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Is there deliberate marketing that tries to persuade people to prefer vinyl records over CDs?

This might come across as a tad cynical ;) Personally, I feel it's that people, given sufficient peer pressure, can easily be convinced to fool themselves. No need for marketing pressure. Most people ...
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Has audio quality improved since the CD era?

When CDs first arrived on the scene, mid 80s, some [very few] albums were separately mixed/mastered for vinyl & CD/tape. Partly this was to be able to take advantage of the new, lower noise floor &...
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Who designed and approved the easily broken jewel case hinge?

As explained on Philips.com: Because of its sensitive surface, it was necessary to package the CD in such a way that it would be fully protected against damage. The package also had to provide ...
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Why is Metallica's "Hardwired... to Self-Destruct" issued on two CDDAs?

According to Hetfield: On "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" being a double disc: Hetfield: "There's twelve songs, and they're not all three and a half minutes like "Hardwired' was. But there is ...
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Windows Media Player not offering "Rip CD" option for some CDs

According to the Wikipedia, that era was the midst of manufacturer's attempts to apply copy protection to CDs. If those disks have that enabled, that would explain it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Why do CD "releases" often contain only one big, long FLAC file instead of individual track files?

Because that's how the data is structured on the CD itself, and thus gives the highest fidelity reproduction of what's on the CD. The way audio data is stored on the CD is as one continuous stream of ...
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Is any Tomorrowland Orchestra music available on CD?

The Tomorrowland Orchestra is actually The Metropole Orkest, an orchestra for hire based in the Netherlands. Wikipedia's entry for them includes a selected discography. The Metropole Orkest seems not ...
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Can the warm sound of vinyl be recorded onto CD?

See https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/a/2421/84 for another angle on this. The 'warm' sound of vinyl is a misnomer; a better description these days would be 'blurred' or 'distorted'. When CDs first ...
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Why is Metallica's "Hardwired... to Self-Destruct" issued on two CDDAs?

I didn't found any official answer to this, so here some thoughts. In its LP Vinyl version, the album has been released in double disc. You may know that in LP discs you can hardly have good quality ...
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How do you sort your CDs?

I had the same problem with my LP collection, so when I switched to CDs (35 years ago) this is what I did: Put a ID-number sticker on the spine of each case, 001, 002, etc. when I bought it. File ...
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How do you sort your CDs?

You won't be able to arrive at a sorting allowing all searches to be easy. My proposal: find a somewhat decent sorting (e. g. by main artist/year, but possibly simply by date of purchase) and maintain ...
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How do you sort your CDs?

the path of least resistance for popular music, as suggested by Johnny Bones above, is sorting first by artist, then by release date. however, this approach falls over in several cases. with ...
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Catalog/index CDs using their label barcodes

Thank you both for your input. In the meantime I have stumbled on what seems to be an excellent solution. www.collectorz.com is a facility for cataloguing CDs, books, music, and videos. It offers an ...
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Locating CD equivalents of vinyl recordings

Discogs.com definitely contains this information. You can plug in the Deadwax ID or Catalog Number, it will bring up the release, and then you scroll down to Other Versions and click on View All. ...
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Locating CD equivalents of vinyl recordings

There's no systematic way to find out which vinyl recordings were re-released on CD, but it's often possible to find out with a bit of detective work. Taking the example from the question, the LP has ...
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Is there deliberate marketing that tries to persuade people to prefer vinyl records over CDs?

No particular marketing campaign was necessary for vinyl --like many older technologies that were once ubiquitous, it has become a beloved, nostalgic niche product for aficionados. As one of those, I ...
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In U2's The Joshua Tree, how did the end of One Tree Hill get stuck on the beginning of Exit?

When this album was made, CDs were just on the verge of breaking through to mainstream adoption. The established technologies --records and cassettes --were generally played through from beginning to ...
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Ravel's "Sheherazade" by Boulez & von Otter; official title on side of cd

I did not manage to find something either, some other information may be found on DG. Given the additional problems of where to sort in a multi-composer CD like this and the habit of record labels, ...
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Is there deliberate marketing that tries to persuade people to prefer vinyl records over CDs?

The 'Audiophool' magazines and sites certainly perpetrate the myth, in a symbiotic relationship with their advertisers. (For a good laugh, take a look at Russ Andrews' shop.) A veteran British ...
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Catalog/index CDs using their label barcodes

This french app (link Google Play)/(link iTunes) (maybe you can find the equivalent in your country) allows people to sell their second hand CDs. The app will scan the bar code, identify the disc (...
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Catalog/index CDs using their label barcodes

What the barcode of CDs offers is exactly the same EAN (European Article Number) as can be found in the digits below. This is a valid unique identification, but useless without a huge article database....
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how to replace the inner springs of a cardboard sleeve CD case?

Did a search on the web and found this product which is the kind of product that I mentioned in my comment above: But the same search also returned this one which is probably exactly what you're ...
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