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Having got most of the Beatles CDs last time they were issued (Well everything post-Revolver plus the red album to cover the early stuff) I had hoped that this remastering would include a re-release of the vinyl, but no.  nada.  Having seen the CDs with their paper packaging, I couldn't even muster the enthusiasm to get Rubber Soul, the only album I would like to get.

Apparently the number one selling CD this week despite the re-release of the entire Beatles catalogue is, err,  Vera Lynn.  A lot of grannys must have CD players nowadays.

But I have to confess that the thing I really want for Christmas is The Beatles Rock Band.  It looks brilliant.   Maybe the Stones could sign up with Guitar Hero.  I won't hold my breath waiting for the Rats edition  (I'll just play from the songbooks).

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I have nothing to play vinyl on at the momentcry and no room to get anything.  We listen to CDs on surround sound or MP3s on my iPod.

I would very much like to have the new Beatles remastered CDs, but can't justify £169 at the moment.  Maybe a treat sometime?

I saw that competition between the Beatles and Vera Lynn!! lol  I'm sure the grannies have CD players then, not wind up gramaphones !!!

The Console Game thing hasn't hit it off in my house yet, must be in there with the grannies listening to my CDsbiggrin

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I have nothing to play vinyl on at the momentcry and no room to get anything.  We listen to CDs on surround sound or MP3s on my iPod.

I would very much like to have the new Beatles remastered CDs, but can't justify £169 at the moment.  Maybe a treat sometime?

I saw that competition between the Beatles and Vera Lynn!! lol  I'm sure the grannies have CD players then, not wind up gramaphones !!!

The Console Game thing hasn't hit it off in my house yet, must be in there with the grannies listening to my CDsbiggrin

My CD player has gone into disuse.  I generally use spotify on the PC, mp3s when I'm travelling, and vinyl when I'm sat in the front room.  All I do with CDs is copy them to MP3.  Got thousands of them now, just take the CD out and put it in a folder and stick the boxes in the loft (The boxes take up loads of space).

The Beatles remasters look like a waste of cash.   I would have probably shelled out for vinyl editions, but as I have everything I ever wanted of the Beatles, bar Rubber Soul (the best tracks were on the Red album, so I never bought it),  they are really inessential.

But the console game looks brilliant.  I have impressed my 9-year-old son by completing Guitar Hero III, whilst he's still stuck on the first song!  A few more themed Guitar Hero/Rock Band games would go down a storm.  They could easily do Sixties, Glam, Punk/New Wave, Baggy and Britpop versions, not to mention some bigger acts (e.g. Stones, Bowie, U2, Radiohead, Oasis).  It's the future of Rock 'n' Roll......

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Space for me is an issue too regarding vinyl & the thoughts of replacing all my CD's or at least my favourites would cost ALOTTA cash which isn't in great supply. I was in HMV yesterday & they were playing The Beatles re-mastered & it sounds amazing! I would love the box set but I'm gonna hold out 'til after xmas in the hope the price comes down a bit or my cash flow increases biggrin While I listen to alot of music on line I prefer my stereo as the sound & volume is way better smile

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Space for me is an issue too regarding vinyl & the thoughts of replacing all my CD's or at least my favourites would cost ALOTTA cash which isn't in great supply. I was in HMV yesterday & they were playing The Beatles re-mastered & it sounds amazing! I would love the box set but I'm gonna hold out 'til after xmas in the hope the price comes down a bit or my cash flow increases biggrin While I listen to alot of music on line I prefer my stereo as the sound & volume is way better smile

I look at the world as before Spotify and after Spotify. 

Before Spotify I would buy CDs rip them as MP3s and store them away, the box in the loft and the CD in a CD wallet (well more like a dozen big binders).  Though all in alphabetical order, it always was a bit of a drag to get one out, so I popped the MP3 player on thru the stereo.

After Spotify, I don't need to buy many CDs as they are all on there (well except The Beatles and a couple of others).  The only problem is playing the music through the stereo, but given my kids are watching TV or playing console games or in bed I am limited in when I can use the stereo.  This has led me to have a select set of LPs so I can enjoy (I have many more but all in storage).

With the access to the sort of library that Spotify has, and with improvements in streaming quality, there will soon come a time when people will wonder why they have thousands (sadly in my case) of shiny discs and start dumping them at their local charity shops.  It's very easy to record onto CD/MP3 (well easy enough).

However vinyl is totally different.  All records sound different; scratches, pops and clicks make them personal, and when I do drag out old vinyl, it's interesting how those extraneous sounds bring back memories (I am a sad nostalgic old man).

Vinyl, for all its problems, is just more interesting and has character.  So glad I didn't throw it all out 20 years ago!

PS I believe the last Geldof vinyl was Room 19 single (7"), though it is possible that My Hippy Angel was also out on vinyl.  Derek The Dane probably has it.


 



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Sorry this caused a repeated answer!

I still have some vinyl - couldn't bear to throw all of it away.  Left several on my ex's living room floor and who knows what happened to those?  But kept my favourites...  Of course any Rats stuff etc.

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Sorry this caused a repeated answer!

I still have some vinyl - couldn't bear to throw all of it away.  Left several on my ex's living room floor and who knows what happened to those?  But kept my favourites...  Of course any Rats stuff etc.

The Boomtown Rats more or less perfectly timed the CD re-releases.  Just ahead of mass downloading and streaming.  The only shame is they didn't release a proper live album (though a couple of DVDs do a good job of it). 

There is always the hope that the BBC have the recordings of a few gigs handing around and they get released at some point.  There was talk of it at the start of last year http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/jan/28/bbc.television1, but as far as I know it still hasn't arrived. 

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ArrGee wrote:

 

there will soon come a time when people will wonder why they have thousands (sadly in my case) of shiny discs and start dumping them at their local charity shops.  It's very easy to record onto CD/MP3 (well easy enough).
 


 So many CDs for £1/50p/25p in our charity shops.  Oxfam seem to have given up on them as CD shelves were empty this weekend.  Have got all the old Ryko Bowie discs for peanuts.  Only Bowie CD I dont have now is Tonight.  Not sure I need it.



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