I am old enough to remember people collecting vinyl 45s, but still too young to have collected them myself. I will admit to having purchased some cassette singles (or cas-singles) in my misspent youth, but I thought that the 45 died with disco. According to an article in the Toronto Star last week, the 45 is making a comeback, especially in the UK. I honestly can't see this catching on in North America (unless Steve Jobs can somehow profit from it), but I have been wrong before. Is it time for me to retrieve my record player from my parent's basement?
Also, NPR's All Songs Considered discusses the recent trend of artists issuing their music both digitally and on vinyl, and gives a top ten of albums they feel are worth the extra vinyl effort.
The Year On Vinyl: Dropping the Needle
Todd Snider - My Vinyl Collection.mp3
From: Live at the Georgia Theater (~2003?)