Go figure. Just when we thought that music downloads had pretty much killed off CDs, The Guardian reports that, “in a rare case of cheerful news for the record labels” there’s a “vinyl revival” afoot in the UK (and quite possibly in the US too). It says two-thirds of all UK singles in the UK now come out on in the 7-inch record format, “with sales topping 1 million. Though still a far cry from vinyl’s heyday in 1979, when Art Garfunkel’s Bright Eyes alone sold that number and the total vinyl singles market was 89 million, the latest sales are still up more than five-fold in five years.” The Guardian adds that it’s not unusual to young people to buy records even with nothing to play them on. It quotes an industry analyst as saying they’ll buy the digital version to listen to and the record as art, something tangible in their hands, maybe as a memory of a great concert. Another sign that today’s media sharers (as opposed to mere consumers) don’t abandon sites, formats, technologies, etc., they just fold new ones into the mix.