For the vinyl junkies and audiophiles there is nothing like music spinning on a turntable. The sound is bigger & better and the artwork, well see for yourself.
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2006 >> 858,000 Vinyl LP’s sold
2007 >> 1,000,000Vinyl LP’s sold
2008 >> 1,900,000Vinyl LP’s sold
2009 >> 2,800,000Vinyl LP’s sold
2010 >> Not available...
When the Doors’ Ray Manzarek listened to recent high-grade reissues of the band’s original studio albums, he was stunned...”On‘Light My Fire,’ the guitar and organ solos are like, ‘Yeah, that’s it - that’s the way they’re suposed to sound,’” Manzarek says. “Vinyl has a warmthand crispness without the edginess of CD.”
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THE RETURN OF VINYL PART 2
Do you remember what it was like to be the first to hearsomething totally new and fresh, to speak hours on end with people that hadtheir fingers on the pulse of the next great unknown? Yes those were the days,hanging out in your local records store (the original social networking site).The record store was your home away from home your sanctuary. Well with thedwindling sales of CD and even downloads many people are rediscovering vinyl.There are fewer and fewer CD shops today and even box stores which used tocarry thousands of titles are now only carry a few hundred titles. It’s gettingharder to find what you are looking for unless you shop at one of the big threeonline retailers like iTunes, Amazon or CDbaby even there it’s hard to findgood music unless of course you know what you are looking for.
Well there is good news! Vinyl has been making a comebackfor years in fact, CD stores maybe closing at an alarming rate and even thoughwe have been in a recession for the last few years, there is resurgence for thisclassic music format. Though it only consists of 1% of annual sales it ismaking big wave around the world. Will it ever be as big as it was in it’s hey?No! So who is buying vinyl & why? The true audiophile is one of them thenthere are those that are going back to this format because of nostalgia and finallythere is a new generation of kids that are discovering what we already knew.Much better sound quality than any other format since music has been capturedon any device. Big bold and beautiful artwork Liner notes you can read andloads of other cool stuff.
But we’re not talking about those old dusty used albums,were talking of thousands of new titles released each year as well as manyolder titles being re-mastered and reissued on 180 gram or higher grade ofvinyl. In fact a few years back it was almost impossible to find an albumpressing plant, now they too are popping up all over, and then of course thereis still used vinyl. Value for your music pleasure form garage sales to albumretailers. Prices can range from .50 cents a disc and up at a garage sale andan average of 3 to 4 at your local album retailer newer release and rare out ofprint will fetch considerably more.
I know listing to analbum is a commitment from manually loading it to listening to an entire sideat a time without being able to skip tracks but you will see it’s more than wellworth it, now you will be involved in the music like the musicians thatinvested hundreds of hours creating those songs you will become the unnamedmember investing your time to getting to know the music not the sound bite.
It’s nice to see people are rediscovering the originalsocial (network) meeting place, the record store. If you haven’t been to one ina while or if you have never been than drop by one today and you may just hearsomething you’ve never heard before while meeting some really cool andinteresting people.
One final note:
You just spent $150 on the Beatles box set via iTunes actual worth after purchase $0 why you might ask? It’s because it has no resale value so you will never be able to resell it.
The Original Beatles Vinyl Box set sold for under $200 now is worth over $1,000and in some case even more depending on condition.
What it boils down to: Purchasing vinyl is like buying a house it’s an investment, when you download your music you are only renting the songs no real value and nothing to show for it.
Here are a couple of video links for you viewing pleasure.