Back to . . . Open-Reel?!
You say you've (re)discovered vinyl? Fuhgeddaboudit! The LP simply isn't old-fangled enough. To really go reelin' in the years, it seems, you must go all the way back to open-reel tape!
The Tape Project, a label for reissuing recordings on reel-to-reel, has apparently been around for much of 2007, but I only just discovered it now - via, ironically enough, surroundablog.com.
The label's "two requirements: (1) that the master exist on analog, and (2) that the music be great."
All I can think of saying right now is to paraphrase Monty Python for what must be the Tape Project motto: We are the geeks who say, "Niche!"
But I realize that there are many geeks - er, dedicated sound enthusiasts - out there in S&V Land (hey, Stereo Review used to review open-reel tapes!), so by all means, check out the fascinating site at tapeproject.com. -Ken Richardson