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Posted 4th Jan 2019Edited by:"fishus101"

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Sainsbury’s currently have a sale on the majority of the vinyl they sell. I’ve just seen loads of great and classic albums in our local Fosse Park store.
Most records are £20 each but are on 2 for £25 making them just £12.50 each (a much more reasonable price). I was interested in Oasis’ (What’s the Story) Morning Glory album (which comes with a download code to get all the mp3’s from the 3cd deluxe boxset too) and had seen it in most places around the £21-£23 price so getting it here with Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon for a total of £25 seemed like a great bargain.
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Newbold04/01/2019 17:20

This is an incredibly pointless craze, vinyl. What are people playing …This is an incredibly pointless craze, vinyl. What are people playing them on, because a decent setup capable of matching the sound quality of a CD (let alone beating it) is going to cost upwards of a thousand.Nostalgia's all well and good, but vinyl? Seriously?Reel to reel back soon?


Each to their own. People have their own reasons for liking vinyl, whether it’s nostalgia, enjoying the process of being part of listening to the music (physically handing the vinyl rather than just clicking play on Spotify), for the nice artwork, knowing that most vinyl comes with download code anyway or because they do actually have a decent home hi-fi set up so get that nice warmth that vinyl offers... whatever the reason, paying £12.50 for a record is still a good price.
For a lot of people, it’s the idea of keeping albums alive. It’s all too easy to just buy 1 or 2 tracks off iTunes and not bother with the rest of the album.
Personally, I’d rather buy a physical copy of any album for at home, then have the digital version on my phone to play in the car. Whether that physical copy is vinyl or cd doesn’t really matter, however my record player does sound amazing and I do like the artwork so would prefer vinyl if I can get it at a decent price.
Newbold04/01/2019 17:20

This is an incredibly pointless craze, vinyl. What are people playing …This is an incredibly pointless craze, vinyl. What are people playing them on, because a decent setup capable of matching the sound quality of a CD (let alone beating it) is going to cost upwards of a thousand.Nostalgia's all well and good, but vinyl? Seriously?Reel to reel back soon?


That's like comparing fine a fine art gallery to just downloading pictures off google. CD sales dropped 23% last year.. Record sales have been growing year on year since 2006.
Newbold04/01/2019 17:20

This is an incredibly pointless craze, vinyl. What are people playing …This is an incredibly pointless craze, vinyl. What are people playing them on, because a decent setup capable of matching the sound quality of a CD (let alone beating it) is going to cost upwards of a thousand.Nostalgia's all well and good, but vinyl? Seriously?Reel to reel back soon?


I see from most of your deals that you're busy watching the time on your Seiko and rushing for your P&O cruises.
Some of us like to switch off a bit.
After years of cds, mp3s et al, I got a new turntable, dug out some LPs, bought some 2nd hand and new pressings, and realised that I was actually listening and enjoying playing my music again.

edit: And I am cleaning up an old 70s reel to reel, got a few spools of 60s radio to listen to, on the hunt for blank media now.
Edited by: "mcek" 4th Jan 2019
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DSOTM off to Sainsburys later, thanks
Edited by: "anewman" 4th Jan 2019
Can only see seven to choose from.
u2me6 m ago

Can only see seven to choose from.


Yeah, they’ve got a lot more instore (depending on your local and how good they are with entertainment)
u2me7 m ago

Can only see seven to choose from.


OP sounds as if they bought instore rather than online
This is an incredibly pointless craze, vinyl. What are people playing them on, because a decent setup capable of matching the sound quality of a CD (let alone beating it) is going to cost upwards of a thousand.

Nostalgia's all well and good, but vinyl? Seriously?

Reel to reel back soon?
Newbold04/01/2019 17:20

This is an incredibly pointless craze, vinyl. What are people playing …This is an incredibly pointless craze, vinyl. What are people playing them on, because a decent setup capable of matching the sound quality of a CD (let alone beating it) is going to cost upwards of a thousand.Nostalgia's all well and good, but vinyl? Seriously?Reel to reel back soon?


That's like comparing fine a fine art gallery to just downloading pictures off google. CD sales dropped 23% last year.. Record sales have been growing year on year since 2006.
Newbold04/01/2019 17:20

This is an incredibly pointless craze, vinyl. What are people playing …This is an incredibly pointless craze, vinyl. What are people playing them on, because a decent setup capable of matching the sound quality of a CD (let alone beating it) is going to cost upwards of a thousand.Nostalgia's all well and good, but vinyl? Seriously?Reel to reel back soon?


