‘The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932,’ is a massive compilation of music, words and art that revisits the iconic company’s history through collectable reproductions. The set of objects is contained in a, handmade wooden box designed to look like a vintage player cabinet. The compilation was created by Jack White’s Third Man Records and John Fahey’s Revenant Records. The just released ‘Volume One,’ covers Paramount’s rise from 1917-1927.
The compilation includes 800 re-mastered digital tracks from 172 artists, 200 restored 1920s ads and images, six vinyl LPs pressed on burled chestnut colored vinyl with hand-engraved, embossed gold-leaf labels in a white birch LP folio, 250 page cloth-bound hardcover art book and a 360 page encyclopedic field guide of artist portraits. Everything a retro music enthusiast could ask for!