Retrospect/Retroactive Records: which are CDr?

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Re: Retrospect/Retroactive Records: which are CDr?

Post#16 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:24 pm

Prowler wrote:The last part of your statement is NOT true. Some of these CD's are legally licensed, but not all. He's also producing CD's that he does not have the rights for. You mainly find them by watching the cheap/spartan layout that he just took off the demo booklets.
If a band complains about the bootleg he just sends them a backdated contract. THEN it's legally licensed. But I don't wanna know how many bands do not know about his dubious activities ...


Who are you talking about? Sam McCaslin is not affiliated with Retroactive.
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Re: Retrospect/Retroactive Records: which are CDr?

Post#17 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:52 am

The only reissue of theirs that I own is Threshold's 1993 EP, and it's a CD-R.

Doesn't really bother me, since even Cloven Hoof's Dominator reissue that I pre-ordered is an official CD-R. It came with a patch, too.
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Re: Retrospect/Retroactive Records: which are CDr?

Post#18 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:14 am

Forces of Steel wrote:The only reissue of theirs that I own is Threshold's 1993 EP, and it's a CD-R.

Doesn't really bother me, since even Cloven Hoof's Dominator reissue that I pre-ordered is an official CD-R. It came with a patch, too.

The lifespan of CD-R is rather limited. I've heard about an average of 12 years. This article says 10 years:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD-R#Lifespan
One way or another, I'm 42 years old and I plan to listen to metal until my death which I predict will come in approximately 50 years :mrgreen: . Until then all my CR-rs will be able to function only as frisbies! :lol:

PS. Of course, I have myself a shit-load of them, as well, either by ignorance either by carelessness (like this I discovered only recently it's a CD-R:http://www.discogs.com/Banshee-Cry-In-The-Night/release/8087527 :( )
However, I haven't discovered yet any of my oldies to be unplayable, apart from some shitty bootlegs, I don't care about.
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Re: Retrospect/Retroactive Records: which are CDr?

Post#19 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:24 am

Priamos wrote:The lifespan of CD-R is rather limited. I've heard about an average of 12 years. This article says 10 years:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD-R#Lifespan
One way or another, I'm 42 years old and I plan to listen to metal until my death which I predict will come in approximately 50 years :mrgreen: . Until then all my CR-rs will be able to function only as frisbies! :lol:

PS. Of course, I have myself a shit-load of them, as well, either by ignorance either by carelessness (like this I discovered only recently it's a CD-R:http://www.discogs.com/Banshee-Cry-In-The-Night/release/8087527 :( )
However, I haven't discovered yet any of my oldies to be unplayable, apart from some shitty bootlegs, I don't care about.

Yeah, most of them don't last that long. When you can make as many backups as possible, it's not really a problem.
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Re: Retrospect/Retroactive Records: which are CDr?

Post#20 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:09 am

Forces of Steel wrote:
Priamos wrote:The lifespan of CD-R is rather limited. I've heard about an average of 12 years. This article says 10 years:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD-R#Lifespan
One way or another, I'm 42 years old and I plan to listen to metal until my death which I predict will come in approximately 50 years :mrgreen: . Until then all my CR-rs will be able to function only as frisbies! :lol:

PS. Of course, I have myself a shit-load of them, as well, either by ignorance either by carelessness (like this I discovered only recently it's a CD-R:http://www.discogs.com/Banshee-Cry-In-The-Night/release/8087527 :( )
However, I haven't discovered yet any of my oldies to be unplayable, apart from some shitty bootlegs, I don't care about.

Yeah, most of them don't last that long. When you can make as many backups as possible, it's not really a problem.

I guess it's a matter of perception. I don't care owning non-functionable objects. If it was to listen to back-ups, I would n't have bought it at the first place.
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Re: Retrospect/Retroactive Records: which are CDr?

Post#21 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:34 pm

Priamos wrote:


However, I haven't discovered yet any of my oldies to be unplayable, apart from some shitty bootlegs, I don't care about.

Crap!!! I forgot about this one!
http://www.discogs.com/MX-Collections/release/7545625
Too bad it was a very good one!
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Re: Retrospect/Retroactive Records: which are CDr?

Post#22 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:17 pm

Priamos wrote:I guess it's a matter of perception. I don't care owning non-functionable objects. If it was to listen to back-ups, I would n't have bought it at the first place.

There's also balance in there. Backups are essential, no matter if you intend on listening to them or not. I guess I only have like three CD-Rs that are actually professionally made, but I've had them for at least five years or so. Apart from a little bit of natural rot, they play just fine. :P
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Re: Retrospect/Retroactive Records: which are CDr?

Post#23 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:11 am

Forces of Steel wrote:
Priamos wrote:I guess it's a matter of perception. I don't care owning non-functionable objects. If it was to listen to back-ups, I would n't have bought it at the first place.

There's also balance in there. Backups are essential, no matter if you intend on listening to them or not. I guess I only have like three CD-Rs that are actually professionally made, but I've had them for at least five years or so. Apart from a little bit of natural rot, they play just fine. :P


Rot on CD-R's that are only 5 years old?

Did you store them in a ditch on the side of the road?
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