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Vinyl Fever

Postby Oscar » 02 Oct 2019, 06:58

I've fallen ill with it.

Purchaced a turntable and started to reassemble the collection that I gave away over a decade ago. It sickens me to se the cost of replacing some of my poor discarded albums. So far I'm about 10 albums in to replacing my 50 most cherished LP's. I'm hoping to stop at that point (if I ever reach that point :( )

What is your state of vinylism?

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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby robertff » 02 Oct 2019, 08:24

Have a look at the Vinyl Only N.P. thread further down the page. Be interested to know what your first 10 are or indeed the next 40.


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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby The Prof » 02 Oct 2019, 10:17

Mine are all up in the attic. Still in alphabetical order and in plastic sleeves. Lps, 12"s a few 10"s and 7"s. Haven't got a turntable wired up so no chance of playing anything for a while.

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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby Jumper K » 02 Oct 2019, 12:02

Thousands. I still buy most weeks. Unfortunately some bastard has opened a second hand vinyl place in the next town. Mrs JKB has already banned me. This morning I had on Hound Dog Taylor and then State of Euphoria by Anthrax. Up next First Born, Eyedea and Abilities

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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 02 Oct 2019, 12:16

Jumper K wrote:Thousands. I still buy most weeks. Unfortunately some bastard has opened a second hand vinyl place in the next town. Mrs JKB has already banned me.


This almost word for word, apart from Mrs JKB banning me. Mrs DWD has done the same thing as I’m running out of storage space.
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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 02 Oct 2019, 12:18

Oscar wrote:So far I'm about 10 albums in to replacing my 50 most cherished LP's.


What are you still looking for?
I may have some ‘doublers’ ;)
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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby robertff » 02 Oct 2019, 16:41

Been buying vinyl since I was 14 many years ago and still buying it.

The great thing about the vinyl renaissance, if that's the correct phrase to use, is that there has been so many reissues of albums that have long been unobtainable, or priced so highly that only those with enormous bank balances can afford them, (my cousin sold his original copy of Bowie's Man Who Sold The World LP for £1414.00 a year or so ago). In many cases the reissues are now presented better than the original, with inserts or booklets containing more info/pics about the band/artist, thicker vinyl pressing, gatefold sleeves when they were originally just a single sleeve and much cheaper to purchase. I'm not bothered about buying originals of albums I might have missed or couldn't afford in the day, mostly the reissues are great and suit me well.

And yes, I could download all this stuff for free, or close to free if I wanted to, but I like records and covers and putting them on a turntable and turning on amplifiers - the whole ritual. Still like CDs as well it has to be said.

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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby soundchaser » 02 Oct 2019, 19:20

I still have a nice vinyl collection (depending on your view), but CD is by far my preferred option. Two reasons:

1: My son bought me Springsteen’s Western Stars on vinyl and surprise surprise, a lot of surface noise.

2: I have a Rega Planar 3 TT, but my Marantz CD 63 Mk 2 KI nearly always outperforms it. No need to go back.

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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby Oscar » 05 Oct 2019, 10:20

So, the story is, I fell head over heels for CD because I found the crackle and pops with vinyl too intrusive (I think I'm definitely on the autistic spectrum). I loved being able to skip from track to track with the convenience and immediacy of remote control. I also struggled with storage for the vinyl and I think because my collection became very familiar, I got bored with it. At the time I got rid of it there was very little value for vinyl. I took the lot to a workshop where I worked about 15 years ago and when I changed my job, I just left it there. Two crates full. :cry:

Jane's dad passed away almost 5 years ago and we inherited his classical collection of CDs, cassettes, reel-to-reel and about 100 vinyl lps. And then earlier this year, my brother-in-law died leaving me his vinyl collection. There's a little more than 30 albums and it is a very special collection to me because it's pretty much all I listened to from being 13 to 16 years old. Some of it I love (Roxy, Bowie, Zep, Genesis) and some of it I don't love as much (Tarkus,Groundhogs etc)

So we bought a turntable. My plan is to replace the most cherished albums from my lost collection, which I estimate to be around 50 albums. I'm trying to collect original copies but some will have to be re-issues because of the cost. It's hearbreaking to see the cost of some of the lps I threw away. Some between £50 and £100 for decent copies :( :(

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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby never/ever » 05 Oct 2019, 10:58

I sold around 3000 LPs, singles and 12"s to finance my migration to Australia and even though it broke my heart in doing so, I never regretted it.

Given the cost of vinyl nowadays and the circus surrounding coloured vinyl and specialist re-released titles, I'm glad I don't buy it anymore.

Now looking to sell off my CD -collection too.
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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby Oscar » 05 Oct 2019, 13:51

robertff wrote:Have a look at the Vinyl Only N.P. thread further down the page. Be interested to know what your first 10 are or indeed the next 40.


First 10...

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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby Oscar » 05 Oct 2019, 14:09

Tom Waits For No One wrote:
Oscar wrote:So far I'm about 10 albums in to replacing my 50 most cherished LP's.


What are you still looking for?
I may have some ‘doublers’ ;)


These are on my wantlist on Discogs but there's lot's more. I think 50 was probably a little too cautious.

