A CD Life
I remember when...they told us CDs would last forever. They attacked them with jam and brillo pads!
So it has come as something of a disappointment to recently discover that, to my certain knowledge, three of our CDs have 'bit the dust', or will do soon. Asia's first album was first when the data portion somehow got corrupted with what looks like mold. More recently, my CDs of Rachmaninov's 2nd piano concerto and also Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade look as though they are going the same way. A friend of mine has also mentioned similar instances with a couple from his collection.
Aside from the usual accidents, who else is beginning to suffer losses? The discs I mention are at least 20yrs old (mine at least are) so have a had a fair innings and always been kept at normal temperatures and humidity, etc. I've not checked my original CD copies of Love Over Gold and Chariots of Fire, bought way back in the 20th century, but may do so now. Maybe a programme of refreshes is about to become due...
Strangely, my mate says he has had no such problems with his vinyl collection of almost 40yrs! [;)]