We Buy White Albums: Rutherford Chang



I went to visit Rutherford Chang’s We Buy White Albums the other day and loved it.. It looks like a record shop but they don’t sell records, they only buy the Beatles’ White Album. This was the ninth studio album by The band, released on 22 November 1968. It is a double album and has no graphics or text other than the band’s name embossed (and, on the early LP and CD releases, a serial number) on its plain white sleeve.

I like the fact that all these albums are coming together again as individuals, rather than as mass produced commodities. Each album is now different, carrying it’s own story, bringing together each individual’s personal history. It’s a poignant and beautiful piece of work.







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