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Reader letter: Delighted by the great vinyl comeback

PUBLISHED: 17:54 08 August 2016

Eric White in his record shop Out of Time in Magdalen Street, which he has been running for 30 years. Picture: Denise Bradley

Eric White in his record shop Out of Time in Magdalen Street, which he has been running for 30 years. Picture: Denise Bradley

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Re the Derek James feature ‘Why Eric is still in the groove after 30 years of classic vinyl’. I think it’s great that vinyl has made a comeback and obviously that’s good news for Eric White in his Magdalen Street shop.

During my teenage years in the 1980s I started off buying vinyl and I’ve never thought anything can really beat it.

Vinyl has such a unique sound in my view. There’s a ‘warmth’ to it that you just don’t get with the digital sound reproduction of compact discs.

Not only that, but the sheer size of a record gives it an advantage over the CD. This is especially beneficial when you get intricate artwork on the album cover, as much of that amazing detail is lost in the smaller packaging of a CD.

Buying a record always felt like a special ‘event’ to me and CDs just never had the same effect.

As for iPods and their accompanying docking stations, it’s not even a contest. Soulless is the word.

David Garland, Norwich

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