The one album you would play for a friend getting into lp's

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Gary Edward Link, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Well-Known Member

    Uppsala Sweden
    Dark Side is a good choice since most issues of it have a great sound to it.
    But what I want to introduce people to is "listening" to music in general, moving away from music as background noise, and for that I think there is no better than Wish You Were Here.
    Vinyl for me is more getting into music than it is about sound. Because once you get into sound over music youre going down down down the rabbit hole.

    I have done this to 3 friends already and they come out of it with a new understanding of what music can be. Not individual songs or playlists on Spotify, but an album, a story, an experience.

    But first I like to ask what they want to hear.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2018
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  2. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Well-Known Member

    Uppsala Sweden
    I cant wait to hear that when I get it.
  3. stephenlee

    stephenlee Forum Resident

    East Coast
    Definitely an audiophile disc, to best show off the capabilities of vinyl. Maybe something like this direct-to-disc gem:

  4. Kevin j

    Kevin j Forum Resident

    Seattle Area
  5. 14 Cheerleader Coldfront

    14 Cheerleader Coldfront Well-Known Member

    Beck Sea Change MOFI
  6. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Well-Known Member

    This. :agree:
  7. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

    I don't think anyone ever "gets into LPs"; either they like music or they don't. Personally I almost always think in terms of songs rather than albums, but I buy albums based on availability, bang for the buck and the likelihood that one good song by a band might hint at the presence of several more.

    Much would depend on the kind of music a person likes. Foxtrot by Genesis is an excellent LP that I would recommend, but not everyone likes progressive rock. I wouldn't think that a person would stop "getting into LPs" if you played him the wrong LP.
  8. aakko

    aakko Active Member

    KG/SH remaster of Blue.
  9. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Well-Known Member

    Uppsala Sweden
    Depends, if you show them what led you to like vinyl then they might follow. You can also learn to like music through LPs.
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  10. Gary Edward Link

    Gary Edward Link Member Thread Starter

    Carmel, New York
    Do they do a Dead Kennedy's cover?
  11. The 33rpm Classics version is also superb but the 45 takes it by a close margin.
  12. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Well-Known Member

    Uppsala Sweden
    I do hate to turn sides so many times, but it might just be worth it for this.
  13. kendo

    kendo Forum Resident

    Oot Beh,Scotland
    Just play them "Purple Haze" from "Are You Experienced" loud. If they have have a pulse at all, it will blow their socks off!


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  14. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    New Orleans
    It needs to be something they like, first off. I'm certainly not going to play them a Shostakovich symphony if they'd rather hear Aerosmith.

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