Pressing plants are ramping up production, but where is the demand coming from? Why do so many people still love vinyl, even though its bulky, analog nature is anathema to everything music is supposed to be these days? Records, the vinyl evangelists will tell you, provide more of a connection between fans and artists. And many of today's music fans buy 180-gram vinyl LPs for home listening and MP3s for their portable devices.
Spark's own Tom Howell has vinyl on the brain, too. His radio story about the resurgence of vinyl drops this Wednesday, but if you just can't wait, download the MP3.