I am ok
"Boston" by Boston
I bought Journey, Greatest Hits on tape and on CD (as my very first ever CD purchase). I bought Jimmy Buffet's Greatest twice as I thought I lost the first one. I'll be buying Billy Joel volume 1 again as I can't find my CD (thanks to iTunes I don't have to buy the whole two disc set).
I bought Bridge over Troubled Water in 1971 on vinyl, again in about 1982 on cassette and again in 1992 on CD and again in '08 on itunes. Then my computer got infected with a virus and the files won't play on my other computer because of DRM. All my music is poof. When does it end?
Ludacris - Word of Mouth. I have bought 3 different CD's and gotten one for Christmas. I just can't seem to keep my copies around.
I bought dark side of the moon three times already.. My original LP still intact, buy I lost the cd once, and bought it again! And if I loose it again, I'm pretty sure nothing will stop me from buying it again! And again! And again!
On vinyl and CD: Steely Dan - Aja, Katy Lied, Countdown to Ecstacy; Chicago - at Carnegie Hall; On cassette and CD: Rush - 2112 at least, prob more. The only downloaded music has been from share-friendly artists (the Dead, STS9).
Blood Sugar Sex Magic, twice on CD!
My cousin scratched the first one.. I had no money back then and still managed to get a new one =)
Hotel California, Bat out of Hell, Chicago's Greatest and Steve Miller band greatest.
Casette, CD, MP3 (sadly, two of them 8 track as well)
Jimmy Eat World - Clarity and Foo Fighters - The Colour and Shape
I've done this with a number of albums, but the one that sticks out in my mind is Duran Duran's "Decade" which I have owned on cassette and twice on CD. I actually wore out the cassette and the first CD.
To many just counting the move from LP to CD. I would bet half my CDs started as LPs or cassettes.
Best example Pink Floyd's The Wall. They have made money on me.
8-track The week it came out. Heat in the car killed it. I hated the fade out and clunk as it changed tracks.
Cassette late 70's to listen in my Boom box sweeping the mall I worked at. Machine ate it.
LP Final got smart and got the album to make my own replacements of yes 8-track and cassette. Still have the album, but it sets in a box now taken up space the wife wants. "Throw those old things away".
CD around 84, First CD I bought for my $300 CD player I had on lay-a-way at the BX. I have refused to buy any more formats.
If counting the movies too, then VHS and DVD.
I have bought most of Depeche Mode's catalogue multiple times, especially with the recent re-releases. And, vinyl just doesn't play in the car regardless of the retromodo players that used to exist.
I've done the same for the Pet Shop Boys, but hesitated on the Cure's re-releases for some reason. I believe the only tape to CD re-buy in my collection is the Beastie Boy's License to Ill.
On vinyl, I've purchased and re-purchased certain albums by Henri Mancini, Dave Brubeck, and Herb Alpert.
I have bought all the Beatles albums on LP and CD, and may even give in and spring for the newly "remastered" set when they come out. Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" I also have on LP and CD, as well as a special edition CD with bonus tracks. Same thing with several Led Zeppelin albums.
I've bought Daft Punks - Discovery about 20+ times now, when it first came out I traveled a lot, and needed it everywhere I went.
i have bought sublimes 40 ouces of freedom like 4 times, Big wreck's album twice (its kinda hard to find) Buck cherrys first album twice, although one of those was on amazon for cheap, And I think i have bought Cakes fashion nugget twice. Nowadays I just d/l off of Amazon and throw a copy on my music drive and back that up periodically. No more buying twice!
I can only think of one album that I bought numerous times: Pink Floyd - The Wall. I bought it on album in '79, on cassette a couple years later (so I could listen to it in my car) and then on CD to get the whole "Digital Sound" thing. I almost bought it again when it was remsterd and re-released, but by that time, I was old and probably couldn't hear the difference anyway!
My 1st CD was XTC's "Skylarking" which I already had on vinyl and copied to cassette to listen in my car. After that I did the same thing with The Beatles, The Police, U2, The Rolling Stones, and may others.
I have the worst luck with Counting Crows "August and Everything After". It's the only CC album I like, but I've lost it twice and bought the CD three times. The last two time were at Half-Price Books.
Frank Zappa's Them Or Us - vinyl, Cassette, twice on CD
The Residents' Third Reich & Roll - Vinyl and CD
Art of Noise's In Visible Silence - Vinyl, Cassette, and CD
Dead Milkmen's Big Lizard In My Backyard - Vinyl, Cassette, and CD
Adrian Belew's Lone Rhino - Vinyl, Cassette, and CD
the list goes on....
