Record Archive in Rochester is also worth checking out, but bring earplugs. The
old store on Mount Hope closed last year (pity)..I went into their other store
once, couldn't find anything I might want, couldn't stand the noise long enough
to do any browsing. But they got tons of vinyl. Ditto Record Theatre in Buffalo
(don't know if they have any other locations currently, despite the listings of
Rochester and Syracuse on their bags..both locations are long gone).
Tom Fine wrote:
> Hi Dave:
> Here are a couple, both charge list or near list and both will send you
> a nice catalog full of eye candy:
> Beware the "racks and racks" of audiophoolery but I've found both quick
> and reliable with shipping and returns/exchanges. Any returns I've had
> to make have been QC problems, mainly the fault of Classic Records. None
> of it has been the fault of the retailers but they handled customer care
> exactly as promised.
> One of my fave used LP stores, the Bop Shop in Rochester NY, has some
> new LPs for sale, generally at or near list price.
> As for reissue labels, I haven't had one bad experience with Analogue
> Productions. Their stuff is consistently great. The Classic Records
> mastering is usually first rate but as I've said, their manufacturing is
> not always (but I have always gotten un-gouged or scuffed copies in
> exchange, so apparently their manufacturer is capable of excellent
> work). Speakers Corner has an interesting and growing catalog. I was
> thrilled to see this record back out, from a new player in the UK,
> my original LP was unplayable, a garage sale purchase.
> Reviews have been good for Warner Music's recent LPs, but I must say
> that I have a hard time with the main reviewers of LPs these days, as
> they seem caught up in audiophoolery and myths.
> My usual caveat -- there's no reason an LP should sound better than a CD
> except for bad or primative/early CD mastering. Almost every LP I've
> bought new in the last 5 years was not out on CD (either out of print or
> never issued) or was done horribly on CD.
> -- Tom Fine
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Breneman"
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> Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 3:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] They're still making vinyl
>> --- Roger and Allison Kulp <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> I know I am probably the only one here,who actively collects
>>> select "contemporary" (post-1990) rock artists,and buys vinyl
>>> exclusively.Vinyl never went away...
>> So, where do you go to buy new LPs? Do you have to order
>> them through the mail, or are there places you can go
>> to browse through them like in days of yore?
>> David Breneman [log in to unmask]
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