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Hello and welcome to Reporters.

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I'm Karin Giannone.

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From here in the world's newsroom, we send out correspondents to bring

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you the best stories from across the globe.

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In this week's programme, inside Istanbul's Reina nightclub.

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Mark Lowen gets exclusive access to the scene

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of Turkey's New Year's Eve terror attack, in which 39 people died.

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The owners of Reina say they will reopen the nightclub.

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It's a sign of the defiant mood here.

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The bright lights of Atlantic City, which failed to really shine.

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Nick Bryant asks what the project tells us about Donald Trump's

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business track record.

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So when he says he can make America great again?

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I don't think so.

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And the power of vinyl.

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David Sillito finds out why, in the era of streaming

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and downloads, records are making a comeback.

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But not everyone is convinced.

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It's like a pizza.

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That's huge.

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That's something that goes round in a circle.

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It was a shocking attack, marking a bloody end to a year

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which saw Turkey repeatedly targeted by so-called Islamic State.

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As people celebrated the New Year at one of Istanbul's

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most popular nightclubs, a lone gunman opened

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fire, killing 39 people.

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Dozens more were injured in the attack, which IS

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said they carried out.

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As police hunted for the gunman, Mark Lowen was the only foreign

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journalist allowed into the club, Reina, where the attack took place,

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and sent this report.

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Days ago this place was full of joy, of life, of celebration.

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Today, Reina nightclub is a crime scene, scarred by terror.

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We were the only British media allowed in, briefly.

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A rare glimpse of where 39 people were killed on New Year's Eve.

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Imagine the horror as 180 bullets were sprayed here.

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People jumping into the freezing Bosphorus to escape.

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The owners of Reina say they will reopen the nightclub.

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It's a sign of the defiant mood here.

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Yes, people are sombre, yes, they are fearful,

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but Turks have lived with the terror threat for decades,

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albeit on a smaller scale, and they are determined not to let

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it defeat them.

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Watch the right-hand side of this footage from the attack.

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A man jumps over a low fence outside the nightclub to avoid the bullets.

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Then the gunman runs up to the door, shooting his way into Reina.

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That mum on the right of the video was nightclub manager Ali Unal,

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who had a miraculous escape.

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TRANSLATION: I felt bullets explode next to me.

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I threw myself over the fence, tripped and fell.

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The bullets were centimetres over my head.

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When I fell, he must have thought he had hit me,

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so he went inside and I heard the terrible sounds.

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The suspect still hasn't been caught.

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New pictures show him at the bus station in the central

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city of Konya, before travelling to Istanbul.

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So-called Islamic State called him their brave soldier.

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The Turkish authorities have given no more information about him.

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Those tired of terror went to the scene of the massacre.

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A quiet commemoration.

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Tributes were laid and thoughts gathered about how their country can

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rebuild, and how the next generation can regain a sense of safety.

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I don't want to cry any more, while I'm watching the news.

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It makes me really sad.

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And I don't want my daughter to grow up in this kind

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of environment, you know?

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With this news of the background and everything.

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I want her to be happy.

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They must wait to see if those who protect this country are really

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They must wait to see if those who protect this country are really

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closing in on the man who brought horror to New Year's Eve.

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It was once billed as the eighth wonder of the world,

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a city meant to match the glitz of Las Vegas.

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In the 1980s, Donald Trump promised to make Atlantic City great again.

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But his companies there went into bankruptcy and now 30 years

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later many of his casinos have closed down.

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As Mr Trump prepares to take over as US President in two weeks' time,

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Nick Bryant has been to Atlantic City to find out

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what its fortunes say about his track record in business.

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Donald Trump promised to make Atlantic City great again.

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In the 1980s he opened a string of casinos to make it an east

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coast rival to Las Vegas.

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The Trump Taj Mahal, he boasted, would become the eighth

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wonder of the world.

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But it's decay rather than decadence that greets you now.

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We are at the centre of the Trump Taj Mahal.

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Local guide Levi Fox runs a Trump tour, telling the story of how

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the billionaire's companies went into bankruptcy here four times.

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He did never achieve his promises, and it makes me wonder

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whether he could achieve that for America, although at this point

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we all hope that he can.

