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Having recently treated myself to a turntable, and started to rebuild my records collection, latest additions have arrived today:

Led Zeppelin 1

Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde

Looking forward to tonight, now.

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By kestrepo
28th Nov 2019 13:01

Vinyl seems to be making a bit of a come back. Maybe I should brush the dust off some of the albums stashed away in our loft. I wonder if my record player works / survived.

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By vinylnobbynobbs
28th Nov 2019 13:44

Come back? It never went away!

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By SteveHa
28th Nov 2019 13:48

It's gotten bloody expensive though. £200 on half a dozen albums up to now. Total CD equivalent cost is about £60.

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By vinylnobbynobbs
28th Nov 2019 13:53

SteLacca wrote:

It's gotten bloody expensive though. £200 on half a dozen albums up to now. Total CD equivalent cost is about £60.

True they are expensive (compared to the 1970's) so why not try looking at Discogs and buy second hand. i have bought a lot of vinyl off ebay in the past and have never been disappointed. There are also a lot of very good second hand record shops around the country.

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By SteveHa
28th Nov 2019 16:15

I'd never even heard of Discogs. Will have a mooch around later on.

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By vinylnobbynobbs
28th Nov 2019 16:22

SteLacca wrote:

I'd never even heard of Discogs. Will have a mooch around later on.


Its a very comprehensive catalogue of albums where you can value your own items, build up a portfolio of your collection and buy and sell items. (even CDs)
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By sculptureofman
28th Nov 2019 14:49

I like buying vinyl in charity shops, you can pick up some interesting stuff that you wouldn't ordinarily listen to.

I don't see the point in spending £30 on a re-issue of an old album that you already have on CD in the loft, and can listen to on Spotify.

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By SteveHa
28th Nov 2019 14:59

However you cut it, on a decent sound system vinyl has a noticeably wider range than CD.

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By sculptureofman
02nd Dec 2019 12:55

Agreed for older albums that were mastered with vinyl in mind, but I don't think there's a noticeable difference for modern stuff.

For me the convenience of streaming at a high bit-rate through a decent amp and speakers is the way to go now, with a turntable for the classics and oddities.

Streaming has opened up so much new music to me that I wouldn't have heard if I was still buying every album (I'd also be bankrupt).

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By stepurhan
29th Nov 2019 16:46

I can recommend some good record shops on the South East coast if you like.

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By DJKL
29th Nov 2019 18:02

It is the way to go, I have continued to keep adding to our mainly 60s,70s , 80s and even some 90s vinyl over more recent years, even if just odd REM, Texas, Crowded House stuff-, every so often something we do not have comes up like an odd 10cc album, ELO albums etc, albeit not always my taste (David Cassidy having a certain resonance with my wife)

When we bought out house in Sweden fifteen years ago I transported it all from its Edinburgh attic (where it had been banished) to there and even purchased an Ikea unit in Sweden that seems built to fit vinyl (Lack unit I think), so they all sit there in a form of order, A-Z in the main but solo stuff by say members of The Beatles follow The Beatles in order, Rossington Collins is with Lynyrd Skynyrd etc. I suspect I should more deeply ponder the eternal question from Nick Hornby's "Hi Fidelity" re ultimate filing systems.

There was (not sure if still there) a little shop up the Southside of Edinburgh where you could not browse but if you asked the owner what you wanted then amongst the precarious cases/boxes/stacks he knew if he had it and where it was.

To get my plug in for my favourite shop, if travelling to Orebro in Sweden try Banana Moon, my must visit place. My other half and I, if we go in to Orebro, split up, she gets 2-3 hours in the clothes shops and I get the same time in Banana Moon and then we meet up for lunch.

https://www.facebook.com/bananamoonorebro/

It does have that Scandinavian Heavy Metal emphasis but there is often much cheaper other stuff there, albeit prices have been rising slightly in recent years. If you are prepared to pick up say later Pink Floyd stuff (Momentary Lapse/Division Bell) then these are often as low as £3-£5 and bulk buying usually gets a discount.

It is quite a mix, for instance we also picked up some Lee Hazlewood/Nancy Sinatra albums my brother in law collects for not much last summer, so whilst I would not suggest anyone makes a special trip there to shop should they be passing they ought to have a browse.

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