Cocteau Twins - Victorialand
Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
Muddy Waters - Hard Again
Bob Dylan - Desire
Various - Pillows & Prayers
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
Bryan Ferry - Another Time, Another Place
Roxy Music - Country Life
Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
Eno - Another Green World
Bryan Ferry - Let's Stick Together
Third World - Third World
Third World - The Story's Been Told
The Teardrop Explodes - Kilimanjaro
Bill Nelson - Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam
Brian Eno - Discreet Music
Bryan Ferry - In Your Mind
Brian Eno - Before And After Science
Roxy Music - Greatest Hits
Vangelis - See You Later
Elvis Costello And The Attractions* - Armed Forces
The Sundays - Reading, Writing And Arithmetic
Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain
The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow
Talking Heads - Fear Of Music
Talking Heads - Remain In Light
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Dire Straits - Dire Straits
Magazine - Real Life
Magazine - Secondhand Daylight
Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - Doc At The Radar Station
Simple Minds - Sons And Fascination

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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby Positive Passion » 05 Oct 2019, 15:41

I have always kept a turntable (rega planar 2 since you ask) and never replaced my vinyl with cds. I still by some albums on vinyl, usually wher I have most of the band's stuff on vinyl anyway: but this "delux" idea of putting ordinary albums on to discs is just a rip-off.

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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 05 Oct 2019, 17:33

Roughly 800 LP's for me. Started as a kid, gave up in the early 90's but kept my collection even though I got rid of my turntable. Started up again about 10 years ago. Reckon half of the records are from my early years and I've doubled that amount since. I'm still 50/50 between buying vinyl or cd. Depends on a number of things. Problem is I've maxed out my storage so need to do a cull every now and then, due another soon to make some more space.

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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby Oscar » 05 Oct 2019, 17:38

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Just as a point of interest... this copy of The Beatles ‎– Please Please Me was given to me along with a stack of mostly dross 80's pop and soft prog nonsense. It's a Mono, Gold & Black Label, Northern Songs Credit (technically a second press) edition. When I played to it has (to my utter dispair) a warp that affects the first track on both sides. It values upto around £1,500 - but not with a warp in it :( :( :(

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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby Positive Passion » 05 Oct 2019, 21:28

Oscar wrote:Image

Just as a point of interest... this copy of The Beatles ‎– Please Please Me was given to me along with a stack of mostly dross 80's pop and soft prog nonsense. It's a Mono, Gold & Black Label, Northern Songs Credit (technically a second press) edition. When I played to it has (to my utter dispair) a warp that affects the first track on both sides. It values upto around £1,500 - but not with a warp in it :( :( :(


Come on - what are records for if not playing until they wear out?

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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby Oscar » 06 Oct 2019, 08:04

Positive Passion wrote:
Oscar wrote:Image

Just as a point of interest... this copy of The Beatles ‎– Please Please Me was given to me along with a stack of mostly dross 80's pop and soft prog nonsense. It's a Mono, Gold & Black Label, Northern Songs Credit (technically a second press) edition. When I played to it has (to my utter dispair) a warp that affects the first track on both sides. It values upto around £1,500 - but not with a warp in it :( :( :(


Come on - what are records for if not playing until they wear out?


Selling to fund the cost of records that you actually want? Actually, I don't know if I can now. It's become part of the vinyl family.

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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby dgs » 07 Oct 2019, 22:00

Oscar wrote:
Tom Waits For No One wrote:
Oscar wrote:So far I'm about 10 albums in to replacing my 50 most cherished LP's.


What are you still looking for?
I may have some ‘doublers’ ;)


These are on my wantlist on Discogs but there's lot's more. I think 50 was probably a little too cautious.

Cocteau Twins - Victorialand
Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
Muddy Waters - Hard Again
Bob Dylan - Desire
Various - Pillows & Prayers
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
Bryan Ferry - Another Time, Another Place
Roxy Music - Country Life
Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
Eno - Another Green World
Bryan Ferry - Let's Stick Together
Third World - Third World
Third World - The Story's Been Told
The Teardrop Explodes - Kilimanjaro
Bill Nelson - Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam
Brian Eno - Discreet Music
Bryan Ferry - In Your Mind
Brian Eno - Before And After Science
Roxy Music - Greatest Hits
Vangelis - See You Later
Elvis Costello And The Attractions* - Armed Forces
The Sundays - Reading, Writing And Arithmetic
Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain
The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow
Talking Heads - Fear Of Music
Talking Heads - Remain In Light
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Dire Straits - Dire Straits
Magazine - Real Life
Magazine - Secondhand Daylight
Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - Doc At The Radar Station
Simple Minds - Sons And Fascination


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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby Count Machuki » 07 Oct 2019, 22:26

I'm up to 5,000 records now. It's such an issue.

What's worse, only three of them are any good!
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Re: Vinyl Fever

Postby Minnie the Minx » 07 Oct 2019, 22:35

Count Machuki wrote:I'm up to 5,000 records now. It's such an issue.

What's worse, only three of them are any good!


Replicas, Pleasure Principle and Telekon right?
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