A perspective on vinyl record engagement
The trend is no longer a trend: Vinyl is back and it’s not going anywhere. And, the entire record store business breathes a collective sigh of relief!
Apart from the obvious benefits, ie better sound and larger artwork to name two, there is one perspective that I’d like to add: Engagement. Owning a record player forces us to be one with our music collection, handling records, caring for them, and flipping them when we’re done with a side.
When we engage with anything, we care for it more. I enjoy the music of the records I have, therefore I happily give them my involvement. I expect I’ll get a little closer to the soul of each record with each listen because of that.