Recently the sounds of vinyl have been making a comeback. Supposedly the sound is better coming off one of these round miracles of recording science versus a compressed mp3. I'm not 100% sure about that, but what I am sure about is that listening to a record takes me back to the 80s when myself and my siblings would listen to my Dad's old rock n roll records on the family stereo or hearing the sounds of Madonna coming from my sisters room. The crackling sound of these rotating wonders really is a nostalgia trip for me. A few weeks ago our GM at work decided we needed to make more room in our audio recording booth and the old station collection of vinyl had to go! I was first in line to grab some free records and here is a sampling of what I discovered!
Breakin' Movie Soundtrack
Released: 1984 Polygram Records
Notable Songs: Ain't Nobody by Rufus & Chaka Khan, Showdown by Ollie & Jerry
The Godfather Music From The Motion Picture
Released: 1972 Pickwick International
Notable Songs: Main Title (The Godfather Waltz) by The Italia Concert Orchestra
The Official Music of the XXIIIrd Olympiad Los Angeles 1984
Released:1984 CBS Inc.
Notable Songs: Street Thunder by Foreigner, Junku (Field Theme) by Herbie Hancock
Released: 1981 Warner Brothers
Notable Songs: Controversy, Let's Work
Star Wars: Music Form The Sci-Fi Film Composed By John Williams
Released: 1977 Damil Record Sales
Notable Songs: Princess Leia's Theme & The Return Home by The London Philharmonic
Ray Parker Jr. - Christmas Time Is Here
Released: 1984 Arista
Oh man, listen to those sweet sounds! I am so happy I was able to grab these records up! Like I said this is just a sampling of what I found. There are about 20 other albums I got including everything from The Beach Boys to Shalamar. Also, my Mom still has my record collection from when I used to DJ back in collage. I need to go home some day and add them back into my vinyl collection. Now I just need to pick myself up a record player so me and the fam can jam out in style! I guess I now know what to ask Santa for this Christmas!