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The Legacy of Beatles Vinyl
For Beatles fans all over the world, listening to classic songs like 'Hey, Jude,' 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand,' and 'Strawberry Fields Forever' on vinyl is a memorable experience. Vinyl not only produces the most basic, simple and clean sounds, the artwork and liner notes speak of the history and legacy of one of the most amazing bands of all time.
For many record lovers, cover art and liner notes provider 'insider' information to how bands like The Beatles were feeling at the time. Unfortunately, digital media has diminished the intimacy between musicians and fans for the sake of convenience. Luckily, there are still plenty of people searching for that special connection with bands like The Beatles – fans like you who want to experience the music as it was originally intended – cover art, liner notes and all.
According to Nielsen Soundscan, The Beatles Abbey Road, was the top-selling vinyl record in 2011 – the album has held this title for three consecutive years now. This says a lot about a band formed in 1960! What this also says is that more and more people have a new-found appreciation for vinyl records.
The fact that The Beatles are one of the most beloved bands of all time probably didn't hurt vinyl sales, but with the advancement of other music mediums, most notably, instant downloads to portable devices, many people still chose to purchase the entire album instead of cherry picking individual songs. This is an interesting phenomenon that suggests that CD and Mp3 portability isn't as important as sound quality or nostalgia.
Beatles Fans: Then and Now
One of the most remarkable things about The Beatles is their continuing popularity and adoration from people of various ages, races, and geographic locations. As a Beatles fan, you may meet people in their 50's, 60's and 70's at a convention or tradeshow listening to Beatles recordings next to those in their teens, 20's, 30's and so on. The Beatles produced songs with universal appeal that span numerous generations.
And since the resurgence of vinyl, which really started to take off just a few years ago, you can easily find teenagers and college kids enjoying the music of The Beatles exactly the way their parents and grandparents did – on vinyl.
The really great thing is that many music producers have embraced vinyl and offer recordings by legendary and new bands on this medium. Some producers offer digital downloads of songs with the purchase of a record. This creates a bridge between older mediums and new ones – which is irresistible to younger generations.
Beatles Collectible Albums
If you want to increase your record collection or if you're looking for a specific Beatles album or single LP, there are many resources available online to make your search a little easier. Websites like http://www.vinylrecordsearch.com/beatles-vinyl-records.html allow you to easily conduct album searches. And, with the growing popularity of vinyl records, many small book/CD shops now carry a selection of albums. You can also attend conferences, tradeshows, auctions, estate sales or contact other collectors to find rare and collectible Beatles albums.
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