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  • Why I have been cutting back on buying music lately...

    The reason? Because I have so many great albums I haven't listened to in 10,20,up to 30 years. Why keep buying when I already have the fresh music right here at hand? Makes no sense.
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    As an example, one I dug out of the collection yesterday was the early mofi Lp pressing of Bloomfield-Kooper-Stills Super Session. I bought this 25 years ago and I would bet that I played it once. Anyway, what a killer album musically. It's a little unusual in that side one is almost 30 minutes so ihat side is cut low but overall great album I overlooked for years.
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    • #3
      Do vinyl and tape people keep a list of what you own and what versions and so on.
      In digital I don't have a list Per say but it's in folders by format , but rate and who I bought from.
      Analog productions
      tape or vinyl rips
      SHM
      sacd ISO I ripped.
      It's on many max drives and time consuming too sort through
      analog stuff.
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      • #4
        I rediscovered a lot of my music when I retired and moved to Calgary as I had about 1,200 LPs in storage here. The urge to buy new music dropped considerably as a result. I'm having a blast going through them all. Additionally, I knew with retirement would come a tighter budget.
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        • #5
          JO, I need to follow your lead. My best source for new music is my own LP shelves.
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          • #6
            I still by all the CD's I can....you can never have enough.
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              mep commented
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              They do come in handy for target practice.

          • #7
            Originally posted by Alrainbow View Post
            Do vinyl and tape people keep a list of what you own and what versions and so on.
            In digital I don't have a list Per say but it's in folders by format , but rate and who I bought from.
            Analog productions
            tape or vinyl rips
            SHM
            sacd ISO I ripped.
            It's on many max drives and time consuming too sort through
            My list is in my head. Considering I've bought less than five or six dupes.
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            • #8
              My purchases of new recordings has tapered off for years. The primary reason is there is so little released in recent years that interests me. Then there are reissues and once again very little holds any interest. Thus I prowl the used LP and CD bins looking for moldy oldies to round out my collection. The value of my collection greatly exceeds the cost of all my equipment but then that is as it should be for a music lover. But in comparison to many it is rather modest. Since I did not have much money as a kid I only bought what I really liked and have kept that habit thus there are not a lot of duds in my collection. On another note I have tended to avoid going after every recording of a given performance likewiser trying to collect every pressing or reissue of most recordings.

              Listening to a recording once and putting it on a shelf never to be heard again indicates it was a waste of money in the first place.

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              • #9
                In a word "Tidal" has reduced music purchases for me. Ok, it costs me $25/month for subscription but availability of music in every genre has definitely reduced my lust and my mistakes when purchasing.
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