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Hi! I'm relatively new to Discogs, and only began entering my collection into the database in July 2020. I'm using Discogs as a way to listen to my collection with a new perspective, while also making additions and updates based on what I have for the larger good of this great database. Each day I listen to my albums whenever I can and that's when I log them and revise any versions, so everything you see is happening in real-time. I'm also trying to be cut-throat and slim down my collection, so this also gives me a great opportunity to go through everything systematically and figure out if it still speaks to me. (I've been collecting albums for 20 years.)

I have about 1200 records, 800 CDs, and a small handful of cassettes. I'm starting with the records first. I'm looking forward to being part of this community and not making any more mistakes when editing the database. :) Happy listening!

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Clarification on RSG §10.7.2. and RSG §1.5.5 (transferring credits between releases) https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/233735#2869825

Images of full black vinyl not necessary (ruling by nik): https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/410975#3802964

Common runout etchings: https://www.discogs.com/group/thread/809508

No need for detailed images of non-relevant data (e.g., lyrics, liner notes without identifying info, etc.): https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/725558

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John Sweeney And His Canadian Country Gentlemen* - Little Arrows
submitted John Sweeney And His Canadian Country Gentlemen* - Little Arrows. 5 days ago
Lee Holdridge, Don Davis (4), Ron Perlman - Beauty And The Beast (Of Love And Hope)
posted a review of Lee Holdridge, Don Davis (4), Ron Perlman - Beauty And The Beast (Of Love And Hope). 18 days ago
The concept is pretty silly and hilarious 25 years later: Ron Perlman reads poetry as Vincent from the live-action Beauty and the Beast show (based loosely on the original fable). I used to watch this as a kid though I never truly understood what I... See full review
George Abdo And His
posted a review of George Abdo And His "Flames Of Araby" Orchestra - The Joy Of Belly Dancing. 19 days ago
Like the earlier "The Art of...", this album is much better than what the cover alludes, as a sort of cheesy belly dancing album. George Abdo is a great arranger of modern Egyptian ensemble music. The music actually moves quite agressively at times,... See full review
Chubby Checker - For Twisters Only
added Chubby Checker - For Twisters Only to their collection. 19 days ago
George Abdo And His
added George Abdo And His "Flames Of Araby" Orchestra - The Joy Of Belly Dancing to their collection. 21 days ago
Lee Holdridge, Don Davis (4), Ron Perlman - Beauty And The Beast (Of Love And Hope)
added Lee Holdridge, Don Davis (4), Ron Perlman - Beauty And The Beast (Of Love And Hope) to their collection. 21 days ago
Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 3 & 11
posted a review of Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 3 & 11. 25 days ago
Excellent recording and performances. The 3rd string quartet is one of my favourite from Shostakovich. This is one of the best recordings of it.
Stravinsky* Conducts The CBC Symphony Orchestra*, The Festival Singers Of Toronto*, Elmer Iseler - Symphony Of Psalms / Symphony In C
posted a review of Stravinsky* Conducts The CBC Symphony Orchestra*, The Festival Singers Of Toronto*, Elmer Iseler - Symphony Of Psalms / Symphony In C. 25 days ago
Both pieces are very nicely played and conducted by Stravinsky. Overall good quality recording.
Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 3 & 11
added Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 3 & 11 to their collection. 25 days ago
Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 9 & 10
posted a review of Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 9 & 10. 25 days ago
As good as any of the Fitzwilliam String Quartet recordings are - which is to say - 5 stars!
Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 9 & 10
added Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 9 & 10 to their collection. 25 days ago
Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 9 & 10
added Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 9 & 10 to their collection. 25 days ago
Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 9 & 10
submitted Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 9 & 10. 25 days ago
Borodin*, Shostakovich*, The Borodin Quartet* - Borodin Quartet No. 2 / Shostakovich Quartet No. 8
posted a review of Borodin*, Shostakovich*, The Borodin Quartet* - Borodin Quartet No. 2 / Shostakovich Quartet No. 8. about 1 month ago
Two very different pieces, but both performed excellently. Borodin's second string quartet has a special place in my heart as it was played at my wedding as my wife walked down the aisle. Quite the contrast with Shostakovich's String Quartet #8, with... See full review
Borodin*, Shostakovich*, The Borodin Quartet* - Borodin Quartet No. 2 / Shostakovich Quartet No. 8
added Borodin*, Shostakovich*, The Borodin Quartet* - Borodin Quartet No. 2 / Shostakovich Quartet No. 8 to their collection. about 1 month ago
