Before there was Record Store Day there was National Vinyl Record Day, a day to celebrate the flat disc with grooves. The following is a small sampling of titles now in stores or soon to be released that just sound amazing playing from vinyl, even with the occasional surface noise.
Prince-Purple Rain (180gm)- $24.98
I was there, across Reunion Arena in Dallas. It didn’t matter where you sat. He was electric, shifting from bathtub with a microphone to stage with a guitar. We counted down to the New Year, after which he sang Auld Lang Syne and THEN ended the night with Purple Rain. Masterful musician, memorable night.