Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 00:05 UTC
Multimedia, AV "On October 1 1982, Joel's sixth studio album, 52nd Street, was the first commercially released CD album... Which means CDs are 30-years-old today. It's worth noting here that 52nd Street wasn't a new album - it was launched initially in 1978, but it was selected for relaunch on the new digital audio disc, rolling out alongside the first CD player - the Sony CDP-101 - in Japan. But of course, the CD didn't spring up overnight - the road to launch started long before 1982." I'm still 100% CD when it comes to music. The act of physically holding a new album in your hands for the first time and gently placing the disk in the tray can't be matched by pressing a download button behind a computer.
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RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e
by WorknMan on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 00:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kwan_e"
WorknMan
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There's a new audio format in the works:

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-09/30/neil-young

I heard about this on a podcast... one of the record labels (don't remember which one) is remastering their entire catalog for this. However, I don't know if the format is open and/or if there will be DRM involved. Of course, the files will be larger.

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