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Soaring sales of the drastic plastic, or vinyl records, has led to the introduction of a weekly vinyl chart in the UK.
Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher and his band High Flying Birds hit the heights on two fronts topping the vinyl album charts with ‘Chasing Yesterday’ and the singles list with ‘Ballard of the Mighty I’
Vinyl technology dates back to the 19th Century, but came under threat from the digital age.
After succumbing to the march of time records are now very much back in vogue across the generations.
Harry Fisher is a serious collector: “Yes I’d say it is as popular with younger generations as it is with an older ‘rocker’ kind of generation and it’s definitely something that’s on the up and up. CDs are becoming a lot more irrelevant, but records are becoming more relevant still.”
They scratch, are bigger than CD’s but they inspire a tactile relationship as well as providing a unique sound.
As one young collector explained:“MP3’s have taken over. I just lo