Published by Heni Publishing. Foreword by Peter Hook. Interview by Michael Bracewell.
WORLDRECORDS compiles highlights from the eponymous photo series by German artist Kai Schäfer (born 1971) of the great albums of music history, photographed on classic turntables. Albums featured include David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Mars, Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures, Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run, Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast, Michael Jackson's Thriller, The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, The Cure's Three Imaginary Boys, The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St, Kraftwerk's Tour de France and The Clash’s London Calling. The book's large format allows all the details and nuances of the vinyl and record players to shine. Schäfer’s work is a tribute to the art of analogue. The photographs are accompanied by quotes from the relevant musicians. An interview with the artist by Michael Bracewell accompanies the book, as well as a foreword by Peter Hook (of Joy Division and New Order fame).