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Old 08-18-2007, 10:47 AM   #16
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I remember my dad buying a stereo system that had everything: turntable, dual cassette player, radio, and a compact disc player. It was 1988 and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. My first CD (that I asked my dad to buy for me at Target, lol) was
















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Old 08-18-2007, 10:58 AM   #17
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Vinyl rules

It sounds better, and it's more conducive to good listening habits, the inconvenience of just skipping someting that doesn't grab you in the first few seconds made one listen to all songs all the way through all the time, thereby giving them more of a 'chance'

Also, bands seem compelled to try and fill a lot more of a CD, when i look back on what my favorite albums are over the years, very few are over 45 minutes. Less filler typically made it onto vinyl.

Now, every rule does have an exception, and Im thankful that I have Rattle and Hum on CD instead of vinyl. If there was ever an album which gained in stature by being able to hit the skip button it's that one.
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:16 AM   #18
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Vinyl rules

It sounds better, and it's more conducive to good listening habits, the inconvenience of just skipping someting that doesn't grab you in the first few seconds made one listen to all songs all the way through all the time, thereby giving them more of a 'chance'

Also, bands seem compelled to try and fill a lot more of a CD, when i look back on what my favorite albums are over the years, very few are over 45 minutes. Less filler typically made it onto vinyl.

Now, every rule does have an exception, and Im thankful that I have Rattle and Hum on CD instead of vinyl. If there was ever an album which gained in stature by being able to hit the skip button it's that one.
Even though Rattle and Hum is my first and one of my favourite U2 albums (that I bought on vinyl) and I but I'm going to have to agree with you on that one! I was so happy when I finally was able to get the cd and program play list the just way I wanted!!
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OMG! I used to be so crazy about dual cassette players cos I could make copies of friends' cassettes! I remember if I went somewhere like to somebody's place and saw a single cassette player, I would be a bit disappointed.
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Old 08-18-2007, 12:14 PM   #20
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Firts CD's

Dangerous, Michael Jackson (1991)
The Wall, Pink Floyd, (1991)

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Dangerous, Michael Jackson (1991)
Awesome! I have no problems admitting I like that album and have nostalgic memories associated with it!
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Actually, all Michael Jackson's albums are VERY well recorded.

First cd? Tears For Fears
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:00 PM   #23
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The first CD that was actually mine, was *erm* 'Baby, One More Time' by Britney Spears. So yeah...
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:36 PM   #25
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I'm too ashamed to admit what my first CD was. Mind you, I grew up during the teeny-bopper pop craze so that should give a clue.
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:11 PM   #26
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I bought 3 or 4 CDs when I got my first CD player. I can't quite remember which ones they were, but I'm pretty sure Rattle and Hum and Achtung Baby were among them (I was replacing cassette tapes I had worn out).
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And to think, I still have a huge collection of vinyl and cassettes.


Although, Compact discs are definitely the 'better quality' to listen to ... now there's no need to press that 'play button'
or 'spin that turntable' anymore.

That is, unless that music isn't on a CD to begin with.
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Happy birthday CD!

I was too young to develop attachment to vinyl, although the larger sleeve artwork is undeniably cool. So CD is easily my favourite format. My first one I think was Roxette's Greatest Hits, purchased at a second-hand store.
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well the first CD I picked out to buy for myself was the Discotheque single. This was after listening to my mom's Pop CD to death...she eventually just gave it to me

CDs are cool. I've become an iTunes whore though.
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Thats funny so many of you have put Rattle & Hum as your first CD.

That was my first CD as well.

Followed by Sting Best Of,
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience
and REM Eponymous.

I probably had over 500 CD's by the time internet downloading came along.
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