So you’re new to the world of vinyl. Where do you start? What are the essential records required for every collection? And where can you get those releases? Amazon wants to make things easier with their new Vinyl of the Month Club.
The company very quietly announced a vinyl subscription service. For US$24.99 a month–which is less than the typical price of a new vinyl record these days–Amazon will send you an album it thinks you need to have. Selections will come from the 60s and 70s–the “golden age” of vinyl–and will include everything from Fleetwood Mac to Led Zeppelin to Miles Davis. Apparently, the first selections were The Wall from Pink Floyd and The Clash’s London Calling.
You don’t get to pick your record, but you can send it back at no cost if you don’t break the seal (Amazon pays the shipping both ways). And you can skip a month anytime you choose and cancel anytime. And no, you don’t need to be an Amazon Prime member.
Might worth a go, no?