Once upon a time, 4 years ago… My audio enthusiast husband tried to convince me to purchase some vinyl for myself and I wasn’t very convinced but looked around until I found something I liked. He left most of his collection back home in the US when he moved to Australia several years ago and we hadn’t even purchased a new turntable at this point so had nothing to listen to our music on if we bought anything.
I purchased what I thought was a plain black vinyl edition of Drink The Sea by The Glitch Mob. It finally arrived from overseas and it ended up being a beautiful RSD 2014 edition and I fell in love instantly. I’d never seen anything but plain black vinyl previously and this was it. I’m all in now. It even came with a bonus EP which I wasn’t expecting let alone a colourful rainbow explosion of beauty .
We now have over 300 albums in our collection, I make sure to look for fancy coloured versions and see them as artwork.
I like modern music so don’t have many actual “old” albums although we have some classics in our collection.
We did eventually go back and bring a bunch of his vinyl back here, we loaded up our carry on luggage to the maximum limit and lugged it all back on the plane with us a few years ago. 😀