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Inside The World's Ongoing Obsession With Vinyl Records

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April 19 marks the eighth annual Record Store Day, which celebrates independently-owned music sellers.

This musical day falls on the heels of a highly-anticipated book that documents the worldwide obsession with vinyl records. Nearly two years ago, photographer and record collector Eilon Paz decided to embark on a journey to photograph people around the world whose record collections trumped his own. Almost two years since his Kickstarter campaign, Paz's book "Dust And Grooves" will finally be released on Saturday.

Paz told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani that his perspective shifted as he became more and more involved in the act of photographing vinyl collectors and owners.

"As I started, I was looking for these kind of images -- like rooms full of records, shelves floor to ceiling," Paz said. "But that eventually evolved into more in-depth things and more content, like looking for the right stories and just going into [the] adventures [of] record collectors."

Sheila Burgel, a DJ and record collector, also joined the HuffPost Live conversation to discuss her love of vinyl and why her collection is worth the time and money she spends building it.

"The time is what is so enjoyable. It’s like going on a treasure hunt, really, when you know what you’re looking for and when you find it," Burgel said.

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation about the worldwide obsession on vinyl below:

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