May 18, 2015
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Today, I purchased the remaining CDs to complete my collection of the entire MCA Master Series catalog: 44 CDs released between 1986 and 1990, including one album with vocals and a rare special issue compilation included with BMW vehicles from that era.
I thought I was done at 42 CDs. I knew about the country/vocal album put out at the very end of the MCA Master Series label’s life and I wanted to purposely disregard it because it has no interest to me. I never had any hope of finding the BMW CD, since it was made so long ago in probably an incredibly small quantity and who would keep something like a promo CD with a new car? However, as fate would have it, the completion of my collection came in a fortunate wave. The two expensive holdouts became available for less than I’d seen before, a search for the rare BMW CD returned a hit, and the vocals album was available for a penny. In a flurry of purchases, I was done, and done more than I even expected. That is the completion of Phase 1 of my music plan.
The status of Phase 2 – the scanning of all CD covers – is pretty sad. I have a LOT of CDs and little free time and even less time where I am motivated to work on them, especially when a batch of scans came out poorly and I have to rescan them. So I think I will reprioritize the scanning to focus on only the MCA Master Series covers so I can move on to Phase 3.
Phase 3 is the printing and framing of the CD artwork. I don’t exactly have a plan for this just yet. More on this to come…