In 2007, album sales had fallen to just 200,000 a year, but this year 10 times as many records are expected be sold.
The funny thing is that the sales of other physical formats like CDs are falling.
And yet, an increasing number of musicians are putting their work on record.
According to a representative of the UK recorded music industry, having a vinyl gives you a more tangible relationship with the actual recording that digital can't.
The whole throwback vintage stuff is becoming cool again. Young people recognise the benefits and quality of vinyl and want to hear the best sound for their records.
When I was sixteen, I landed my first job and had money of my own. My Uncle Pete, who worked as a photographer, was my favourite person in the world. He rigged the house with speakers in the living room and the kitchen, and we could set up a record to replay on my new purchase of a portable pink plastic record player from my bedroom. I nearly wore the grooves out of Elvis Presley's rendition of, 'Wear My Ring Around Your Neck' and 'Teddy Bear'.
Many years later, my husband and I acquired a beautiful old free-standing radiogram, Art Deco style timber gleaming with full sized speakers on each side. From the step down study, the wonderful sound quality of each record seemed like perfection as the music echoed through the lower rooms and drifted up to the rest of the house. Tubular Bells if I recall.
Ah, the memories of vinyl records.
Do you have any to share?