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 #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.
T&E writer Brian Denton honors Stevie Nicks' birthday by writing about her legendary '81 debut solo album, Bella Donna. He discusses the brand new 2020 all-analog remastered pressing on blue marble vinyl, and finding serenity in his favorite song "Outside the Rain".
For our first entry in the Vinyl Vault, T&E writer Andrej Simeunović discusses his favorite record in his collection - Miles Davis' Bitches Brew. He discusses the legacy of this record, the elaborate packaging of the 40th anniversary pressing, and much more.