The Vinyl Truth: Records make a comeback!
by Paul Challacombe
The final vinyl, the platter that matters, in the groove, the spinner that's a winner.
Over 2010 I have left the digital domain and returned to the turntable. This modulation in my modality is chain linked to the appearance of Rediscover Records on Chicago Street.Read more...
It's Their Turn Again
By Dave Gathman
January 7th, 2013
ELGIN — Phonograph records on vinyl. LPs. 45s. Hi fi. Stereos.They sound like dinosaur technologies from the dim past. In this digital-download MP3 age when even the compact disc seems old-fashioned in some quarters, surely the vinyl record is as dead as the wire recorder, the eight-track tape or the cassette deck.
Between the Bylines (The Elgin Courier News Blog)
by Jason Duarte (Freelance writer)
I wasn't aware downtown Elgin had a vinyl-exclusive record store until Between the Bylines editor Emily McFarlan added a link to Rediscover Records' Facebook page at the end of one of my previous posts. Intrigued, I looked up its whereabouts and decided to check it out.
I walked past it a couple of times until I realized the shop shared space with an antique store at 207 E. Chicago St. On the right side are records, and the rest of the store is chandeliers, mirrors, glassware and other antiques. The nostalgia of the records blends right.
Elgin Shop Set to Groove On Record Story Day
By Emily Miller
April 18th, 2013
ELGIN — On Saturday, there will be a line out the door at Rediscover Records, located inside Two Doors Down Antiques at 207 E. Chicago St., according to record store owner Rich Wagner.
“People line up to get in, almost like a Black Friday. It’s like Black Friday for independent record stores, really,” Wagner said.
Elgin Resident Brings Vinyl to the Forefront
By Tara Garcia Matthewson
Walking through the door of 207 E. Chicago St. in Elgin brings customers into more than a single business. Rediscover Records, a “store within a store,” takes up less than half of the Two Doors Down shop.
Antiques, jewelry and artwork take up the rest, but for Rich Wagner, his few-hundred-square-foot space is a dream come true.
Rediscover Records located in the Two Doors Down A Hidden Gem in Downtown Elgin
By Deirdre Higgins White
Originally ran in Boca Jump Elgin.
I heard an old song Dead or Alive song the other day, and it goes a little something like this: "You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby right round, round, round". This reminded me of the ol' LP's...45's...78's...Vinyl. Which brought to mind (like how my mind just wanders all over the place) a little secret in downtown Elgin...a shop for a very elite population that collects and purchases old and new releases in the round vinyl disc form. I'm talking about Rediscover Records at 207 E. Chicago Street, Elgin
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Maybe We Are Missing the Boat on Anti-Gaming Efforts
By Jeff Ward
In July of 2011 we got a great mention from Jeff Ward in the Elgin Courier News (and other sister papers of the Chicago Sun-Times). This is where we get a mention. The rest of the article below.
Thanks in great part to Rediscover Records on Chicago Street, I’ve been spending more time in downtown Elgin than ever. It’s come so far from my 1990s Streamwood days. Maybe it reminds me of growing up in Evanston; but whatever the reason, I love walking those central city streets.
And that’s where Elgin’s future lies, and that’s where the city council should put its efforts — not into some riverboat or Springfield, both of which basically go nowhere.
Read the rest of Ward's story here at "Read More"
Local man parlays his passion for vinyl albums into new downtown Elgin Business
By Mike Danahey
Elgin Courier News July 6th, 2010
It's not that Rich Wagner isn't enjoying the digital music revolution. Heck his iPod holds 15,000 tunes. It's just that Wagner prefers kicking it old school by listening to vinyl records.
"I like the sound of vinyl and the physical experience of playing a record," Wagner said. To share that love of the LP, 45, and even 78, Wagner said he's "come full circle, pun intended."