What's the last physical music you bought?

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All this discussion about first records, etc., made me think about the opposite end of the scale.

Excluding anything you may have bought for business purposes, and just looking at personal use: What was the last physical music you bought? In other words, this excludes downloads, so it could be vinyl or CD (or cylinder, or 8-track, or reel-to-reel, or cassette), but not a virtual format like mp3 etc.

I ask and should be answering my own question, but I can't remember. Oh dear, hopefully not a sign of dementia. ;(

Just checked the collection and it appears to be (somewhat timely) Micheal Jackson - video greatest hits DVD. I think i bought it about five years ago. Before that as a strictly audio only CD it was Stevie wonder - song review - The ultimate collection bought about six years ago. By the way , as a side issue, has anyone else noticed that if you buy a greatest hits compilation album that you alwaysseem to get at least one, either remixed or live version ? Very irritating as it is often one of that artists best known tracks so after doing the honourable thing and actually paying for the music you want you then end up having to go on the internet to find a copy of the proper - original version of that track that you should have had in the first place ! And they wonder why people dont respect record companies - just because they were too tight to pay the copyright to use the original recordings for all the tracks in the first place. Rant over ...!

Christopher England wrote:

All this discussion about first records, etc., made me think about the
opposite end of the scale.

Excluding anything you may have bought for business purposes, and just
looking at personal use: What was the last physical music you bought?
In other words, this excludes downloads, so it could be vinyl or CD
<http://www.anoraknation.com/tags/cd> (or cylinder, or 8-track, or
reel-to-reel, or cassette), but not a virtual format like mp3 etc.

I ask and should be answering my own question, but I can't remember.
Oh dear, hopefully not a sign of dementia. ;(

I bought half a dozen CDs from a dealer in Belgium about 6 months ago. I've probably bought 3 or 4 hundred CDs over the last 3 or 4 years. While mp3s rule, a lot of the CDs I buy are pretty rare.

Last chart record was Elton John's "Are you ready for love" in 2003.

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Alan


Alan Milewczyk aka The Pole with Soul
Soul pix on the net at http://www.soulman1949.com
Soulman1949's Blog at http://soulman1949.blogspot.com/

Christopher England wrote:

What was the last physical music you bought?


My most recent CD purchase was a single, which I searched for, and found, on eBay, last week.

Rose Murphy's "Busy Line".

A trifle on the expensive side for a single, but one which was missing from my collection.

Alan Milewczyk <(Address removed)> said:


While mp3s rule, a lot of the CDs I buy are pretty rare.


Do you then mp3ify them?

Peter G. Millington-Wallace <(Address removed)> said:


My most recent CD purchase was a single, which I searched for, and
found, on eBay, last week.

Rose Murphy's "Busy Line".

A trifle on the expensive side for a single, but one which was missing
from my collection.


Couldn't you have downloaded it and put it on a CD yourself for a lot cheaper?

Christopher England <(Address removed)> said:

Peter G. Millington-Wallace <(Address removed)> said:


My most recent CD purchase was a single, which I searched for, and
found, on eBay, last week.

Rose Murphy's "Busy Line".

A trifle on the expensive side for a single, but one which was missing
from my collection.


Couldn't you have downloaded it and put it on a CD yourself for a lot
cheaper?

Probably, but it's a pretty rare track from the 'fifties and I don't think there are many of them on CD, and anyway I like owning loads of CDs, LPs, 45s, cassettes and books.

Peter G. Millington-Wallace <(Address removed)> said:


Probably, but it's a pretty rare track from the 'fifties and I don't
think there are many of them on CD, and anyway I like owning loads of
CDs, LPs, 45s, cassettes and books.


I thought it was originally 1946/48, or at least that was when it was first on 78. The 78s must be worth a fortune if they are still around. The song was used not hugely long ago on a tv advert for Cellnet (now O2) in the 1990s, so was it re-released then?

I've never understood this book owning thing, though. I have nothing. A couple of manuals, how-to books, Yellow Pages, and that's it. Not even porn books.

It was a couple of CDs from Oxfam, that had come free with Kerrang! magazine, they were the best of 2004, and the best of 2005. This was last week, while on holiday in Edinburgh.

Christopher England <(Address removed)> said:

The song was used not hugely long ago on a tv advert for Cellnet (now
O2) in the 1990s, so was it re-released then?

Could well be. I was wondering why they put it on a CD single. It's from 1990, and has two tracks, both of them "Busy Line". The first is the real one (Rose Murphy), and the other one is Peter Skellern (which doesn't interest me at all).

