I was looking for "best recordings" threads and stumbled onto this one. Fancy, finding you here!
So... Your exchange with kungfuthug (on page one of this thread) has convinced me to reach deep into my wallet to make this purchase: Grieg - 100 Supreme Classical Masterpieces: Rise of the Masters
I've never been an MP3 antagonist, really, but I normally only buy MP3s when I conclude that the CD had just one track in which I'm interested.
I cannot believe what a good DEAL this MP3 album is! 100 well-recorded tracks for only $2.19. Really? Just a couple of days ago, I spent $30, downloading six individual DSD tracks at $5.00 each (because I didn't want to spend $50.00 each for the three albums inn which they reside!
They're taking forever to download, but hear this: I've tried and tried (and tried) to appreciate classical music, but the closest I can seem to come is the likes of Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone, which I thoroughly enjoy. There are many orchestral sound tracks that I enjoy, but I can't even get into Wagner, who is supposed to be the bridge for those trying to ease into the classics.
So, I have some trepidation as I wait to hear how I've spent my whopping $2.19, but I'm intrigued by your having invited kungfuthug to ask you for country music recommendations. That's another genre I struggle to cope with, but it's definitely more palatable for me than classical music, so... Hit me! I can't wait to see what country music treasures you can suggest!
UPDATE: 100 tracks total 835 Mb worth of MP3s for only $2.19! And now to listen...
Edited by zilch0md - 5/18/14 at 3:29am