Everyone remembers their first record purchase, and for this Vinyl Vault entry, T&E writer Alex explains how Black Sabbath's Paranoid sent him down the vinyl rabbithole. He also discusses the quirks of the Korean pressing, and how this seminal rock 'n roll album captured the cultural zeitgeist of the early 70s.
Vinyl Vault Entry #4: Storybook & Prog Rock Adventures with The Hobbit Complete Original Soundtrack (1977)
There's something special about listening to a storybook on vinyl, and The Hobbit (1977) soundtrack is no exception. The record features the entire audio from the film, including the killer folk-infused prog rock musical score. For the 4th vinyl vault entry, T&E founder and wizard Parisa Eshrati discusses her nostalgic love for this soundtrack, the incredible inserts included in this pressing, as well as her appreciation for working at a local record store.
For the third Vinyl Vault entry, T&E writer Ronny Kerr talks about the newest addition to his record collection -- Remind Me: The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978 - 1984, a compilation of disco, soul and jazz hits from composer Patrice Rushen. He discusses the legacy of Rushen's disco era, favorite memories of DJing this record, and his newfound love for compilations.