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How do you sort your JW albums?


How do you sort your JW albums?  

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  1. 1. How do you sort your JW albums?

    • Alphabetically
    • By album release date
    • By composition date
    • By purchase date


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I sort by composer and then chronologically by release date for everything except classical music. However, I do put expansions next to the original release. I am looking for their maturation as a com

The only way of sorting a physical discography, is alphabetically by performer artist, then by release date. In the case of a film music composer like JW, it’s better to sort the album and expanded re

I sort my JW albums by composer.

I sort by composer and then chronologically by release date for everything except classical music. However, I do put expansions next to the original release. I am looking for their maturation as a composer so it is sensible to have everything stay within its time period. My composers are not sorted chronologically. It is based on importance and/or shelf space. I sadly lost my whole collection a few years back in a move but I have been slowly building it back. So my current selection is curated but sparse. These pictures make me yearn for my old collection back.

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Nothing is alphabetical.

Top shelf are my 6 favorite composers.Golden Age.

Middle shelf:

1. One composer , one score ( 1960-).

Animation. Compilation.

Various composers ( 2 or more scores) British composers. French and Asian composers., 50's, 70"s. WESTERNS , Jazz and funk.

2. Bottom shelf:.

Television, Synth, Rock, Musicals

 

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18 hours ago, blondheim said:

I sadly lost my whole collection a few years back in a move but I have been slowly building it back. So my current selection is curated but sparse. These pictures make me yearn for my old collection back.

I’m really sorry to hear about the loss of your collection. Was it the movers?
 

I’m happy you’re rebuilding it, but I can only imagine how deflating the experience must be. Or at least I’m imagining how deflating it would be for me. I don’t know if I could ever rouse the motivation to rebuild. 

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18 hours ago, blondheim said:

I sort by composer and then chronologically by release date for everything except classical music. However, I do put expansions next to the original release. I am looking for their maturation as a composer so it is sensible to have everything stay within its time period. My composers are not sorted chronologically. It is based on importance and/or shelf space. I sadly lost my whole collection a few years back in a move but I have been slowly building it back. So my current selection is curated but sparse. These pictures make me yearn for my old collection back.

 

That's sad. How big was the collection?

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18 hours ago, bruce marshall said:

I like vertically so I can easily read the spines. Every score gets its own space!

Two disc space( SUPE)

Spielberg

Lucas

Stone

Decade

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I like mine standing vertically so I can read the spine. 

In order of film release.

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49 minutes ago, Bayesian said:

I’m really sorry to hear about the loss of your collection. Was it the movers?
 

I’m happy you’re rebuilding it, but I can only imagine how deflating the experience must be. Or at least I’m imagining how deflating it would be for me. I don’t know if I could ever rouse the motivation to rebuild. 

 

No, I left them behind for the second truck because the first truck had so much heavy stuff in it, I didn't want them to get damaged, which in retrospect is ironic. I was briefly staying with a friend in between moves so I was not on the lease and never had need for a key. I hadn't even unpacked them, that was how brief. Before I could come back for them, my friend finished his part of the move without telling me and left them behind and returned his key, and no matter how hard I tried, I was unable to get the landlord to let me into the apartment. He assured me over the phone that he had been in to check and there were no boxes left. That's that tragic tale. I am not kidding when I say sometimes I am just walking around and suddenly I remember and the Kill Bill siren plays in my head. I had just had Howard Shore sign all of my complete recordings when I saw him live in Pittsburgh summer 2017.

 

I also lost all my writings and compositions up to that point. All my sheet music. All my childhood projects and papers, my yearbooks. It was devastating.

39 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

 

That's sad. How big was the collection?

I had whittled it down over the years as I grew less fond of certain things but it was hefty. I had quite a large collection of scores, albums, musicals, classical box sets. I lost my Mercury Living Presence vol. 2 box, that hurt. I lost the LLL Hook, flawed though that expansion was, it was an anniversary gift from my boyfriend at the time and it still stung. Some CDs of concerts I had participated in that can't be replaced. Some special bootlegs of nights of musical theatre that I had to search for over years and years. The worst part is that they were all my original copies. Discs I had held at Christmas time as an eleven-year old. I loved them dearly, cracks and all.

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That’s rough, my friend. 😟 But what kind of friend leaves filled boxes behind in an apartment and turns in the key without first asking, “oh, hey, there’s still some of your stuff in there, you wanna grab it?”


Apartments can suck hard. I had a laptop stolen from my apartment in ‘06 and lost an entire photo library that I’ve never been able to replace, among other things.

 

I hope you do one day replace your MLP box set. I have all three volumes and they are very dear to me. Wilma cozart fine’s recording technique was lightning in a bottle. 

 

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I don't actually use stuff in my physical collection that often; it's mostly there as a backup and a place to find liner notes. Most of the time I'm just listening to my digital rips of the CDs.

 

With that in mind, any organization I do is mostly out of a desire for neatness and order, not out of pragmatic need. And since my desire for neatness and order is...spotty, so is the organization of my collection. I do try to group similar items together - all the Star Trek albums, all the Disney parks albums, all the classical albums, etc. Some composers with a significant presence in my collection get their own sections. Williams has his own shelf; his standalone films are all together and then his franchises are all next to each other. Beyond that...it's kind of a free-for-all.

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