My turntable broke about 15 years ago. It was around the time of the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company. I went to see the show and came home eager to put on my original cast album to ‘compare’. The turntable died in the middle of the title song.
At the time, I was living in an incredibly small apartment here in New York City. I decided that the breakdown was a sign. I weeded through my LP’s and -- yes -- I gave away many of my prized recordings. Fortunately, I saved a box or two for posterity.
On a rainy Sunday several weeks ago, I discovered that my husband’s turntable is in very fine working order. And he has a wonderful collection of LP’s. On that rainy day, he sorted through his collection, dusted off a few and we listened -- The Temptations, Don Ellis, Bob Dylan -- all of the recordings sounded fabulous!
We continue to play Jerry’s LP’s from time to time and continue to be blown away by the both the quality of the sound and the warmth of the tone.
So, what will become of the LP sound? Will we ever bring it back, or will we just listen from time to time for nostalgia’s sake -- or until we can no longer buy a new needle?
You guys know much more about this topic than I do, I’m sure of it. So, tell me what you think when you have a minute.