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Always for Vinyl

RECEIVED Mon., Jan. 13, 2014

Dear Editor,
    I am one of the people who never stopped buying vinyl [“The Price You Pay,” Music, Jan. 10]. Some people do deluxe editions, but this must be put in context. New CDs are still $15 or more and though prices of CDs are coming down, this is the context for record prices. If one is looking for an older album, they can find an unused copy at one of our finer record stores (I like Breakaway Records for 33 rpm) and find the album for what they would have paid 35 years ago ($5-7). Lightly used copies are also cheap. It is also true that if you know your music, you can find classics in the 99-cent bin. I find bands are also selling basic versions of an LP along with a deluxe version or tons of online extras to go with the LP. Now what I'm into are 78s. There are a bunch of classic songs that never got transferred to 33 rpm, never mind digital anything.
Tom Cuddy
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