Paramount Records Press Updated

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David Glasser and Anna Frick worked to restore and master a unique catalog of music — The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932, Volumes One and Two. Each volume holds 800 tracks. Volume One, covering the years 1917- 1927, was released in fall 2013 to great critical acclaim, and we collected some of the notable reviews here.

In fall 2014, Third Man Records and Revenant Records released Volume Two, for the intensely productive period from 1928 to 1932, when Paramount failed in the Depression. We’ve updated this blog post to include some of the Volume Two reviews.

Read Dave’s blog post about how the project came to be and the processes used to restore the music.

Third Man and Revenant introduced the first—quarter-sawn oak—”cabinet of wonder” through a video view of the box, discs, books, USB drive and ephemera. The streamlined Machine Age case housing the second volume is similarly intriguing, with laser-etched LPs and books of comparable scholarship and detail.

Dean+Blackwood+Billy+Reid+1While not a review, we had to include a link to an interview on the Billy Reid website. Billy Reid is a chain of 11 boutiques in the US. For SXSW, it mounted an exhibit called Blueprint next to its Austin store, exploring the Paramount project and its esthetic, and posted an interview with the always-stylish Dean Blackwood on its blog

The most recent reviews are found at the top of this list.

NPR  – The two news stories linked here include a handful of audio clips from Volume Two:

images  All Things Considered, Feb 24, 2015

images  Fresh Air:  The Furniture Company that Sang the Blues, Feb 16, 2015



Cover2_Pitchfork  Best New Reissue – The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records Volume Two 1928-1932


CBS This Morning, Nov 29, 2014:

images-1  Lost treasures: Jack White rescues the Paramount Records archive


Rolling Stone:

images  Jack White’s Third Man Records to Issue Second Paramount Records Box



Paramount_promobox  Recording of January 2014: The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records 1917–1927, Volume One



Cover_Mix  ‘The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records’ Remastering American Voices, In Mass Quantities


The New York Times:

Cover_NewYorkTimes  A Menagerie of Music Lives in a Box, Jack White Explores History of Paramount Records


 NPR Weekend Edition:

Cover_NPRWeekend  Paramount Records: The Label Inadvertently Crucial To The Blues

Cover_npr_music  Holding Music History In Your Hands: Why Archives Matter


Rolling Stone:

Cover_RollingStone  Jack White’s Third Man Records to Co-Release Paramount Records Set

Cover2_RollingStone  Jack White on His Paramount Records Connection



Cover_Paste  Third Man Announces Release of Paramount Records Collection


The Wall Street Journal:

Cover_WallStreetJournal  Songs of Paramount Interest



Cover_Spin2  Jack White Builds a ‘Cabinet of Wonder’ Full of Classic Jazz, Blues

Cover_Spin1  Jack White Excavates Paramount Records at Reverential New York Public Library Event



Cover_nme  Jack White’s Third Man Records to release 800-song compilation from Paramount Records archives

Cover_Jambands  Third Man Records to Release 800-Song Paramount Records Collection


CMT Edge:

Cover-cmt-edge  Americana Fest: Shovels & Rope, Third Man Records and More


Nashville Scene:

Cover_nashville-scene-350  The Damnedest Collection You’ve Ever Seen: Third Man and Revenant’s Paramount Records Tribute Coming Nov. 19



Cover_Pitchfork  Review: The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-1932)


 Brooklyn Vegan:

Cover_BrooklynVegan  Paramount Records box set discussed & celebrated at NYPL by Jack White, Greil Marcus & more (pics & review)


Fretboard Journal:

Cover_FretboardJournal  The Rise and Fall of Paramount 1917-1932, Volume 1: The Unboxing


 Consequence of Sound:

Cover_ConsequenceofSound  A Holiday Gift Guide For Music Fans



Cover_Pitchfork  Holiday Gift Guide 2013

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