In rotation: 6/8/15

HMV: ‘We’re taking vinyl back to the masses’ “HMV is to boost its commitment to vinyl in 2015 after seeing its LP sales almost triple year-on-year from 110,000 in 2013, to 325,000 in 2014. The retailer will be offering exclusive limited run releases as well as price cuts on a range of classic LPs in the week leading up to Father’s Day, Sunday June 21, as part of its HMV Loves Vinyl campaign…”

New Griffith record store revives love of vinyl records: “When his record collection got “way out of hand,” the “obvious” thing to do was get rid of his bed, then dresser, so he could have more storage space for his vinyl treasures…”

Nicolas Winding Refn on the Joys of Vinyl and the Transcendent Keanu Reeves: “The future is so accessible, but what has gotten lost in the past is always the most fun for any collector — seeking something that may have gone by us…”

The vinyl revival: “…I was buying more than I was selling,” said the 31-year-old vinyl collector, who actually quit his job last year to clean up, sort and price almost half of his 12,000 vinyl albums for sale…”

Liverpool’s vinyl revival: “…In the 1980’s there were over 2,200 record stores in the UK, but with a handful still left in Liverpool and more fast approaching, it’s safe to say that vinyl is here to stay.”

Classic Vinyl: A Tale of Two Turntables “…So why the difference in price? That all boils down to the direct drive versus belt drive debate. The better technology is in the eyes of the beholder — and the manufacturer.”

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