It's all about the dificult proposition of maintaining profitability in a manufacturing situation with low volume sales numbers. Vinyl, while growing in popularity, is still a small, insignificant niche of the music industry. It's a lot more complicated to manufacture a vinyl release than you'd imagine. Pressing plants have been closing and it's harder to get production scheduled in the remaining quality facilities. Also, a record label has to get titles pressed in reasonably high numbers to gain some economy of scale in manufacturing so they can make a profit. Hence, demand may have to build for some time before it makes economic sense to reissue.
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