My 3 inch (8cm) mini compact disc collection

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  1. kethdredd

    kethdredd AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Very cool. This seems like something that Techmoan would have a field day with.
     
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  2. SA-708

    SA-708 Appalachian-American

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    Some new acquisitions...

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    "Sloppy Heart" by Frazier Chorus. Heart-shaped cardboard cover from Virgin UK, a reissue of a single originally released by 4AD.

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    "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," by Jim Steinman's project Pandora's Box. This is the original recording, Celine Dion covered it later. Silver ink on black vinyl embossed with a reptile skin print, a Velcro closure, and a folded insert, from Virgin UK again.


    ...and here is a group shot of all The Beatles singles on 3" CDs. All are US releases except for one UK.

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    "Strawberry Fields Forever" on US Capital is supposed to be the rare one, but I had no trouble finding a copy priced the same as the others. From what I've read, there were complaints that the US single should have been flipped to have "Penny Lane" as the A side. It was deleted, to be replaced with a corrected version in a second pressing for the series, that never happened dou to the failure of the 3" CD format.
     
  3. SA-708

    SA-708 Appalachian-American

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    Another new 3" CD for my collection, "Dig Lazarus Dig" by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. This is a 60 page 4" square book about the song and the album named for it, particularly the cover artwork. The single track CD is packaged inside the back cover.

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  4. Wildcat

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    One collector set released several years ago in Japan was the Carpenters singles box set. It contained 33 3" CD singles, being replicas of their original 45RPM releases. Even the disc labels matched the appearance of the 45s. It was pricey when first released; now it is through the stratosphere. I imagine it would be a pain to play all the way through the set, but on the other hand, the replicas are reportedly so impeccably rendered that it is a neat experience to handle the set in person.

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    https://www.discogs.com/Carpenters-Japanese-Single-Box/release/5545606
     
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  5. Impalaboy

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    I have been collecting 3" CDs since the mid-90s and have more than 800 in my collection. Yet there have been some posted on this thread that I have not seen before. I'd love to get my hands on that Carpenters set!

    I also have a collection of 3" CD-ROM discs. Here's a silly news story that was done on my collection back in the early to mid 2000s. My collection is considerably larger now. Enjoy!

     
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  6. SA-708

    SA-708 Appalachian-American

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    Welcome to AK.

    I can't recall if I've bought more of these since July. I do have more 3 inch CDs than I featured in this thread. I also have a few of the 3" CD personal disc players.
     
  7. Impalaboy

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    I would really like to add one of the 3" disc player to my collection, specifically the Sony D-88 but it's out of my price range.

    Most of my collection can be viewed here in you are interested: http://www.racksandtags.com/impalaboy/albums/?c=100

    I hope this thread continues...

    Happy collecting!
     
  8. SA-708

    SA-708 Appalachian-American

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    I need to get my collection catalog up-to-date. I've got most of them entered into Discogs but I think I've missed a few, both recent purchases and some that are in a "for trade" stack.

    I've got three models of Phillips 3" CD players (but not the Nike co-branded one), plus the Akai that's linked in the first post of this thread. I'd like one of the Sonys (the D-88 or D-82) but they do change hands at silly prices, plus the expense of getting the odd-sized battery refurbished. The ones I have use gumstick and/or AAA cells, but they are more recent players made for MP3s burned onto 3" CD-Rs (but do play redbook 3" CDs too) so they are not sought out by collectors like the Sony models.
     
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  9. SA-708

    SA-708 Appalachian-American

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    I got the catalog of my collection up-to-date. Some of the details from Discogs have not been proofread. but this looks to be accurate enough.
     

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  10. Impalaboy

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    How do I get to your collection on discogs? My discogs user name is impalaboy.
     

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