Each to their own. People have their own reasons for liking vinyl, whether it’s nostalgia, enjoying the process of being part of listening to the music (physically handing the vinyl rather than just clicking play on Spotify), for the nice artwork, knowing that most vinyl comes with download code anyway or because they do actually have a decent home hi-fi set up so get that nice warmth that vinyl offers... whatever the reason, paying £12.50 for a record is still a good price.
For a lot of people, it’s the idea of keeping albums alive. It’s all too easy to just buy 1 or 2 tracks off iTunes and not bother with the rest of the album.
Personally, I’d rather buy a physical copy of any album for at home, then have the digital version on my phone to play in the car. Whether that physical copy is vinyl or cd doesn’t really matter, however my record player does sound amazing and I do like the artwork so would prefer vinyl if I can get it at a decent price.
Newbold55 m ago

This is an incredibly pointless craze, vinyl. What are people playing …This is an incredibly pointless craze, vinyl. What are people playing them on, because a decent setup capable of matching the sound quality of a CD (let alone beating it) is going to cost upwards of a thousand.Nostalgia's all well and good, but vinyl? Seriously?Reel to reel back soon?


You're totally wrong I'm afraid, it's actually the other way round. After getting back into vinyl I ended up having to pay double the amount on a cd player compared to my record deck to get anywhere near as good sound quality.
Newbold04/01/2019 17:20

This is an incredibly pointless craze, vinyl. What are people playing …This is an incredibly pointless craze, vinyl. What are people playing them on, because a decent setup capable of matching the sound quality of a CD (let alone beating it) is going to cost upwards of a thousand.Nostalgia's all well and good, but vinyl? Seriously?Reel to reel back soon?


I see from most of your deals that you're busy watching the time on your Seiko and rushing for your P&O cruises.
Some of us like to switch off a bit.
After years of cds, mp3s et al, I got a new turntable, dug out some LPs, bought some 2nd hand and new pressings, and realised that I was actually listening and enjoying playing my music again.

edit: And I am cleaning up an old 70s reel to reel, got a few spools of 60s radio to listen to, on the hunt for blank media now.
Edited by: "mcek" 4th Jan 2019
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If you look at the top selling Vinyl albums from 2018 most are 70s classics,
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If you look at the top selling Vinyl albums from 2018 most are 70s …If you look at the top selling Vinyl albums from 2018 most are 70s classics,


According to the NME, these are the top 20 selling records of the year. Oddly enough, these were the majority of the records in Sainsbury’s...
1. Arctic Monkeys – ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’
2. The Greatest Showman OST
3. Fleetwood Mac – ‘Rumours’
4. Queen – ‘Greatest Hits’
5. Pink Floyd – ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’
6. George Ezra – ‘Staying At Tamara’s’
7. Nirvana – ‘Nevermind’
8. Oasis – ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’
9. David Bowie – ‘Legacy’
10. Amy Winehouse – ‘Back To Black’
11. Jeff Wayne – ‘The War Of The Worlds’
12. Guardians Of The Galaxy, Awesome Mix 1 OST
13. The Stone Roses – ‘The Stone Roses’
14. Ed Sheeran – ‘Divide’
15. Guardians Of The Galaxy, Awesome Mix 2 OST
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers – ‘Legend’
17. The Beatles – ‘The Beatles’
18. Arctic Monkeys – ‘AM’
19. Oasis – ‘Definitely Maybe’
20. The 1975 – ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’
Read more at nme.com/new…834
Bloody hell didnt realise that records(showing my age)- my collection is at my mum and dads best check with them they still have it
mcek04/01/2019 18:17

I see from most of your deals that you're busy watching the time on your …I see from most of your deals that you're busy watching the time on your Seiko and rushing for your P&O cruises.Some of us like to switch off a bit.After years of cds, mp3s et al, I got a new turntable, dug out some LPs, bought some 2nd hand and new pressings, and realised that I was actually listening and enjoying playing my music again.edit: And I am cleaning up an old 70s reel to reel, got a few spools of 60s radio to listen to, on the hunt for blank media now.