Borodin*, Shostakovich*, The Borodin Quartet* - Borodin Quartet No. 2 / Shostakovich Quartet No. 8
submitted Borodin*, Shostakovich*, The Borodin Quartet* - Borodin Quartet No. 2 / Shostakovich Quartet No. 8. about 1 month ago
Bruckner*, Zubin Mehta, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra* - Symphony No. 9 In D Minor
posted a review of Bruckner*, Zubin Mehta, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra* - Symphony No. 9 In D Minor. about 1 month ago
An excellently recorded and wonderfully dynamic presentation of Bruckner's final and incomplete 9th symphony. It still feels like a wholly realized piece, without the 4th movement which was sadly never completed due to Bruckner's failing health and... See full review
Bruckner*, Zubin Mehta, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra* - Symphony No. 9 In D Minor
added Bruckner*, Zubin Mehta, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra* - Symphony No. 9 In D Minor to their collection. about 1 month ago
Bruckner*, Zubin Mehta, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra* - Symphony No. 9 In D Minor
submitted Bruckner*, Zubin Mehta, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra* - Symphony No. 9 In D Minor. about 1 month ago
Bruckner*, Zubin Mehta, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra* - Symphony No. 9 In D Minor
added Bruckner*, Zubin Mehta, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra* - Symphony No. 9 In D Minor to their collection. about 1 month ago
Stravinsky*, Orpheus Chamber Ensemble*, The Gregg Smith Singers*, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Robert Craft - Les Noces / Chant Du Rossignol / Symphonies Of Wind Instruments
posted a review of Stravinsky*, Orpheus Chamber Ensemble*, The Gregg Smith Singers*, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Robert Craft - Les Noces / Chant Du Rossignol / Symphonies Of Wind Instruments. about 1 month ago
A very fun vocal piece. Nicely done and well recorded by Columbia. Apparently this is the premiere recording of the 1917 orchestral version of Les Noces. This also has the always-enjoyed symphony of wind instruments and 'Chant Du Rossignol' bookending... See full review
Stravinsky*, Orpheus Chamber Ensemble*, The Gregg Smith Singers*, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Robert Craft - Les Noces / Chant Du Rossignol / Symphonies Of Wind Instruments
added Stravinsky*, Orpheus Chamber Ensemble*, The Gregg Smith Singers*, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Robert Craft - Les Noces / Chant Du Rossignol / Symphonies Of Wind Instruments to their collection. about 1 month ago
Stravinsky*, Orpheus Chamber Ensemble*, The Gregg Smith Singers*, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Robert Craft - Les Noces / Chant Du Rossignol / Symphonies Of Wind Instruments
submitted Stravinsky*, Orpheus Chamber Ensemble*, The Gregg Smith Singers*, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Robert Craft - Les Noces / Chant Du Rossignol / Symphonies Of Wind Instruments. about 1 month ago
Bartók* - The Juilliard String Quartet* - The Six String Quartets
added Bartók* - The Juilliard String Quartet* - The Six String Quartets to their collection. about 1 month ago
The Crusaders - The 2nd Crusade
added The Crusaders - The 2nd Crusade to their collection. about 1 month ago
The Crusaders - The 2nd Crusade
submitted The Crusaders - The 2nd Crusade. about 1 month ago
Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
posted a review of Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2. about 1 month ago
Excellent recordings from the Fitzwilliam Quartet. The whole collection is worth it!
Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 7, 13 & 14
posted a review of Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 7, 13 & 14. about 1 month ago
Excellent recordings from the Fitzwilliam Quartet. The whole collection is worth it!
Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 7, 13 & 14
added Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 7, 13 & 14 to their collection. about 1 month ago
Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
added Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 to their collection. about 1 month ago
Brother Jack McDuff - Tobacco Road
posted a review of Brother Jack McDuff - Tobacco Road. about 1 month ago
Quite enjoyable! Sort of in the same vein as Jimmy Smith, but a little more pop sensibility. However, the whole album grooves and there are some real good covers here, including 'Blowin' in the Wind' and the traditional spiritual 'Wade in the Water'.
Dmitri Shostakovich, David Oistrakh*, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Eugene Mravinsky* - Concerto For Violin, Opus 99
added Dmitri Shostakovich, David Oistrakh*, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Eugene Mravinsky* - Concerto For Violin, Opus 99 to their collection. about 1 month ago
Dmitri Shostakovich, David Oistrakh*, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Eugene Mravinsky* - Concerto For Violin, Opus 99
submitted Dmitri Shostakovich, David Oistrakh*, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Eugene Mravinsky* - Concerto For Violin, Opus 99 . about 1 month ago
