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Vinyl revival: The LP is making a comeback into living rooms, and how

Stores stock up on LPs as music lovers line up for the warm sound of history

Marie-Louise Gumuchian | Reuters 

In the basement of the British Library, curator Andy Linehan inspects the latest addition to a massive archive of wax cylinders, cassettes, LPs and CDs — a vinyl record that made musical history. Released in the United States in 1948, Mendelssohn’s Concerto in E minor, performed by violinist Nathan Milstein with the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, was the very first vinyl LP, or long playing record. The 12 inch 33 1/3 rpm format allowed longer pieces to be recorded, changing the way listeners enjoyed their music. “The fact that the long playing record came into ...

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First Published: Fri, June 22 2018. 20:27 IST
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