You can now have your ashes pressed into a vinyl record - The Strut

You can now have your ashes pressed into a vinyl record

vinylashesWho needs an urn over the mantle when you can now store your ashes in a vinyl record? Vinyly found Jason Leach will combine your remains with 24 minute of audio of your choice. From Bloomberg Businessweek:

The process itself is fairly simple: Ashes are delivered to a pressing plant in London and sprinkled into the raw vinyl. But the cost can be exorbitant. The basic And Vinyly package starts at £3,000 ($4,600) for 30 copies of a record, each containing a bit of ash.

One recent customer was a musician named Francesca Grilli from Amsterdam. Via The Daily Dot:

“She had a classical score written and played by string instruments,” Leach said. “This was filmed. The instruments and score were burning during the performance. We pressed the ashes from the performance into clear vinyl cut with the audio recording from the performance.”

What audio recording would you pair your ashes with?


  1. Mady Mandel Haralick Tiktin

    July 27, 2013 at 4:49 pm


  2. Shirley Peter

    July 27, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    ” The Carnival is Over” by Dead Can Dance. What would be more appropriate?

    • Coma Girl

      March 29, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      A Ghost Is Born by Wilco

  3. Michael Lancaster

    July 28, 2013 at 1:03 am

    “Catch the Wind” by Donovan, “How Deep is Your Love?” by the Bee Gees or maybe “Absolute Beginners” by David Bowie 😀

  4. Chris Tyle

    July 28, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Obviously one of my own recordings.

  5. TubaThor90

    July 28, 2013 at 2:29 am

    Either a recording of one of my solo performances, or a recording of me playing Holst’s The Planets with a major symphony, preferably Chicago or New York.

  6. Lorelei Lee87

    July 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Dead Man’s Party by Oingo Boingo

  7. Vivid13

    July 28, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Guns N’ Roses “November Rain”

  8. Harry Palma

    July 28, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Die Die My Darling! The Misfits

  9. ronnyhasabeard

    July 29, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Sleep – Dopesmoker

    • Duhpocalypse

      July 29, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      You’re obviously no dummy since you’re familiar with Sleep. But the record can only be 24 minutes long. and the only thing worse than not getting paralyzingly stoned while listening to Dopesmoker, is not listing to Dopesmoker in its entirety.

  10. Hari

    July 29, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    john cage 4’33

  11. odone20

    July 29, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Yakety Sax.

    • Chirpy

      August 6, 2013 at 8:42 am

      Oh wow. You would have to play it in fast motion with naked chicks, though. 78 rpm?

    • cazart

      August 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      /Slowclap. (Except sped-up and with scantily-clad nurses.) F’ing brilliant.

  12. Colin Bennun

    July 29, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dead or Alive. Obviously.

    • georgewaring

      July 30, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      I thought that was by “The Smiths”

      • jdm79

        September 2, 2013 at 3:07 pm

        You thought wrong.

        • georgewaring

          September 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm

          Indeed I did, actually having a life gets in the way for some of us.

          • jdm79

            September 2, 2013 at 11:34 pm

            Says the man on internet discussion forums.

          • georgewaring

            September 2, 2013 at 11:40 pm

            OMG that is so clever, I wish I was a cool as you. Quiet down now son, the adults are talking.

          • dizzydizzydizzy

            September 10, 2013 at 12:16 am


          • georgewaring

            September 10, 2013 at 1:00 am

            Ahhhh, I was your first comment.

    • Sonja Gossett

      January 19, 2016 at 2:49 am

      Now that’s funny.

  13. whigged

    July 29, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    This is not news. I covered Vinyly three years ago.

    • Gord Kirchin

      July 30, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Big ups to theStrut for posting it out in the open where the world could see it, then!!!
      …’whigged’… HA! …should be ‘whiined’…

      • whigged

        August 1, 2013 at 3:51 pm

        Uhhh…it ran in a newspaper – douche.

        • Salient Skivvy

          August 2, 2013 at 1:50 pm

          Well not everybody in the world saw that newspaper… on the web they can. Durp.

          Anyways, that is too awesome. I know lot’s of producers and dj buddies that will get a kick outta this.

  14. Peggy Redell

    July 30, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd

  15. Pyro

    July 30, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    24 minutes of white noise.

  16. Ken Frazier

    July 31, 2013 at 8:04 am

    The 24 minute limit is because they are only pressing one side of the album with music. For that price you should really be getting both sides pressed with music. How much extra does that cost ??

  17. Abby Hoffman

    August 3, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Ring of Fire, Johnny Cash.
    Disco Inferno (Burn Baby, Burn) by The Trammps

  18. squidterm

    August 9, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Planet Vega by AIR I always wanted that as my funeral march. But yeah my music too.

  19. meredith newsome

    August 12, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I’d have the most annoying sound known to man from Dumb and Dumber. Looped.

  20. Oliver Ostojic

    August 30, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    nyan cat

  21. Ken

    September 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm


  22. Steve Sheehan

    November 26, 2013 at 3:37 am

    Brimful of Asha on the 45 – cornershop

  23. Abacab

    June 23, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Land Of Confusion by Genesis

  24. Abacab

    June 23, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Sussudio By Phil Collins

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