The release of the new Ron Howard documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week is a combination of modern movie making and traditional music culture, a timely reminder of how much the industry has changed. Fifty years ago who’d have thought that we’d be able to buy and listen to brand new tracks at the touch of a button, or rather a screen? But in spite of recent technological innovations, vinyl is experiencing a resurgence of sorts, with not just committed music fans spending their pounds on new records in their original form, but also a new generation of music lovers discovering the joys of listening on a record player. So whether you want brand new releases or a wide choice of secondhand wonders, here are 3 great sources of online vinyl…
New Vinyl Releases
As well as many independent record shops, our favourite high street chains are now leading a vinyl revival. HMV may have been in trouble a few years ago, but it’s now fighting back by giving the music-loving public exactly what they want - downloads may all be very well and good, but an increasing number of people want their favourite new releases in a more tangible form and HMV’s site can supply a wide range of new releases as well as classic records. Using HMV voucher codes, you can take a look at their large selection of box sets, soundtracks, pop, rock and classical titles as well as those up-coming records available for pre-order.
If you’re only just getting into buying vinyl, you might not want to spend all your money on brand new records, but at the same time want to build your collection. Although the quality can sometimes be a bit hit and miss, buying secondhand records is a great option, and your local secondhand shops can be a treasure trove of finds. If you want a wider choice, Oxfam Online Shop promo codes can offer you a huge selection, with pages and pages of secondhand vinyl available at very fair prices. And of course, when you buy with through Oxfam, you know some of your money will be going towards a great cause.
Whether you’re a collector already, or you’re building your collection and want to get a bit more serious about it, then 991.com discount vouchers are a great source of rare vinyl such as autographed records, test pressings, box sets and other limited editions. Search by artist or genre and see if there’s anything you can possibly justify spending your money on (we think there might be). Current rare gems available include ABBA and Beach Boys records, and if you fancy treating yourself to an even greater extent, they also sell rare CDs and other memorabilia too.
So for all your music lovers who prefer to shop online, there’s plenty of choice and great value options available if you want to build your vinyl collection. Who knows, this time next year we might even be talking about a cassette tape revival…
By Anna Scott, 16th September 2016