Chuck Mangione Quartet - I'm listening to it on vinyl not so much because the vinyl version is so spectacular, but because this album isn't available in any digital format that I've found. The album is worth it for the song "Self Portrait" alone. I've bought 2 copies of this record from eBay, both described as good condition but hopelessly scratched. Will buy another one with more careful screening this time:
I finally found a an unopened copy of this album. Given that it's never been released in digital format and wanting to preserve the virgin sound, I recorded the first play directly to digital. This is the first time I've tried any kind of album to digital recording. I went straight from the turntable low-level outputs into Sony PCM-D50 (portable digital recorder) recorded at 24 bit and then downsampled to 16 bit for the CD. I'm pretty amazed at the sound on CD, very close to analog.