Vinyl Is Back in Style in Music Stores

Here is an interesting article that should turn the tables in the music industry as well as bring back memories of a glorious past that we thought we will never see happen again. Vinyl Records are back and making waves in the US... more so in NYC. This is very interesting indeed. This quote from the link above states that "J& R Music, at 23 Park Row southeast of City Hall Park, now carries 21 different turntables at prices ranging from $85 to $875 and carries freshly pressed albums of classic rock as well as vinyl versions of the latest releases from hip-hop icons like 50 Cent and Diddy and new pop stars like Norah Jones and Lady Gaga.

Now if you check the price of vinyl records on eBay, as an example, the prices for LPs range from the US $25.00 upwards to the US $100.00 for some calypso records. I have spent some money buying Calypso LP's and to tell you the truth I will take the wait-and-see approach now. I have a good feeling that we will soon see re-releases on vinyl. What is very important to note is that young people are the ones who are driving this desire for music on vinyl.

So now that the sales of compact discs have plummeted because of mp3 downloads (legal and illegal) it is noteworthy that vinyl sales have been rising and so too are the sales of turntables.

"It’s all these kids that are really ramping up their vinyl collections,” Ms. Friedman said. “New customers are discovering the quality of the sound. They’re discovering liner notes and graphics.” In many instances, the vinyl album of today is thicker and sounds better than those during vinyl’s heyday in the 1960s and 1970s." That quote was taken from another article that appeared in the NY Times and can be read at this link: Vinyl Records and Turntables Are Gaining Sales.

It is a double-take here now we have the rise of vinyl and turntables and I intend to make sure that I get back to the way things used to be when I was in my teens fussing about the best 'needle' for the turntable - this should be fun again.

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