There’s no replacing the warmth of a good vinyl record. Now, I’m not a collector by any stretch of the imagination, but when I inherited my dad’s collection from his formative years, I found that nothing today replaces that absolute perfect sound that vinyl and acetate bring to a legendary song. Which is why, last year, there were 14.3 million vinyl records sold.
Now, while that’s only a fraction of total music sales in 2018, it does speak to the fascination that we have with the tech, and how regular people will shell out some serious cash to own their favourites as a hard copy, especially reissues of classic albums.
Collectors, however, are a different breed and seek the original and rare copies of some amazing bodies of work. There’s close to $2 Million worth of rare vinyl out there, ready to be rediscovered and enjoyed.