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Thread #153894   Message #3607595
Posted By: GUEST,Kegan Mahon
05-Mar-14 - 11:46 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Are CDs becoming obsolete?
Subject: Tech: Are CDs becoming obsolete?
This is a thought that terrifies me; I love having a physical medium in-hand in case anything happens to my hard drive or Internet connection. I don't buy digital downloads at all.

Last night I looked for Dock Boggs' COUNTRY BLUES on Revenant Records, and saw on Amazon that it had gone out-of-print and about tripled in price. With the death of people who care, such as John Fahey, I worry that my folk album collecting with be decimated with the demise of physical albums and the influx of digital-only media, media that doesn't contain liner notes much of the time, even.

So are my fears unfounded in terms of folk/old-time/historical music? Is the digital-only format merely the wave of the future, and as such, are the older songs going to continue to see disc releases, do you suppose?