The world of music is topsy turvy, trends come and go; one minute rock is on top the next it’s dance, trance or hip hop – even listening to music changes constantly. According to the Telegraph vinyl album sales have increased and CD sales have slumped (check out www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/8988038/Sales-of-vinyl-albums-rise-as-CDs-slump.html for the full article). Music purists have rejoiced in this as we have all heard the ongoing and never ending argument; the vinyl Vs the CD. It seems the CD has come to the end of its lifespan like its predecessor the cassette did. The CD has been replaced by the ever-convenient MP3 format, but the fact that the vinyl has made such a popular resurgence is incredibly interesting. So in honour of this let’s take a look back at the history of the vinyl record.