So I’m planning on RE-buying a bunch of music I already have in multiple formats already.
New Beatles Remasters are coming out, on 9/9/09 (hey-- “Number Niiiiine” reference?). And I’ve gotten in some big discussions about whether they’re worth it. I have friends going for the whole shebang, and others who say what they’ve got is good enough. Now, I can’t imagine buying a box set, but I’ll probably buy some of the “new” discs. Hey, how can you argue with a superior band deserving some superior sound quality?
But it’s frustrating to be SPENDING MONEY FOR MUSIC I ALREADY PAID FOR multiple times, like I did when I bought the 45s (hey, we got some fun B-sides like “I’m Down”), and then the LPs, and upgraded from 8-tracks to cassettes, and switched from CDs to MP3s to 256 AACs*.
There are artists I’ve gladly done that with: Yardbirds, early Chicago (pre-Lounge Act), Bruce Cockburn, Poco, Kinks, Van Morrison, Bowie…
So what music have you bought over and over? You OK with that? Anything that in retrospect wasn’t worth it? (…like my Mediocre British Invasion phase)
*Hmm… but then I’ll have to REbuy them all again on CD-Xtreme (2011), Teal-Ray MicroDiscs (2012), MicroSonyApple iZuneSticks (2013), HyperDigital Anywhere Files (2014), Sub-Cutaneous Jawbone VibroPhiles (Mid-2014) and then Cerebral Implants (Late 2014). Man, I’d better start saving up.