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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Archie Patterson used to file his LP collection by the number of releases: all bands with a single album in one spot, then all bands with two albums, then three...
    I have a pal who used to file all his albums by the color of the spine.
    He had one shelf of white spines and a second shelf of just the lightest off-white gradually going to the darkest shades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    I have a pal who used to file all his albums by the color of the spine.
    He had one shelf of white spines and a second shelf of just the lightest off-white gradually going to the darkest shades.
    Ya know one thing that drives me crazy with CD's is the different spines on some things. Case in point: the earlier ECM CD's all had a red stripe on part of the spine. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get all the Pat Metheny and Terje Rypdal albums on CD at the time. So those parts of my collection are a hodge podge of titles, some of which have the red stripe and some don't, which I find aesthetically displeasing. BUt what can you do?

    Actually, with regard to Metheny, the only one that I have that has the red stripe is Travels. The others were from pressings that came later, after they dropped the red stripe. Still, in the middle of the Metheny ECM CD's, you've got that red stripe one, with different font from the others, etc.

    I'm pleased that all the Whitesnake CD's I bought recently (essentially, their first six albums) are all from the same reissue series, so they all have the same spines, with the same logos, font, etc (except two, for some reason, have a Parlophone logo on the spine, while the others have the EMI logo...but I think I can live with that). Likewise, all my Black Sabbath CD's are from the same reissue series, and as such, also have matching spines (the frell am I gonna do if/when I finally start buying the post-Born Again albums, which weren't part of that reissue series?).
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    ...but I think I can't live with that.
    First world problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Ya know one thing that drives me crazy with CD's is the different spines on some things.
    I just got the new King Crimson Collectors' Club release (can't believe it's been seven years since the last one!) and it doesn't have a slice of a band photo on the "other" spine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunshipVoyager1976 View Post
    I had a friend who filed his albums in order of purchase going back 20 years.
    I also know someone who files his collection by date of purchase. He's a retired postal carrier so I don't know if this somehow ties into some U.S.P.S. way of doing things. He frequently comes into the record shop and asks us if we can look up the release date of some title he's looking for at home. That in and of itself should serve as a clue to him he needs to come up with a better way of organizing things. Having said that I know we're all different and our brains work different ways -- so whatever floats your boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    I just got the new King Crimson Collectors' Club release (can't believe it's been seven years since the last one!) and it doesn't have a slice of a band photo on the "other" spine.
    And that reminds me of something else that drove me crazy for a long time: I was never able to completely KCCCC collection, so there's gaps in those photos on CD's. I had them turned around so you can see the pictures, but there's bits missing, because several of the titles went out of print before I could lay hands on them.

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