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 Posted:   Apr 13, 2009 - 8:33 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

One major thing CDs have over a download purchase is the feeling you get from their sheer physicality.
You really own something.
And if anything is more fun than a CD, it's a bunch of related CDs that you can put together and admire.

I wish I had dug out the related LPs to flesh out and enbiggen these groups,
but here are two pics I took this afternoon:



and



Does anyone have a photogenic James Bond collection? Maybe too many Star Wars CDs?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2009 - 9:09 PM   
 By:   franz_conrad   (Member)

I've got to say I'm veering off in the opposite direction. The moment I began digitizing my collection, the cd's were destined to find their place within the catalogued box, and the catalogued box to find its place within the store room. Of course, it is taking a while to digitise, alas. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2009 - 11:10 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

James Darren?

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2009 - 12:14 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

James Darren?

Yeah, baby! That CD includes all the songs he sang on DEEP SPACE NINE.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2009 - 2:59 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Nice sets, Zap, but you're missing at least three STAR TREK's, aren't you (IV, FIRST CONTACT and NEMESIS)?

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2009 - 4:30 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

While enbiggening your collection is a perfectly cromulent thing to do, I couldn't help but notice the absence of Shatner's THE TRANSFORMED MAN. Not musical in the "traditional" sense, but many believe that The Shat's voice is a composition unto itself.

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2009 - 4:49 AM   
 By:   Kevin Sumen   (Member)

One major thing CDs have over a download purchase is the feeling you get from their sheer physicality.
You really own something.
And if anything is more fun than a CD, it's a bunch of related CDs that you can put together and admire.

I wish I had dug out the related LPs to flesh out and enbiggen these groups,
but here are two pics I took this afternoon:





Where's your William Shatner album or your Brent Spiner album or your Michelle Nichols album?
Your also missing the Voyager and Enterprise CDs. Your set is not complete yet!

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2009 - 6:23 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Lets not forget the Starfleet Academy score. I have that one. smile Reminds me of what I used to do with my Doc Savage paperbacks as a kid. Those glorious James Bama covers....Sadly I sold the collection long ago.

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2009 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Nice sets, Zap, but you're missing at least three STAR TREK's, aren't you (IV, FIRST CONTACT and NEMESIS)?

Well, I have those scores but they're in digital format so they don't photograph well.

Where's your William Shatner album or your Brent Spiner album or your Nichelle Nichols album?
Your also missing the Voyager and Enterprise CDs. Your set is not complete yet!


It's just a fact I have to live with. But having it all would bring its own kind of sadness, because there would be nothing left in this world to dream about.

Come on, you guys. I would especially like to see a nice James Bond collection.

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2009 - 9:44 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I have only six Titanic-related CDs, so I enbig- uh, fleshed it out with printed material. I stopped and took the picture when I ran out of table:

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2009 - 11:04 PM   
 By:   Johnnyecks   (Member)

I fully agree dude. I have actually been going through my boxes where I now keep my cds, for the purpose of cataloging (finally) on Excel the Manufacturer and label #.

And going through these and actually handling them, made me want to pop a few in and listen to em.

There is definately something satisfying in holding the cd, reading through the liner notes, admiring the artwork, etc.


Yeah, digital is great and all because you can take it anywhere, back it up so that it's always around. But there is nothing better than browsing a cd store, or actually holding the cd itself.

Made me think about all these iTunes purchases, and go back to good ole cd shopping. Or at least getting some used ones off of eBay.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2009 - 1:45 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Come on, you guys. I would especially like to see a nice James Bond collection.

I would if I could ... but I haven't got a camera with a big enough lens! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2009 - 5:28 AM   
 By:   antipodean   (Member)

Come on, you guys. I would especially like to see a nice James Bond collection.



 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2009 - 5:54 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Come on, you guys. I would especially like to see a nice James Bond collection.



Excellent ... but where are all of the others? And why the weird order? Did the films get a different release sequence in the Sourthern Hemisphere?

Oh and shame about the scrallings on several ... I'd get nice clean copies if I were you! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2009 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Fun topic!

I got so inspired by it that I went a little "nerdy" this afternoon myself, lining up my STAR WARS CD's on the table:

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2009 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

I fully agree dude. I have actually been going through my boxes where I now keep my cds, for the purpose of cataloging (finally) on Excel the Manufacturer and label #.

Have you ever thought about using The SoundtrackCollector website database: http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/index.php?
Nice way to store all your soundtrack entries and they are backed up, searchable, shareable with friends and can be printed out nicely for a catalog.

As with all things there are downsides though: 1) Could take a long time to set up initially if you have lots of scores. 2) What if they go belly up at some point, all you'll have is a printed copy, not electronic. 3) Sometimes you just want your data in your own possession and with something like excel you could export all your hard work data entry to other applications.

Anyway, worth a look if you haven't checked it out already.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2009 - 6:31 PM   
 By:   antipodean   (Member)

Oh and shame about the scrallings on several ... I'd get nice clean copies if I were you! smile

Yes, I know,a couple of people have written their names all over the cover. Quite annoying, really.

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2009 - 7:32 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Fun topic!

I got so inspired by it that I went a little "nerdy" this afternoon myself, lining up my STAR WARS CD's on the table:




Come on, man! Where's MECO's Star Wars disco album? I must admit, I'm very disappointed in you, Thor, VERY disappointed. Now, march yourself right over to amazon and grab yourself a copy on the double. Nope...na...no...I don't even wanna hear it. Just go, and while you're at it, grab some platform shoes, a wide-collared polyester shirt, and some tight-ass bellbottoms.

Sheesh, what is this world coming to?

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2009 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I'm really enjoying this peek at the other "collected works of..." out there. What are the other great franchises? Rocky, Irwin Allen, Batman, maybe more?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2009 - 2:22 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Come on, man! Where's MECO's Star Wars disco album? I must admit, I'm very disappointed in you, Thor, VERY disappointed. Now, march yourself right over to amazon and grab yourself a copy on the double. Nope...na...no...I don't even wanna hear it. Just go, and while you're at it, grab some platform shoes, a wide-collared polyester shirt, and some tight-ass bellbottoms.

Sheesh, what is this world coming to?


He, he...I actually DO have several of those tracks, plus some other STAR WARS-stuff (like dub remixes of the Jabba Palace tracks etc.) as downloads and digital files. But yeah, I'll readily admit that my STAR WARS collection is FAR from complete, nor do I really desire that. For example, I'm also missing the "must-have" Varujan Kojian recording plus all the Charles Gerhardt ones.

 
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