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#288574 - 01/25/10 01:25 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? ***** [Re: Ken.C]
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There's no question that the marketers deliberately leave a song(s) off of certain 'best of' compilations, sometimes a hidden gem as you say, but also some of the prime rib.
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#288582 - 01/25/10 01:30 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: 2x6spds]
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#288584 - 01/25/10 01:32 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: pmbuko]
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So far every time I've purchased a best of CD, I've been disappointed. Most of the music that I like never made the "best of" category. I try and avoid it if possible.

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#288590 - 01/25/10 01:43 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CatBrat]
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I hear ya Cat, I picked up an Elton John collection the other day...lots of good songs on it but they left off one of my Fav's "Funeral for a Friend" and a couple of other classic songs for some of EJ's later 'pop' hits.
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#288608 - 01/25/10 02:32 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Adrian]
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 Originally Posted By: Adrian
There's no question that the marketers deliberately leave a song(s) off of certain 'best of' compilations, sometimes a hidden gem as you say, but also some of the prime rib.


A lot of the time they also put a rarity on the compilation to get people to buy it.
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#288669 - 01/25/10 07:47 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
I'm always afraid I'm going to miss some hidden gem with best-ofs and compilations--I like original albums.


I agree, Ken. I love finding the hidden gems on the albums. Plus, when I listen, I prefer sitting down for an entire album and listening to all the tracks. I don't know what that has to do with best-ofs and stuff, but I thought I'd throw that in.
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#288670 - 01/25/10 07:50 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Oh, I rarely listen to an entire album. I like mixing things up like crazy. But the first time I get a CD, I'll listen to the whole thing, just to get a feel for it.
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#288673 - 01/25/10 08:20 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Ken.C]
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I can second the sentiment on the "Best Ofs" but this was a compilation of various artists. I might want an album of....say Nat King Cole but I am not sure about groups like The Rooftop Singers.
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#288679 - 01/25/10 09:02 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Argon]
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Phil Collins...Hello I Must Be Going album on Vinyl
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#288682 - 01/25/10 09:34 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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My daughter is cycling through her IPOD on my Yamaha Dock - Louis Armstrong La Vie En Rose - Bennie Goodman - Sing, Sing, Sing, Jack Johnson.....and on and on.
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