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How do you store your cds?

Postby Memphis-bell31 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:10 pm

Hi All I was just wondering how do you store cds? I store FTD ,Official and import concert cds in Metal DJ type of boxes in date order , but should I put in blank cases if I have a show in a book or box set? Or another way? Thanks Jamie


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Re: How do you store your cds?

Postby Bob TCB » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:17 pm

I had a wall cd shelf built. I started from the beginning on up for all RCA/Sony releases, then FTD's followed by studio outtake boots and then live recordings. I try to keep them in order by date from each engagement and tour, so I can easily find what I am looking for. Box sets and odd shaped packaging are kept intact elsewhere.

Most people that visit our home are surprised that it is all Elvis.

The middle and bottom shelves are for other artists. No other artist comes close as I have at least 5000 Elvis titles. Honestly, I've lost count awhile back. My wife thinks it's beyond obsessive.

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Re: How do you store your cds?

Postby Colin B » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:38 pm

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Re: How do you store your cds?

Postby Bama » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:16 pm

That is very nice Colin. I store mine in a CD Binder It's kinda like a photo album type book.

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Re: How do you store your cds?

Postby Colin B » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:18 pm

Bama wrote:That is very nice Colin...


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Re: How do you store your cds?

Postby Bama » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:23 pm

Colin B wrote:
Bama wrote:That is very nice Colin...


Damned with faint praise...
I mean it. I think it is very nice. :)


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Re: How do you store your cds?

Postby Jukebox » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:06 am

Bob TCB wrote: I have at least 5000 Elvis titles. Honestly, I've lost count awhile back. My wife thinks it's beyond obsessive.

5,000 Elvis titles? Your wife might be right.


Memphis-bell31 wrote:Hi All I was just wondering how do you store cds? I store FTD ,Official and import concert cds in Metal DJ type of boxes in date order , but should I put in blank cases if I have a show in a book or box set? Or another way? Thanks Jamie

Jamie, I think you should store them in whatever way is easiest for you.
I'm happy to be an Elvis fan! 8-)


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Re: How do you store your cds?

Postby Jukebox » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:09 am

Colin B wrote:2018-09-16 - Elvis CDs - DSC01790.JPG

Colin, what kind of order to you keep your CDs in ?
I'm happy to be an Elvis fan! 8-)


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Re: How do you store your cds?

Postby Bob TCB » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:52 am

Jukebox wrote:
Bob TCB wrote: I have at least 5000 Elvis titles. Honestly, I've lost count awhile back. My wife thinks it's beyond obsessive.

5,000 Elvis titles? Your wife might be right.


Memphis-bell31 wrote:Hi All I was just wondering how do you store cds? I store FTD ,Official and import concert cds in Metal DJ type of boxes in date order , but should I put in blank cases if I have a show in a book or box set? Or another way? Thanks Jamie

Jamie, I think you should store them in whatever way is easiest for you.

Well, yes but I was single and I indulged in Elvis since 1998. However, it's has died down a lot in recent years. Elvis wasn't the only bootlegs I have collected. I have many titles by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix,Led Zeppelin and others.When seeking titles, Elvis just became my priority. My wife is a Journey fan and was surprised that Steve Perry had hired Larrie Londin to play on their "Raised On Radio" album. Journey even did a live cover of "Jailhouse Rock." I tend to like raw but older rock n roll with a punk edge like MC5. My wife is not so open minded as I am.

I collect only from the rock era or new music made by rockers. 5000 Elvis CD's is probably a low estimate.


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Re: How do you store your cds?

Postby Bob TCB » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:36 am

*it has died down...

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Re: How do you store your cds?

Postby John » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:21 am

Bob TCB wrote:The middle and bottom shelves are for other artists. No other artist comes close as I have at least 5000 Elvis titles. Honestly, I've lost count awhile back. My wife thinks it's beyond obsessive.

Are you very rich, broke, or do you have a wealthy benefactor?

Your wife is right. That isn't meant as an insult, but it is obsessive and a problem I think many of us suffer from. I also used to buy everything years ago, Including books, magazines, LPs, DVDs. I never bought memorabilia though. However, I recognised the problem and I broke the habit.

