Yes, “digitized vinyl” is really A Thing, courtesy of US music retailer Amoeba Music. It has launched a section on its website called Vinyl Vaults, selling rare and deleted vinyl cuts as digital files in a range of formats. “Vinyl Vaults is our boutique, curated collection of digitized vinyl and 78s, available for download exclusively here,” explains the site. “Vinyl is the ultimate expression of an artist’s work, and we’re doing our best to preserve our history! Enjoy the depth and warmth of these vinyl masters, and for the full sonic impact upgrade to M4A (Lossless) or WAV Files.” The standard prices seem to be $1.48 for an MP3 release, $2.28 for M4A and $3.08 for WAV – bear in mind these are usually two-track releases.

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