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First CD's I ever bought

For some reason I was thinking about the first CD's that made it into my collection.

I was a little late to adapt to the whole CD thing. First off all, they were more expensive than vinyl records or cassettes..and I had quite a few of those, with an okay stereo that included a turntable and tape deck. So it took me a while to be lured into the world of compact discs, with their touted superior sound.

I finally broke down and bought one in the winter of 1988, after I got a free copy of R.E.M's "Green" album at the radio station where I worked. It was in the station's discard pile because it was a bit too underground and alternative for its sleepy middle of the road/top 40/oldies format.

So I forked out around $200 for a single disc CD player. Then I had to think about what other CD's I would buy. Would I be upgrading old CD's or expanding my library?  I did a little of both.

I remember I bought the Crowded House debut, even though I had it on vinyl because it was one of my current favorites. I also bought "The Stranger" by Billy Joel, because my vinyl copy was just about worn out. I wanted to blow my mind with some "classical" music so I picked up a George Gershwin compilation that included Rhapsody in Blue and April in Paris.

Some other early CD's have either been sold or given away..or put on the shelf and haven't been listened to in years. I must admit, I haven't grooved to that Mike + The Mechanics CD in a while. And now I can't stand Emerson Lake and Palmer. Why did I buy that Greatest Hits compilation?

Since then I've upgraded most of my early vinyl to CD (unless it sucked), and added more music than I cared to admit to my CD rack and auxiliary boxes.

Do you think it's time I upgrade to an iPod?


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11/03/2011 12:49PM
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11/18/2011 12:17PM
Hmmmm. That depends...
How good is your current system? Do you value convenience over quality? Or does quality maintain more importance in your music listening? If quality is your bag keep on groovin the way you are currently as storing music and it's accompanying album art will require some form of compressing your music collection and therefore ( regardless of what anybody else says) a loss of audio quality. If however the idea of carrying your entire music collection in the pal Of your hand , with the ability to hear anything in said collection , sounds appealing . Than purchase the largest capacity iPod you can afford, set the compression rate to 320(no lower) and enjoy.
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