The Vinyl Resurgence

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  1. wurst

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    To be fair if I saw a copy of Diamond Life and Stronger Than Pride in a skip I’d probably FISH THEM OUT :D

    Vaguely related, but Sade is probably due a set of vinyl reissues on limited PEARL coloured vinyl :disco:
     
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  2. Whatevar

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    The husband has always been into old records and has a huge collection. He has several record players, gramophones and a lovely big 1960s radiogram, which is like a sideboard that plays records, radio AND cassettes! :D

    I’ve grown to like it and have my own small collection of vinyl now but I really want to get some Sade. We find that modern records are often poorly made so they jump more, which is a shame.

    I still buy CD albums mainly.
     
  3. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Nooo! Most tips have a shop, where stuff too good for the bins goes. Mine has hundreds of records. Often, it’s just granny records, but occasionally, someone will chuck a load in there which are good. It depends on how switched on the people who work there are- mine had been fairly slim pickings last year because they’d clocked on and we’re putting them aside to sell at a car boot. But then one day hundreds of decent records appeared- I asked the friendly lady I chat to and she said they’d not been making that much at the car boots so they’d given up and so we’re back in the shop at a quid apiece (The price stickers suggested they were way overpriced at the car boot).

    It’s also not just mine- other local tips near me do similar things, admittedly with varying results. I’ve also picked up quite a lot of rare CDs I’ve managed to reflog- late 80s cd singles are a goldmine and I got a whole load for £3 which I sold for a fortune, including a £70 copy of Emma’s Eurovision classic “Give A Little Love Back To The World” :D
     
  4. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Modern records were made on thinner vinyl in the 80s, hence the issues. But a really good record player solves that problem often- I rarely have anything jump.

    Also, if you’re serious, invest in a Spin Clean record cleaner- about £70-£80ish on Amazon and worth every penny. Sorts out even the filthiest and most rubbish of records. Nice potential birthday present right there...
     
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  5. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Oh and also car boots. Often full of idiots trying to get £5 for a shit Richard Clayderman album, but occasionally with “oh anything for a quid” style people you can pick up some real gems.
     
  6. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Oh and I own all the first three Sade albums on vinyl and from memory, I paid £2 for Diamond Life and a quid each for the other two.
     
  7. Whatevar

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    I’ll keep looking!
     
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  8. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    I SAW that Emma record on your shop on Discogs as I have it on my Wishlist but was I FUCK paying £70 for it! :D
     
  9. Sheena

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    Someone did. I had loads of loons messaging me trying to get it stupidly. One even had a go at me saying it was outrageous and I should be ashamed charging that much and that I’d never sell it. :D
     
  10. Kalabaliken

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    Yes there are crazy loons out there who will pay a fortune for stuff. Admittedly, I've paid that for official Eurovision programmes from the 80s, but they at least have a bit more collectors value than a CD single.
     
  11. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Er, I’m not entirely sure how THAT works...:D
     
  12. Kalabaliken

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    Well at least with an official programme of say 150 pages with photos, bios of the artists, lyrics, interviews etc is a bit more USEFUL than a CD single which has a cheapy one-sided insert. Maybe it's just me thinking books are better to look at than CDs, I dunno...
     
  13. Suedey

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    I need to get my vinyl habit under control - honestly I'm just spending far too much money. I'm not just buying new stuff but also re-buying older stuff that I have on CD. Please God.
     
  14. Suedey

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    Yep I got Diamond Life not that long ago from *SPITS* Oxfam at £1.99..
     
  15. Sheena

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    I said I would never rebuy stuff...but do it all the time now.
     
  16. Suedey

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    I can vaguely justify it when it's a new release and it comes with the download card / mp3s with Amazon (even though I'm a paid up Spotify subscriber)...

    But when it's stuff that I'd already bought fairly cheaply years ago on CD from Fopp or CDWow or whatever AND I still have the CDs AND I've got all the mp3s ripped AND backed up, and yet here I am now I'm spending double or TRIPLE what I originally paid on the respective vinyls..??! :manson:


    First world problem (corona era) I know but still.
     
  17. octophone

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    I buy very little vinyl now - it needs to be a really nice item of itself like the Stereolab triple LP reissues or that Nurse With Wound box from last year. It's a space thing really. Plus so much of what I want now isn't available on any format other than digital and, if there is a physical, it's a fucking cassette or a lathe-cut record that costs £40. Such is the state of the underground (dude).
     
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