Sunday, July 17, 2011

Back To Vinyl

Weird how I virtually stopped buying CDs for several years now, save for a couple releases annually and yet, I'm drawn to these vinyl albums.  There are several perfectly good reasons people buy vinyl from the vinyl-sounds-better argument to the for-pure-nostalgic reason.  Me, I think it's a mixture of several factors but mostly it's for the album artwork.  Nothing like a 12-inch canvas to showcase graphic designs which were considered cutting edge at the time. All that mid-century stuff that is still sooo cool.  Today, we dropped by Rhino Records in Claremont and I bought 5 of these classic jazz albums including the one above -- a Quincy Jones Bossa Nova album.

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