Collector's Edition is a live music documentary, written and told by certified obsessives. Writers, musicians and performers come together on stage to unwind the most tangled subjects in pop music.
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A Primer on Historical British Folk Music

A Primer on Historical British Folk Music

And now for something completely different: James Teniya and Benjamin Vigeant will be joining us tomorrow at The 500 Greatest Album of All Time: Collector’s Edition to talk about British folk music and criticism from centuries past. It’s deep stuff, and James has put together a primer on the subject for those looking to dig...
Carly Simon

Carly Simon

After decades of worldwide speculation, Rick finally reveals who Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” is really about. Wow!
Jess Godwin

Jess Godwin

Sarah Shockey sang us a killer song (with Tyler Paterson on guitar!) and told us one of her own musical inspirations, Jess Godwin!
Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

Alisa Rosenthal stopped by Collector’s Edition to dazzle us with her ukulele and give us a much needed Dolly Parton education. Check it out!
Collector's Edition 2/4 - Buy a record, support the band & perfomers!

Collector’s Edition 2/4 – Buy a record, support the band & perfomers!

Saki Records will be tabling at the next Collector’s Edition, and check it out: 100% of profits from the booth will go directly to the band and guest writers! The record selection will be curated from the show’s content. It’s a great way to support the artists, make sure to check it out if you hear...
Everything U Need 2 Know About Prince in 20 Minutes

Everything U Need 2 Know About Prince in 20 Minutes

At A Jangleheart Circus 2013, Collector’s Edition put together everything we love about Prince, without stopping to talk about 1999, Purple Rain or Sign ‘O’ The Times.
Janet Jackson	and HIV/AIDS

Janet Jackson and HIV/AIDS

For his last piece at Upstairs Gallery, Rick talks about his favorite song.
We Are All On Drugs

We Are All On Drugs

Collector’s Edition stopped by at Making Out w/ Wes Perry and Friends to talk about drugs in pop music.
Matt Farley

Matt Farley

Here’s Sean at Collector’s Edition: The Lost Essays, talking about Matt Farley and his prolific Spotify presence. Watch it, write down Matt Farley’s phone number and tell him what you think! That’s what we did.
Hey There

Hey There

Hi! Wow. Collector’s Edition has a lot of cool stuff coming up, as well as a backlog of essays, videos and podcasts. We’ll be collecting all of it here, along with additional material that we can’t always fit into the show. Check back occasionally as we add content from the ~archives~, and pardon our dust as...