The World’s Greatest Music Collection

August 20th, 2008

Sean Dunne made this little documentary about ‘The World’s Greatest Music Collection‘. Paul Mawhinney used to have a record store, from each record he sold he kept the last one to add to his archive. So in the end he has an unique collection of 3.000.000 records. Unfortunately he has to let go of it, but apparently no one shows any serious interest in buying it.
This movie is heartbreaking, Paul really was in it for the love for music.

11 Responses to “The World’s Greatest Music Collection”

  1. Carlos Says:

    Damn, if I could, I would definetely buy that.

    This is amazing shit. Fucking… great!

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  3. mersenne Says:

    it’s such a story, a huge accomplishment yet we all know feats like these rarely go unpunished by society. i feel sad for him and think cultural institutions in the USA should intervene and get this collection for a museum. a note about the movie, didn’t really like the last bits, the lights turning off, he’s alone etc. a bit too much sensationalism even though the story needs none.

  4. Adam Says:

    It breaks my heart to hear that he has to give this up. I have a collection of about 500 LPs and I don’t know what I’d do without them. I hope he can find someone who appreciates them as much as he does.

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  8. Simon Bray Says:

    The company I work for are interested in buying this collection but his website is down & all attempts to make contact have been ignored. It seems he’s not trying that hard after all…

  9. today and tomorrow - pieter Says:

    The website is online as far as I know.

  10. Rob Says:

    I own the business that is taking over the lease where the archive is and Paul is subletting the collection space it until it sells. Paul is a great guy and until you actually see his collection you have no comprehension on how amazing it is. The collection deserves a good home and Paul deserves seeing his life’s work get one

    I wish him all the best and hope someone relizes this collection is worth every dollar he is asking


  11. Larry Welty Says:

    I hope someone gives it a good home.I have the world’s largest collection of “D” 45rpm records from Houston,Texas;which was owned by “Pappy” Daily.There was 320 made-#1000-1319.If I had the money I would purchase it and carry on what He was doing.

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