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Wolfgang’s Vault Debuts Concert Video Vault Section

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The site Wolfgang's Vault has been a top destination for rock music lovers since it opened in 2002, due to its extensive archive of live concert audio performances. Today, it opens a video section called the Video Vault. This archive contains thousands of previously unseen videos, all digitized and remastered.

All the rare content in the Video Vault is available for free streaming. Music lovers will discover footage of the Who, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Sex Pistols, and many more acts.

In a blog post about the unveiling, Braden Towne, the director of video programming for Wolfgang's Vault, describes he painstaking process this way:

"In the beginning, there were tapes - literally thousands of tapes of every format used in the capture of moving picture and sound from the last 50 years. Some were in such a state that they may only have had one more play-back left in them before the footage they contained was stripped away forever, while many others suffered from dubious labeling practices, making it difficult to determine what sort of content they might hold, where it was filmed, or even when. It has taken four years and millions of dollars to archive and restore this content so that it may be preserved and presented in the best possible form for your enjoyment, and we are proud to announce that the time has come for the great unveiling."

While basic membership to the site is free and allows for all audio and video streaming, a $48 per year paid membership offers higher-quality streams and member discounts.

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