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Topic: Cataloguing My Prog Collection
Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Subject: Cataloguing My Prog Collection
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 10:42
Yes, it's another list. I finally got around to cataloguing my entire prog collection on CD (with the number of albums in brackets) whist listening to Rick Wakeman's 100+ albums. Smile
 
Canterbury Scene Total Albums = 14
 
Caravan (10); Steve Hillage (4)
 
Crossover Prog Total Albums = 99
 
Argent (1); Barclay James Harvest (6); Be Bop Deluxe (5); Kate Bush (8); Electric Light Orchestra (8); Peter Gabriel (1); Justin Hayward & John Lodge (1);  Kayak (2); The Moody Blues (16); Mike Oldfield (14); Sally Oldfield (3); The Alan Parsons Project (6); Robert Plant (5); Procol Harum (4); Radiohead (3); Rare Bird (2); Roxy Music (2); Todd Rundgren (5); Supertramp (3); Talk Talk (1); Roger Waters (4)
 
Eclectic Prog Total Albums = 17
 
Frumpy (1); Steve Hackett (5); King Crimson (1); Sky (2); Traffic (6); Van der Graaf Generator (2)
 
Heavy Prog Total Albums = 17
 
Porcupine Tree (5); Rush (2); Uriah Heep (10)
 
Indo Prog/Raga Rock Total Albums = 2
 
Quintessence (2)
 
Jazz-Rock/Fusion Total Albums = 74
 
Jeff Beck (5); Blood, Sweat & Tears (5); Chicago (6); Billy Cobham (1); Colosseum (1); Miles Davis (2); George Duke (8); Jan Hammer (1); Herbie Hancock (3); Return to Forever (1); Santana (30); Carlos Santana (1); Solution (2); Steely Dan (3); Lenny White (5)
 
Krautrock Total Albums = 1
 
Holger Czukay (1) 

Neo Prog Total Albums = 4

Marillion (4)
 
Prog Folk Total Albums = 54
 
Amazing Blondel (1); Tim Buckley (5); Clannad (6); Dead Can Dance (7); Judy Dyble (1); Espers (3); Iona (1); Jethro Tull (6); Loudest Whisper (1); John Martyn (3); Mellow Candle (1); Mostly Autumn (3); Pentangle (2); Strawbs (7); Trader Horne (1); Trees (2); Trembling Bells (4)
 
Prog Related Total Albums = 98
 
Jon Anderson (1); Asia (1); Peter Bardens (1); Black Sabbath (4); Blue Oyster Cult (8); David Bowie (10); Budgie (3); Fairport Convention (6); Flied Egg (1); David Gilmour (5); Roger Glover (1); Japan (1); Jean Michele Jarre (2); Jon & Vangelis (5); Journey (2); Led Zeppelin (14); Magna Carta (6); Mercury Rev (3); Jimmy Page & Robert Plant (2); Queen (8); Rainbow (1); Styx (1); Super Furry Animals (5); Vangelis (3); Wishbone Ash (4)
 
Progressive Electronic Total Albums = 27
 
Ian Boddy (5); Edgar Froese (5); Kitaro (1); Mark Shreeve (3); Tangerine Dream (12); Wavestar (1)
 
Progressive Metal Total Albums = 15
 
Dream Theater (7); Epica (1); Nightwish (7)
 
Proto Prog Total Albums = 62
 
Andromeda (1); The Beatles (4); Deep Purple (2); The Doors (8); The Gods (1); The Gun (1); H.P. Lovecraft (2); Jimi Hendrix (5); Iron Butterfly (5); It's a Beautiful Day (2); Jefferson Airplane (10); Nirvana (1); The Pretty Things (2); Spirit (5); Spooky Tooth (7); Tomorrow (1); Vanilla Fudge (5)
 
Psychedelic/Space Rock Total Albums = 31
 
Arcadium (1); Astra (2); Group 1850 (2);  Hawkwind (3); Jade Warrior (2); Man (5); Nektar (5); Pink Floyd (9); Pond (2)
 
Symphonic Prog Total Albums =62
 
Camel (9); Earth and Fire (2); Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1); The Enid (2); Focus (1); Fruupp (2); Genesis (9); Greenslade (1); Kansas (6); Nick Magnus (1); Renaissance (10); Rick Wakeman (5); Yes (13)
 
Total number of prog albums across all genres = 576



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Posted By: nick_h_nz
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 10:52
I don’t think I could ever find the time to catalog my collection in that way. 😱



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Posted By: progaardvark
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 11:07
I've been trying to do this on Rate Your Music. It started off easy, but it's starting to take more time because I have editions of releases not listed and I have to add them in myself, scan the covers of some of them, plus I have a stack of stuff where the artist doesn't exist. I've added a couple artists to RYM, but it's also time consuming. 

