So I've been loading up on software. Not many people know that I lost over 1000 CDs back in Baltimore. Terrible. But one plus is that now I don't have to feel bad about purchasing some old recordings on LPs and reissues.
Of late, I've been purchasing more LPs than CDs. But one line of CDs worth getting is the Rhino Records Collector's Edition reissue CDs, IMO. So far, I have the 3 Joy Division albums ("Unknown Pleasures," "Still" and "Closer") The Otis Redding "Blue," Love's "Forever Changes." The only one I don't have is the Lemonheads' "It's a Shame About Ray," but that's just b/c I don't give a crap about the Lemonheads.
Anyhoo, these CDs sound FANTASTIC! Plus, each CD comes with killer bonus material. The Joy Division albums also come with accompanying live concert CDs. The Love album comes with the alternate versions of the songs from the album. The Otis Redding CD comes with BOTH mono and stereo versions, as well as live versions and alternate versions.
I think the only Rhino Collector's Edition remasters that are available on vinyl are the Joy Division albums. Would love to compare the vinyl remasters w/ the CDs. Maybe Stephen can help me A-B, but I have a sneaking suspicion which medium he might favor.