I played Def Leppard's Hysteria cassette some much, it wore out. I purchased it again on cassette before upgrading to CD. I had to purchase a second CD when the original got too scratched. I now have a limited edition, remastered Gold CD of my favorite album of all time. Let's see if anyone can top purchasing 4 copies of the same album.
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar
The Cranberries - No Need to Argue (4 Times) , & No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom (3 Times), i bought like 60 others twice.. lost the first bunch in a cab once.
I bought Vanilla Ice's "To The Extreme" about 2 more times after my original tape got eaten by my Walkman.
I am unashamed.
U2 Boy twice, thoughtit was a new recording but the only change is the CD album art.
U2 Achtung Baby twice, I bought the CD, got the cassette as a gift
VA Batman Forever OST, twice, bought the cd and the cassette, I liked Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me. I was too naive and young, and there was not torrent.
Cursive - The Ugly Organ. A somewhat unknown band, but by the time I was old enough to really hash out what was really good music and what was just the crap I was fed, it was the digital age, and i was a downloading fool! I have to be honest, I haven't bought much music, but if I really like a band, I will. This album is still one of my favorites and when the cd got busted up, I had to buy it again. Plus the album art is just awesome.
I bought Wynton Marsalis' "Joe Cool's Blues" 4 times over the years. I bought it for myself and lost it, bought it again and lent it out and never got it back, then I bought 2 of them and game one to my little brother. It's a great album of Charlie Brown and Peanuts songs, very accessible even to non jazz fans. Come to think of it, where IS that CD? Guess I need to download it this time.
Van Morrison Moondance 4 times
Pete Rock & CL Smooth-Mecca and Soul Brother-4 times (The second greatest hip-hop album of all time)
Nas-Illmatic-5 times ( The greatest hip-hop album ever)
Metallica S&M. Bought it 3 times. Friends kept taking it from me.
rancid - and out come the wolves. My brother borrowed it and somehow destroyed it. I still don't talk to him.
I have purchased the Pixies - Surfer Rosa three times.Once on vinyl twice on CD (one was scratched to hell by constant travel and play, one was left in a rental car.) finally just downloaded it.
U2 Achtung Baby - 1st on cassette, then on CD when I got my first CD player.
Bought and wore out 3 copies of Squeeze's "Singles, 45's and Under" on vinyl before bying it as one of my first CD's.
I have bought Blink 182's Enema of the State twice.
Graceland by Paul Simon - got stuck in the CD player in a car accident
Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. I wore out 4 copies of this on vinyl including two Original Masters pressings. It was also the first CD I ever purchased.
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral and dir en grey - GAUZE. Shitty Sony discman scratched the hell out of both of those discs so they had to be repurchased when I wanted to rip them for my pmp.
I accidentally stepped on my copy of Morning View by Incubus. It was an awesome cd with great art on it so I repurchased it.
Lately, I bought the CD version of Thrice's Alchemy index Vol. 1 and 2, and iTunes download of Alchemy index vol. 3 and 4 and repurchased the whole collection as a vinyl set for 50 bucks. It was the best damn investment I've ever made
Miles Davis' Kind of Blue
Probably purchased this 4+ times, between media and remastering reissues
...And Justice for All (Metallica) and S.C.I.E.N.C.E (Incubus). They just got so much use I had to replace them.
Two albums - the soundtrack to "Conan the Barbarian" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" - both excellent soundtracks. The "Conan the Barbarian" CD was in a car that was towed away because the guy didn't fix my car but instead abandoned it...I misplaced "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" disc but found it a few months after buying the second copy.
I bought Muse's Black Holes and Revelations again for three reasons
1. My friend wanted a copy and he was cheap
2. I wanted the DVD that came with the bonus version
3. I broke the case...
Yes guys I am that sad :P
I had Blur's Parklife on CD but short-sightedly swapped it for some Pennywise album plus Parklife on cassette tape. It was a few years before I got round to buying it on CD again.