You’re making the mistake of assuming that I purchase my own deals! But seriously, to get anything half decent out of vinyl you need to start with a decent transcription unit - if only to avoid damaging the fragile vinyls.

What are people using? I can accept the artwork points fully, but in terms of music quality it’s impossible to avoid the emperor’s clothes conclusion.
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anewman04/01/2019 16:55

DSOTM off to Sainsburys later, thanks


It'll be crap. Just get the BG cut or a 2nd hand original from shop of Discogs
deleted6539304/01/2019 18:33

If you look at the top selling Vinyl albums from 2018 most are 70s …If you look at the top selling Vinyl albums from 2018 most are 70s classics,


Most of the anti vinyl comments are probably from people who sold their original 70s classics to a work mate or sent them to landfill after listening to Brothers in Arms on CD
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jimmyb2004/01/2019 17:33

That's like comparing fine a fine art gallery to just downloading pictures …That's like comparing fine a fine art gallery to just downloading pictures off google. CD sales dropped 23% last year.. Record sales have been growing year on year since 2006.


CD sale shaven't dropped because of and increase in Vinyl sales.
deleted7202804/01/2019 18:43

It'll be crap. Just get the BG cut or a 2nd hand original from shop of …It'll be crap. Just get the BG cut or a 2nd hand original from shop of Discogs


Seen plenty of reports of "mint" on discogs turning out to be scratched to hell or even snapped in half lol.
gatchafan04/01/2019 18:41

Most of the anti vinyl comments are probably from people who sold their …Most of the anti vinyl comments are probably from people who sold their original 70s classics to a work mate or sent them to landfill after listening to Brothers in Arms on CD


Or, as in my case, people who became aware of just how bad vinyl was once CDs came on the scene. Still got all the vinyl but after a few plays the quality really drops off a cliff unless you’re using seriously expensive equipment.

It’s a passing fad which has arisen because of streaming and nostalgia. Like Sodastreams, once people realise the serious downsides they move on. Until the next lot think they’ve discovered something new and better
anewman20 m ago

Seen plenty of reports of "mint" on discogs turning out to be scratched to …Seen plenty of reports of "mint" on discogs turning out to be scratched to hell or even snapped in half lol.



I've never had any problem with any of the records I've bought on discogs, though I feel when I am buying from discogs I'm not as protected as a buyer as I would be on ebay if there was an issue. Anywhere you buy 2nd hand from online you have to exercise some caution and look at feedback.
Newbold04/01/2019 18:41

You’re making the mistake of assuming that I purchase my own deals! But s …You’re making the mistake of assuming that I purchase my own deals! But seriously, to get anything half decent out of vinyl you need to start with a decent transcription unit - if only to avoid damaging the fragile vinyls.What are people using? I can accept the artwork points fully, but in terms of music quality it’s impossible to avoid the emperor’s clothes conclusion.


I read this last week:
theguardian.com/tec…res

Music quality means different things to different people.
The point that people getting back into the physical medium do appreciate, is the satisfaction of playing the record adds to the enjoyment. You play through and listen through the album. Too easy to skip tracks on streaming and even cd.

Yes, reading the bbc article yesterday bbc.co.uk/new…093 streaming has taken over., but it looks like people don't want to keep things. Vinyl is about keeping a copy.
I accept ebooks are more popular but the sale of 2nd books has risen too. I use both.
Feature phones maybe a novelty, but some of us have seriously stopped looking at new tech and gone back to simpler devices.
The same way that film cameras have been reinterpreted as printers-with-a-lens, there is a bit of a digital backlash.

edit: And from your comment above, you've kept all your vinyl. Don't have to ask why, do I?
Edited by: "mcek" 4th Jan 2019
fishus1011 h, 39 m ago

Each to their own. People have their own reasons for liking vinyl, whether …Each to their own. People have their own reasons for liking vinyl, whether it’s nostalgia, enjoying the process of being part of listening to the music (physically handing the vinyl rather than just clicking play on Spotify), for the nice artwork, knowing that most vinyl comes with download code anyway or because they do actually have a decent home hi-fi set up so get that nice warmth that vinyl offers... whatever the reason, paying £12.50 for a record is still a good price. For a lot of people, it’s the idea of keeping albums alive. It’s all too easy to just buy 1 or 2 tracks off iTunes and not bother with the rest of the album. Personally, I’d rather buy a physical copy of any album for at home, then have the digital version on my phone to play in the car. Whether that physical copy is vinyl or cd doesn’t really matter, however my record player does sound amazing and I do like the artwork so would prefer vinyl if I can get it at a decent price.


