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As one can with bookshelves,

you can learn a lot about someone by seeing their CD collection.

A Geoff Achison, Mystery Train (autographed, saw him perform four consecutive Tuesdays in June, 1998)
Laurie Anderson, Mister Heartbreak▓
Marc Anthony, Self-titled

B Badfinger, The Very Best of
The Band, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, live
Barenaked Ladies, Maroon
Barenaked Ladies, Disc One: All Their Greatest╣
Syd Barrett, Best of Barrett, Disc Two╣▓
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphonies 6 & 8╣▓
Bee Gees, Greatest/70s (2 CDs)
Beethoven, Symphonies 4 & 5▓
Ben Folds Five, Whatever and Ever Amen
Bj÷rk, Vexpertine
Bon Jovi, Bounce
David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust▓
Toni Braxton, Secrets
Bread, Anthology of Bread
Bronski Beat, The Age of Consent╣▓

C The Calling, Camino Palmero
Carpenters, Yesterday Once More, 2 discs
Johnny Cash, Crazy Country
Johnny Cash, American IV: The Man Comes Home
Cats, Selections from▓
Ray Charles, The Very Best of, Vol. 1
Ray Charles, The Very Best of, Vol. 2
Charlie's Angels, Soundtrack
Cher, The Best of 20th Cent. Masters
A Chorus Line, original Broadway cast╣▓
Patsy Cline, Heartaches╣
Patsy Cline, 16 Hits
Sam Cooke, The Man and His Music
Counting Crows, Recovering the Satellites

D Bobby Darin, Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Bobby Darin, The Best of Bobby Darin, Vol 2╣
Bobby Darin, Classic Darin
Bobby Darin, Live at the Desert Inn
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
Dido, No Angel
Dr. John, The Essentials
Dog's Eye View, Daisy (autographed)
Dog's Eye View, Happy Nowhere
Neil Diamond, Glory Road, 2 Volume

E Eagles, Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Eagles, Hotel California▓
Enya, A Day Without Rain
Erasure, Cowboy
Everclear, Songs From an American Movie, Vol. 1 & 2

F Firefall, You Are the Woman and other hits
Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac▓
Fleetwood Mac, Tusk▓
Fleetwood Mac, The Dance
Sue Foley, Walk in the Sun
Foo Fighters, Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters, The Colour and the Shape
For the Boys, movie soundtrack
Four Tops, Greatest Hits▓
Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Welcome to the Pleasuredome▓
Aretha Franklin, 30 Greatest Hits, 1967-74, two discs╣
Nelly Furtado, Folklore

G Art Garfunkel, Garfunkel
Judy Garland, the London Sessions╣
Marvin Gaye, In Concert
Generator, Self-titled
Gin Blossoms, New Miserable Experience
Macy Gray, On How Life Is
Patty Griffin, Living with Ghosts
Patty Griffin, Flaming Red
Patty Griffin, 1000 Kisses╣ (bought at her concert)

H Hair, movie soundtrack (I know, I've heard better)
Harvey Danger, Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?╣
Harvey Danger, King James Version
Billie Holiday, Decca Masters
The Hollies, Greatest Hits

I Invisible Doctors, Did You Lose Me?

J Etta James, Her Best, The Chess 50th Anniversary Series╣
Etta James, Stickin' to My Guns
Skip James, Blues Legends series
Tommy James & the Shondells, All Their Best
Jay & the Americans, Greatest Hits
Billy Joel, The Stranger▓
Jack Johnson, On and On
Elton John, Madman Across the Water▓
EJ, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy╣▓
EJ EJ EJ, Greatest Hits I, II, 1976-86 (3)
EJ, The Fox
EJ, "Something About the Way You Look Tonight"/"Candle in the Wind, 1997" (a gift)
Ricki Lee Jones, The Evening of My Best Day
Tom Jones, The Complete╣
Janis Joplin, Pearl╣
Janis Joplin, 18 essential songs

K Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor
Ty Kovatch, Self-titled (Jim met him at Market)
Kristine, Stronger demo

L Jonny Lang, Long Time Coming
kd lang, Ingenue╣
Annie Lennox, Medusa
Gordon Lightfoot, Complete Greatest Hits
Live, throwing copper╣
Live, V