Anyway, I store mine on a couple of bookshelves. Regular sized CDs on one and larger FTD and other box sets etc on another. They are upstairs in the spare room. CDs by other artists are downstairs in a couple of CD racks. I gave away over 350 CDs by other artists a couple of years ago to an old folks home (in preparation for when I go in there!!!) I have a whole bunch of Elvis CDs in a box to get rid of. There is no evidence in my house downstairs that I'm an Elvis fan.


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Re: How do you store your cds?

Postby Bob TCB » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:05 am

John wrote:
Bob TCB wrote:The middle and bottom shelves are for other artists. No other artist comes close as I have at least 5000 Elvis titles. Honestly, I've lost count awhile back. My wife thinks it's beyond obsessive.

Are you very rich, broke, or do you have a wealthy benefactor?

Your wife is right. That isn't meant as an insult, but it is obsessive and a problem I think many of us suffer from. I also used to buy everything years ago, Including books, magazines, LPs, DVDs. I never bought memorabilia though. However, I recognised the problem and I broke the habit.

Anyway, I store mine on a couple of bookshelves. Regular sized CDs on one and larger FTD and other box sets etc on another. They are upstairs in the spare room. CDs by other artists are downstairs in a couple of CD racks. I gave away over 350 CDs by other artists a couple of years ago to an old folks home (in preparation for when I go in there!!!) I have a whole bunch of Elvis CDs in a box to get rid of. There is no evidence in my house downstairs that I'm an Elvis fan.

Music collecting was a hobby I started when I was ten years old in 1976. I sought these titles because I wanted to hear great music that wasn't always played on radio. I am into my favorites of the rock era. Anyway, Elvis gets displayed in our home but so do other rock giants. Rock n roll was always a passion of mine. If my wife was really disturbed about my rock music collection, she would not have married me. Of course my memorabilia consists of selected Elvis items such as his framed autograph. I am not buying nearly as many collectibles as as once did because my priorities have changed. I've always been selective. You would not see plastic Elvis junk on the walls, only rare items. As for the Elvis music, why not hear the great performances?

Life is short.

5000 Elvis CD's that grew to that staggering number because of Elvis bootlegs, many were given to me from other Elvis fans during the past 25 years. My wife knows that I do not foolishly spend money. If I could not afford it, I would not have indulged. It is really that simple.

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Re: How do you store your cds?

Postby John » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:39 am

Bob TCB wrote:
John wrote:
Bob TCB wrote:The middle and bottom shelves are for other artists. No other artist comes close as I have at least 5000 Elvis titles. Honestly, I've lost count awhile back. My wife thinks it's beyond obsessive.

Are you very rich, broke, or do you have a wealthy benefactor?

Your wife is right. That isn't meant as an insult, but it is obsessive and a problem I think many of us suffer from. I also used to buy everything years ago, Including books, magazines, LPs, DVDs. I never bought memorabilia though. However, I recognised the problem and I broke the habit.

Anyway, I store mine on a couple of bookshelves. Regular sized CDs on one and larger FTD and other box sets etc on another. They are upstairs in the spare room. CDs by other artists are downstairs in a couple of CD racks. I gave away over 350 CDs by other artists a couple of years ago to an old folks home (in preparation for when I go in there!!!) I have a whole bunch of Elvis CDs in a box to get rid of. There is no evidence in my house downstairs that I'm an Elvis fan.

Music collecting was a hobby I started when I was ten years old in 1976. I sought these titles because I wanted to hear great music that wasn't always played on radio. I am into my favorites of the rock era. Anyway, Elvis gets displayed in our home but so do other rock giants. Rock n roll was always a passion of mine. If my wife was really disturbed about my rock music collection, she would not have married me. Of course my memorabilia consists of selected Elvis items such as his framed autograph. I am not buying nearly as many collectibles as as once did because my priorities have changed. I've always been selective. You would not see plastic Elvis junk on the walls, only rare items. As for the Elvis music, why not hear the great performances?

Life is short.

