Wendy Carlos wrote that vinyl could never have the dynamic or frequency range of a cd. I tend to agree. I also have to admit that my ears aren't as good as they were in 1972. The only problem I have with vinyl is that after listening to cds for years now, I can't handle the sound of a diamond needle scraping across a vinyl platter. Oddly enough, I do still expect a few pops when I listen to King Crimson "Islands". The worst thing about a vinlyl release is postage. My first band did an album on vinyl and spent all of our money having it shipped to us from the printer (of which, there were'nt nearly as many vinyl printers in 1988 as there are cd printers today). Anyone want a Gothic Playground lp? I've still got a case or two in my closet.
Quicksilver.... wow. I have a German import of "Happy Trails" on cd. Sounds great. Much better than the 8-track. (had to throw that one in
If any of you are looking for old albums, check antique stores and estate sales. I found a mint copy of Walter Carlos "Swithed on Bach" a few years ago. I get them mainly for the covers. Led Zeppelin's forth, Ringo Starr "Goodnight Vienna." I was estatic when I found a copy of Chicago at Carnigie Hall with all of the posters. One album of the four was missing, so they let me have it for $10!
I recently got Led Zeppelin III and Doobie Brothers "Toulouse Street" on cd in little tiny album covers. I've actually got all the King Crimson up through "Red" in those. Cute, but not the same.
If digital downloads do become the way to purchase music in the future, than the artwork, liner notes, ect, will sadly become a thing of the past, as well as Phil Austin put it, the memory of having to get up and turn "Don't Crush That Dwarf" over to hear the second side.
As for me and nostalgic sounds, I still have a stereo from 1972 in my closet that I keep debating to hook up to see if that "sound" is still there. I'll let you know.