M Bob Marley, One Love
Bob Marley and the Wailers, Exodus▓
Matchbox 20, Yourself or Someone Just Like You╣
Matchbox Twenty, Mad Season
Matchbox Twenty, More Than You Think You Are
Matchbox Twenty, EP
John Mayer, Heavier Things
Don McLean, Best of
Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe, Barcelona╣
Freddie Mercury, Mr. Bad Guy
Bette Midler, Bathhouse Bette
Bette Midler, Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook
Mighty Mighty Bostones, Question the Answers
MMB, Let's Face It
MMB, Live From the Middle East
MMB, Pay Attention
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra, Legendary Performer series
Roger Miller, Golden Hits▓
Joni Mitchell, The Hissing of Summer Lawns▓
Monty Python, Another Album▓
Gary Moore, After Hours
GM, Still Got the Blues
GM, Blues for Greeney
GM, Out In the Fields, The Very Best of
GM, A Different Beat
Van Morrison, Moondance
Van Morrison, What's Wrong With This Picture?╣
Jason Mraz, Waiting for My Rocket to Come

N Johnny Nash, The Reggae Collection
Willie Nelson, 16 Biggest Hits
Willie Nelson & Friends, Stars & Guitars╣
Nickel Creek, This Side
No Doubt, Rock Steady

O On A Llama, Self-Titled
On A Llama, Riddle Canon
One from the Heart, movie soundtrack╣▓
Roy Orbison, 16 Biggest Hits
Joan Osborne, Relish
Joan Osborne, Early Recordings

P Pablo Cruise, Millennium Collection╣
Charlie Parker, Ken Burns Jazz series
Pink Floyd, Piper at the Gates of Dawn▓
PF, Meddle▓
PF, Atom Heart Mother╣▓
PF, Dark Side of the Moon▓
PF, Animals▓
Pretenders, Pretenders

Q Queen, Queen▓
Queen, Queen II▓
Queen, Sheer Heart Attack▓
Queen, A Night At the Opera▓
Queen, A Day At the Races▓
Queen, News of the World▓
Queen, Jazz▓
Queen, The Game▓
Queen, Hot Space▓
Queen, The Miracle
Queen, Innuendo
Queen, Made in Heaven╣

R Gerry Rafferty, City to City▓
Bonnie Raitt, Longing in their Hearts
Bonnie Raitt, Nick of Time
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Greatest Hits▓
Damien Rice, O

S Sade, The Best of
Santana, Supernatural
Jon Secada, Greatest Hits
Bob Seger, Night Moves▓
Paul Simon, Graceland▓
Simon and Garfunkel, Live in Central Park
Simply Red, Life
Simply Red, Greatest Hits
Jimmy Somerville, Root Beer
The Spinners, The Very Best of
Steely Dan, The SD Story, 1972-80 (2 CDs)
Standing in the Shadows of Motown, soundrack
Billy Stewart, I Do Love You

T Tapestry revisited, various artists, tribute
Three Dog Night, The Best of
Tommy, Soundtrack
Train, Self-titled
Train, Drops of Jupiter
Twin Peaks, Soundtrack


V Richie Valens, The RV Story
Sarah Vaughn, Golden Hits▓
Eric von Schmidt, 2nd Right, 3rd Row╣▓

W Mary Wells, Greatest Hits▓
West Side Story, Soundtrack
(The Songs of) West Side Story, various artists (David Peck, coordinator)
Jesse Winchester, Gentleman of Leisure





25 #1 Hits from 25 years, Motown
Motown, Legends Series, Love Songs
Motown, 16 #1 Hits, The Late 60s
1972 Time-Life Series
British Blues, Vol. 2, Solid Rock
4 Play Series, Platters, Dells, Impressions, Drifters
Solid Gold, 70 Ounces of Gold
Atlantic Records, Ultimate 60s Soul Sensations
Atlantic Records, The Gold Anniversay Collection, 2 discs
MCA Vintage Music (60s), Volume 8
Hits of the 70's (sic), 3 CD set
Blitz, Greatest Hits (Early 70s-mid 80s)
Billboard Hits by the Year, 1988 (won this for the music trivia quiz at Portland Rockies game, 8/5/99)
Red Hot & Blue/Cole Porter AIDS tribute
You Are Here, number eight (Sampler Series)
{Reminds Me Of Work, homemade collection, 1997}
{F--k and Other Songs that Remind Me of Work, homemade collection, 1998}
{What's This Life For? homemade collection, 1998}


If I could only have 25 of the above on a desert island (or a dessert island, for that matter), it would be these.
▓ This replaces same thing once owned on vinyl in the "old days."