I have some classical music CDs not on the site, and the rules are really complex for those, so I haven't attempted them. Plus a stack of CDs I bought from the old independent artists site mp3.com (ca. late 1990s through about 2003). These artists are hard to add because they haven't had a web presence in years and I have to try to hunt them down on old web pages stored in the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.

I haven't even touched the vinyl stuff, though I sold off the bulk of that years ago.


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Posted By: nick_h_nz
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 11:12
Cataloguing your collection on somewhere like RYM or Discogs is easier though, than manually doing so against the PA database. I wouldn’t want to try working out how my CD collection would be divided by PA’s “genres”. It would take a long time, and would serve no purpose, apart from having done it. At least on RYM or Discogs or similar, it is more dynamic and useful. (Not that I’ve done it there, either....)



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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 11:18
Originally posted by nick_h_nz nick_h_nz wrote:

I don’t think I could ever find the time to catalog my collection in that way. 😱

It took me about four hours in total to list my entire prog collection, but the time passed really quickly listening to Rick Wakeman at the same time, and I came across several artists who I didn't realise were listed on ProgArchives, so it was time well spent. Smile


Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 11:24
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by nick_h_nz nick_h_nz wrote:

I don’t think I could ever find the time to catalog my collection in that way. 😱

It took me about four hours in total to list my entire prog collection, but the time passed really quickly listening to Rick Wakeman at the same time, and I came across several artists who I didn't realise were listed on ProgArchives, so it was time well spent. Smile

When you have hundreds of CDs and albums, just keeping them in alphabetical order is enough of a chore. Breaking individual bands and artists down by genre would be fruitless. Frank Zappa....let's see....he goes under Z, that's it. Not under fusion, doo-wap, musique concrete, orchestral, rock, or whatever. Just Z.


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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 11:32
Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by nick_h_nz nick_h_nz wrote:

I don’t think I could ever find the time to catalog my collection in that way. 😱

It took me about four hours in total to list my entire prog collection, but the time passed really quickly listening to Rick Wakeman at the same time, and I came across several artists who I didn't realise were listed on ProgArchives, so it was time well spent. Smile

When you have hundreds of CDs and albums, just keeping them in alphabetical order is enough of a chore. Breaking individual bands and artists down by genre would be fruitless. Frank Zappa....let's see....he goes under Z, that's it. Not under fusion, doo-wap, musique concrete, orchestral, rock, or whatever. Just Z.
Agree.....for my digital catalog I do have artists by genre using metadata edit software so it shows up when playing. Whether it is 100% accurate based on PA or any other list is not a worry for me, in a lot of cases I have made up genre or sub-genres, I mean it is MY music catalog Big smile.

For my records in my bins they are not in alphabetical order, they are separated by band/artist name. Although I do not mix for example The Flower Kings section is only that, does not include Anderson Stolt LP.

Although sounds like a great Covid stay home project....Catalog everything!


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Posted By: JD
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 11:34
So you did a beautiful job presenting your data in your opening post...then completely blew it by not giving us a total. I hate doing math so I'm not going to add them up myself.

As for my collection, back when we all used paper and pen/pencil, I had my LP's on recipe cards. Included year of release, and track list on A/B sides

When we finally got a PC (1990 I think) I started a spread sheet.
I'm in the final stages of completing it now as I do one more sift through the collection.
Still some blanks to fill in, I have separate tabs for LP's and CD's as well.
Looks something like this...






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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 12:01
^ Thanks for reminding me to include the grand total. Thumbs Up
 
Total number of prog albums across all genres = 565
 
That's out of a total of around 3,000 CD's overall.


