This puzzle consists of an image of a record. A track listing is given on the record, but only the artists are provided, which suggests that the solver ought to be looking for the song titles. Since this is, in fact, a record, the only thing to do is to try to play it. Playing the record involves sampling the image itself in a spiral pattern, from out to in, just as a real record needle would. In order to do this, solvers need to figure out a few things:
With this information, it’s possible to write code to play the record, similar to this Python code.
The tracks on the record can be identified as songs by the artists provided on the record:
Taken together, sections of the titles give a mathematical formula: “9 times 43 times 64 over 49”
The result of the formula is approximately 505.5. This is not the answer to the puzzle. Instead, it’s a hint to repeat the mechanic (with the word “Revolution” in the first song title as a further hint that this has something to do with revolutions). Playing the record back at 505.5 RPM reveals that there is an additional track layered on top of the record, but at a much higher speed:
The fast track can be identified as “Woodstock” by
Joni Mitchell. Thus,
the answer to the puzzle.