Well said and 100% agree
Cool, Fosse Park is practically my local Sainsbury's, so will check it out.

One question though - were there actually any current releases there or was it all back catalogue reissue stuff?
mcek04/01/2019 19:12

I read this last …I read this last week:https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/21/mp3-cd-24-bit-audio-music-hi-resMusic quality means different things to different people.The point that people getting back into the physical medium do appreciate, is the satisfaction of playing the record adds to the enjoyment. You play through and listen through the album. Too easy to skip tracks on streaming and even cd.Yes, reading the bbc article yesterday https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46735093 streaming has taken over., but it looks like people don't want to keep things. Vinyl is about keeping a copy.I accept ebooks are more popular but the sale of 2nd books has risen too. I use both.Feature phones maybe a novelty, but some of us have seriously stopped looking at new tech and gone back to simpler devices.The same way that film cameras have been reinterpreted as printers-with-a-lens, there is a bit of a digital backlash.edit: And from your comment above, you've kept all your vinyl. Don't have to ask why, do I?


You make some valid points, and I'm genuinely not trolling here - I have real difficulties (having moved wholly away from vinyl to CD some years back) in understanding how anyone could claim that vinyl sounds better than CD. I'm also very cynical about a recording industry which has successfully managed to peddle the same music on vinyl, reel to reel, cassette, CD and now back to vinyl again. And that's leaving aside 8 track, MP3 and all the other formats.

I get the appeal of the cover and the artwork (nothing ever quite matched that) and I can sort of understand the appeal of actually playing the record - though I was delighted to be able to leave that behind because of the physical damage it could and did do to vinyl and tapes.

Interesting Guardian article, by the way - not everyone realises how different MP3 quality is from CD quality, and maybe people are comparing vinyl with MP3s.

Why have I kept the vinyl? Same reason, I suppose, as the reason for keeping some Beatles reel to reels - something for the kids to sell on ebay in the future perhaps.
Btw do you know if they have war of the worlds in Sainsbury's as I'll most likely call by at some stage next week to get that and another few
Cheers Op, just picked up Bowie Legacy and Queen greatest hits.
Dr Dre Chronic 2001 was down to a tenner, just got it home and it's the censored version Apparently explicit represses are difficult to come across.
Edited by: "lukeo44" 4th Jan 2019
ankh34 m ago

Cool, Fosse Park is practically my local Sainsbury's, so will check it …Cool, Fosse Park is practically my local Sainsbury's, so will check it out.One question though - were there actually any current releases there or was it all back catalogue reissue stuff?


Most current I saw, in terms of non compilations and based original release date, was Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base. This was in Pontllanfraith Sainsburys. Majority were rereleases or compilations of past big name artists.
Edited by: "anewman" 4th Jan 2019
My son has just become interested in vinyl , from my point of view one of the nicest things has been getting my collection out of the loft and finding that he is now enjoying the same records I kept even though we threw the original record player out many years ago . I probably only kept about a third of my collection , but it's great that it's being enjoyed by my 19 year old , for those of us that bought our music on vinyl the first time around there's something quite nostalgic about that slightly fuzzy sound .
lukeo4404/01/2019 19:38

Cheers Op, just picked up Dowie Legacy and Queen greatest hits. Dr Dre …Cheers Op, just picked up Dowie Legacy and Queen greatest hits. Dr Dre Chronic 2001 was down to a tenner, just got it home and it's the censored version Apparently explicit represses are difficult to come across.


Damn didn't realise Queen compilation was included as the shelf didn't say so, oh well.
deleted7202804/01/2019 18:45

CD sale shaven't dropped because of and increase in Vinyl sales.


Didn’t say they had just saying CD sales have dropped both in the U.K and U.S.
Newbold04/01/2019 17:20

This is an incredibly pointless craze, vinyl. What are people playing …This is an incredibly pointless craze, vinyl. What are people playing them on, because a decent setup capable of matching the sound quality of a CD (let alone beating it) is going to cost upwards of a thousand.Nostalgia's all well and good, but vinyl? Seriously?Reel to reel back soon?


