Top 10 2006 Compilations
For the last 6 months of 2006 I started a substantial daily car commute and with a 10 cd changer in the car, the top 10 compilations have been awesome, I've listened to them more that other years and really enjoyed them...I did end up purchasing a 300 cd wallet holder for all the cds though.
There was various bleats about wastage and podcasts....wastage is a topic close to my heart but in this consumer age if were all about wastage from a music standpoint we would not buy any cds at all....anyway these concerns prompted a wee survey of participants and the results are in! Out of the 15 people who want to do compilation cds this year this is what the majority voted for :
- 87% want a standard audio cd
- 53% No jewel case, I store the top 10 compilations in a cd wallet
- 67% Like personalised CD label, but up to compiler
- 60% Would like cd inlay to fit a cd wallet sleeve
Sorting through the noise of various comments there are a few points to make:
- there were some duds / skips last year; please test your cds after burning, the cd should play on a standard stereo and not be MP3s. I play the first burn the whole way through and then my stereo has an intro scan function which will play the first 10 seconds of each song for the whole cd for the rest. If you get a dud or one that skips, contact the compiler and they will send you another.
if you stick on a personalised label please make sure it's properly attached as there were reports last year of some coming undone. My 2 cents is that a personalised label are worth the effort, it's a rewarding experience for the compiler and the listener! You can pick up a bunch of labels cheap on ebay....after some research on software last year, I would recommend Acoustica cd/dvd label maker it's good value at $22 and from starting with my digital picture I used and the track listings it took me 20 minutes to create my cd label.
the compilations have always intended to showcase your top 10 including perhaps tunes you have given honourable mention in some fashion to or heard live. Last year there was a little overlap in tunes which has caused some concern to some; one solution of mine has been to include different versions of tracks that appear on the album...
the later touches on an issue which has caused some controversy...duplicate tracks...all previous compilations cds accesible from the below links. Please do not include the same version of tracks that have appeared before.
The Top 10 2006 cd compilers are :
- michelle (switzerland)
- chris hill (england)
- murph (new zealand)
- martin (england)
- cara (usa)
- nate (usa)
- garbhan (ireland)
- mark (england)
- dave (ireland)
- tom (england)
- peter (ireland)
- kevin (netherlands)
- chris louca (england)
- marky b (england)
- tracy (austria)
The addresses are at the usual page, email me if you have forgotted where.
Here are the previous year's compilations:
The compilations are all also navigable from the contributors icon below.