Item #4843 Record Without a Cover. Christian Marclay.
Christian Marclay

Record Without a Cover

Recycled Records, 1985. VG+. Stored in blank sleeve, despite Marclay’s directions: “Do not store in a protective package”. Item #4843

Recorded on a 4-track at Plugg, New York City, March 1985. The album has one track, beginning with the sounds of records being played, growing louder until samples and drums fade in. Towards the end of the track, the vinyl clicks and pops from the introduction interrupt the samples. The album was sold without a cover or any sort of protective packaging, the damage intentionally becoming a part of the composition. One of Marclay’s most notorious works of art, this record is a meditation on the ritual of creating and playing music.


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