Posted By: nick_h_nz
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 12:22
Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by nick_h_nz nick_h_nz wrote:

I don’t think I could ever find the time to catalog my collection in that way. 😱

It took me about four hours in total to list my entire prog collection, but the time passed really quickly listening to Rick Wakeman at the same time, and I came across several artists who I didn't realise were listed on ProgArchives, so it was time well spent. Smile

When you have hundreds of CDs and albums, just keeping them in alphabetical order is enough of a chore. Breaking individual bands and artists down by genre would be fruitless. Frank Zappa....let's see....he goes under Z, that's it. Not under fusion, doo-wap, musique concrete, orchestral, rock, or whatever. Just Z.

Agreed! I find it amazing that Paul organises his CDs by shelves, where each shelf represents a different genre. I don’t know how I would find anything. I mean, I guess I would get used to it. But anything other than alphabetical order seems additional effort that I personally couldn’t be bothered with. There are too many bands and artists that have traversed multiple genres across their discographies, without even worrying about those who have elements of multiple genres in just one release.

But each to their own. I would say that as his collection gets larger, he might turn to alphabetising, but given he has over 3000 CDs, and still organises/catalogues/shelves his collection by genre, I don’t think he’s going to change anytime soon....



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Posted By: nick_h_nz
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 12:25
Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Agree.....for my digital catalog I do have artists by genre using metadata edit software so it shows up when playing. Whether it is 100% accurate based on PA or any other list is not a worry for me, in a lot of cases I have made up genre or sub-genres, I mean it is MY music catalog Big smile.

For my records in my bins they are not in alphabetical order, they are separated by band/artist name. Although I do not mix for example The Flower Kings section is only that, does not include Anderson Stolt LP.

Although sounds like a great Covid stay home project....Catalog everything!

Physical collections are quite different from digital in that way. It is incredibly useful being able to sort or search through a digital collection by metadata (be it year, genre, record label, or whatever else you’ve ascribed to your collection). But for physical, anything other than alphabetical is terribly cumbersome.



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Posted By: progaardvark
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 12:39
I wonder if anyone out there arranges their collection by what they smell like.

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Posted By: Cristi
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 12:40
Originally posted by progaardvark progaardvark wrote:

I wonder if anyone out there arranges their collection by what they smell like.

ROFLMAO


Posted By: nick_h_nz
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 12:41
I know someone who organises their collection by record label, which is arguably even crazier than organising by genre. 🤔



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Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 12:43
Originally posted by nick_h_nz nick_h_nz wrote:

Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by nick_h_nz nick_h_nz wrote:

I don’t think I could ever find the time to catalog my collection in that way. 😱

It took me about four hours in total to list my entire prog collection, but the time passed really quickly listening to Rick Wakeman at the same time, and I came across several artists who I didn't realise were listed on ProgArchives, so it was time well spent. Smile

When you have hundreds of CDs and albums, just keeping them in alphabetical order is enough of a chore. Breaking individual bands and artists down by genre would be fruitless. Frank Zappa....let's see....he goes under Z, that's it. Not under fusion, doo-wap, musique concrete, orchestral, rock, or whatever. Just Z.

Agreed! I find it amazing that Paul organises his CDs by shelves, where each shelf represents a different genre. I don’t know how I would find anything. I mean, I guess I would get used to it. But anything other than alphabetical order seems additional effort that I personally couldn’t be bothered with. There are too many bands and artists that have traversed multiple genres across their discographies, without even worrying about those who have elements of multiple genres in just one release.

But each to their own. I would say that as his collection gets larger, he might turn to alphabetising, but given he has over 3000 CDs, and still organises/catalogues/shelves his collection by genre, I don’t think he’s going to change anytime soon....

Well, I've given up counting how many CDs and albums I have. And you are right, for physical product alphabetizing is the simplest way to go....the Occam's razor of finding a specific CD in a sea of CDs with tiny lettering along their spines. And even then, when you have 20-something Beatles or Jethro Tull or King Crimson CDs, even that takes a minute to find a specific one. And then there are the boxed sets. LOL


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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 12:48
Here's a list of how I organise my CD collection into 25 separate categories (for anyone who hasn't already seen it). Smile
 
 
Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
Box Sets
Classical Crossover
Country
Dance Music
Disco
Easy Listening
Electronica
Folk
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal
Indie Pop
Jazz-Funk/Smooth Jazz
New Age
Pop/Rock groups (2 full racks)
Prog Rock
Psychedelic Pop
Psychedelic Rock
Sophisti-Pop
Soul/Motown
Soundtracks
Synth Pop
Various Artists Compilations
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Vocal: Male


