Vinyl records have made a resurgence in popularity the past few years, and a Reddit user named Muctur has posted an amazing photo of a note he found inside the gatefold sleeve of a second hand copy of Soungarden’s ‘Superunknown’ LP
What he found when he unfolded and read the note is truly heart breaking.
“Dear Collector –
“Just in case you want to know where this record is coming from: “I’m Mark’s mother – Mark left us in 2002 – he suffered a heart attack at age 39 while running in the Oregon coastal mountains – the only consolation we have is that he died in a beautiful place doing what he loved most, running, music and of course his son, Kai (Mark was an ocean surfer) – Mark collected this music in the 80th while attending college – I would ask him on occasion when he slepped[sic] all this music home (2000 cd + over 600 vinyl LP’s!)
“What do you want me to do with all this music” if something should happen to you. – “Listen to it, Mom” he would say – well, I did listen to a few but now it is time to share them – I am doing the best I can – doing research, listing, shipping etc. – but it is a good therapy for me to see this music being shared all over the world – and the $$ from it will go toward’s Kai’s education – thank you for your support – and when you play it – play it loud for Mark!
Muctur then posted this message:
“This record now has sentimental value, and I just got it.
“Definitely the most valuable record in my collection now.”
He also posted a picture of his new treasure being played on his turntable.
Via: The Chive