Music

This page is about my Music Collection.

I mostly listen to my music via my computer, and also via Google Music either in a browser or from my phone. It’s all the same music, whatever I rip from CD’s or any other sound media I obtain.

Google Music is a great service which you can use with your own music, up to 20,000 songs uploaded for free. (I have a ton of music and am nowhere near to that limit) There is also an Unlimited service you can subscribe to, listen to anything THEY have. I like to keep it within my actual discovery cycles, whatever I have physically bought, I listen to.

I use Last.fm to scrobble all my listen to. (Why? It’s fun, stats are fun!)

I collect CD’s and other media formats, mostly CD’s though.

I have a “Vinyl” page which I created awhile back, and this page will be about my CD’s and other digital content.

I have a Creative SoundBlaster Audigy2 Plantinum system, and have my Pioneer receiver and Pioneer Double Cassette Deck and Sony Turntable hooked up ot it.

This section is about current projects in converting analog to digital:

I don’t have many purchased cassette tapes. I bought vinyl only in my teens, then got a few tapes, then got a CD player and stopped getting anything but CD, until recently when I started to get vinyl records again, here and there.

Guardian “First Watch” 1989 analog Cassette Tape:
“ripped” each track to my computer and now can enjoy whichever track I want to via my computer.

Hector Berlioz “Symphonie Fantastique” (Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch, conductor) 1988 analog Cassette Tape:
“ripped” the entire symphony to my computer, and now can listen to either of the 5 parts whenever I wish on my computer.

Jude Cole “A View from 3rd Street” analog Cassette Tape:
“ripped” side-one to my computer, and can listen to it if I feel like it.

The Black Crowes “Shake Your Money Maker” analog Cassette Tape:
ripped side-one to my computer, and can listen to it when I want to easily. (note: Feb. 12, 2008: Recently deleted these tracks since I bought the CD at CD Warehouse [used, of course].)

I have some tapes that I recorded from the radio in the 1980’s which I might rip a few things off of some of them. —

I have some tapes from church services that I sang at, solo, duet, small group, and college group … I have started playing around with these, but they are more difficult, take actual “production” time in getting them to sound better, and they weren’t “professionally recorded” at all in the first place.

This section is about projects converting vinyl to digital:

I have gotten several artists albums on my computer to date, some in full, some in part, and will probably delete many of these and re-do them now that I have more experience in doing these conversions. 🙂

A few Wham tracks.
Half of two Dokken albums, each respectively
6 Bad English tracks
6 Big Pig tracks
3 Heart tracks
3 Kix tracks
2 Mr. Mister tracks
4 Sting tracks

… that’s all so far. It’s been awhile since I did them. I have many records to go through, I really need a new hard drive before continuing on in converting all my vinyl to digital.

I actually .. to date .. 8-2006 .. have ripped more vinyl than above to my computer hard drive, but I didn’t write it down, not that it’s much, notably missing though are my The Cult records, which I don’t have fully ripped, but partially. I really want to get this done, but still don’t have a new hard drive. FWIW

My CD Collection (and any music DVD’s) all styles mixed up, arranged by artist alphabetically, sub-year released:

[Adding to the list by-and-by, it’s seriously out-of-date — promising to fix and keep adding to this from now on — Last Updated January 14, 2014 ]

