Vinyl8.com was born from a love of good music and collective desire for a dedicated user friendly and comprehensive web platform that focuses solely on the amazing timeless resource that is hard copy Vinyl Music.
We believe that since it's conception in 1948, vinyl is the most sincere and authentic way of transferring music from a studio recording to the human ear. It brings realistic acoustics to life with every groove of the shellac that moves its listeners mood like no other format can.
With this in mind we have procured a catalogue of over 3,000 titles of the greatest ever vinyl releases from the last 70 years and digitally presented them here at Vinyl8 for easy browse, purchase and delivery from the comfort of your own palm.
Our aim is to encourage the ever growing revival of this musical and engineering phenomenon and to share the values the grooviest* music format known to earth with the many new generations and/or species** to come.
Whether you're a seasoned vinyl collector or a fresh faced physical format fan, we promise you'll find something in our archives worth giving a spin.
*The word “groovy” originates in jazz slang, referring to music that's swinging, tight, funky, in the pocket. The analogy is to the groove in a vinyl record — the musicians are so together that it's like they're the needle guided by the groove.
**The Voyager Golden Records are two phonograph records that were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft launched by NASA in 1977. The records contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, and are intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form who may find them.