The Vinyl Record Resurgence Explosion
What is up with all the new albums released on vinyl these days. I mean it is 2016, not 1988 right? The truth is, in this age of digital downloads, CD sales have taken a big nose dive and music lovers are finding that they prefer the crisp natural sound of vinyl record albums over CD's.
If you were to tell me 5 or 10 years ago that vinyl would ever come back, I would have told you that you were crazy. You can thank the 20 and 30 somethings for the resurgence. According to the RIAA, "fueled by the nostalgia wave and sound quality, sales of vinyl records were up 32% to 416 million" in 2015, their highest level since 1988. Taylor Swift had huge sales when she released '1989' on vinyl LP.
So where do you find these records? Look for them at garage and yard sales in the Greater Binghamton area, new releases are selling like crazy at Barnes & Noble in Vestal and I was surprised when I heard that Columbia House Record Club is coming out of bankruptcy soon to relaunch it's record club.
Just take a look at the new releases and re-issues coming out on vinyl LP in the coming weeks:
October 7: Hank Williams/20 Greatest Hits
October 14: Jack Ingram/Midnight Motel, Florida Georgia Line/Dig Your Roots,
Shania Twain/Come On Over, Shania Twain/The Woman in Me, Shania Twain/Shania Twain, Shania Twain/UP!
November 11: Hillary Scott/Love Remains
November 18: Kacey Musgraves/A Very Kacey Christmas