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 Posted:   Aug 28, 2022 - 6:12 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I've only had three discs "go bad" on me in the last five or six years (FSM's Body Heat and Intrada's Black Hole/Black Cauldron).

Great! Now I have to check my copies grrrr


In all cases, the audio was overlaid with a Goldsmith-style "electronic woodchipper" DIT-DIT-DIT sound before the discs became totally unplayable. It only happened with disc #1 of Body Heat. Thankfully, I was able to get a replacement disc for Body Heat direct from FSM, was able to re-buy The Black Cauldron for $10 and a fellow FSM'er gave their their used copy of The Black Hole for free. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2022 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

I've only had three discs "go bad" on me in the last five or six years (FSM's Body Heat and Intrada's Black Hole/Black Cauldron).

Wow! Black Hole was affected too? Regarding other recent discs supposedly going rotten, I recall a post or two about FSM's Outland about 5 years ago. Have anyone TRULY had problems with Outland?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2022 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   Andy   (Member)

My Outland was ok, just a few days ago i was able to ripp it without problems with EAC

@Thierry

had the same problem with Cassandra Crossing RCA Italy years ago and replaced it with a new one from the same label , but different pressing .


 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2022 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Aside from the notorious PDO pressings that bronzed (I think I had mostly or exclusively JOS CDs, which they replaced), I've only had two CDs fail – the MCA The Ten Commandments and the FSM Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (which subsequently I replaced with the Intrada and LLL releases, happily).

There was no obvious reason these failed when the CDs all around them played just fine. (Some people are aghast that I have to – for space reasons – keep some less-played CDs in my attic, but I've never had one of those fail.) I've also never had a CD-R fail. Or anything in a digi-pak. Sometimes, it seems it's just random.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2022 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Andy   (Member)

it very fun digitizing the complete collection !

found some cds that i did not remember buying smile

and to find out all the double ,triple, quadruple dips (Masters of the Universe, Night Crossing, Bandolero, Planet of the apes anyone ?)

and differrent interpretations/rerecordings

just digitized the "100 years of film music" series form BMG /RCA Red Seal
the Tiomkin Disc including 55 days at peking, oh my ...
the overture is played so slow ( 5:18 compared to Dimitris original version with 2:55 )
it loses all of its energy and meaning....

but at the same time the cd made you want more form Tiomkins Cyrano de Bergerac

Tiomkin is, for sure, difficult to play.. luckly we have the superb Tadlow Rerecordings giving justice to Tiomkins music)

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2022 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)


just digitized the "100 years of film music" series form BMG /RCA Red Seal
the Tiomkin Disc including 55 days at peking, oh my ...
the overture is played so slow ( 5:18 compared to Dimitris original version with 2:55 )
it loses all of its energy and meaning....



The Film Noir suites (Deutsch, Steiner, Waxman, Hollander, conducted by William Stromberg) is the only CD from this series that I think was worthwhile.

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2022 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • The Unicorn-Kanchana discs were notorious for it.

    Some of the early Silva Screen CDs had the problem too.


    I'm forever haunted by the phrase "MASTERED BY NIMBUS". Those couldn't wait to rot.

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     Posted:   Aug 29, 2022 - 1:10 PM   
     By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

    Just as some ar prophethising the return of physical media:

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 29, 2022 - 1:56 PM   
     By:   Rameau   (Member)

    Wise words smile

     
     Posted:   Aug 29, 2022 - 3:20 PM   
     By:   JeffM   (Member)

    My Phantom Menace UE discs look as pristine as the day I bought the set. What exactly am I looking for with these ice crystal thingies?

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 30, 2022 - 10:27 AM   
     By:   Andy   (Member)

    something like this

     
     Posted:   Aug 30, 2022 - 12:38 PM   
     By:   danbeck   (Member)

    Yes... Intrada's "Black Cauldron" is full of clicks now... unfortunately I had not ripped it lossless but at 320kbps.

    "Phantom Menace" still looks and plays fine. I've updated it in my library to lossless format.

    "Body Heat" disc 1 is ok in the score part, but some of the source music at the end of the disc now has some clicks... I gess it is the beginning of the problem.

     
     
     Posted:   Sep 1, 2022 - 12:17 PM   
     By:   Andy   (Member)

    just arrived at disc 700 and no further problems, puhh...

    and I got stuck, what a great piece smile

    everyone should go through his complete collection from time to time

     
     Posted:   Sep 3, 2022 - 1:05 PM   
     By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • Just as some ar prophethising the return of physical media

    That guy is too optimistic for reality.

  • something like this



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     Posted:   Sep 3, 2022 - 2:06 PM   
     By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

    Yes... Intrada's "Black Cauldron" is full of clicks now... unfortunately I had not ripped it lossless but at 320kbps.

    "Phantom Menace" still looks and plays fine. I've updated it in my library to lossless format.

    "Body Heat" disc 1 is ok in the score part, but some of the source music at the end of the disc now has some clicks... I gess it is the beginning of the problem.


    How is it that discs produced within the last 12 years are rotting already? Cheap materials, bad pressings, etc?

     
     
     Posted:   Sep 4, 2022 - 2:28 AM   
     By:   Andy   (Member)

    Update at Disc #790

    both of the Jaws 2 Discs (Intrada 2 CDs) looks very much like beginning to bronze.
    The rip and sound seems ok until know, better check your discs now!

     
     Posted:   Sep 4, 2022 - 5:03 AM   
     By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

    This is part of the reason I digitize every soundtrack I buy the moment I get it in the mail. I do not wait. It goes onto my laptop and then every few months I update my external hard drive adding in all of the new soundtracks or other pieces of music I've since added to my files.

    For some folks with collections spanning before the modern laptop age I understand that's not as easy as a task. But anything that's come out since 2009 when I started collecting? Right to my laptop and then external hard drives too. The CDs at this point are just for display. My Bose speakers are set up to my laptop and the soundtracks/songs I love the most are also on my iphone where I take with me everywhere. I hook that up to my car on drives or just crank music in my headphones if I am walking or at work.

     
     
     Posted:   Sep 20, 2022 - 2:44 PM   
     By:   Andy   (Member)

    now over 1000 disc in my collection

    i have to add

    The Colour Purple ( Both Discs rotten due to the foemed material inlays)

     
     
     Posted:   Sep 20, 2022 - 2:57 PM   
     By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

    now over 1000 disc in my collection

    i have to add

    The Colour Purple ( Both Discs rotten due to the foemed material inlays)


    Thank you, andy, for this thread. It's a good caution to check some things, as well as revisit others I haven't in awhile!

    Cheers to you!

     
     
     Posted:   Sep 20, 2022 - 3:00 PM   
     By:   Andy   (Member)

    no problem, hope it helps

    but all should check the double disc with this kind of foam inlays, its was a problem with my original Star WArs 2CD too, but the disc are still playable.

     
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