  • 7 Thunders “Ride the Music” – 2006/5 self-produced
  • 10,000 Maniacs “In My Tribe” – 1987 Elektra
  • 10 Years “The Autumn Effect” – 2005 Universal Records
  • 12 Stones “12 Stones” 2002 Wind-Up Records
  • 12 Stones “Potter’s Field” 2004 Wind-Up Records
  • 12 Stones “Anthem for the Underdog” 2007 Wind-Up Records
  • Asia “Then & Now” – 1990 Geffen
  • Susan Ashton “Wakened By the Wind” – 1991 Sparrow
  • Susan Ashton “Susan Ashton” – 1993 Sparrow
  • Susan Ashton “A Distant Call” – 1996 Sparrow
  • Audioslave “Audioslave” – 2002 Sony
  • Audioslave “Out of Exile” – 2005 Interscope/Sony
  • Audioslave “Revelations” – 2006 Sony
  • Bad Company “Bad Company” 1974 Swan Song
  • Cecilia Bartoli “Rossini Heroines” – 1992 Decca
  • Cecilia Bartoli “Mozart Portraits” – 1994 Decca
  • Cecilia Bartoli “Live in Italy” – 1998 Decca
  • Cecilia Bartoli “The Vivaldi Album” – 1999 Decca
  • Pat Benetar “Greatest Hits” – 2005 Capitol
  • The Black Crowes “$hake Your Money Maker” 1990 Def American Recordings
  • Blissed “Waking Up the Dead” – 2003 KR Records
  • Blissed “Corrosive” – 2006 KRRecords
  • Boston “Boston” – 1976 CBS Inc.
  • Bread “Anthneology of Bread” – 1985 Elektra
  • Maddona “The Immaculate Collection – 1990 Sire Records”
  • Michael BublĂ© “Let it Snow!” – 2003 143 Records/Reprise (EP, 5-tracks)
  • Michael BublĂ© “Come Fly With Me”- 2005 143 Records/Reprise (1 CD & 1 DVD a 2-disc set)
  • Michael BublĂ© “With Love” – 2005 Hallmark
  • Steven Curtis Chapman “For the Sake of the Call” – 1990 Sparrow
  • Cinderella “Night Songs” – 1986 Polygram
  • Cinderella “Long Cold Winter” – 1988 Polygram
  • Cinderella “Heartbreak Station” – 1990 Mercury
  • Cinderella “Cinderella – Rocked, Wired & Bluesed – The Greatest Video Hits” (DVD released Jan 2005)
  • Clan of Xymox “Subsequent Pleasures” – 2000 Metropolis (release/re-release of first EP and Demo material)
  • Clan of Xymox “Creatures” – Metropolis
  • Clan of Xymox “Clan of Xymox” Beggars Banquet
  • Clan of Xymox “Medusa” 1986 Beggars Banquet
  • Clan of Xymox “Breaking Point” – 2006 Metropolis
  • Coldplay “Parachutes” – 2000 EMI
  • Coldplay “A Rush of Blood to the Head” – 2002 EMI
  • Coldplay “X & Y” – 2005 EMI
  • Coldplay “Viva La Vida or Death And ALl His Friends” – 2008 Capitol Records
  • Chris Cornell “Euphoria Morning” 1999 A&M Records
  • The Cult “Love” – 1985 Beggars Banquet
  • The Cult “Sonic Temple” 1989 Beggars Banquet Records
  • The Cult “Ceremony” 19– —
  • The Cult “Beyond Good and Evil” – 2001 Atlantic Recording Corp.
  • Culture Club “Colour By Numbers” – 1983 Virgin Records
  • The Cure “Three Imaginary Boys & Rarities 1977-1979” – 2004 Rhino (2 CD’s)
  • The Cure “The Head on the Door (1985) & Rarities (1984-1985)” – 2006 Rhino (2 CD’s)
  • The Cure “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me” – 1987 Elektra
  • The Cure “Disinigration” – 1989 Elektra
  • The Cure “Mixed Up” 1990 Elektra
  • The Cure “Paris” 1993 Elektra
  • The Cure “Bloodflowers” 2000 Elektra
  • The Cure “The Cure” – 2004 Geffen Records
  • Crowded House “Crowded House” – 1986, 1987 Capitol
  • Crowded House “Woodface” – 1991 Capitol
  • Def Leppard “Pyromania” – 1983 Phonogram
  • Def Leppard “Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection” – 2005 Island
  • Depech Mode “People Are People” – 1984 Sire Records (US 1st Release)
  • Depeche Mode “Music for the Masses” – 1987 Sire MUTE records
  • Dream Theater “Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence” – 2002 Elektra Entertainment (2 CD’s)
  • Duran Duran “RIO” – 1982 Tritec EMI Music
  • Duran Duran – “Seven and the Ragged Tiger” – 1983 Tritec EMI Music
  • Duran Duran “Decade” – 1989 Capitol
  • Duran Duran “Big Thing” – 1989 Capitol
  • Duran Duran “Duran Duran (a.k.a. The Wedding Album)” – 1993 Capitol
  • Bryan Duncan “Christmas in Jesus” -1995 Myrrh Records
  • Finger Eleven “Them vs You vs Me” – 2007 Wind-up records
  • Fleetwood Mac “Live in Boston” – 2004 Reprise Records (2 DVD’s & 1 CD a 3-disc set)
  • Foghat “The Best of Foghat” – 1992 Rhino Records
  • Good Charlotte “The Chronicles of Life and Death: Life Version” – 2004 Sony
  • Green Day “American Idiot” – 2004 Reprise
  • Guardian “Miracle Mile” – 1993 Word
  • HIM “Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666” – 2005 BMG Finland/Universal Records
  • HIM “Love Metal” – 2005 BMG Finland/Universal Records
  • HIM “Dark Light” – 2005 Sire Records
  • Joy Division “Closer” – 1980 Qwest Records
  • Led Zeppelin “Early Days & Latter Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volumes One and Two” – 2002 Atlantic Recording Corporation (2-CD set including 23 tracks plus 2 videos)
  • Love and Rockets “Love and Rockets” – 1989 Beggars Banquet
  • Monday Morning “Fool’s Paradise” – 2005 Selectric Records
  • Nelson “After the Rain” 1990 Geffen
  • New Order “(the best of) NewOrder” 1994 Qwest Records
  • Stevie Nicks “Bella Donna” – 1981 Modern Records
  • The Outfield “Play Deep” – 1985 CBS
  • Platinum Weird “Selections: Past & Present” – 2006 Interscope (EP 3 tracks, Promo)
  • Queensryche “Hear in the Now Frontier” – 1997
  • R.E.M. “Murmur” – 1983 I.R.S.
  • Red Letter Agent “Under Starlight” – 2004 [H Bar records]
  • Red Letter Agent “Burn the Good Ones Down” – 2005 [H Bar records]
  • Mstislav Rostropovich “J.S. Bach: Cello-Suiten” – 1995 EMI Classics (2-CD set and booklet)
  • Rush “Moving Pictures” – 1981 PolyGram Records
  • Andreas Scholl “Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus, Moets” – 2000 Decca
  • Seether “Karma and Effect”- 2005 Wind-Up Records
  • Carly Simon “The Best of Carly Simon” – 1975 Elektra
  • Michael W. Smith “I’ll Lead You Home” – 1995 Reunion
  • The Smithereens “Blown to Smithereens: Best of The Smithereens” – 1995 Capitol Records
  • Snow Patrol “Final Straw” – 2003 A&M Records
  • Snow Patrol “Eyes Open” – 2006 A&M Records
  • Soundgarden “Down on the Upside” – 1990 A&M Records
  • Soundgarden “Badmotorfinger” 1991 A&M Records
  • Stryper “In God We Trust” – 1988 Hollywood Records
  • Stryper “Reborn” – 2005 Big3 Records (first cut, rare)
  • Stryper “Reborn” – 2005 Big3 Records
  • Supertramp “Retrospectacle The Supertramp Anthology” – 2005 A&M
  • Michael Sweet “Michael Sweet” – 1994 Benson
  • Tears For Fears “Seeds of Love” – 1989 Polygram
  • U2 “Rattle and Hum” – 1988
  • U2 “Achtung Baby” – 1991
  • U2 “No Line on the Horizon” – 2009 Universal-Island Records
  • Luther Vandross “Power of Love” – 1991 Sony Music
  • Various “Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles” – 1993 Giant
  • Various “Music from the Motion Picture ‘Garden State’ ” – 2004 Epic/Sony
  • The Vienna Choir Boys “Christmas Angels” 1995 BMG Music
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber “The Phantom of the Opera: Original London Cast” – 1987 Polydor (2-CD set and booklet)
  • Whitesnake “Saints & Sinners” – 1982 Geffen
  • George Winston “December” – 1982 Windham Hill Records
  • Xymox “Twist of Shadows” 1989 PolyGram Records
  • Xymox “Phoenix” 1991 Polygram Records
  • Yes “Big Generator” 1987 Atco
  • Yes “The Yes Album” (2003 Re-issue from Rhino)
  • ZZ Top “Eliminator” 1983 Warner Bros. Records
  • 99x Live X 10 Recently and Relived – 2005 WNNX (99x.com Atlanta) (2 CD’s)

