World’s Largest Record Collection

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Paul Mawhinney is the owner of the world’s largest vinyl record collection, if you’re a music fan of some sort i can’t see how this short documentary won’t touching you in some way.

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Rent says:

August 26, 2008 at 7:49 pm

the current state of vinyl in the world is definitely a sad one. I had no idea it was that sad…if I had 3 million shit even 50 million, I’d buy it all.

I wish the world would realize how much better everything sounds on vinyl, but it seems at this rate it won’t be around for long.


Luis says:

August 26, 2008 at 9:40 pm

Rent, Jakub, I saw the report in TV. An irish buisinessman was the buyer and he gave the 3 million that Paul asked.


Rent says:

August 27, 2008 at 12:20 am

that’s too bad it sold for so cheap compared to how much it was worth, that man definitely deserved every penny.


barry says:

August 27, 2008 at 9:14 am

i dont know if thet story is true about the iris businessman. im irish and i remember reading that the collection had been bid for on ebay by someone in galway, turned out to have been some kids in an internet cafe where someone had left there ebay account logged in (it was definately on ebay) and was later retracted. that sounds a bit ridiculous but i think thats what it said.


Javier says:

September 6, 2008 at 7:29 pm

i think this film is a piece of crap

that man is not really interested on preserving the music, if that was the case, he could donate the collection to an organization or the government itself (but he is now selling it by piece)

he needs money and doesn’t want to loose his investment, and i am not criticizing that, but saying “the world is gonna find out their mistake, blablabla” its really stupid if you basically want to sell it (and the people who has that kind of money is not that much stupid, if they are not interested on the material itself, it is money thrown away, you are buying copies of albums, not the art itself, you cant do anything with it really)

that along a film student that thought he found a pot of gold and made an overdramatic video add, nothing else

i feel sorry for whoever found this moving and interesting

and if you say “but the music is gonna be lost!! oh god!!” and things like that, i say to you that i doubt that 99.9% of those albums are the only existing copy, and if they get lost, its gonna be that greedy fatso fault, no one else

that sean dunne guy shouldnt be allowed to do nothing remotely close to a documentary