CD and/or LP collections. Is it about the music?


The question has been asked many times and in different ways about how much your system cost, or what componants you have but I have another question.
How many CDs, LPs, SACDs, 8-tracks, or cassettes do you own? It's only fair to ask since this is really about the music isn't it?
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Pmkalby, Most of my collection comes by way of my curiousity about classical music I have never heard - and some of it represents multiple, varied, performances of compositions which really hold my interest. Of the recordings I would listen to most often I have about 1500 classical, 500 jazz and 100 vocals. The rest constitute a library of sorts for occasion reference. If it has no reference value(to me)it goes to a charity.
Pmkalby,
My vinyls and CD-s are shelved onto "groups" and I don't listen just to one record I listen to the whole "group" of them and the session might go for 6 hours. Not neccessarily I will do a critical listening but later at night I turn-off amps and continue listening through headphones(now that's a real listening!). A group in my definition consists of alike in style records or CDs that very possible to listen one after another. For example: I have a "group" with Japan band and its members that occupies approximately 20 LP-records, 8 singles +3CDs. All that group is "consumable" one after another with great joy in three...four listening sessions.

Curious for more?

Rainy or any nasty weekend can go for 2 or even three listening sessions for a day. When kids sleep, I'm reading newspaper and listening in headphones and than back to amp/speakers since it's not recommended to listen more than an hour in headphones(well I listen sometimes for 2).

In my sence of listening to have a couple of thousands vinyls and CDs is quite OK.
About 12' of LPs and probably around 750-800 CDs.

Oh, add another 3' of Beatles LPs. (A lot of mono)
Pmkalby, I play most of my music by moods. Sometimes a blues listening session, sometimes jazz, rock, etc. I will usually listen for 3-5 hours at a clip.

Eventually, almost everything does get played.

Right now, I'm listening to Katy Lied on vinyl after seeing the Steely Dan New Release thread. I'll probably listen to them all evening.

Man, this is some great music.
Pmkalby, I play most of my music by moods. Sometimes a blues listening session, sometimes jazz, rock, etc. I will usually listen for 3-5 hours at a clip.

Eventually, almost everything does get played.

Right now, I'm listening to Katy Lied on vinyl after seeing the Steely Dan New Release thread. I'll probably listen to them all evening.

Man, this is some great music.