This quote from Cameron Schaefer, about the packaging for this month’s Vinyl Me, Please Classics album, is why I love them so much:
I always think about how we’re trying to create album packages that 50 years from now, someone’s grandkid or whatever of a Vinyl Me, Please member is going to inherit this record collection and stumble across this Donald Byrd album and be able to read the Listening Notes and maybe discover something. I like the idea that we’re just creating these very well-crafted, sturdy packages that I think will stand the test of time.
It reminds me of a chat I had with my 9-year old daughter recently. I was doing some vinyl sorting while she was watching, and out of the blue she goes, “You know, when you die I’m probably going to sell all your vinyl because it seems pretty valuable… but I’ll hang on to the really nice ones so I have something to remember you by.”
You know, as long as she holds on to my copy of Kind of Blue, I think I’m ok with that.