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Vinyl Vs CD? Let the Battle Begin!

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posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 04:40 PM
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I'm a collector.
Books, CDs, DVDs but originally my first love was vinyl.
When CDs came along I noticed there was something wrong. Dark Side of the Moon didn't sound right.
Something was missing. Whole notes from guitar solos disappeared into the background and it sounded kind of cold. Almost tinny.
Eventually there was a remastered release and that was much better. I've already got through three vinyl copies through wear n tear or just downright carelessness.

Another album was A Secret Wish by Propaganda. When CDs first came out they had copies in Hi Fi shops to demonstrate the new digital technology.
Its a great album and the production is second to none.
I've got six different versions now, all slightly different but if push came to shove, I'd keep the vinyl. Got two copies...just in case.

Some albums aren't available.
The live album Tear It Up by Black Uhuru is a favourite and reminds me of when I saw them tour the UK. If memory is correct it was 1982. The vinyl album runs continuously with crowd noise between tracks. I was horrified when I finally tracked down the CD. Island records had separated the tracks with a silent gap and ruined the experience of a live event.

Anyway, a little bird tells me, you all must have similar experiences, so tell me about your favourites or worst vinyl to CD transfer.

Or maybe just tell me your best vinyl stories....

Carry on.




posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: Tulpa

Digital.

It is 2017 not 1987.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: Tulpa

what's a cd?



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 04:48 PM
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originally posted by: Skywatcher2011
a reply to: Tulpa

what's a cd?


Right. It won't be long before people ask "what is a DVD".



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 04:50 PM
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Oh these responses so far are depressing!

Vinyl all the WAY baby!

The warm deep resonance is second to none.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 04:51 PM
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a reply to: Tulpa

I'm more of a vinyl person.

It actually kind of irritates me that I see more and more people resorting back to the old school way tbh.

Not sure if anyone else had noticed but it's happening.

Damn posers! Lol



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 04:52 PM
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originally posted by: zosimov
Oh these responses so far are depressing!

Vinyl all the WAY baby!

The warm deep resonance is second to none.




Too much hippy dippy weed.

DIGITAL.
edit on 26-6-2017 by Yourmomsentme because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 04:52 PM
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a reply to: Tulpa

Thanks Tulpa! Have to dash out for a while but I will be back...Bump.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 04:53 PM
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I tell you what I miss... album art. Just the act of buying music was so different. I remember we had a Tower Records that stayed open to about midnight or 1am. I recall going to that record store to browse hip hop and r&b releases. Flipping through the CDs and tapes. Checking out the album art. Limited release stuff. Digging in the crates so to speak...



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 04:53 PM
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originally posted by: Skywatcher2011
a reply to: Tulpa

what's a cd?

Usually about a tenner but if you shop around...




posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: Yourmomsentme

Is this what passes for discourse these days?






posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 04:56 PM
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originally posted by: zosimov
a reply to: Yourmomsentme

Is this what passes for discourse these days?





Yup.

Do ewe like it?



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 04:57 PM
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Zosimv and Magestic Esoteric

Any particular ones?

Edumakated

Know what you mean. I need reading glasses for some of the text these days. Went to Tower once.
Fat Cats was pretty cool.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 04:59 PM
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originally posted by: Yourmomsentme

originally posted by: zosimov
Oh these responses so far are depressing!

Vinyl all the WAY baby!

The warm deep resonance is second to none.




Too much hippy dippy weed.

DIGITAL.


Or maybe not enough in your case.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: Tulpa

8 tracks all the way. Johnny Horton sounded great on these.






posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 05:02 PM
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I no longer own any records or a record player but I do miss the staticky-scratchy sound when you would put the needle on the record and the chish-CHISH-chish-CHISH sound when the record ended. Also miss all the wonderful tones you could hear from a record that you can't hear from a cd. Also the sound of when a record gets old and you hear a slight scratchy-staticky sound all the way through and you would think "this is a well-loved record, played many times." Also, there was something wonderfully hypnotic about the rhythm of the record - you could hear it or sense it and there was something calming about it.

Cds sounds don't bore into your soul the way record sounds do. Cds are okay but not as good as records.

Sal


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posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 05:04 PM
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originally posted by: MagesticEsoteric

originally posted by: Yourmomsentme

originally posted by: zosimov
Oh these responses so far are depressing!

Vinyl all the WAY baby!

The warm deep resonance is second to none.




Too much hippy dippy weed.

DIGITAL.


Or maybe not enough in your case.


You could be right.

Let's find out.......



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: Tulpa

I have some old soul Tulpa that just melts me...

Also Van Morrison Astral Weeks sounds divine.

Just received a table as a gift about a year ago and my parents gave me all of their old operas.
Puccini, Verdi, Mozart..

I did just buy a vinyl of this band Dengue Fever but it did not sound nearly as good as I thought it would.. a cd prob would have been better in this case! (Female cambodian singer and surfer acid rock, weird I know lol)

PS: I love Pink Floyd but do not have them on vinyl.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: Tulpa

I prefer vinyl but, absolutely LOVE bootleg!!!. Its a big fat middle finger to the recording industry that exploited musical talent for financial gain.

They are truly authentic and there is beauty in them despite the quality of sound.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: Tulpa

I prefer vinyl but, absolutely LOVE bootleg!!!. Its a big fat middle finger to the recording industry that exploited musical talent for financial gain.

They are truly authentic and there is beauty in them despite the quality of sound.



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