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Offline Solitary Wanderer

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2007, 01:03:10 PM »
Hmmm...I'd never considered filing cd's by label. It looks nice and neat, but don't you then need to look in several places for a title? What about labels where you only have a few titles? Do they get their own designated space too?  :)
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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2007, 01:05:24 PM »
No A's? ;)
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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2007, 01:07:10 PM »
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Amazing, techniquest. I have about 300+ Naxos CDs ... yet not one of the titles you own.
Just snapped up that Sanderling/Sibelius set from an Amazon seller for a little over £10 delivered. Thanks again.

Aha - maybe our musical tastes are just far enough apart that you have none of the discs in that pile  :P Regarding the Sibelius - happy to help. I hope you enjoy it, it is a real bargain (I paid £6.99 a couple of years back in an HMV sale).

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2007, 01:11:10 PM »
Hmmm...I'd never considered filing cd's by label. It looks nice and neat, but don't you then need to look in several places for a title? What about labels where you only have a few titles? Do they get their own designated space too?  :)

Well, I have about ten performances of Saint-Saens' Third Symphony, and 13 versions of Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil. These are 'scattered' about the shelving as they're organised by label. Yet, if I need to hear a particular recording, I somehow seem to have memorised roughly where any given version is on the racks. I have the sort of brain that can do this, apparently (a bit like my ability to hold an entire calendar of things to do in my head - I never need a diary).

Any yes, every label gets its own space, even if only for a single CD. ;D

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2007, 01:15:50 PM »
Aha - maybe our musical tastes are just far enough apart that you have none of the discs in that pile  :P Regarding the Sibelius - happy to help. I hope you enjoy it, it is a real bargain (I paid £6.99 a couple of years back in an HMV sale).

There are actually some Naxos discs in your collection that I'm after. I'll probably download them from eMusic.

If that Sanderling set is what I'm hoping it'll be, I'll probably decide not to get Blomstedt's. However much I love each conductor's work, I usually go for Sanderling in the first instance. :)

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2007, 01:24:38 PM »
Let me know if you ever want rid of those BBC Music Magazine cover discs - I'm back-collecting them. ;)

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2007, 01:42:35 PM »
I've won over nine international awards for my creative CD organizational skills .......


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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2007, 02:06:59 PM »
I've won over nine international awards for my creative CD organizational skills .......



Genius. ;D

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2007, 02:11:03 PM »
For some reason, I thought my collection of 2000+ CDs would not be considered very large by the standards of some people here, and that it might even be considered small. Now I'm getting the impression that it might be abnormally large.

Last time I did a full count I broke 1000, but I've more than doubled it since then. More than. You can tell by eyeball alone. I wonder what that means........... someone free me from this obsession!!! I need the money!!

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2007, 02:18:28 PM »
There's a guy on another classical forum who has a ridiculously large collection. Something like 6,000+ CDs and a shedload of LPs, if I recall correctly.

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2007, 02:19:34 PM »
Thanks for making me feel less crazy!

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2007, 02:20:33 PM »
Any time. ;)

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2007, 02:25:59 PM »
I found this on-line. Its BIG but keep that kid away from them! ;)

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2007, 02:27:18 PM »


This one looks more Rock than Classical but still...
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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2007, 02:27:57 PM »
Now I have CD envy and will need to go back into therapy ...

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2007, 02:28:59 PM »
Last one  ;)

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2007, 02:30:46 PM »
Hmmm... I have an urge to straighten and tidy those shelves and file that pile in the right-hand corner  ;)
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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2007, 02:31:58 PM »
OCD, OCD ... ;D

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2007, 03:08:46 PM »


This one looks more Rock than Classical but still...

Admit it, you tidied up a bit.... ;D

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2007, 04:01:24 PM »
Admit it, you tidied up a bit.... ;D

Oh, its not my collection George, but I'd love access to it for a couple of months as I'm sure theres some very interesting stuff there :)
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