The public service broadcaster is selling off its catalogue in June.
Radio France has revealed details of over 8,000 vinyl records set to be sold at a public auction. The records are all double copies of music from the stationâ€™s 1.6 million-strong collection.
Organised across 10 categories, the records span French pop from Serge Gainsbourg, art-rock from The Velvet Underground, afrobeat from Fela Kuti, synthpop from Yellow Magic Orchestra, plus soundtracks, musique concrete and more. There are some rarities too, like a 7â€³ copy of Syd Barrettâ€™s â€˜Octopusâ€™ valued at between â‚¬6000 and â‚¬7500, as RA points out.
The public auction takes place at Maison de la Radio on June 19. The profits will be used to fund new acquisitions and to support Radio Franceâ€™s digitization project. Browse the auction sale catalogue.
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