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 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


Example: I have 34 Gianni Ferrio soundtracks which I re-bought after previous sale and 80% is still sealed.


My favorite Ferrio is SENTENZA DI MORTE.
Are there any other Ferrio scores that sound similar (jazz blues for Western)?

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


It was not easy decision but finally most important is actual music not that format in which is presented.


Are you keeping the CD's you like or as the above comment suggests you imported your music onto your computer or the cloud and getting rid of all your CD's?

If so goodbye all your music if you ever have a hard drive crash or power surge.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Good on you for doing what you feel is healthy for yourself. Personally I also could not do what you're doing. I enjoy the ritual of listening to a physical album too much, and all these years later I still can't keep proper perspective on my collection when looking at the computer. I gotta see the spines, with color, typeface, etc, on the shelf and all at once to remember what's available. Still no digital solution for that.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   orion_mk3   (Member)

I will say, I've just gone through my own personal purge (very liberating, I agree!) and I've had great luck giving away "unsellable" CDs to fellow FSM members for the price of postage.

I also was able to combine "unsellable" CDs into large lots on eBay to sell them as well–not profitable, but infinitely better for my soul!

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

I have been through this painful process as well, most recently when I moved. I was able to give some away and sell a few on eBay, but sadly, I threw quite a number in the trash. I still have a large collection, and I still buy cds on a regular basis to support the labels, but I am no longer a "completist" when it comes to most of my favorite composers.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)


It was not easy decision but finally most important is actual music not that format in which is presented.


Are you keeping the CD's you like or as the above comment suggests you imported your music onto your computer or the cloud and getting rid of all your CD's?

If so goodbye all your music if you ever have a hard drive crash or power surge.


Not if you have redundant backups. I have everything in my collection ripped to FLAC and I have them backed up on two separate external hard drives. Soon it will be possible for me to carry around that entire collection on my phone in the micro SD chip. I already carry around a lot of it that way.

My choice when faced with an option of doing something similar was to instead put everything into a durable case and get rid of most of the hard plastic cases. That way I still have the CDs as a backup and something I can flip through. Thankfully I didn't buy much so my total collection is pretty small and most of what I want to listen to now from any major composer is on streaming.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   Mose Harper   (Member)

It looks like many of us are having the same thought.

I was getting ready to go through my own purge shortly.

In my case, 99.9% of my listening has always been on the computer, with a DAC and some nice powered monitor speakers.
The physical CD I've kept around as more of it's own back up. Too much media of all kinds is choking me out of living space though.

Stuff has to go.



Are you keeping the CD's you like or as the above comment suggests you imported your music onto your computer or the cloud and getting rid of all your CD's?

If so goodbye all your music if you ever have a hard drive crash or power surge.


Backup backup backup.

You can't anticipate a disaster, but you should at the very least have everything backed up on at least one external HD.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   MD   (Member)


It was not easy decision but finally most important is actual music not that format in which is presented.


Are you keeping the CD's you like or as the above comment suggests you imported your music onto your computer or the cloud and getting rid of all your CD's?

If so goodbye all your music if you ever have a hard drive crash or power surge.


I will keep only CDs which I like, no backup for other CDs which are planned for sale.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

Thank you friends for great comments in this thread.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

It looks like many of us are having the same thought.

I was getting ready to go through my own purge shortly.

In my case, 99.9% of my listening has always been on the computer, with a DAC and some nice powered monitor speakers.
The physical CD I've kept around as more of it's own back up. Too much media of all kinds is choking me out of living space though.

Stuff has to go.



Are you keeping the CD's you like or as the above comment suggests you imported your music onto your computer or the cloud and getting rid of all your CD's?

If so goodbye all your music if you ever have a hard drive crash or power surge.


Backup backup backup.

You can't anticipate a disaster, but you should at the very least have everything backed up on at least one external HD.


For CDs which I will keep I will make backup.
Never did it before, but it is good advice.
Thank you.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Backup backup backup.

You can't anticipate a disaster, but you should at the very least have everything backed up on at least one external HD.


This may sound a little OCD to some, but technically the advisable backup strategy is having content saved to 3 different hard drives stored in 3 different physical locations (home, office, school etc). And because strong backups are really like curation and preservation, you should transfer those files to fresh drives about once every 5 years or so.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 1:18 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Dudes, he's simply selling the CDs he doesn't play anymore. He said he's not backing them up, and it's nothing to do with disliking physical media (he said he still buy CDs). Solium made that assumption because of how MD phrased it. This is basically an advert for his Trading Forum post.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

There's been a few of these - I'm getting rid of my stuff - posts in the last couple of years, & I really understand it. It's all a bit different from 15 years ago, when members seemed to think of their complete FSM collection as some sort of pension plan. I will get around to it, I've sorted out a few big boxes of DVD/Blu-rays for the charity shop, & sometime this year will get rid of about half of my CDs, again to the charity shop, I won't bother trying to sell 'em (plus clothes that I haven't worn for around 10 years, & other "stuff").

