What was your first album, ever? Mine was Fleetwood Mac – Rumours.
I think back to the moment I got the album, took it for its first spin, listened to every track, admired the cover and displayed it proudly for all to see. I played the entire album over and over again on the record/8-track player my mom had purchased at a yard sale, and began realizing my love for music.
Over the years, the way I experienced music changed, but there was still something special about that feeling of holding a physical album and placing the needle in the grooves. The desire to get back to that feeling, for many, has led to a resurgence of vinyl and record players among those who grew up with them and also those who are experiencing them for the first time.
Many prefer the sound of records over CDs and digital files due to a richer, warmer sound. The hiss and crackle of a record on a record player adds texture to the unique listening experience that you can’t help but love. A feeling of nostalgia takes over as you’re transported to a different time the moment you play artists like Chuck Berry and The Beatles, and newer artists like Lady Antebellum and Chris Stapleton.
Good music doesn’t have an expiration date.
If you haven’t experienced music through a record player, or it’s been years, it’s time to build a record collection or dust off that vinyl that’s been sitting in a box. Pick a comfortable spot, take an album for a spin, listen to every track and enjoy!
If you’re looking for vinyl to add to a collection, or just starting one, you can find great albums and record players online at shop.crackerbarrel.com. They also make great gifts for the music lovers in your life!