The 'Long Play' (LP) records that originally stored around 25 minutes of music on one side and that could be turned over and played, gave way to CDs, then to the MP3 and iTunes. "Nowadays, you've got several options to access music. Any song can be downloaded from the Internet in seconds. But what an LP record gives you is a unique experience. Analog sound quality is unmatchable," says Zafar Shah, who runs the Shah Music Centre in Old Delhi.
|Palash Sen, Frontman (Euphoria)|
My childhood was spent hearing vinyl records every day. I have LPs and EPs and even the older ones, that would play at 78 rpm, inherited from my grand-father, my father and my mamaji. I have everything from Rabindra sangeet and Nazrul geeti to vintage Hindi film songs to Elvis Presley to Deep Purple. That's approximately 5,000 records.
|Lushin Dubey, Theatre personality|
I have a good collection of about 300-350 LPs. My husband is a professor and he has got the entire collection of Shakespeare. I have some very old Connie Francis and Frank Sinatra LPs and of course, the Beatles.
|WHERE TO GET A PLAYER||FOR REPAIRS|
|New Gramophone House: Shop no 9, Opposite Moti Cinema, Chandni Chowk|
Range: Old gramophones Rs 10-50,000; new gramophones Rs 3-5,000. New turntables Rs 12-50,000. Call: 9810955557
Bass n Treble: 2 Club Drive, MG Road, Near Ghitorni Metro Station, Ghitorni,
Range: New turntables: Rs 10,000-8,00,000. Call: 9999016148, 26503124 (bassntreble.com)
Strings and Drums: 196 A, Tarachand complex, East of Kailash. Range: Old gramophones Rs 4,500. Call: 33986537
Radio & Gramophone House: K-27, Connaught Place. Range: New turntables Rs 16-28,000. Call: 9811880023
Music Mahal: Near Moti Cinema, Chandni Chowk. Range: New turntables Rs 20-24,000. Call: 9810646628
New Gramophone House: Shop no 9, Opposite Moti Cinema, Chandni Chowk. Call: 9810955557