Christopher England wrote:

Alan Milewczyk <(Address removed)
<mailto:(Address removed)>> said:


While mp3s rule, a lot of the CDs I buy are pretty rare.

Do you then mp3ify them?

Selected tracks, for the iPod.

--


Alan


Alan Milewczyk aka The Pole with Soul
Soul pix on the net at http://www.soulman1949.com
Soulman1949's Blog at http://soulman1949.blogspot.com/

Christopher England <(Address removed)> said:

All this discussion about first records, etc., made me think about the
opposite end of the scale.

The first record I bought. well...

first second-hand LP - The Shadows Silver Album
first second hand CD single - Euro 2000 Theme (I was into football before music) first new CD single - I think it was Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own by U2 first second hand 45 - Fats Domin0 - Jambalaya, Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling, Eric
Clapton - Swing Low Sweet Chariot, the Late Show - The Bristol Stomp first new 45 - Snow Patrol - Take Back The City, Status Quo - It's Christmas Time

not sure bout CD albums, but I'll have a think.

Christopher England <(Address removed)> said:

I thought it was originally 1946/48, or at least that was when it was
first on 78.

Everything in my memory from that post-war period happened simultaneously. Street parties, that Rose Murphy record, the Festival of Britain, The Coronation, Brumas, King George V1 dying, Uncle Mac, the Zephyr Six Zodiac. Everything on the same day. You say it was 46/48 I'll believe you. But it was on that day, when everything else happened as well.

*From:* Mouse Mouse <(Address removed)>
*To:* Anorak Nation <(Address removed)>
*Date:* 26 Aug 2009 09:48:42 +0100

Christopher England <(Address removed)> said:

All this discussion about first records, etc., made me think
about the
opposite end of the scale.

The first record I bought. well...

Just for persona use, haven't purchased anything, from a shop, with musical for so long I can't remember.
Whereas I have downloaded from e-music

Eric

Peter G. Millington-Wallace <(Address removed)> said:


Could well be. I was wondering why they put it on a CD single. It's from
1990, and has two tracks, both of them "Busy Line". The first is the
real one (Rose Murphy), and the other one is Peter Skellern (which
doesn't interest me at all).


Strangely enough, yesterday I accidentally spoke to somebody who worked in the agency that dealt with the Cellnet adverts at the time. She recalls that the Rose Murphy version (obviously, the original!) didn't 'test' well with female audiences. ('Test'! Mumble mumble, don't get me started. Grrr.) And so Peter Skellern was commissioned to record a male voice version that would appeal to da laydies. (A slight caveat: She can't remember if he was commissioned or had already recorded a version, but thinks it was a commission)

Mouse Mouse <(Address removed)> said:


The first record I bought. well...

first second-hand LP - The Shadows Silver Album


Fascinating list. What age were you for the very very first one you bought or had bought for you?

Eric Tesug <(Address removed)> said:


Just for persona use, haven't purchased anything, from a shop, with
musical for so long I can't remember.


Ditto. I think it must have been the mid-90s when I last purchased a CD.

Christopher England <(Address removed)> said:

Fascinating list. What age were you for the very very first one you
bought or had bought for you?

The ones I list are the ones I bought myself. I had had records bought for me before, I remember an LP of the Orkney Fiddle Orchestra, I was less than 5 definately, we still lived in Fife at the time.

The ages....

-first second-hand LP – The Shadows Silver Album - 9 10 or 11 or maybe 12 -first second hand CD single – Euro 2000 Theme (I was into football before music) probably 7 or 8, -first new CD single – I think it was Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own by U2 - probably 8 -first second hand 45 – Fats Domin0 – Jambalaya, Chuck Berry – My Ding-A-Ling, Eric Clapton – Swing Low Sweet Chariot, the Late Show – The Bristol Stomp - 12 or 13 -first new 45 – Snow Patrol – Take Back The City, Status Quo – It's Christmas Time - 14

Ronnie Rodent - The Mouse Mouse About Your House <(Address removed)> said:

Chuck Berry – My
Ding-A-Ling,

This is a disgusting evil and perverted record, but your parents let you grab a hold of it with your hands?

Rocking with the Pirates on EMI. Lots of rare tunes and airtime hits on Radio London


From: Christopher England <(Address removed)>
To: Anorak Nation <(Address removed)>
Sent: Sunday, 30 August, 2009 18:39:23
Subject: Re: [Anorak Nation] What's the last physical music you bought?

Ronnie Rodent – The Mouse Mouse About Your House <(Address removed)> said:

Chuck Berry – My
Ding-A-Ling,

This is a disgusting evil and perverted record, but your parents let you grab a hold of it with your hands?