Posted By: nick_h_nz
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 12:52
Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

Well, I've given up counting how many CDs and albums I have. And you are right, for physical product alphabetizing is the simplest way to go....the Occam's razor of finding a specific CD in a sea of CDs with tiny lettering along their spines. And even then, when you have 20-something Beatles or Jethro Tull or King Crimson CDs, even that takes a minute to find a specific one. And then there are the boxed sets. LOL
Boxed sets and odd-sized digipaks are the only thing that stops my collection from being uniformly alphabetised. I suppose it depends on what kind of shelving/storage unit someone uses, but my shelves don’t allow much extra space in terms of height or depth, so if I can fit something in (including smaller box sets) then I will, but all the rest of the odds and sods have to find a place somewhere else. They are as alphabetised as possible, but because of the varying shapes and sizes, some pragmatism is applied. 🤷🏻‍♂️



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Posted By: geekfreak
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 12:53
@Psychedelic Paul Total respect for cataloging your collection but. I’m definitely absolutely 💯 % not doing it



You said it took you four hours! That’s some going...

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Posted By: nick_h_nz
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 12:53
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Here's a list of how I organise my CD collection into 25 separate categories (for anyone who hasn't already seen it). Smile

To be fair, it’s not the actual number of categories that is the problem. I have 26 separate categories (A-Z). 😜



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Posted By: JD
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 12:54
Originally posted by nick_h_nz nick_h_nz wrote:

I know someone who organizes their collection by record label, which is arguably even crazier than organizing by genre. 🤔

(Sorry, I did some spelling corrections)

This would probably still require the sub division of artist-title-year etc. I would think.
Every sorting hat will require some sort of sub sections


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Posted By: nick_h_nz
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 12:57
Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Originally posted by nick_h_nz nick_h_nz wrote:

I know someone who organizes their collection by record label, which is arguably even crazier than organizing by genre. 🤔

(Sorry, I did some spelling corrections)

This would probably still require the sub division of artist-title-year etc. I would think.
Every sorting hat will require some sort of sub sections

I don’t use American English, so it is not a correction so much as a change - but whatever floats your boat. Odd, though, as I thought Canadians tended not to use American English spellings? Do you write colour or color? 🤔

But otherwise, I’m not sure what you’re getting at. As you say, every form of organisation (or organization?🤷🏻‍♂️) requires a certain degree of sub-sections.

But alphabetising, and then sub-sections within the alphabetising is the simplest form. (Alphabetizing? How often do ‘s’s get changed to ‘z’ in American English?)

As soon are you are organising by any other method, chances are you’re going to be alphabetising at some point within, and then the same sub-sections those that alphabetising will still exist, but now they will be sub-sub-sections. Or something.

We all live in a yellow submarine....



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Posted By: Mirakaze
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 13:04
I was in a silly mood evidently and did the same thing:

