The next 4 discs I made were called, imaginatively enough, Box 1, Box 2, Box 3, and Box 4. These were all compiled from box sets, Box 1 comprising Disc 1 from each set, and so on. Obviously the sets did not all have 4 discs, so Box 4 did not include all the box sets, but did feature more than one disc from some. Notably, “Fleetwood Mac – The Blue Horizon Years”, had 6 discs, so discs 4, 5, and 6 from that set are on Box 4.
The first disc I ever did was based on the second 1969 UK Island label sampler “Nice enough to eat”. This featured Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, etc, but only sampled 11 albums, whereas the disc will take about 30. I therefore included other linked albums e.g. as well as “Stand Up” for Jethro Tull, also “This Was” and “Benefit”, being the immediate predecessor and successor. I have this year redone this, taking out the Ian Anderson interview on the expanded “Aqualung”, and using the super expanded versions of the CDs that came out over the subsequent years.
Music on the go has come a long way recently, with ever more capacity on ever smaller units. For the true audiophile, however, I believe that Sony Atrac3 CDs are ideal.
I first acquired a portable unit to play these in 2004, since when I have created over 90 units, each holding 24 hours of music. I set the machine to shuffle all, and off we go, usually dog-walking.
I intend to give details of some of these CDs, and current projects, in the course of these blogs.
Meanwhile, happy listening!