My friend Laura writes to me. "Color me stubborn or old fashion if you like, but I just can't get the emotional involvement from digital I have with vinyl. From pulling the record off the shelf, taking it out of its sleeve, putting it on the TT, lowering the tone arm, the artwork on the cover, liner notes one can read without a magnifying glass, and most importantly, the sound the comes from those grooves. It sounds far more like real music to me."
And sounding like real music is what it's all about.
We've spent the last 100 years of vinyl reproduction perfecting the art of pulling music out of those grooves. We're getting pretty good at it.
After 30 years of trying to do the same from the shiny silver discs, we're getting better.
But there's a lot of music buried in those little silver discs you've not yet heard.
You have a library full of buried treasure.
And soon you'll have a treasure map that will unlock those secrets.
I am guessing right around March 1.