Here’e and article detailing one of the few remaining companies that press vinyl in the states (and the related thread on slashdot. There are some insights into the resurgence of the medium, most of it fairly obvious; movies and djs. I picked up a record player this summer, as a result most of the music i’ve paid for this year has been on vinyl. When you can pick up albums like Ziggy Stardust for a dollar, why would you bother going out and buying the cd? You own the album, so you can grab the mp3s and make a copy on cd legally. And there is of course the album art on records; so much better (and bigger).