Yeah, that's the problem with record players. They're getting pretty pricey for a halfway decent one. You'd ideally need one that you could plug into an amp with external speakers for best sound, but most I've seen in town have all got inbuilt speakers.
Thing is, I actually prefer the sound on vinyl now I compare it to the (absolutely fine) digital versions on the TF Hasbro youtube channel. It has a certain something to it. I do put it on for a spin a lot.
Pity. I did download them, but they didn't do the whole album anyway. I think they managed 30 of the 40 tracks and even then it was 128kbps quality. A proper digital version of that album still needs to be released, CD or download.