Sunday, April 15, 2012

Vinyl making a comeback #261: Welsh edition

From Wales Online... "The hiss and crackle of vinyl records are making a big comeback in Wales as music lovers buy the old fashioned discs in increasing numbers.

High street music and video giant HMV has just refitted its stores in Swansea and Cardiff to accommodate vinyl seven-inch and LP records to keep up with the trend...

...Swansea HMV store manager John Hatfield, 41, said he is really “chuffed” at the news – he’s a vinyl connoisseur with a private collection of more than 2,000 records.

“We do get people asking for vinyl and there has been a massive resurgence of interest over the last 10 years, a lot of it encouraged by the Indie culture.

“Buying vinyl has become cool with the kids and purists like me. I am old enough to remember it from first time around, when I started out in 1990 everything we sold was vinyl...."

Meanwhile, in the States...Vinyl records: Music to the ears of audiophiles, collectors. Features Taylor's Treasures, in Kannapolis, North Carolina, watch clip below.

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