  1. Jazz rock/Fusion: 50
    Brand X (7), The Brecker Brothers (1), Bruford (3), Centipede (1), Billy Cobham (1), Miles Davis (5), Dedalus (1), Farmers Market (1), Herbie Hancock (2), Hiromi Uehara (1), Allan Holdsworth (1), Mahavishnu Orchestra (3), Al Di Meola (6), Jaco Pastorius (1), Jean-Luc Ponty (6), Return To Forever (4), Squarepusher (2), Weather Report (3), The Tony Williams Lifetime (1)
  2. Symphonic prog: 49
    Camel (7), Emerson, Lake & Palmer (9), Focus (2), Genesis (15), Kaipa (1), Kansas (1), The Nice (1), Rick Wakeman (1), Yes (10)
  3. RIO/Avant-prog: 36
    Ahleuchatistas (1), Fred Frith (1), Geinoh Yamashirogumi (1), Henry Cow (4), Henry Kaiser (1), Mr. Bungle (3), Naked City (1), Rascal Reporters (1), Salle Gaveau (2), U Totem (1), Wha-Ha-Ha (1), Yowie (1), Frank Zappa (17), John Zorn (1)
  4. Canterbury Scene: 35
    Egg (3), Gilgamesh (3), Gong (3), Hatfield And The North (2), Steve Hillage (1), Hugh Hopper (1), National Health (5), Quiet Sun (1), Soft Machine (12), Supersister (2), Robert Wyatt (2)
  5. Eclectic prog: 29
    Adrian Belew (2), Bubblemath (1), Robert Fripp (3), Gentle Giant (8), Steve Hackett (2), Happy The Man (1), King Crimson (17), Storm Corrosion (1), UK (1), Van Der Graaf Generator (1)
  6. Crossover prog: 22
    Tony Banks (2), Electric Light Orchestra (3), Keith Emerson (1), Peter Gabriel (3), The Moody Blues (1), Nine Inch Nails (5), Mike Oldfield (4), Radiohead (2), Supertramp (1)
  7. Psychedelic/Space rock: 18
    Ozric Tentacles (2), Pink Floyd (16)
  8. Heavy prog: 6
    Atomic Rooster (1), Rush (5)
  9. Rock progressivo Italiano: 6
    Area (3), Premiata Forneria Marconi (3)
  10. Post-rock/Math rock: 3
    Aiming For Enrike (1), Nuito (1), Tera Melos (1)
  11. Progressive electronic: 3
    Brian Eno (2), Tangerine Dream (1)
  12. Krautrock: 2
    Can (1), Popol Vuh (1)
  13. Prog folk: 2
    Jethro Tull (2)
  14. Zeuhl: 2
    Magma (1), Ruins (1)
Total: 263
(I forwent the proto-prog and prog-related categories because it became a little too tedious to constantly have to look up which artists are deemed progressive enough to be listed on this site)


Posted By: nick_h_nz
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 13:08
Good Lord, this is worrying. I’m starting to feel the urge to attempt this myself..... 😱

[EDIT] For the record, no re-organising of my collection. That shall always be alphabetical. But merely interest to see how much I listen to from each of the PA “genres”. The likelihood is, I hope, that after a good night’s sleep this madness will have left my mind. 



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Posted By: SteveG
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 13:14
Prog: 2000 albums. Not prog: 3000 albums. There, catalogued.

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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 13:16
Originally posted by Mirakaze Mirakaze wrote:

I was in a silly mood evidently and did the same thing:

  1. Jazz rock/Fusion: 50
    Brand X (7), The Brecker Brothers (1), Bruford (3), Centipede (1), Billy Cobham (1), Miles Davis (5), Dedalus (1), Farmers Market (1), Herbie Hancock (2), Hiromi Uehara (1), Allan Holdsworth (1), Mahavishnu Orchestra (3), Al Di Meola (6), Jaco Pastorius (1), Jean-Luc Ponty (6), Return To Forever (4), Squarepusher (2), Weather Report (3), The Tony Williams Lifetime (1)
  2. Symphonic prog: 49
    Camel (7), Emerson, Lake & Palmer (9), Focus (2), Genesis (15), Kaipa (1), Kansas (1), The Nice (1), Rick Wakeman (1), Yes (10)
  3. RIO/Avant-prog: 36
    Ahleuchatistas (1), Fred Frith (1), Geinoh Yamashirogumi (1), Henry Cow (4), Henry Kaiser (1), Mr. Bungle (3), Naked City (1), Rascal Reporters (1), Salle Gaveau (2), U Totem (1), Wha-Ha-Ha (1), Yowie (1), Frank Zappa (17), John Zorn (1)
  4. Canterbury Scene: 35
    Egg (3), Gilgamesh (3), Gong (3), Hatfield And The North (2), Steve Hillage (1), Hugh Hopper (1), National Health (5), Quiet Sun (1), Soft Machine (12), Supersister (2), Robert Wyatt (2)
  5. Eclectic prog: 29
    Adrian Belew (2), Bubblemath (1), Robert Fripp (3), Gentle Giant (8), Steve Hackett (2), Happy The Man (1), King Crimson (17), Storm Corrosion (1), UK (1), Van Der Graaf Generator (1)
  6. Crossover prog: 22
    Tony Banks (2), Electric Light Orchestra (3), Keith Emerson (1), Peter Gabriel (3), The Moody Blues (1), Nine Inch Nails (5), Mike Oldfield (4), Radiohead (2), Supertramp (1)
  7. Psychedelic/Space rock: 18
    Ozric Tentacles (2), Pink Floyd (16)
  8. Heavy prog: 6
    Atomic Rooster (1), Rush (5)
  9. Rock progressivo Italiano: 6
    Area (3), Premiata Forneria Marconi (3)
  10. Post-rock/Math rock: 3
    Aiming For Enrike (1), Nuito (1), Tera Melos (1)
  11. Progressive electronic: 3
    Brian Eno (2), Tangerine Dream (1)
  12. Krautrock: 2
    Can (1), Popol Vuh (1)
  13. Prog folk: 2
    Jethro Tull (2)
  14. Zeuhl: 2
    Magma (1), Ruins (1)
Total: 263
(I forwent the proto-prog and prog-related categories because it became a little too tedious to constantly have to look up which artists are deemed progressive enough to be listed on this site)
I'm jealous now. You have several artists on your list that I wish I had in my CD collection too. Thumbs Up