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It old casino empire was opened with vintage champagne

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and vintage Trump showmanship.

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He took Michael Jackson on a guided tour.

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But the city never did come to rival Las Vegas.

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He got out of town seven years ago.

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Since then he's taken action to have his name removed

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from his old casinos, fearing perhaps they'd be seen

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as monuments of failure.

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I think he was one of the causes of Atlantic City being

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the way it is today.

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From his boardwalk buggy, Freddie watched his rise and fall.

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In the beginning he was doing good, and then later on, put it like this,

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if you have four casinos in Atlantic City and now you have

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none, what does that tell you?

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So when he says he can make America great again?

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I don't think so.

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Things that got so bad here that the state

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of New Jersey took over the city to save it from bankruptcy.

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Even the pawn shops aren't doing much business,

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because people here have little left to pawn.

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Inside we met a building contractor, Danny McMahon.

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Trump's years in Atlantic City, he says, offered proof that all that

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glistens isn't gold.

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Trump used to run this city.

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I used to watch him not pay his bills and screw everybody over,

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and pay a penny on the dollars and take them to court,

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and I understand that businessman aspect of it.

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But you're screwing the little man.

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Two years ago we interviewed Donald Trump about Atlantic City,

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and he blamed its decline on local politicians and the fact

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that he left town.

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I decided years ago to get out, and it was a good decision.

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But it's a decision very interestingly that coincides

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with when Atlantic City started going down.

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But I still have a warm spot in my heart for Atlantic City,

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because I did great there for a long time.

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But does Atlantic City still have a warm spot for him?

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The verdict was delivered on election day, where here

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they voted for Hillary Clinton.

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Nick Bryant, BBC News, New Jersey.

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Now we've had Take That, the Backstreet Boys,

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Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac, but now it is vinyl making

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a comeback in the music industry.

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Sales of vinyl records are at their highest for 25 years,

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with a new generation of collectors buying albums.

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Even if they have no plans to play them.

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Streaming sites are still the preferred method

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of listening to music, but for some you can't beat

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the purity of listening to a record.

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David Sillito reports now on the vinyl revival.

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MUSIC.

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Led Zep II.

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A classic album.

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For Phil Barton of Sister Ray Records, there is no debate.

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Music just sounds better when it comes on a 12 inch disc.

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But as a business it's been tough.

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However, things have begun to change.

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Ten years ago I'd have given you the keys to the shop and said,

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look, I can't make any money out of this.

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So I didn't realise this stuff was still going

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to be hanging around.

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David Bowie was the biggest seller last year.

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Prince was also in the top ten, along with Amy Winehouse,

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Fleetwood Mac and the Beatles.

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Over the last ten years sales have grown by 1500%.

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However, a recent survey found that nearly half,

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48%, were never played.

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Of course it's worth putting this into some sort of context,

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because imagine that each of these records represents a million sales.

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The BPI says if you add in streaming, digital downloads,

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CDs, about 123 million albums were sold last year.

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The number of vinyl albums sold last year - three million.

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But both are dwarfed by the real music titan - streaming.

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Streaming is a totally different beast.

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45 billion streams, it's at the other end of the spectrum.

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It's not really recorded music in the physical

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format as we know it.

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But it is felt that streaming can help younger listeners

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to eventually try the hard stuff.

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Quite a lot of people at uni buy vinyls.

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Do they?

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Yes.

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They do, don't they?

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They do.

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They do.

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In the inner sleeve here...

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However, for some, this was an entirely new experience.

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It's massive, look at it! What's that, 12 inches?

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It's like...

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like a pizza. It's like pizza.

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That's the thing that goes round, the circle.

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The spinning thing.

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You really have never touched or handled this ever before?

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No. No.

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It's a first.

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Even Drake, the world's most streamed artist,

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has now issued his back catalogue on vinyl, after discovering

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they were being bootlegged.

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But for most fans of Justin Bieber and the other kings of streaming,

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this way of listening is ancient history.

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David Sillito, BBC News.

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It's that crackling sound we love, you just can't beat it.

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That is all from Reporters for this week.

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From me, Karin Giannone, goodbye for now.

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