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When singer-songwriter Jen Chapin set out to record her newest album, Reckoning, she had vinyl in mind.
She wanted an album for fans of vinyl and even designed the cover for Reckoning, released in 2013, to the size of vinyl.
“Vinyl is a small but growing movement honoring the sonic beauty of tactile appeal,” Chapin said.
In the past decade vinyl sales have grown to 3.5 percent of overall music sales compared to 0.2 percent a 10 years ago according to Nielsen SoundScan. Sales of vinyl make up 30 percent of music store Lonney Tunes in Babylon; a comeback from the mid-1980s when vinyl was entirely eliminated according to owner Richard Klein.
Once you have that LP you have to have something to play it on and while you might be able to find one in the garage or the attic you can also buy one. Here’s where to buy a turntable on Long Island.
373 Sunrise Highway Lynbrook, NY 11563
534 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset, NY 11030
Infinity Records Ltd.
510 Park Boulevard, Massapequa Park, NY 11762
31 Brookvale Avenue, West Bablyon, NY 11704
Mr. Cheapo CD & Record Exchange
2020 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, NY 11725
134 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY 11501
10 Main Street, Kings Park, New York
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