I don’t mean to sound like a guy with my head stuck in the past, but I do miss large covers, liner notes, and the look and feel of a record album. I love the digital medium and the clarity it allows, but there’s a warmth analogue recordings capture that digital can’t. A couple of years ago I bought the remastered Doors albums that had been remixed in 5.1 surround sound, and it was quite an experience to have the music I’d grown up with immersing me in the middle. Now The Doors albums have been remastered again this time on vinyl, and when you see the time and care that has been taken with the most recent manufacturing, you may want to tune up the old turntable. Or better yet, invest n a new one, it’ll be worth it. Being able to read the liner notes on a 12×12 package would be a welcome change from squinting to see the tiny print of a 5×5 compact disc.
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