What's the most you ever paid for a CD?

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  1. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    This thread amounts to a poll, but I hope it will stay in the Music Area. So, what's the most you have paid for a CD? I have to admit that as a music collector of sorts, I have spent over $50 for a disc on a number of occasions. This includes purchases of sealed MFSL gold CDs, other rare out-of-print discs, imports, and promos. What prompted me to ask this question is that I just paid $60 for a sealed original copy of The Traveling Wilburys Volume 1 CD. I know that's a lot to spend on a CD, but this album has out of print for a long time, it is a sealed copy, the music is great in my opinion, and the band lineup is legendary. So, is anyone out there as crazy as I am? [​IMG]
     
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    You've got me beat. I think I paid ~$25 for a Blue Rodeo CD on which I'd only heard 2 songs. ~$30 for a Todd Rundgren Anthology import CD. ~$45 total for Santana-Caravanserai SACD from HMV Japan.

    [SMUG]I did snag Traveling Wilburys v.1 hot off the presses when it was first released for regular price, probably about $12.95.[/SMUG]
     
  3. Danny Tse

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    Close to $35.00 for a copy of DCC's Elvis Presley 24K Hits on gold CD. Although, I am extremely tempted to spend close to that amount for a XRCD version of Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms.
     
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    The most I've paid was $65 for a rare Enigma promo disc.
     
  5. KeithH

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    Jim said:

     
  6. Jim_F

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    Keith,

    Caravanserai is very nice, much of it instrumental and jazzy. There is some experimentation with electronic keyboards, and of course it's infused with CS's trademark Latin/African percussion. The recording itself (and its rendering in DSD) is wonderful, perhaps reference quality for its time period.

    The only cut I knew before buying the disc was "Just in Time to See the Sun" You might want to check out the samples on CDNow to see if this one's for you.

    The Santana SACD whose release I really yearn for is Santana ("3") That's one of my all-time favorite albums, special to me as it was one of the first half dozen LPs that I owned.
     
  7. Paul D Young

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    $225.00

    I won't tell you the title though.
     
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    I paid $25 for a Mobile Fidelity copy of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. $30 for a Mo-Fi Yellow Brick Road CD also.
     
  9. Mike Broadman

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    What is an XRCD?

    For some reason, I never got into the gold CDs or any of that stuff. Gosh, that's all I need: more ways to spend money.

    NP: Miles Davis, Live Evil, SACD
     
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    I paid $60 not long ago for the DCC gold disc of Aqualung. That's my record.

    Keith, was your sealed copy in a longbox? Just curious.

    Ryan
     
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    Um, I'm a little embarrassed to say, but I spent $70 on a mint, longbox Sony gold Mastersound copy of Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here." The way I see, it's somewhat of an invest, right? (Just nod your head...)

    I too just purchased a copy of the Travelling Wilburys, Volume 1 for my fiance for $26.50...what's up with that?

     
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    $40 for a Dream Theater promo CD with 4 songs there were edits. Noe even full length tracks!!!
     
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    Im betting like $12? Oh wait, I bought Blackalicious' Nia at full price when it first came out and wasnt available at Best Buy. I paid like $14.99.
     
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    I recently spent $35 for the Sorpranos SACDs... Don't know if that counts as a CD. It is good though.

    Traveling Wilburys V.1 is a great unavailable album... Enjoy.

    Speaking of Brothers in Arms, I was listening to the original Warners version this afternoon and thought to myself... How did they get such great CD sound back in 85'? Makes me wonder what the XRCD version sounds like.

    NP: Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed
     
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    Thanks to Keith and Ron for your encouragement on the Brothers In Arms XRCD. I have the original Warner Bros. version (via BMG Music Service) and the imported Vertigo version (before the domestic remastered version became available). I've heard that the Vertigo version and the domestic re-mastered version is the same, so I didn't get the new domestic CD. I will order the XRCD of Brothers In Arms then.
     
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    I may "win" this competition. I have two $300+ purchases:
    -Bowie "Glass Spider Tour" 4-CD King Biscuit radio set - $380
    -Bowie "Sound + Vision" Signed Limited Edition Box $350
    I think I dropped about $125 for a 2-CD "Superstars In Concert" set from 1990, and $100 for a 3-LP version with some different tracks.
    Yes, I'm a sucker for Bowie![​IMG]
     
  17. Tony Stirling

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    Hmmmmm... let's see...

    about 4500 yen for David Sylvian--In Praise of Shamens live 1988 promo. at the time, 4500 yen came out to be about $35. what a deal. as far as I know, there was no other recording of that show... with marc isham on fugelhorn. cool stuff, if you like sylvian...

    tony
     
  18. Ron Reda

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    Pretty much everyday, I see a mint copy of the MoFi version of "The Wall" go for at least $200. Forget about a sealed version...you're talking $350 easy.
     
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    "$30 for a Todd Rundgren Anthology import CD"

    I spent ~$40 for a Japanese import of Todd Rundgren's Something/Anything 20-bit remaster. Don't regret it one bit.

    Also, close to that same amount for Japanese imports of Pink Floyd's Meddle and Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Don't regret those either.
     
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    As an update, my sealed copy of the Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 CD came last week. It was definitely worth $60 to me. What a great album from top to bottom! By the way, does anyone know when this album went out of print? I know it was awhile ago.

    Anyone else have stories to share?
     

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