Archive for September, 2009

An early CD sampler: 20 Years of Golden Greats from Sony and WEA

When CDs hit the market in the early ’80s, several samplers, musical assortments, appeared.  Some were promotional discs, while others were sold at retail.  The promotional discs were used in varying manners.  Some were provided to music and audio reviewers.  Some were provided to retail stores to facilitate demonstrations of the new format.  Some were used […]

The Japanese Carpenters box set, Carpenters Collection

If you are a Carpenters fan, then you know that this duo has been immortalized in a plethora of CD box sets over the years.  Perhaps you’ve wondered which box set of Richard and Karen’s works came first.  The answer might surprise you. The first Carpenters CD box set was released in 1986 by A&M […]