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Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches…and vinyl - iconic 1990 albums take centre stage in new exhibition



 

  • 33 ⅓ Vinyl Exhibition opens at The Vinyl Cafe, Tileyard. From 29th November -13th December 2023

  • Exhibition will showcase iconic albums from 1990 celebrating their 33 ⅓ anniversary

  • Curated by vinyl pressing and packaging firm, Key Production Group, to mark its 33 ⅓ birthday

 

A brand new exhibition showcasing iconic albums on vinyl released in 1990 - named ‘33 ⅓ Vinyl Exhibition’ - is opening its doors this week to the public at The Vinyl Cafe in Tileyard, London.

Curated by Key Production Group, a leading music manufacturer for vinyl record pressing, design and packaging, the ‘33 ⅓ Vinyl Exhibition’ brings together a specially curated selection of 33 legendary albums from 1990 - 33 ⅓ years after their release. The theme celebrates the speed of a record player and also marks Key Production’s 33 ⅓ years producing vinyl for the music industry.

Open to the public from 30th November for two weeks, music fans and vinyl lovers can journey back in time to the beginning of the 1990s, when digital streaming was just a vision of the future. On display throughout The Vinyl Cafe will be original 1990 album sleeves from artists that defined the decade, such as Pixies’ ‘Bossanova’, Madonna’s ‘The Immaculate Collection’ and ‘Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches’ by Happy Mondays. Original album sleeves from other 1990 luminaries such Jane’s Addiction, Charlatans, Ride, George Michael, Kylie Minogue, Prince and more will be on show for revellers to read about and listen to through a special Spotify playlist.

As well as paying homage to iconic vinyl, the exhibition celebrates the birthday of Key Production Group. Founded in 1990 as Key Production, the company has been at the forefront of manufacturing vinyl, cassettes, CDs, DVDs and special products for the music industry - working on physical releases for artists such as Eva Cassidy, Björk, Radiohead, Dizzee Rascal and more recently Little Simz and Ezra Collective for their Mercury award-winning album ‘Where I’m Meant To Be’.

Karen Emanuel, CEO of Key Production Group said: “The exhibition is a trip down memory lane to where it all started for us, when these records were the sounds of that time. But more than a look backwards, it’s a chance to celebrate the present and future of vinyl. We welcome everyone, 90s music fans old and new, to come by the Vinyl Cafe, grab a drink, and immerse themselves in a journey through vinyl!”

On 29th November, there will be a private opening night to kick off the two-week exhibition. The launch event, named ‘Songs in the Life of Key’ will include talks and panels from figures within the industry. The exhibition opens to the public on 30th November.

Since 2011, Key Production Group has been the umbrella group company for Key Production as well as Breed Media, which helps emerging bands create physical formats of their music, and Think Tank, a design and packaging company specialising in cosmetic, luxury, design, food and drink brands. Key Production Group is now a certified B-Corporation, for its use of sustainable materials and environmental processes across all three companies. For more information, head to keyproduction.co.uk

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