Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Music Blog-1st Purchased Compact Discs

Welcome to the Friday Music Blog on Chief 187™Chatter. It has been a fun walk down memory lane in recent weeks as we’ve explored music on vinyl. The older titles, antiquated machinery, and still passionate responses make me smile inwardly that we all share a strong appreciation for the music in our collections. As the historian, I always find it interesting to test our collective memories. This time I’m moving the time machine forward just a bit to the age of the compact disc or CD.

This week’s focus is the first albums you bought on compact disc. Think back and try to remember what albums you plunked down big bucks for when CDs were the newest and greatest things and before the prices had come down considerably. Did you stick to new music and move forward in your collecting or did you painstakingly rebuy your entire catalogue, praying some of it would be located in the discount bin at the “record” store in the mall?

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  1. My first CD I bought in 1986 Laurie Anderson. "O Superman" I still have that CD (☀‿☀)

  2. I purchased the New Kids On The Block "Step By Step" CD before I even had a CD player. Because at that time the long box was the choice of packaging... The NKOTB box was unique because it looked like a school locker. ;) I was obsessed with NKOTB and I thought that long box stood out among all the other ones.

    I did get a CD player for graduation and with it I got a Michael Bolton "Time, Love & Tenderness" CD & Paula Abdul's "Spellbound" CD.

    I don't have any CD left. They've all been ripped and put in my iTunes catalog.

  3. Husband says his first one was "Electric Youth" Debbie Gibson

  4. Hi friend, my first CD was either Yanni or The Xmas Album by Kenny G, can't remember and I enjoy both to this day.

  5. Hi Ice Man! Welcome back! I was just talking to Racer about this topic at breakfast. He can't remember at all, but I know my 1st two CDs were Christmas albums as well: Kathie Lee Gifford and Neil Diamond's 1st Christmas Album. I loved both then and they still get heavy rotation each year. Now THAT was a good investment in music. I have both albums you mentioned, too!
    Hope you are well, Ice Man.

    Jules, thank you for your comments as always.

    Johnny, it's always a pleasure to have you stop by, too!

  6. One of my first CDs was a gift along with a portable CD player. The disc was a collection of bubble gum music..."123 Red Light", "Yummy Yummy Yummy", "Simon Says" and others.

    And yes, I have bought a lot of things I had on LP on CD as well. But I never got rid of the vinyl! My CD collection is at least 1500 strong now (who's counting)?