NO get 8 Track.
From the list posted Id buy 9 or 10, if only I had a record player.
Geemac13 m ago

NO get 8 Track.


Don't bother with 8 track, 1/2 inch reel to reel 30 inches per second is where it's at. Get buying your tapes here, bargain prices. analogyrecords.org
Edited by: "anewman" 4th Jan 2019
anewman45 m ago

Damn didn't realise Queen compilation was included as the shelf didn't say …Damn didn't realise Queen compilation was included as the shelf didn't say so, oh well.


Had 2 for 25 on it's ticket but didn't scan through properly, they had to manually override at the till
deleted7202804/01/2019 18:43

It'll be crap. Just get the BG cut or a 2nd hand original from shop of …It'll be crap. Just get the BG cut or a 2nd hand original from shop of Discogs


Not true. It'll be the 2016 remaster which is excellent.
Analogue (vinyl records) just seems to sound more natural and seems easier to listen to compared to digital (CDs, SACDs) though I accept that records have other issues and generally degrade over time. But I was surprised how nice a sound you can get with a reasonably old record deck, I bought an old Pioneer PL12d, gave it a basic service, and put a new AT95e cartridge for it. It's not a perfect sound, but I prefer it to the sound from my CD player.
Just to clarify, is this deal in all Sainsbury’s stores nationwide?
philh77731 m ago

Just to clarify, is this deal in all Sainsbury’s stores nationwide?


Yes
jimmyb2004/01/2019 17:33

That's like comparing fine a fine art gallery to just downloading pictures …That's like comparing fine a fine art gallery to just downloading pictures off google. CD sales dropped 23% last year.. Record sales have been growing year on year since 2006.



record sales account for approximately 2.5% of all music consumption or approximately 14% of sales of physical media. sales increased over the last 10 years from about 1.4 million sales a year to 14 million sales a year

in other words sales have went from next to nothing to ten times the amount. 10 times next to nothing

it's nothing like comparing fine art to downloading pictures off google. CD can produce a more accurate reproduction of the original master than vinyl can. more accurate speed and pitch, less wow and flutter and distortion and less prone to damage. play a cd in a cheap player and it won't damage the disc. play a record on a high end turntable that's not properly setup and you can do similar damage to a record as playing on one of the cheap plastic turntables sold by non hifi stores

i have multiple turntables, including a hifi setup and a dj setup and have been buying records for decades, and spent over a hundred quid on vinyl last month, half of which was a big pile of second hand records, spent over a hundred in each of the last couple of months too, mostly on second hand vinyl. i've been collecting for decades and never stopped buying vinyl, but since cd was introduced, that's been my main medium as it has superior sonic abilities to vinyl. i have two great hifi systems comprising of seperates, including a 5.1 system with dvda/sacd player, and i can hear the difference between HD audio and a standard CD as i've been lucky to protect my ears at concerts, and i can still hear super high frequencies such as the sounds those insect/mouse deterents make. sure some people may claim to prefer the sound of vinyl, but in a true blind test setting, i doubt most people would pick vinyl. in fact a blind testing by the gadget show had people picking mp3 sourced material as best

as for the covers, the artists making the music don't usually make the artwork, it's usually someone else. sound isn't something you can hold and touch, so i separate the sound with the medium. some cover art may be great and suit the mood of the record, like pink floyd, sometimes the music can be great but with a bad cover. if the cover art makes a difference, buy a copy of the record and a copy of the cd and play the cd and hold the record and get the best of both worlds. or close your eyes and listen to the music and concentrate better on it. or, just dance

personally i think 2 new records for £25 is overpriced. and that's coming from someone who buys rare records that cost crazy money. you aren't getting better sound over paying for the cd, and most people buying these new albums will be playing on equipment that won't do the media justice

sorry to add some actual facts to the conversation. not really
why are ppl having such a problem with people choosing Vinyl ?

I prefer vinyl for my own reasons, if you don't like vinyl or dont think this is worth heat then either dont vote or vote cold simple.

Trying to tell ppl the reason they should chose vinyl is like telling ppl why they shouldn't buy certain mobile phone or any other deal on here. Each to their own IMHO.
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