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    Default Do You Recall Your First Ever CD Purchase?

    At the risk of this thread being brought up a hundred times before...a recent new speaker purchase has me going through my library again. My son, daughter and I met for dinner before Christmas and the "first ever" purchase was brought up. I remember it like it was yesterday, what amazed me was that they both did as well. My daughter was around, but my son wasn't even born yet. Music was always a big part of our lives, and still is. Truely compelling what we pass along to our children without even knowing... oh, and it was Supertramp's Breakfast In America. Not exactly an audiophile's dream, but the disc still plays some 30 years later.

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    I was late to the CD revolution and thought they were a fad and so I hung on to my cassette player til 1990. At that point I finally gave in and bought a Pioneer 6 disc changer for my car and the first CD I bought had to be my favorite which was Queensryche's Empire.
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    1985 I bought a cheap Emerson cd player and zztop afterburner.
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    For me Garth Brooks for the wife the Extremes.

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    So-Peter Gabriel (IIRC )

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    Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells.

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    1986, Papa Do-Ron-Ron, a Beach Boy cover ban, DDD, still have it and sounds great. Used it to audition new gear when we actually had hi-fi stores, used it to audition Magnaplanar MG2?....couldn't afford them....but I got 'em now.
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    1987: Guns & Roses - Appetite For Destruction
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    I bought two discs at the same time... Quiet Riot's Metal Health, and The Beatle's Abbey Road way back in 1983. Wish I never opened Abbey Road, as it is among the rarest cd's ever released and is worth a fortune in mint condition with the obi attached.
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    Jeff Beck - Flash 1985

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    You know it's funny, but I can't remember the first CD I bought. However, I do remember the first LP I bought. It was one of the very first "Top of the Pops" series. I was very young and living in England at the time. Not sure if they were ever released anywhere other than England. Anyway, I either threw it away at some point or it went with all my other LP's when I sold them. Probably should have kept it for nostalgia's sake.
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    Mine were actually purchased through a CD club. Remember those? I purchased Led Zeppelin I through Coda all at the same tme! They were three CD's for a penny! And I had to only purchase one! I did that a couple times and got all the Zeppelin CD's! Then I quit the BMG club and started purchasing at my local CD stores (Tower Records, CD warehouse, Rhasputin's, etc.)
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    Something by Deep Purple I remember. Think it was Knocking at your Backdoor.


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    It was about 1991, Dr. Dre's "The Chronic". I actually had a "front loading" CD player, it opened like a cassette player.
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    Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms and a Magnavox cd player in 1985.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumlie View Post
    Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells.
    I haven't heard that in years!

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    I have no clue. IIRC, my first CD purchase was actually the purchase of about 10-12 CD's at the local LP turned CD shop. Didn't even have my CDP yet and I ended up purchasing about 150 or so CD's before one was ever purchased. That was a lot of lawns back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treitz3 View Post
    I have no clue. IIRC, my first CD purchase was actually the purchase of about 10-12 CD's at the local LP turned CD shop. Didn't even have my CDP yet and I ended up purchasing about 150 or so CD's before one was ever purchased. That was a lot of lawns back then.

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    I resisted the move to CD until '89. I too, joined one of the mail order clubs and got G-n-R "Appetite for Destruction", Eagles "Hotel California", Led Zeppelin "Houses of the Holy" and Willie Nelson "Stardust".

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    The Outfield Play deep and then I went out and got a Technics 5-disc player and hooked it up to my Scott receiver.

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    My first CD purchase was actually a mistake. I had ordered a bunch of titles from one of the music clubs. Instead of a cassette, they sent me a CD of Jimi Hendrix, Kiss the Sky. Rather than go through the hassle of returning it, I went out & bought a Magnavox CDB-650, & my journey down the rabbit hole began.

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    Tornado Red, that's funny I also remember recording lots of music videos on my Sony superbeta back in the early/middle 80's when MTV first came out. They weren't even on the air all the time, there was a window in the early morning when they were off the air. Don't remember the first CD I ever bought, but I remember the first Lp, a friend of mine and I went to a record store after purchasing 45's for a long time and were going to each buy our first LP. He bought Jimi Hendrix's first album and I bought Blood, Sweat and Tears. The next day at school, my friend said he couldn't stand that Hendrix album and I told him I couldn't stand the BS&T, so we swapped and I played that Hendrix album every day before school for a year and half straight. He loved the BS&T too.

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    Christine McVie's first solo album. At the time, 99% of CD's were only classical music, so there wasn't much to pick from---and I had just bought a Sony's first CDP. Still have that CD, it's recorded quite well.

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    My dad was mean. He didnt like grunge so I was never allowed to keep cds in the house. So my first CD purchase was when I go my first car.
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    Tower Records
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    Early on, Rykodisc combined two Zappa titles on one cd. One of them was "Overnight Sensation/Apostrophe". I bought a copy about a year before I bought my first cd plyr.

    First lp bought was Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels.

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    bought these together...late 1985....jeff beck: wired & blow by blow...dire straits: S/T & communique...pink floyd: wish you were here & animals

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    No,, but I can tell you that my first 8 track purchase was "Vanilla Fudge",I can go on but do not want to screw with this thread.
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