Live On From Beyond The Groove: Have Your Ashes Pressed Into Vinyl
TreeHugger has reviewed many different, greener things to do with our bodies after we have shuffled off the mortal coil, from freeze-drying to composting . Now an English company offers a new option: Have your ashes pressed into vinyl record albums.
When the album that is life finally reaches the end wouldn't it be nice to keep that record spinning for eternity? We offer you the chance to pres your ashes into a vinyl recording your loved ones will cherish for generations. Record a personal message, your last will and testament, your own soundtrack or simply press your ashes to year your pops and cracles for the minimal approach.
Cost is £2000 for the basic package of 30 discs with standard cover, or original covers can be produced by artist James Hague for an additional £3500. And if you really want to go out in style, you can order up BeSpook music written especially for you.
All this assumes that your loved ones will still have turntables generations from now. Somehow ripping it into an MP3 does not have the same charm. We also note that cremation is not particularly green, nor is vinyl. But it is an interesting option.
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