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 11:57 PM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

I've been collecting score CDs for about 25 years and I have about 800 of them. I got rid of the ones I didn't like pretty soon after buying them and occasionally I find one or two that I'm willing to sell in order to finance some other new CDs. But I do listen to them regularly and almost never listen to music on my computer/phone/ipod etc., or streaming. It's just simply not for me, I much prefer if music has a physical carrier. That's why I keep collecting CDs. I truly hope it's not an addiction - I only buy what I like and listen and I do not have any CDs unopened. smile

But I agree: everyone needs a good purge sometimes. I do that at least twice in a year with my clothes, books, DVDs and other stuff.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 4:18 AM   
 By:   AndrewH   (Member)

relics of empty sentimental nostalgia of who I once was.

Love it!

I was wondering if the CD purge would start. I got rid of my vinyl when moved house 11 years ago. It was a bit hard seeing it it all go into a skip, but I hadn't listened to any of them in 15 years! And I haven't regretted it.

However, I will be hanging onto my CD collection. The Fanderson releases are only available on CD and they are some of my most treasured items now. I have downloaded them for personal use, but I do like playing the CD's. And the liner notes are essential with these.

Spotify has some of my collection - but there are notable ones missing. "The Dark of The Sun" by Jacques Loussier, the expanded "You Only Live Twice", the Thunderball suite from the 25th anniversary double CD, Gold by Elmer Bernstein. Plus a a few singles such as the shorter OHMSS (Propellerheads), Merry Christmas 007 by the James Bond Fan Club, Randall & Hopkirk (DEceased) by Nina Persson, Star Trek collections, Land of The Giants...

Plus with some soundtracks, the quality is still higher on the CD. e.g. Raise The Titanic.

So while I can download and listen to these, I still need to know I have the master versions to hand.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

To be rid of scores long since learned from and digested during a period of growth is imo a good thing.

I never actually "unliked" anything; I can always remember why I liked something in the first place, and that stays with me, so I never "outgrew" any piece of music, because if I liked it once, chances are I still like it. :-)

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 4:48 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

My criteria is that if I haven't played a score within a year, it goes.

Whoa, then I'd reduce my collection by probably 90% or more. I mean, there are lots of scores I consider great, but I don't listen to them every year. It's been years since I listened to any STAR WARS score, or BEN HUR or MEPHISTO WALTZ or JANE EYRE (Williams), but I sure ain't getting rid of them. :-)
I still have not even listened to the FSM release of BLACK SUNDAY, though I have it for years, just because I like the idea of having a "fresh" John Williams score around. One day I will listen to it.

But I removed all the shrink wrap from my discs, they are all standing by on my NAS. I enjoy the physical CDs I already own, they are like a biography (I more or less remember when and where I bought every single one), but there are also a few I have bought as downloads, and overall, I find the latter much more convenient; I also don't want to allocate any more room to my CD collection.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


It was not easy decision but finally most important is actual music not that format in which is presented.


Are you keeping the CD's you like or as the above comment suggests you imported your music onto your computer or the cloud and getting rid of all your CD's?

If so goodbye all your music if you ever have a hard drive crash or power surge.


I will keep only CDs which I like, no backup for other CDs which are planned for sale.



Thanks for clarifying. I can understand clearing out CD's you don't like or listen to anymore. Ive never actually done that other than the early days of trading in used CD's at record stores for cash. Ive always regretted it years later as they usually end up growing on me and are now OOP and go for huge bucks.

There was a time when I really wanted some new scores but couldn't afford them. I financed those purchases by trading in some of my older scores for credit. So I guess I had no problem getting rid of those for something more desirable.

Generally speaking I'm a hobbyist for life I guess. I never sell or toss anything out unless I simply don't have the room for it. Thus boxes of old VHS, cassettes, and magazines have gone bye bye over the years.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

I have a friend whose son is into soundtracks, and I figured why hang on to all those 30-minute Bond CDs (and other LP-length CDs) when I have expanded reissues. So I gave a lot of them to him.

I don't intend to get rid of any physical CDs whose scores I still listen to though. I admit I feel a little "funny" selling a CD but keeping and continuing to enjoy a ripped copy of it.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)


I don't intend to get rid of any physical CDs whose scores I still listen to though. I admit I feel a little "funny" selling a CD but keeping and continuing to enjoy a ripped copy of it.


I don't see anything wrong with that. You buy a second hand CD & the artist & record company get zero of the money you paid (it's one of the many things that CDs have got over downloads, the s/h market). If you buy a new CD, you can listen to it how you like, straight from the CD or ripped from an iPod, & if you're listening to the ripped version, I don't see anything wrong with lending or selling the CD.

 
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