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Vinyl Records Are Here to Stay

Vinyl Records Are Here to Stay

I have a big stack of records here. We’ve
got The Beatles, Aretha, and my man Bruce, and so many more. What do these all have in
common? Well, I recently found them all in my parents old record collection. Here’s
my quick take on vinyl history. In 1930, RCA Victor launched the first commercially available
vinyl LP record. In 1939, Columbia Records continued the development of this technology.
RCA Victor and Columbia Records became competitors and the industry took off. The father of modern
album covers is said to be Alex Steinwiess, who created sleeves with attention-grabbing
illustrations, the first one as a young art director at Columbia Records for a 1939 collection
of songs by Rodgers and Hart. This cross-section I’ve got here is mainly from the 60s and
70s, a little bit of the 80s too. Some Earth, Wind, and Fire. A bit of the Stones. Check
that out. That’s pretty cool. Now take a look at this: very simple on the front, but
inside they actually reprinted hand-written song lyrics. We’ve got The Who, Quadrophenia.
ZZ Top! How many of you are buying Vinyl LPs these days? Do you buy vintage ones or new
ones? What’s the sound like? How do you think that vintage albums compare to new ones?
Let me know in the comments.

11 comments on “Vinyl Records Are Here to Stay

  1. I buy vintage and a couple new ones. Im in it for the vintage and physical aspects because the human ear can't really differentiate after 320kbps and vinyl/digital file hearing tests prove vinyl isnt the almighty form. It sounds nice though.

  2. I have all that you have shown. I was a radio DJ from the early seventies to the eighties.  One VERY IMPORTANT tip is when you handle the records NEVER allow your to touch the grooves!  Only handle by the edges.  As with all collectibles, condition is everything and natural hand oil and dirt ruin the sound.

  3. I look for them in thrift shops & recycle stores & mostly go for jazz, exotica, colored vinyl, Hawaiian. Also have bought a few new when available. The sound is relaxing on the ears after years of listening to digital. Love the covers too.

  4. buying new ones support the artist and connect you with them because you bought a physical entity, and the vintage ones allow you to listen to records as to how they were engineered and made to sound originally, like Thriller or Dark Side of the Moon

  5. Nice video Dylan ! Just curious ;do You collect vintage musical instruments? ..and do You have a Facebook page?

  6. Vinyl is the only physical format, which will stay with us in the future. Why? Because sales of CDs is droping and electronic corporations have no interest in developing new music format, because there is a huge chance that it would be unpopular like it was with minidisc and that means huge money loss. If they continue or restart producing equipment for turntables there is no risk for them and music labels have also no risk with reissuing vinyl releases. It is only profit.

  7. I just got into vinyl in the last year. For some reason I just like physically grabbing a record and dropping the needle over scrolling through the screen on my phone. Kind of like how I prefer the old control knobs on my car dash over all the new touchscreen controls you see these days. Something strangely gratifying about mechanical controls over electronic.

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