Excellent news, especially for those of us who remember LPs and sleeve notes; Topic Records are to publish digital booklets for each album available for digital download. Topic has always had the underlying philosophy of making traditional-based music as widely available as possible.
In January 2013, 84 archive albums will be available to download complete with new digital booklets. Each month throughout the year Topic intends to publish further ‘currently out of print’ albums from their archive and make available digital booklets for all current releases, artist by artist, as well as new ‘themed’ digital collections. Currently, digital delivery all too often separates the audio recording from all artwork, documentation and sleeve-notes. The plan at Topic is to restore and include all of the information that originally accompanied the vinyl release and wherever possible add photographs and ephemera from their archive.