So much of my money now goes on music I used to own. Most of this is indi/industrial or heavy metal (depending on the period in my life). I hate buying something for the 2nd or 3rd time. My vinyl collection was stolen and my "backup tapes" are long since lost or sound lo fi by todays standards.
When I was a lad I used to snear at Best of... albums but they are one way I can overcome my dislike for buying an album again (partially). I just ordered Deep Purple: The Platinum Collection and feel "dirty" (http://www5.cd-wow.com/detail_result...ct_code=16845). One of the things that drove me to this was trying to buy Machinehead and finding that I could buy an Anniversary edition which appears to have had all the tracks remixed. Lovely!
Anyone else struggle with these feelings? Is buying old music a sign of growing old?
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Thread: Buying Music You Used to Own
2006-03-09, 03:43 #1
Buying Music You Used to Own"O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
It wad frae monie a blunder free us,
An' foolish notion."
2006-03-09, 05:13 #2Originally Posted by fairyliquidizer
Everytime my wife order a DVD movie I also put in an order for some oldies that I use to own.
and so on...LastFM
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2006-03-09, 06:56 #3
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10 years later I am still trying to recover from have over 200 CDs stolen. Needless to say I now have FLAC backups of my CDs and backups of my FLAC.
Some of the music stolen will never be replaced, alot of local band music from my college days. Those are the ones I miss the most!
2006-03-09, 07:06 #4
Originally Posted by fairyliquidizer
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2006-03-09, 07:40 #5
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Hard for me to buy old music now - those old recordings from the 70's and 60s seem so flat and lifeless on my current system.
Remastered "Houses of the Holy" by Zeppelin wasn't too bad though, considering how bad I thought the vinyl Atlantic releases sounded, when I bought them new in the early 70s.
2006-03-09, 09:24 #6
I am buying more old music than ever right now (currently I'm beefing up my late 70s early 80s rock/metal collection...the group Gamma with Ronnie Montrose on guitar is my latest obsession). I think I'm just enjoying how great all of these old albums sound on the SB2...the SB2 combined with some of the great mastering work DCC and MFSL have done really breathes new life in to older music.
2006-03-09, 09:39 #7
The vast majority of my purchases lately are for things that were originally issued in the 60's to 80's... Most of the newer albums are from people who started long long ago. Much of it is part of the endless "convert all the vinyl to CD" process that has been going on for 20 years in spurts, but most is still "things that I should have bought but never did."
There are some exceptions, but I guess it's a sign of getting old^H^H^Hwiser when I start buying Sinatra...
Kids these days have no taste in music.
2006-03-09, 10:46 #8
Buying music I used to own - certainly, and its definitely a sign of age/wisdom/experience etc. Though if I ever regress to the point of buying Sinatra I shall probably ask my wife and kids to shoot me, and they would probably oblige!
A variation on this theme, I find, is buying music that I thought I'd owned but can't now find any trace of. Was it perhaps "borrowed" a long time ago? Lost in a move? Or did I just dream it? Was it one of those albums that "everyone" owns and I just assumed I did? Or am I just going senile?
2006-03-09, 13:21 #9
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Wow. Where did all the Sinatra haters come from?
Allmusic.com's bio starts with:
"Frank Sinatra was arguably the most important popular music figure of the 20th century, his only real rivals for the title being Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, and the Beatles."
Everyone should have at least 1 Sinatra compilation album in their collection in my opinion. I don't listen to him very often but its nice when one of his songs comes up at random.
I'm primarily a hard rock/heavy metal fan.
2006-03-09, 13:45 #10
I don't hate Sinatra.. I actually have several of his albums. Something I never would have thought ten years ago.
I 'discovered' his talent via my obsession with Brazilian music, oddly enough. A lot of Brazilian singers choose old standards like Fly Me To The Moon that Sinatra made famous.
Though Paula Toller's version of it is a thousand times better than Sinatra's.
And, yes, I random play from the Residents -> Sinatra -> King Crimson -> Bach...