James T.

Location:

New York, NY

Member since:

November 8, 2010

What do you love the most about vinyl records?

The physicality. The "product": the record itself, the sleeve, the artwork... all things which are lost with an MP3. Plus the fact that most of the best music was released before 1990.

How long have you been collecting records?

My wife gave me a record player for my 30th birthday. New York City still has a handful of reliable and inexpensive stores and over the last two years we've amassed a pretty great collection.

What type of music do you collect on vinyl?

Everything that I like: classic rock, a lot of jazz, and I love those triple LP opera boxes! I once found a mint condition copy of La Boheme recorded at the old Met in 1948 on the sidewalk outside my work. My most expensive purchase was Blue Train.

Introduction

I'm a 32-year-old Brit living in Manhattan. The most precious and coveted record in my collection is "Chet Baker Sings" on Pacific label. I mysteriously own two vinyl copies of "Sign 'O' The Times" by Prince, perhaps because I love it that much.


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