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Turnaround: A Vinyl Documentary

I discovered this clip posted by Blake Hennequin on YouTube. Turnaround: A Vinyl Documentary seems to be a short vinyl-centric film rather than a feature-length documentary, but no matter–what grabbed my eye was the fantastic opening montage of a variety of vinyl records of all shapes and sizes spinning on a wide range of turntables. Gorgeous stuff. Sadly, it’s difficult to track down anything more about the film, but here’s the seven-minute long clip. Feast your eyes on those records!

Strange Wax Vinyl Documentary

I admit it, I’m a sucker for a good documentary. Strange Wax is well-shot, a visual candy store for vinyl lovers, to be sure.

Lovely to watch, isn’t it?

My major complaint with most of the vinyl documentaries I’ve seen over the past year and a half is that the filmmakers all seem compelled to spend an inordinate amount of time discussing why vinyl is superior to digital. This is completely unnecessary and really sounds like a sales pitch. But that doesn’t spoil my enjoyment of this production in the long run…

And while I’m feeling feisty, additionally vexing to a nitpicky writer/editor is referring to more than one record album as “vinyls”. People! “Vinyl” is both singular AND plural.

–Joe Wallace