This video from the BBC does what the Beeb does best. It shows the production of a vinyl record from start to finish in the kind of intricate detail that only a non-commercial station can get away with.
The clip is almost four minutes long and pretty much all of that is dense explanation. Absolutely fascinating, although the presenter doesn’t do much to shake the international myth that England is full of eccentric boffins in tweed jackets.
This raises one question, though: As we moved from vinyl to CD, the prices jumped. The same from VHS to DVD to Bluray. Why? Surely making discs has got cheaper and easier, not more complex and expensive. I smell a conspiracy.