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A pair of 1985 West German pressings from Fleabay $8



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On 02/11/2019 at 5:17 PM, Craigandkim said:

Been looking for I'm Talking for quite a while + also picked up Danced on Fire


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man I sure had the hots for her back in the day

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Happy camper today - some 1st pressings & great titles


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On 29/08/2009 at 6:11 AM, Chickenism said:

Hi Mondie,

Like you, I was an early adopter (at about the same age :)) I'd weasled my way into a part-time job at the local hifi store so ended up with a first-gen Technics player (I still have it) and heaps of CD's.

Seeing those pics brings back memories; I had all the Dire Straits orange swirls (plus the Brothers in Arms) and many of the targets as well. Plus The Wall, and various other CBS and Mercury releases. Seems we had similar tastes back then :P

Unfortunately a procession of share houses, live-in girlfriends and house moves meant that most of them have disappeared over the years.

The ones that have survived are holding up well; one in particular, Christopher Cross (self-titled) is still one of the best-sounding CD's I own. It's a target copy. Fleetwood Mac's 'Mirage' and 'Tango in the Night' sound great as well.

I've managed to replace just about all the ones that had been lost; in some cases I've bought the XRCD or Mobile Fidelity versions, which are fine. But some are 'remasters', like most of my Dire Straits, which have proven to be disappointing SQ-wise.

Looks like I have some ebaying to do...:D

It pais to go to the St. Vincent de Paul and other like minded stores as they get the older CD's that people discard and for $2 a CD it is worth the sit down and go through the stacks! amazing what is lurking in amid these piles!

I was made aware some time ago about the differences of CD's and remember when this came out! We had in Perth cetral (Haystreet) a sony? shop that would not let you listen to a CD player unless You had the funds to buy it ($1000)! Have a Marantz CD60 with the Phillips DAC in it (very early Version) that has massive side  steel plates with wood cladded side boards on it to make it feel expensive!

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Slim pickings around my parts these days, but found this one this morning,



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