Is the Record Album Dead? Not by a Long Shot.

Written by Charles Essmeier

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their record companies issue their product in record form,repparttar LP never quite went away. New albums by bands such as Pink Floyd and Metallica were issued inrepparttar 139933 mid-1990’s in LP form, and those releases not only sold out, but now command a hefty premium onrepparttar 139934 collector’s market. A number of independent bands that were signed by small record companies began to issue records in addition to CDs, partly just to be “different” and partly becauserepparttar 139935 band members just liked listening to records. In some cases, in order to spur sales ofrepparttar 139936 record, artists would include an extra song or two onrepparttar 139937 record that was not included onrepparttar 139938 compact disc ofrepparttar 139939 same album. Throughoutrepparttar 139940 1990’s and torepparttar 139941 present day, several million record albums have been sold every year.

Granted, records are harder to find in stores than they were fifteen years ago, and an interested buyer might have to seek out a collector’s shop or buy them online. But new albums by major and minor artists, along with older, “classic” albums, continue to be released inrepparttar 139942 LP format. Last year, in Japan, EMI Records issued every album byrepparttar 139943 Beatles in LP form as limited edition items. They sold out quickly, even at nearly $500 forrepparttar 139944 set. The market for records is smaller than it used to be, butrepparttar 139945 record album still thrives.

©Copyright 2005 by Retro Marketing. Charles Essmeier is the owner of Retro Marketing, a firm that operates several retail Websites, including, a site devoted to vintage aluminum Christmas trees and accessories, and, a site devoted to rare records, compact discs and by the band Pink Floyd.



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