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ARIA’S NEW WEEKLY VINYL CHART SHOWS VINYL ISN’T A FAD

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Casually observing the attendance across the country on Saturday, the now hugely successful Record Store Day proves vinyl is back in the big time.

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28 minutes ago, Marc said:

Casually observing the attendance across the country on Saturday, the now hugely successful Record Store Day proves vinyl is back in the big time.

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I found this fact in the article interesting:

Vinyl’s continuing success begs an obvious historical question: Why are records also known as “Albums”.

The answer relates to the double-sided 78 rpm record released in 1903, and that had an impoverished 4-minute playing time per side.

Back then an entire 35-minute symphony required up to a dozen records. To keep track of these many discs, stores had a handy sideline selling wallets to store the separate discs.

Because these wallets resembled the kind of book people back in the day used to store photographs, consumers came to know the wallets as albums.

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From time to time you can find these (rather hefty) binders of 78rpm discs in second-hand shops and on auction sites.

 

Being weighty and bulky, they do cause a problem for those who like to display albums in picture frames for artwork purposes on the listening room wall. Not only are dynabolts required, but they are really boring to look at.

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Speaking of relevance, your post had none to this thread.

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