area251records is a label for the obscure, the lost, the forgotten...


we seek out projects that have never been reissued for digital or vinyl

unfortunately, over time, master tapes have been destroyed or lost for most and

we have to restore and remaster these tracks from the best available sources

remember, there are not always analog tapes for everything, but we do find

multiple sources to extract the best possible version

we license mechanical rights so the songwriters get paid, and seek out sound

recording rights administrators  to see if tapes are available... and we try to locate

the artists and producers themselves to have their involvement

we have been fortunate to work with many families and artists in pursuit of making

these great songs available...

so, discover some 'new' music today at our shop and support your local music label!

- Mark