It took me a while to jump aboard the vinyl record collecting train. I honestly didn't think I would be into buying records again. When would I listen to them? I can't burn them to a CD (although there is equipment that can do that) and I can't upload them into an MP3 player (is there something for that?). But it happened and it started with movie soundtracks, strange. We have one of those stereos that look like an old radio but it plays records, tapes, and CDs. It is being put to use!
When I was little, my earliest vinyl record was the Grease soundtrack. I need to track that down again *mental note*. My brother also had soundtracks for a lot of movies - Star Wars, Halloween 1, 2, 3, Escape From New York, Jaws. Fast forward to last year and I've been paying more attention to scores and soundtracks to movies, especially older movies - 80s being my favorite. Now you have companies like Waxwork Records, Mondo, One Way Static - just to name a few, and they are going ALL OUT on the soundtracks! Not just the music/score quality, but the whole presentation!
Here are some of my favorites:
It doesn't hurt when the vinyl is nice is pretty too. I'm a sucker for design. I still have a long wishlist of soundtracks I'd like to own. Some I already have on CD but would like to have on vinyl (ie: Purple Rain) so the collector bug has definitely bit me.