The Beatles Back on Vinyl: Unwrapping a Brand-New Copy of “Sgt. Pepper”

Remember slipping your fingernail into the poly wrapper of a 33 1/3 LP record, pulling out the disc and carefully placing it on the spindle of your record player? That was when listening to music was a participatory activity–not today’s sedentary push-a-button-and-play-whatever-ITunes-tells-you-to ritual.

EMI and Apple Corps have released the entire Beatles LP catalog on vinyl, and I’m here to tell you if you haven’t listened to The Lads on a real live record in the past few decades, you’ve forgotten what you’re missing. Watch.