WHY VINYL?


Introduction
What Is Collecting?
Why People Collect Records
The Digitization Of Music
Vinyl vs. CD
The Rebirth Of Vinyl

TYPES OF RECORDS


LPs, EPs, Singles
Colored Vinyl
Picture Discs
Die Cut Records
Mono vs. Stereo
Promos
Bootlegs
Counterfeits
Chocolate Record
Wood Glue Record
Audiophile Releases
Vinyl Manufacturing

HOW TO COLLECT


Types Of Music
Where To Find Vinyl Records
Grading Vinyl Records
How To Determine Record Values
Record Price Guides
MusicStack's Price Guide
Selling Record Albums

TAKING CARE OF YOUR COLLECTION


Tips on the Care of Vinyl Records
Cleaning Your Records
The Stylus
Buying Your First Turntable
Finding Parts for Turntables

RECORDS AND ART


The Birth of Cover Art
The Beatles' Album Covers
Greats of British Cover Art: Hipgnosis and Roger Dean
Banned and Controversial Rock Album Covers
Naked Album Cover Art
Remaking Old Records Into Art

INTERVIEWS


Record Stores Today: Jeff Loos of Backtrack Records
Vinyl Record Sound Quality: Eric Astor & Manish Naik of Furnace MFG
Appraising Vinyl Record Collections: Stephen M. H. Braitman
Insuring Your Collectibles: Dan Walker & Debbie Spilman of Collectibles Insurance

APPENDICES


Abbreviations
10 Most Expensive Turntables
Conclusion
MusicStack's Guide To Collecting Vinyl Records