I converted all my vinyl to CD about 15 years ago. Which, with a 50 disc player allows me to only have to change my music once a week
CD's don't last. They degrade. So after 15 years, I'm forced into doing the project again. Probably about 1,000 going back to the first record I bought in the '50s - Rock and Roll Dance Party featuring Bill Haley and his comets.
Still have all of mine, though I have not added any new ones in a while. I have over 50 LPs by the Beatles, including pressings from different countries and one-off collections. Complete vinyl collections of releases by the Byrds, Jefferson Airplane (Starship and Hot Tuna), Little Feat, Steely Dan & Buffalo Springfield.
I have literally worn out my first two copies of Little Feat's "Waiting for Columbus" and Jefferson Airplane's "After Bathing at Baxter's".
Favorite listening experiences are:
Fleetwood Mac: Then Play On, Future Games and Bare Trees
Grateful Dead : American Beauty and Live Dead
Beatles: Rubber Soul and Abbey Road (IMO perhaps the best produced and recorded album of all)
Lou Reed: Transformer
Byrds: Younger Than Yesterday and Notorious Byrd Brothers
Frank Zappa: Just Another Band from L.A.
Firesign Theater: Don't Crush that Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers!
Martin Denny Orchestra: Quiet Village
Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow and After Bathing at Baxter's
Hot Tuna: Burgers
National Lampoon: Lemmings
Little Feat: Waiting for Columbus and Time Loves a Hero
Faces: A Nod is as Good as a Wink to a Blind Horse
Los Lobos: By the Light of the Moon
Simon and Garfunkel: Greatest Hits
Doors: L.A. Woman
My long passed buddy had over 2000. He used to bring me plastic covers to protect my albums that he knew had monetary value.
All gone in divorce.
My baby daughter (30), recently got a player and vinyls and set up an homage corner with Beatle posters, etc
I have a large collection of vinyl...just can't let them go for the covers alone! I miss the art and the reading, especially the double albums...as a matter of fact, when I taught reading in a prison, I found I could get the inmates interested by bringing album covers...this isn't a must have list...more of a "memories list"...some of the music was just terrible, but they meant something to me...
Iron Butterfly-In a Gadda da Vida
Marshall Tucker - Carolina Dreams
Beatles-Rubber Soul (actually, I have all of them...)
Linda Ronstadt - Simple Dreams
Joni Mitchell - Hejira
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Rod Stewart - Gasoline Alley
Cream - Fresh Cream
Gary Puckett - Woman, Woman
just realzed I would need a spreadsheet...ha ha ha
I also have some 78's...mostly speeches by Hitler and Churchill
and I have my Dad's albums--everything from Mario Lanza to Mitch Miller & his Orchestra, and of course, Elvis (my dad looked like Elvis and was his long distance cousin)...
and my FIL's albums...big band stuff, mostly since he was a professional drummer
My must haves include:
Grateful Dead - American Beauty
Al Green - Greatest Hits
Buena Vista Social Club (rare on vinyl)
James Taylor - Mudslide Slim or Greatest Hits
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Anything by Ella Fitzgerald
(I'm sure I will think of more)