I recently purchased a turntable as my wife has some old records and my parents gave me their old 60s records. I thought it might be a slippery slope when it came to the Carpenters but so far I've resisted, until I placed an order for the Carpenters Collected release. Tempted by the whole boxset but I'm going to wait until after it's been released and some of you good and knowledgeble folk have played and assessed them. I'm not sure how I'd feel though if I bought it and there was a new extra special 50th anniversary release. I couldn't really justify two sets. I was unsure about vinyl initially. But it is more of a musical experience somehow. What I've enjoyed most so far, and I hadn't realised I'd missed this with cassette tapes, is flipping from side 1 to 2. It seems to make an album more enjoyable somehow. I loath two sided DVDs though!