Vinyl Makes a Resurgence!

I met up with Perfect Porridge‘s Greg Swan yesterday to help him upgrade some website software, but the conversation quickly turned to other matters. One item that peaked my interest was a combination cd/vinyl product that Greg noticed a band using. Basically, it is a cd on one side and a record on the other. “Brilliant!” I thought! But, of course, I don’t own a record player. In fact, I don’t own a working cd player at the moment either. But the record holds a certain allure for me and countless other music fans. In fact, vinyl record sales rose over 15% between 2006-2007, and vinyl record sales rose a whopping 36% in 2007-2008! Meanwhile, cd sales dropped 11% during the same timeframe.

So, what does this mean for us? I don’t know, but it sure would be fun to make a vinyl record. The question is, would any of you buy it?

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4 thoughts on “Vinyl Makes a Resurgence!

  1. Lisa says:

    Gotta love the vinyl! I’ll have to let my Dad know he’s getting cooler by the year.

  2. Greg Swan says:

    I looooove vinyl. I like holding the album in my hand, looking at the (giant) artwork.

    Some record labels, like Omaha’s Saddle Creek, have been releasing nearly all of their artists on vinyl for years. I bought Radiohead’s “Hail to the Thief” on both CD and vinyl the day it came out. I own all the White Stripes albums on vinyl and prefer to listen to them via scratchy needle. Some bands just deserve a turntable!

    North Carolina’s Annuals’ latest album came on vinyl with a link to download the tracks as mp3 for free. I think that’s a great solution to having your cake and eating it, too.

    • Toby says:

      I think I am in the right state of mind to purchase my first record player ever. I used to have one that I spun old George Carlin records and the Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds” record on. And I fondly remember the crackle of the needle hitting the vinyl. …hmmm… I think I’m on board for this!

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