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“The only criteria: Do I love it?” Portrait of a Vinyl Collector

Credit Kate Sweeney / WABE
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How do you collect your music? Digital downloads? Do you (still) have shelves at home filled with CDs? Or are you one of the few for whom the ultimate in sonic enjoyment still means just one thing: records?

WABE’s Kate Sweeney paid a visit to the house of a vinyl collector who traces his enthusiasm back to his childhood in the ’70s.  They listened to a few records and talked about what makes the experience of vinyl different.

Broadcast version of story that aired Monday, July 22, 2013