Other CD’s “Classical” (Of course I have some above mixed in, by certain “modern artists”) :

Various: “Great Soprano Arias” – Weekend Classics 1991
Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, Tosca, Faust, Aida, Gianni Schicci, La Wally

Johann Sebastian Bach

“Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio)” 1972/1973 Teldec (2-CD set and booklet)
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Conductor
Concentus Musicus Wien

Anton Bruckner

“Symphonie No. 4 ‘Romantische’ ” – 1991 Deutsche Grammophon
Symphony No. 4 in E flat major “Romantic”
Version 1878/80 ed. Leopold Nowak
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic)

“Anton Bruckner 11 Symphonies” – Boxed Set of 12-CD’s
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, conductor
Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra
(Includes all 9 of Bruckners Symphonies, as well as his two earliest that aren’t in his numbered symphony listing.)

Antonin Dvorak

*Dvorak & Walton Cello Concertos – 1993 BMG Music
Dvorak Concerto in B Minor, Op, 104
Gorgor Piatigorsky, cello
Charles Munch, Conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra

George Gershwin

“100th Birthday Celebration”
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
San Fransisco Symphony

George Frideric Handel

“Messiah” – 1988 Archiv Production (2-CD set and booklet)
Trevor Pinnock, Conductor
The English Concert and Choir

Mozart

“Don Giovanni Highlights” Laserlight Digital
various artists

Jean Sibelius

“Sibelius Symphonies Nos 5 & 6 ” LSO Live
Symphony No 5 in E flat major, Op 82
Symphony No 6 in D minor, Op 104
Sir Colin Davis, Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

Peter I. Tchaikovsky

“The Nutcracker/Swan Lake” – 1988 PILZ
Alberto Lizzio, Conductor
London Festival Orchestra

“The Tchaikovsky Nutcraker Ballet Suite” – 1986 The Special Music Company
Don Jackson, conductor
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Antonio Vivaldi

“The Four Seasons” Infinity Digital
(RV: 269, 315, 293, 297, 522, 265, 516)
Alexander Titov, Conductor
Orchestra “Classic Music Studio” St. Petersburg

Willian Walton

*Dvorak & Walton Cello Concertos – 1993 BMG Music
Walton Cello Concerto
Gorgor Piatigorsky, cello
Charles Munch, Conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra

*Dvorak & Walton Cellow Concertos is one disc, on this list it appears twice due to containing two works of different composers

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