the first steps in making John’s amazing collection available through an interactive online archive. The John Peel Archive is featuring on The Space – an Arts Council funded and BBC supported digital arts service, which will be available for 26 weeks from May – October 2012.”
“After some deliberation we decided that the best way to start the process was to release the details of the first 100 albums, listed alphabetically, from each letter of the alphabet each week. So on 1st May we will release the first 100 A’s, on 8th May the first 100 B’s, 15th May first 100 C’s, and so on.”
I feel like this is some kind of Sesame Street statement, but BRING ON THE A’s! You can view the album cover art, some info, and if available, a link to iTunes or Spotify.
To visit the John Peel Record Collection, click here and let the listening party begin. If you want a video with a better explanation than this blog post covered, click here and watch a 2 minute primer.