5000 Elvis CD's that grew to that staggering number because of Elvis bootlegs, many were given to me from other Elvis fans during the past 25 years. My wife knows that I do not foolishly spend money. If I could not afford it, I would not have indulged. It is really that simple.

Thanks Bob TCB. I just don't know when you'd find time to listen to your music. I struggle to listen to even 30 minutes of music a day, and I'm on my own and retired. I do have family and social commitments, but even without them, I couldn't find the time. Yes, life is short, which is why I stopped automatically buying everything I was buying. Money was being spent on things I really didn't need and more importantly, didn't want.

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Re: How do you store your cds?

Postby Colin B » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:00 am

Colin B wrote:
2018-09-16 - Elvis CDs - DSC01789.JPG
Jukebox wrote:Colin, what kind of order to you keep your CDs in ?


No particular order, I've numbered them all so the higher the number, the more recent the release.

The secret is the index that I print out every time a CD is added.

This is in alphabetical sequence, & gives the CD number, so the location of any any given CD can be quickly found.

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Re: How do you store your cds?

Postby Bob TCB » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:32 am

John wrote:
Bob TCB wrote:
John wrote:
Bob TCB wrote:The middle and bottom shelves are for other artists. No other artist comes close as I have at least 5000 Elvis titles. Honestly, I've lost count awhile back. My wife thinks it's beyond obsessive.

Are you very rich, broke, or do you have a wealthy benefactor?

Your wife is right. That isn't meant as an insult, but it is obsessive and a problem I think many of us suffer from. I also used to buy everything years ago, Including books, magazines, LPs, DVDs. I never bought memorabilia though. However, I recognised the problem and I broke the habit.

Anyway, I store mine on a couple of bookshelves. Regular sized CDs on one and larger FTD and other box sets etc on another. They are upstairs in the spare room. CDs by other artists are downstairs in a couple of CD racks. I gave away over 350 CDs by other artists a couple of years ago to an old folks home (in preparation for when I go in there!!!) I have a whole bunch of Elvis CDs in a box to get rid of. There is no evidence in my house downstairs that I'm an Elvis fan.

Music collecting was a hobby I started when I was ten years old in 1976. I sought these titles because I wanted to hear great music that wasn't always played on radio. I am into my favorites of the rock era. Anyway, Elvis gets displayed in our home but so do other rock giants. Rock n roll was always a passion of mine. If my wife was really disturbed about my rock music collection, she would not have married me. Of course my memorabilia consists of selected Elvis items such as his framed autograph. I am not buying nearly as many collectibles as as once did because my priorities have changed. I've always been selective. You would not see plastic Elvis junk on the walls, only rare items. As for the Elvis music, why not hear the great performances?

Life is short.

5000 Elvis CD's that grew to that staggering number because of Elvis bootlegs, many were given to me from other Elvis fans during the past 25 years. My wife knows that I do not foolishly spend money. If I could not afford it, I would not have indulged. It is really that simple.

Thanks Bob TCB. I just don't know when you'd find time to listen to your music. I struggle to listen to even 30 minutes of music a day, and I'm on my own and retired. I do have family and social commitments, but even without them, I couldn't find the time. Yes, life is short, which is why I stopped automatically buying everything I was buying. Money was being spent on things I really didn't need and more importantly, didn't want.

With me, priorities changed when I got married. I would not say that I automatically buy everything. That would impossible. I had to politely ask friends and family to stop buying my Elvis memorabilia because I am selective in what I am looking for. It got really annoying because then I would have to get rid of it. As for listening to Elvis, I used to travel back and forth to work, an hour each way. I would listen to Elvis in the car or at home. These days I am on the internet mostly. You know that once you are married, everything is shared and her priorities become more important. I also lost my connection to buying bootlegs, but I have enough anyway. A neighbor once suggested my home was a shrine to Elvis, but to me, it was all manly stuff. I realize it would seem obsessive to some, but woman have their flowers, knick knacks, dolls and other interests displayed in their houses, while their husbands would like sports, pornography or hunting, which eventually get moved to a man cave, down in a basement or garage. Mine just happens to be rock n roll memorabilia, with Elvis being the focal point. After all, he is the king of rock n roll, right?


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