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 13:17
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Prog: 2000 albums. Not prog: 3000 albums. There, catalogued.
 
That was quick. Tongue


Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 13:43
My full collection is on Gnosis under Ian Carss

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Posted By: JD
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 13:53
Originally posted by nick_h_nz nick_h_nz wrote:

Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Originally posted by nick_h_nz nick_h_nz wrote:

I know someone who organizes their collection by record label, which is arguably even crazier than organizing by genre. 🤔

(Sorry, I did some spelling corrections)

This would probably still require the sub division of artist-title-year etc. I would think.
Every sorting hat will require some sort of sub sections

I don’t use American English, so it is not a correction so much as a change - but whatever floats your boat. Odd, though, as I thought Canadians tended not to use American English spellings? Do you write colour or color? 🤔


Colour
Favour etc.

But funny thing, now that you pointed it out, organizing is the only instance of this spelling I think I use. Alphabetising is the way I would have written it as well. I don't know where I get that. Must be from my project management training.


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Posted By: zwordser
Date Posted: January 17 2021 at 21:40
I keep a spreadsheet, cataloguing by Artist, with counts of albums for each artist. 

My goal was to reach 1000 Prog/Prog related albums by the end of 2020..   Which I did! (by acquiring tracks from The Nice-- The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack on Dec. 30).

But, admittedly, for about a quarter of my collection, I don't have the entire album, just sample tracks from an album: usually 2-3.  Plus a handful of albums I once had are lost, so it ain't really quite 1000, but I'm happy at least that's what it says now in my totals column.



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Posted By: Rednight
Date Posted: January 18 2021 at 10:39
This thread reminds me of that scene from High Fidelity. Admittedly, shamefully, I'll state that I only have about roughly 1,000 CDs and albums (not even in the same league as many of you folks, assuredly). Still, the prospect and task of cataloging them is daunting. Every time some well-meaning friend asks me to borrow something, I'm stuck with sifting through boxes in some mad search for the item which takes time. Then there are the jarring verbal blows from the wife while engaged in the effort (she just doesn't understand). I can see quite clearly why some decide to back up their collections on computer and then sell them off. A truly viable alternative.

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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: January 18 2021 at 10:48
Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

This thread reminds me of that scene from High Fidelity. Admittedly, shamefully, I'll state that I only have about roughly 1,000 CDs and albums (not even in the same league as many of you folks, assuredly). Still, the prospect and task of cataloging them is daunting. Every time some well-meaning friend asks me to borrow something, I'm stuck with sifting through boxes in some mad search for the item which takes time. Then there are the jarring verbal blows from the wife while engaged in the effort (she just doesn't understand). I can see quite clearly why some decide to back up their collections on computer and then sell them off. A truly viable alternative.
 
3,000 CD's are relatively easy to catalogue compared to the 16,000 artists and 80,000 album covers stored on my laptop. Smile


Posted By: nick_h_nz
Date Posted: January 18 2021 at 10:52
Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

This thread reminds me of that scene from High Fidelity. Admittedly, shamefully, I'll state that I only have about roughly 1,000 CDs and albums (not even in the same league as many of you folks, assuredly). Still, the prospect and task of cataloging them is daunting. Every time some well-meaning friend asks me to borrow something, I'm stuck with sifting through boxes in some mad search for the item which takes time. Then there are the jarring verbal blows from the wife while engaged in the effort (she just doesn't understand). I can see quite clearly why some decide to back up their collections on computer and then sell them off. A truly viable alternative.

