Besides the audio loss inherent to an mp3 download, one also experiment nowadays the very sad disapperance of the record cover...Vinyl albums and twelves inches had the space to display what sometimes turned into real art...Record Covers !
UK's Andrew Heeps from Art Vinyl had a GREAT idea. As a music lover, and very good businessman, he has developped the already successful commercial venture of selling iconic albums in frames you'll put on your wall but can open to get the record out and play...Already 100.000 of these special frames have been sold. The common price for these items are about 50 UK £ and a shirtlist of iconic records and sleeves has been selected, but you can put any album sleeve, or 12" sleeve, in these astute frames...and your wall starts to be an art gallery http://www.artvinyl.com/en/gallery/index.html
Just in time for Christmas, non ? ;)