Re: Vinyl Record Sales Up
Posted by Martin Rolls on November 29, 2014, 5:51 am, in reply to "Vinyl Record Sales Up"
My most cherished musical possessions are my Jim Reeves LP's. They are so much more tactile than a CD, and offer so much more scope for nice photo's, and liner notes and credits that you don't have to screw your eyes up to see. They also hold a bigger place in my memory because for some strange reason I can more easily remember how and where I had the pleasure of buying each of them. |
Having said that I'm only too grateful for the later CD releases (especially VM!) that have made new material available.
Yes CD's are much more convenient, and of course less susceptible to wear, but my earliest JR LP's are all in good order because I've taken a lot of care with them - using record cleaning liquid from time to time, careful storage, and a dust bug every time I play one.
There's no doubt of course that, with a large collection, CD's need much less care, and I will always buy them, but nothing beats an LP as a possession in itself of pure pleasure,