The amount of times I have thought of backing up to hard drive and selling off my CDs, I couldn’t count on my hands and feet. I just can’t bring myself to make that one final step - even though in so many ways, it makes so much sense.

After moving from NZ to the UK, my collection for quite some time lived in boxes, so I understand that agony. I eventually made a purchase of one of The Wizard rotating floor to ceiling shelving units I saw advertised in the back pages of Prog magazine. I love being able to get to almost all my collection so easily, and instead of boxes in a spare bedroom, my collection is now in a corner of the living room. (Good thing, too, as since then we’ve had more children, and there are no more spare bedrooms....)

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Posted By: JD
Date Posted: January 18 2021 at 11:16
^ My only concern with that style of holder is the possibility of CD's flying off as I rotate it.I know it's a low probability but luck is not my friend sometimes.
Here's what I use, they sit nicely against the wall as you can see. Each row holds about 65 single Jewel cases, give or take. the overflow goes into cut down photocopy boxes that you can just see on the shelves in the upper RH corner of the picture.





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Posted By: nick_h_nz
Date Posted: January 18 2021 at 11:28
Oh my goodness, no. I think that would be an impossibility. It’s so bloody heavy to move, that you’d struggle to move it around fast enough for the discs to even move a little, let alone fly off the shelves. Even empty, it doesn’t turn quickly, though it does turn very smoothly and easily. In terms of (not) taking up space, I highly recommend it.



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Posted By: progaardvark
Date Posted: January 18 2021 at 12:11
Storage has always been an ongoing issue. I've been thinking about getting a similar rotating tower that holds 1600 CDs. Right now I'm using a six-drawer dresser, a double-wide tower, and a single tower. The rotating tower would shrink the amount of space being taken by the dresser as it's 2 feet square. I could get two towers with the freed up space. Still thinking about it.

I'm also dealing with having more books than shelving. I believe I have about 1200 books to deal with. I might go with an IKEA solution for this. They're taller by an entire shelf and wider than what I currently have. Their shelving seems sturdier than the cheap fiberboard bookcases I now have. Some of the shelves are starting to sag in the middle.


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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: January 19 2021 at 07:37
Been meaning to do this for a while so gave me a good excuse. I've used PA's genre classifications which don't always make sense in the real world (Black Sabbath Prog Related versus Heavy Metal?). My collection is just north of 2000 albums of which around 1600 are 'prog' by those definitions. I limited the band list to top 5 max.

1. Avant - 553
Art Zoyd (21), Henry Cow (15), Univers Zero (13), Miriodor (10), Uz Jsme Doma (10)
2. Eclectic - 145
King Crimson (30), Van Der Graaf Generator (9), Gentle Giant (8), Djam Kharet (7), Gosta Berlings Saga (6)
3. Jazz Rock/Fusion - 125
elephant9 (7), Jaga Jazzist (6), Forgas Band Phenomena (4), Ghost Rhythms (4), Mahavishnu Orchestra (4)
4. Crossover - 102
Mike Oldfield (16), Radiohead (9), Bent Knee (7), Knifeworld (4), Supertramp (4)
5. Electronic - 84
Tangerine Dream (14), Steve Roach (10), Klaus Schulze (8), Radio Massacre International (7), Richard Pinhas (4)
6. Canterbury - 82
Soft Machine (10), Gong (8), Caravan (5), National Health (5), The Muffins (5)
7. Zeuhl - 81
Magma (12), Scherzoo (5), Koenji Hyakkei (4), Unit Wail (4), Eskaton (3)
8. Folk Prog - 74
Jethro Tull (12), Dead Can Dance (7), Jack O The Clock (6), Roy Harper (5), North Sea Radio Orchestra (5)
9. Psyche/Space - 66
Pink Floyd (14), Hawkwind (8), Ozric Tentacles (6), Aquaserge (4), The Future Kings Of England (4)
10. Prog Related - 61
Black Sabbath (10), Jean Michel Jarre (8), Led Zeppelin (8), David Gilmour (5), Muse (5)
11. Symphonic - 58
Yes (6), Genesis (6), Camel (5), Echolyn (5), Anglagard (4)
12. Krautrock - 35
CAN (7), Amon Duul II (5), Popol Vuh (5), Ashra Tempel (3), Faust (3)
13. Post Rock - 34
Sigur Ros (7), Godspeed You! Black Emporer (5), Tortoise (3), God Is An Astronaut (2), Bohren & Der Club Of Gore (2)
14. Heavy - 32
Porcupine Tree (5), Rush (5), A Formal Horse (4), Hedvig Mollestad (4), Uriah Heap (3)
15. Italian - 15
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso(3), Premiata Forneria Marconi (3), Area (2)
16. Post Metal - 14
Tool (4), Gordian Knot (2), Unexpect (2)
17. Extreme Prog Metal - 12
Animals As Leaders (3), Behold The Arctopus (3)
18. Prog Metal - 12
Diablo Swing Orchestra (4), Ephemeral Sun (3), Liquid Tension Experiment (2)
19. Neo - 9
Asturias (5), Sanguine Hum (2)
20. Math Rock - 8
Battles (3), Don Caballero (3)
21. Proto Prog - 8
Deep Purple (8)
22. Indo Raga - 3
Third Ear Band (3)

