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    vinyl returns

    i am fascinated but not at all surprised that i am hearing frequently now that vinyl records are on the way back- for a minority i'm sure they never went away - but now there will be a whole new generation who have never known them -the joy of carefully wiping and dropping an expensive cartridge onto a shiny disc will return no doubt - this was something like my first record player in the late 50's - i think it held aloft ten singles or four lp's Name:  images.jpg
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    I think the physical, organic appeal of a record player is probably similar to that of a mechanical watch. When you're looking at it and using it you can kind of figure out how it works, which you can't with digital music (or watches)
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    I always thought vinyls were a marvel..a needle bouncing on bumps and grooves and it captured sound so well.

    When vinyls finally died off and I briefly went to cassettes and then CDS I actually missed the jumps and skips that felt like part of the tune.

    I still have tons of vinyls stored in my Mother's..be nice to get them out again.

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    check this 'muther ' out from the 40'sName:  PC040022.JPG
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Size:  142.1 KB i'm sure too there will be a huge revival in state of the art sounds in vintage cabinets

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    I have a little collection of vinyl. I absolutely love vinyl and I was born really post-vinyl (1988).

    The revival of vinyl has been going on for a number of years now. I started buying records in high school.
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    I discovered vinyl less than 6 months ago and now I am an addict. I didn't appreciate my dad's set up as a kid, because tapes and CDs were cool at the time, but now I wouldn't have it any other way.

    FYI, this Saturday is record store day in the states. I'll be out and about, buying records.
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    In truth, though I'm 61, I don't miss records, and I had a considerable collection once. Between scratching, dust, wraping concerns there was always the horror of seeing a beloved cover with it's image being worn away.
    But what I miss are record stores. For you young-uns out there imagine a place like the music department of a Barnes and Noble but about 20 times bigger. Ahh, musical nirvana.



    Huh, while I was typing I see gnuyork posted indicating there are still record stores! Not in Dallas at any rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnuyork View Post
    FYI, this Saturday is record store day in the states. I'll be out and about, buying records.
    Thanks for the reminder I know what I will be doing this Saturday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donf View Post
    Huh, while I was typing I see gnuyork posted indicating there are still record stores! Not in Dallas at any rate.
    I am willing to bet you that they are out there.

    I know of two in Huntsville AL and Huntsville has a population about 1/10th the population of Dallas.
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    i remember Branson's first scruffy Virgin shops opening - very basic cellar like , some with old mattresses on the floor to sit and listen - he did alright !! the special attraction to me was the cover art work - very often the cover not the content sold the lp- btw how would a 'record store day ' happen ?Name:  25-most-iconic-album-covers-of-all-time-20110527043619944-000.jpg
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