Exile on Main Street - Rolling Stones 2 vinyl, 2CD
Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones - 1 vinyl 1CD
Let it Bleed - Rolling Stones - 1 vinyl 1CD
Beggars' Banquet - Rolling Stones - 1 vinyl 1CD
New York Dolls - New York Dolls 2 vinyl 1CD
Fun House - The Stooges 1 vinyl 2CD
Raw Power - The Stooges 1 vinyl 2CD
Fire of Love - Gun Club - 1 vinyl 1CD
Ramones - Ramones - 1 vinyl 1CD
Leave Home - Ramones - 1 vinyl 1CD
Rocket to Russia - Ramones - 1 vinyl 1CD
Road to Ruin - Ramones - 1 vinyl 1CD
they were all worth buying at least twice
a icp cd one is the regular edition and one is vary rare limited
Hell no I haven't re-purchased and albums... For CD's that I've purchased but lost/broke/worn out I'd turn to The Pirate Bay or rip them from a friend's copy...I already own a "license" right? This is something that always bugged me about disc based computer or console games...I mean if you buy a legit copy and it gets scratched, why would you have to pay for the whole new copy with essentially another license...I've always wished manufacturers would sell you a heavily discounted copy if you returned your busted up copy...Playststion games are easy to scratch, and if my GT5 Prologue gets scratched or broken I should be able to return it to the manufacturer and buy a new one for $5 bucks or so...a copy costs them about $0.25 to produce...you're buying the development and the license...if you've paid that cost once you shouldn't have to pay it in full again...
air's moon safari and about 13 other faves from radiohead, smahsing pumpkins, beaie boys...essentially i had 300+ cd's and my stereo stolen all in one swoop. Air was the first one i replaced.
Caribou, The Milk of Human Kindness.
Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
Awesome , awesome CDs that got lost somewhere during my "lost weekend" summer. Stoner music tends to be more difficult to keep track of for some odd reason. :)
I bought two copies of Asia::Asia, one never to be played after MP3 extraction. I still have it today. The 1st copy was played on car and CDs always end up scratched in car.
Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs
Madvillain - Madvillainy
Lots more if you count re-issues, but the above are significant because they were both iTunes downloads after which I purchased the CD or Vinyl for the artwork / liner notes.
Rush's Moving Pictures album and 90125 by Yes.
Two of my all time favorites
Several -- but the first that springs to mind is the first Pretenders album. Played it to death, twice, on vinyl. Then wore out a cassette. Replaced that with a CD, which was fine when I ripped it a couple of years ago.
Live - Throwing Copper Bought 3 times
First one was scratched to hell, I lost (or was robbed) the second one....
I bought Piper at the Gates at Dawn as a single stereo CD, then bought the 40th Anniversary 3-CD set when it came out. I gave my old copy to my sister.
The Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton.
I bought it three times. Twice on vinyl (wore the first one out), then again on CD.
I still think this was Clapton at his best. The first record on which he sang. His solo on "Have You Heard" still blow me away.
I have bought several U2 albums on different formats. Most notably on CD and Vinyl for nearly all of them.
I've fallen victim to the Roadrunner scam a couple of times. "Release an album, and then when it's popular, re-release it 9 months later with extra tracks". On RR alone, lets see:
Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Breathing *AND* The End Of Heartache
Soulfly - Soulfly
Slipknot - Slipknot
Both Stone Sour albums
Other bonus track shenanigans - AIC - Jar Of Flies (got the CDPlus and regular) Deftones - White Pony (limited edition and then white cover re-release), Matthew Good - Beautiful Midnight (American and Canadian), Our Lady Peace - Happiness... the list goes on and on.
I'm an idiot.
Yes, Painf of Salvation's "Remedy Lane" because it was stolen from me. Highly recommended!
Something Corporate - Leaving Through the Window (CD, scratched, purchased twice in total)
MxPx - Let It Happen - (CD, broken, purchased twice in total)
Have purchased several copies of CD's for gifts (William Shatner - Has Been (1 + 2 gifts), Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever Amen (2 + 2 gifts), Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue (1 + 1 gift))
and quite a few more?
I have purchased "The Meters: An Anthology (The Josie Years)" 3 times now due to unscrupulous friends thieving it on me. This compilation is out of print, and getting increasingly expensive to replace. Hence me ripping it, and only carrying copies of it with me instead fo the original.
once on cassette, once on cd. either that or once on cd, lost the cd, bought the mp3. then there's the bought the record bought the cd. and then the bought the mp3 bought the better quality mp3. usually though its the bought it once pirated it the second time.
I have bought many more than once, my top picks Letter Kills, Korn, Linkin Park, Dave Mathews band
I bought Blood Sugar Sex Magic on tape when it first came out, then on CD a few years ago. Then I bought it a third time as downloadable content for Rock Band!