Which recording do you have the most versions of?

Which recording do you have the most versions of?
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Only have one of everything
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Total votes: 154

Several recordings have been released over and over in a variety of formats and special editions (<I>Kind of Blue</I> is but one example). Which recording do you have the most versions of?

KJ's picture

PF: Dark Side of the Moon. Four on vinyl and two on CD.

Nodaker's picture

I don't have them all anymore but the Who's Quadrophenia and Who's Next would probably be about 6-7 copies of each in different formats and versions starting with 8-tracks. Where are the SACDs?

John Coyne's picture

John Coltrane: Blue Trane. I had the vinyl, then the original Blue Note Cd issue, then the Ultimate Blue Train, and lastly, the RVG edition.

JRG's picture

If I buy a new version, I toss the old one. For example, when I bought remastered HDCD versions of my beloved Grateful Dead CDs, I sold or got rid of the old ones. Ditto for special edition remastered versions of Eat A Peach, Live At Fillmore Eas, Who's Next, and Live At Leeds. I didn't hang on to the older versions.

Lawrie Allen's picture

Guess what? Kind of Blue on vinyl ,CD, and tape.

M.Perdue's picture

Bach solo cello suites. Six and a half versions, I believe: two by Pablo Casals, one by Janos Starker (SACD), one by Yo-Yo Ma, three of the suites played by Andres Segovia on guitar and two other complete sets on guitar. All great except one of the Casals versions has been over processed to remove noise from the 1927 recording.

Alain Stroobants's picture

Eagles: Hell Freezes Over

plava's picture

Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon

BILL CRANE's picture

For me that would be the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds. I have the 1990 CD (“Trombone Dixie” isn’t on other versions), a DCC Gold disc, the four disc box set, several LPs, including my dating me original 1966 copy and a rare true stereo LP version from Germany. My favorite is the DVD-Audio of Pet Sounds which includes a remarkably mixed 96kHz/24-bit PCM surround version. My collection also includes a DVD of a live performance of Pet Sounds Live in London by Brian Wilson and his band. A year ago, we had the pleasure of attending a live performance of Pet Sounds at UCLA’s Royce Hall by Brian Wilson and his band. I know there is also a 40th anniversary CD + DVD of the Beach Boys making this album. It is on my want list. Let the music flow.

Headworm's picture

Tool: Aenima—three copies.

Johannes Turunen, Sweden's picture

Pink Floyd: The Wall. Vinyl, CC(!), and CD. SACD and others never got my trust.

Bagus Sudiro's picture

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

S.  Chapman's picture

A more interesting question, at least for classical music collectors, might be, "Of which pieces of music do you have the most recordings?"

eduard's picture

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Highway Star's picture


Pierre Laliberté, Mtl's picture

I am not a collector. When I have a double,I keep the one I prefer.

wrski's picture

Kind of Blue

Peter's picture

Bartok Concerto for Orchestra (Reiner, Chicago). I have it on Victrola LP, CD, and SACD.

Nahid's picture

Pink Floyd: DSOTM; Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms; Patricia Barber: Cafe Blue.

Alan in Victoria's picture

John Wesley Harding: I have a rather, neither here-nor-there sounding older LP, a screechy old CD, a much better sounding remastered CD, the nice and different sounding Sundazed mono LP, and the SACD, which I like best.

Dismord's picture

As classical music makes up 99% of my collection it's multiple different performances of the same work, not multiple recordings/remasterings of the same performance on my shelves. I know someone who has 13 different masterings of Dark Side of the Moon, only two of which he listens to. Can't see the point of that. Wheras I'm happy listening to Wanda Landowska's take on a Bach keyboard work on Tuesday, Isolda Algrim's on Friday, and maybe Glenn Gould's on Monday. ..or maybe even all three in one listening. If I encounter a release of a particular performance, say one of Joni Mitchell's muffled CD re-masterings, that's inferior, I sell it. Why keep inferior recordings of anything? I don't get it!

TK's picture

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours. Anything worth having one of... is worth having several.

Carter's picture

Dark Side of the Moon was one of my favorite LPs so when I finally bought a CD player one of my first discs was the MFSL gold disc version. Although I never really listen to it anymore (tastes change I guess), when it came out on SACD I decided to buy that too just to see. What a disapointment. That remix lacks the energy of the MFSL version. So three, which is not so much, and yes, I also have at least three of Kind of Blue, but doesn't everybody?

Oliver Amnuayphol's picture

For sure, Kind of Blue. Jazz fan + Miles Davis fan = 12 copies.

Mark's picture

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon&3151;four. Kiss Alive—four.

fred's picture

Holst: The Planets

Lee's picture

Love Over Gold by Dire Straits

j nyilis's picture

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Mark Miller's picture

1812 Overture. Four versions all on LP's, including the classic one that has comments by Deems Taylor.

Lancelot's picture

Cat Stevens' Greatest Hits. I have the original vinyl, I have it on cassette, first CD release, remastered CD, and on MP3.