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Recent Broadway Vinyl Releases

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Recent Broadway Vinyl Releases#1
Posted: 12/7/14 at 7:08pm
Hey everyone! I just got a new record player and would like to buy some new records... What are some recent Broadway shows that have released vinyls?
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Recent Broadway Vinyl Releases#2
Posted: 12/7/14 at 7:08pm
Beautiful the Carole King Musical
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Recent Broadway Vinyl Releases#2
Posted: 12/7/14 at 7:26pm
AMERICAN IDIOT was released on vinyl. Don't know how recent you're looking for.

Ghost light (who did BEAUTIFUL) also memorably released THE DROWSY CHAPERONE and HAIR on limited edition (and pricey) vinyl sets, though again not really "recent."

If you have a good record store in your area I'd also recommend browsing the cast albums section there. You're not likely to find many new releases but they often have treasure troves of stuff still not on CD or even just for the beautiful jackets. They're pretty cheap too.
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Posted: 12/7/14 at 7:46pm
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Recent Broadway Vinyl Releases#4
Posted: 12/8/14 at 10:51am
It amazes me how much of a comeback vinyl records are making. I feel like everyone is into them right now, even kids who weren't around during their heyday. Besides the cool jacket artwork, what is their appeal? Do they actually have better sound?
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Recent Broadway Vinyl Releases#5
Posted: 12/8/14 at 10:55am
^I think it's interesting too! Lots of hipsters using them.

I remember we used to have one when I was little (I'm 23, so it was just then starting to collect dust) and I would put my toys on it and watch them spin.

I'm pretty intrigued to hear how they sound now, though.
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Recent Broadway Vinyl Releases#6
Posted: 12/8/14 at 11:04am
If you have a really nice record setup, they sound better in technical terms, but I think the appeal is that it feels much more important when you listen to a vinyl. Getting a new cast album and hearing those first few notes of an overture on a record player is a feeling that can't be replicated by anything else.
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Recent Broadway Vinyl Releases#7
Posted: 12/8/14 at 11:06am
Are cassettes or 8 tracks next?
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Recent Broadway Vinyl Releases#8
Posted: 12/8/14 at 2:06pm
Article from the BBC last year:
"Press Rewind: The Cassette Tape Returns"
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Recent Broadway Vinyl Releases#9
Posted: 12/8/14 at 2:15pm
I think we can all agree reel to reel tapes are gone forever.
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Posted: 12/8/14 at 2:23pm
Most Columbia issues from the '60s sound amazing, as good as CD if it's a sealed or lightly played copy. RCA ones from that period sound pretty good too but a little rougher. Unfortunately I've found that a lot of other smaller labels did very poor jobs of mixing the recordings, with them sometimes sounding flat or with waaaay too much reverb or something. Of course some of these issues/faults weren't changed for CD releases anyway, but some have been beautifully remastered either by the parent company who owns the label (Masterworks Broadway, Decca Broadway) or by Kritzerland and in many of those cases CD does sound better.

Also once digital processing came around I feel the quality of the sound got worse somehow. My Lp of NINE sounds atrocious, and that's a Columbia and one I think sounds utterly amazing on the CD. RCA ones from the late 70's and early '80s sound the best probably.

For anything mono theres really no noticeable difference at all.

Avoid any and all MCA re-releases too. They sound terrible.

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Recent Broadway Vinyl Releases#11
Posted: 12/8/14 at 3:34pm
I had so many OBCRs on vinyl.

I did a thing on here where I listed them and gave them away on a first come first serve basis (although I did make a few alterations so as many as possible got something).

After all that there were still a bunch that no one asked for.

They're just sitting here waiting to find a forever home, so if anyone is interested I'll list them in this thread later in the week.
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