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    I will follow up on a few of your observations, JP1. I subscribe to Amazon Music and they seem to have virtually everything and most in high quality streaming.

    Our local theater had a recent performance of a Carole King musical. I couldn't tell you the top albums of the last 15 or more years, but the Tapestry album is an all time favorite. It might be one to check on a remaster. The recording equipment back then was relatively primitive.
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    The other thing we noticed is that the new version came in at about 42 minutes vs 37 for the original.

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    I agree with you rogar that the Tapestry album was wonderful. Definitely one of my all time favorites.

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    I’m a child of the 80s. That’s my favorite pop music. I have an Apple Music subscription now. I’m taking a road trip this weekend and was looking at the 80d music. I was delighted to find that they have hits for each year by genre. I downloaded 1982-85 to my phone as I don’t want to chew up my data streaming music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    I’m a child of the 80s. That’s my favorite pop music. I have an Apple Music subscription now. I’m taking a road trip this weekend and was looking at the 80d music. I was delighted to find that they have hits for each year by genre. I downloaded 1982-85 to my phone as I don’t want to chew up my data streaming music.
    When you get back tell us what we’re your favorite songs that you heard over the weekend. I love comparing oldie favorites with people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    When you get back tell us what we’re your favorite songs that you heard over the weekend. I love comparing oldie favorites with people.
    Will do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    I agree with you rogar that the Tapestry album was wonderful. Definitely one of my all time favorites.
    Without looking at the best selling album of all time charts, Tapestry was up there.

    I think Purple Rain by Prince was number one.

    Dark Side of the Moon was in the top 10.

    I know because I used to be the music buyer for the public library I worked for, and we were forever replacing these albums.
    I am not a serious person.

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    Some albums from my youth that I find myself recently revisiting:

    Police - Synchronicity
    Mari Boine Persen - Gula Gula
    XTC - Black Sea
    Kate Bush - The Sensual World
    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Shahen-Shah

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    When you get back tell us what we’re your favorite songs that you heard over the weekend. I love comparing oldie favorites with people.
    Michael Jackson and Prince hold up really well, as does Lionel Richie. A lot of 80s stuff is ugh looking back at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    Michael Jackson and Prince hold up really well, as does Lionel Richie. A lot of 80s stuff is ugh looking back at it.
    It's fascinating the stuff that holds up well and what doesn't. Michael Jackson, Prince, Lionel Richie, Pink Floyd and various others from that era do all hold up really well despite being played relentlessly for my entire life since then.

    When my friend in Southern California bought his absurdly expensive stereo system I dug out a bunch of CD's from the 80's that exemplified that change from vinyl to CD's. Stuff like Peter Gabriel's SO album that really takes advantage of the super bright, super crisp sound, and also the super quiet silent moments, none of which are as exquisite on vinyl. Gabriel's song Red Rain exemplifies the sound I'm trying to describe. David Sanborn's "Slam", and in fact the entire "Close Up" album is another example. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOzV...7aiuKX9kLcMN6A All of the stuff I took to his house sounded FANTASTIC on his stereo. To me much of it sounded fairly dated though. My friend had not gone through a phase of being fascinated by this type of music as I did when it first came out and consequently was unfamiliar with any of it and actually quite enjoyed it.

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