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 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 3:47 AM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

Hello friends,
Don´t know if it good reason for starting thread but I did it.smile

There is the time when I finally decided to say goodbye to majority of my physical CD collection and put in in better hands.

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

It is not like I would not buy CDs anymore but I selected few really important composers to collect and that´s all.

I found that I am buying lot of soundtracks but not enjoying actual music.

P.S. Friends be ready, some of great titles will be offered for sale and not for massive overestimated prices.
Will be glad if someone will enjoy music in CD format.

All the best
MD

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 4:34 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 4:51 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

You'll find yourself trashing many of those CDs. I played "Uncle" Joe Stalin a few times in junking my unwanted CDs. It was a liberating experience, comrade; especially those items that I consigned to my own personal gulag: items I disliked and regretted (re)buying, scores I "outgrew", or scores I just grew weary of having clutter up the Dacha de Phelps.

Besides, everyone here has all but the most rare and expensive score releases. Libraries don't want this stuff--a case of beggars being choosers--and even eBay is overstuffed with competitive sellers trying to unload this dead weight.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 5:33 AM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

You'll find yourself trashing many of those CDs. I played "Uncle" Joe Stalin a few times in junking my unwanted CDs. It was a liberating experience, comrade; especially those items that I consigned to my own personal gulag: items I disliked and regretted (re)buying, scores I "outgrew", or scores I just grew weary of having clutter up the Dacha de Phelps.

Besides, everyone here has all but the most rare and expensive score releases. Libraries don't want this stuff--a case of beggars being choosers--and even eBay is overstuffed with competitive sellers trying to unload this dead weight.


Yes, I tossed some of CDs with no chance for sale directly to trash.
I am glad that I am not only one. smile

P.S. But I most competitive of all sellers.

Still don´t hope for this future for my CDs.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)

I'm in the process of doing this too - adding all my physical CDS to my Apple Music collection, and the getting rid of the CD (Unless it's a collector's edition or something rare). It actually feels good. And I'm rediscovering many old scores I loved in the process.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 6:31 AM   
 By:   George Flaxman   (Member)

I couldn't bear to do what you are doing, but I'm still young at almost 68. I've still time before the end.

I got rid of all my LPs decades ago, but only so I could buy CDs using the LP sales as credit.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


P.S. Friends be ready, some of great titles will be offered for sale and not for massive overestimated prices.
Will be glad if someone will enjoy music in CD format.

All the best
MD


Around when will this offer happen? And about how many titles/discs?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

I couldn't bear to do what you are doing, but I'm still young at almost 68. I've still time before the end.

I got rid of all my LPs decades ago, but only so I could buy CDs using the LP sales as credit.



Ditto.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   MD   (Member)


P.S. Friends be ready, some of great titles will be offered for sale and not for massive overestimated prices.
Will be glad if someone will enjoy music in CD format.

All the best
MD


Around when will this offer happen? And about how many titles/discs?


It is happening right now I am in process of listing CDs on ebay.
I just ended with Jerry Goldsmith & Bruce Broughton and my attention is fixed now on Chris Young.smile

I think it could be around 300-400 CDs (EU/US soundtracks).
Most of my collection contains Japanese soundtracks which I massively reduced over 2 years from cca 1000 CDs to 250.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

I couldn't bear to do what you are doing, but I'm still young at almost 68. I've still time before the end.

I got rid of all my LPs decades ago, but only so I could buy CDs using the LP sales as credit.


I am 37 for cca month.smile

Thank you for nice reply, but I think that my hobby start to remind addiction. Just to get new copy.
Also I could not bear just watching all those CDs on shelves without playing for long time.

P.S. I will still keep my most treasured CDs.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


I think it could be around 300-400 CDs (EU/US soundtracks).
Most of my collection is Japanese soundtracks which I massively reduced over 2 years from cca 1000 CDs to 250.


Do you have the 4-CD set of music by Sei Ikeno issued about 15 years ago?

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I couldn't bear to do what you are doing, but I'm still young at almost 68. I've still time before the end.

I got rid of all my LPs decades ago, but only so I could buy CDs using the LP sales as credit.


There are hoarders and there are purgers. Speaking only for myself, I wouldn't want to be surrounded by what I view as relics of empty sentimental nostalgia of who I once was. To be rid of scores long since learned from and digested during a period of growth is imo a good thing.

But that's just me, though I completely understand someone's reluctance to part with things they've accumulated, given the strong pull of the collector mentality.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I'm doing the same thing. I enjoy music immensely but find I've moved back to orchestral concert music. My criteria is that if I haven't played a score within a year, it goes. I have so many wrapped expanded CDs I just bought off impulse years ago. Just sitting and taking space. Meh....

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   MD   (Member)


I think it could be around 300-400 CDs (EU/US soundtracks).
Most of my collection is Japanese soundtracks which I massively reduced over 2 years from cca 1000 CDs to 250.


Do you have the 4-CD set of music by Sei Ikeno issued about 15 years ago?


I am sorry, but no.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Scrolling down this page, from the nose up, Stalin looks like Reagan. I expected the rest of the image to to say "Morning in America."

There are hoarders and there are purgers.

It's not like there's two kinds of people. Some people are hoarders. There are no purgers - they simply don't collect junk in the first place. It depends more on how much real estate people occupy. The more space available, the more we fill it up.

But none of this is relevant in this situation. It's an expensive hobby and as MD implied, if you aren't playing the cds anymore, it's better to divest while it's still lucrative. These aren't useless balls of string.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I am waiting for posters to chime in about the ethics of keeping the files after unloading the physical objects. We've had some hilarious conversations on that topic.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

I am waiting for posters to chime in about the ethics of keeping the files after unloading the physical objects. We've had some hilarious conversations on that topic.

Can speak only for myself, but I did not download or keep any files from CDs which I am offering for sale.
My conscience is clear.

P.S. It is impossible to download music from sealed CDsmile
That is also tragedy which caused my collection cleaning decision.
How could I have so much CDs still sealed. Something is/was wrong.
Example: I have 34 Gianni Ferrio soundtracks which I re-bought after previous sale and 80% is still sealed.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Definitely interested in Goldsmiths LEVIATHAN.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

P.S. It is impossible to download music from sealed CDsmile
That is also tragedy which caused my collection cleaning decision.
How could I have so much CDs still sealed. Something is/was wrong.


As you wrote earlier, it does sound like an addiction. Maybe you bought into the elitist definition on FSM that a real fan or true "soundtrack collector" needs to buy every frickin release.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I am waiting for posters to chime in about the ethics of keeping the files after unloading the physical objects. We've had some hilarious conversations on that topic.

well you do raise an interesting point.

 
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