Bring deleted records back from the dead with Universal's Vinyl Project

Dog chewed up your classics? Revive them with Universal Music's new vinyl crowdfunding initiative

Universal Music hopes to reprint rare and deleted records with a crowdfunding scheme called The Vinyl Project.

Funders will receive limited edition prints of old records along with personalised art prints and digital downloads. Initial candidates include Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance as well as Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, but Universal has retracted those names for the time being.

The initial list of albums available at launch has yet to be announced, but is expected to be revealed closer to the service's launch. Fingers crossed for Spinal Tap's Smell the Glove.

And while you're waiting to spin your new/old disc, check out our feature on how different music formats have changed the way we listen.

[via The Verge]