George Enescu, Orchestre OSC de Roumanie = Romanian OSC Orchestra*, Constantin Bugeanu - Symphonie No. 2 En La Majeur, Opus 17 = Symphony No. 2 In A Major, Opus 17
posted a review of George Enescu, Orchestre OSC de Roumanie = Romanian OSC Orchestra*, Constantin Bugeanu - Symphonie No. 2 En La Majeur, Opus 17 = Symphony No. 2 In A Major, Opus 17. 2 months ago
Enescu's second symphony is sweeping and at times melodramatic, but also has quite a bit of modern innovation and leans heavily on German forms. I'm sure there are better recorded versions out there, as this one sounds a little echo-y and not as fully... See full review
George Enescu, Orchestre OSC de Roumanie = Romanian OSC Orchestra*, Constantin Bugeanu - Symphonie No. 2 En La Majeur, Opus 17 = Symphony No. 2 In A Major, Opus 17
added George Enescu, Orchestre OSC de Roumanie = Romanian OSC Orchestra*, Constantin Bugeanu - Symphonie No. 2 En La Majeur, Opus 17 = Symphony No. 2 In A Major, Opus 17 to their collection. 2 months ago
Brother Jack McDuff - Tobacco Road
added Brother Jack McDuff - Tobacco Road to their collection. 2 months ago
Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky, The Borodin Quartet*, L. Yedlina* - Quintet For Strings And Piano, Op. 57 / Three Pieces For String Quartet
posted a review of Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky, The Borodin Quartet*, L. Yedlina* - Quintet For Strings And Piano, Op. 57 / Three Pieces For String Quartet. 2 months ago
A nicely recorded and performed Russian performance from the 1960s of Shostakovich's Piano Quintet. The very short quartet from Stravinsky was likely not needed, but rounds out the record just fine regardless.
The Crusaders - Crusaders 1
submitted The Crusaders - Crusaders 1. 2 months ago
The Crusaders - Crusaders 1
added The Crusaders - Crusaders 1 to their collection. 2 months ago
Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky, The Borodin Quartet*, L. Yedlina* - Quintet For Strings And Piano, Op. 57 / Three Pieces For String Quartet
added Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky, The Borodin Quartet*, L. Yedlina* - Quintet For Strings And Piano, Op. 57 / Three Pieces For String Quartet to their collection. 2 months ago
Berg*, Stravinsky*, Arthur Grumiaux, Concertgebouw Orchestra*, Igor Markevitch, Ernest Bour - Violin Concertos
posted a review of Berg*, Stravinsky*, Arthur Grumiaux, Concertgebouw Orchestra*, Igor Markevitch, Ernest Bour - Violin Concertos. 2 months ago
A very fine recording of Berg's and Stravinsky's violin concertos. Excellent, studied playing by Arthur Grumiaux.
Berg*, Stravinsky*, Arthur Grumiaux, Concertgebouw Orchestra*, Igor Markevitch, Ernest Bour - Violin Concertos
submitted Berg*, Stravinsky*, Arthur Grumiaux, Concertgebouw Orchestra*, Igor Markevitch, Ernest Bour - Violin Concertos. 2 months ago
Berg*, Stravinsky*, Arthur Grumiaux, Concertgebouw Orchestra*, Igor Markevitch, Ernest Bour - Violin Concertos
added Berg*, Stravinsky*, Arthur Grumiaux, Concertgebouw Orchestra*, Igor Markevitch, Ernest Bour - Violin Concertos to their collection. 2 months ago
Phil Manzanera - Diamond Head
posted a review of Phil Manzanera - Diamond Head. 2 months ago
I'm not a fan of Phil Manzanera if only because I typically find his music too sleek and stylized for my enjoyment. But this album has a lot of Brian Eno's tentacles throughout, and so there's quite a bit of it that is very decent and enjoyable in an... See full review
Phil Manzanera - Diamond Head
added Phil Manzanera - Diamond Head to their collection. 2 months ago
Bobby Beausoleil & The Freedom Orchestra - Lucifer Rising
posted a review of Bobby Beausoleil & The Freedom Orchestra - Lucifer Rising. 2 months ago
Not gonna lie: I found this for $1.99 at a Salvation Army in Toronto, Canada. Couldn't believe what I had found. While "Lucifer Rising" may not be an immediately indelible entry in the world of prog rock as far as its compositions go (it's rather... See full review
Bobby Beausoleil & The Freedom Orchestra - Lucifer Rising
added Bobby Beausoleil & The Freedom Orchestra - Lucifer Rising to their collection. 2 months ago
Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 7, 13 & 14
submitted Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 7, 13 & 14. 2 months ago
Cristina Ortiz, Shostakovich*, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Paavo Berglund - Concerto No. 1 For Piano, Trumpet And Strings (1933) / Piano Concerto No. 2 (1957)
posted a review of Cristina Ortiz, Shostakovich*, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Paavo Berglund - Concerto No. 1 For Piano, Trumpet And Strings (1933) / Piano Concerto No. 2 (1957). 3 months ago
I'm not a huge fan of piano pieces, but you can't go wrong with a Shostakovich concerto played by Cristina Ortiz. This was only her second classical release, recorded when she was but 24 years old. All the power of a master.
Cristina Ortiz, Shostakovich*, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Paavo Berglund - Concerto No. 1 For Piano, Trumpet And Strings (1933) / Piano Concerto No. 2 (1957)
added Cristina Ortiz, Shostakovich*, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Paavo Berglund - Concerto No. 1 For Piano, Trumpet And Strings (1933) / Piano Concerto No. 2 (1957) to their collection. 3 months ago