Top country wise it looks like (total collection):-
England (585), USA (547), France (204), Multi National (111), Germany (81), Belgium (70), Canada (59), Sweden (51), Italy (44), Norway (40), Switzerland (37), Japan (31), Australia (25), Russia (21), Mexico (20, Spain (16), Finland (13), Czech Rep (10)

By Decade (whole collection)
50's - 9, 60's - 32, 70's - 439, 80's - 175, 90's - 193, 00's - 393, 10's - 729, 20's - 76






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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: January 19 2021 at 07:39
Hi,

I'll catalog my stuff sometime after I'm long gone and my ashes are spread to the waters in a lake.

Listening and loving it is more important to me ... not the numbers!


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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: January 19 2021 at 08:01
I was really surprised I had as many as 565 CD albums categorised as prog on ProgArchives, because when I counted the actual number of CD albums stored on my Prog-Rock rack, it only numbered around 180 albums. Smile


Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: January 19 2021 at 08:04
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

I was really surprised I had as many as 565 CD albums categorised as prog on ProgArchives, because when I counted the actual number of CD albums stored on my Prog-Rock rack, it only numbered around 180 albums. Smile

You looked up 565 CDs to see if they were on PA or not? Don't forget PA includes a number of artists who I have a fair number of albums by but would never catalogue under "prog" - Kate Bush and Led Zep to name but two.


Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: January 19 2021 at 08:18
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

I was really surprised I had as many as 565 CD albums categorised as prog on ProgArchives, because when I counted the actual number of CD albums stored on my Prog-Rock rack, it only numbered around 180 albums. Smile

You looked up 565 CDs to see if they were on PA or not? Don't forget PA includes a number of artists who I have a fair number of albums by but would never catalogue under "prog" - Kate Bush and Led Zep to name but two.

Well with PA's tagging you only need to check the band rather than album, so all Jethro Tull's albums are Folk Prog, all Gong's albums are Canterbury. I checked every band in my cataloguing, you also have those Prog Related bands like Led Zep & Sabbath where I'd have them in Metal.


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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: January 19 2021 at 08:19
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

I was really surprised I had as many as 565 CD albums categorised as prog on ProgArchives, because when I counted the actual number of CD albums stored on my Prog-Rock rack, it only numbered around 180 albums. Smile

You looked up 565 CDs to see if they were on PA or not? Don't forget PA includes a number of artists who I have a fair number of albums by but would never catalogue under "prog" - Kate Bush and Led Zep to name but two.
I didn't look up all 565 CD's on PA individually, but looked up the artists. For instance, I have 30 Santana CD's, 16 Moody Blues CD's, 14 Mike Oldfield CD's, 14 Led Zeppelin CD's and 10 Uriah Heep CD's, all of which are included on PA but aren't included on my Prog-Rock CD rack at home. Smile


Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: January 19 2021 at 18:44
Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

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Hi,

That's almost exactly what my collection looks like ... the picture cuts a part of the LP's and mine would be at least 6 times that many LP's showing. At one time it was over 2500 LP's.



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Posted By: JD
Date Posted: January 19 2021 at 19:17
Here's a more complete shot.




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Posted By: Spacegod87
Date Posted: January 19 2021 at 21:17
^ Beautiful!

Also, I wish I had the time for any of the shenanigans going on in this thread. 
Too much work.
Maybe on the weekend.


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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: July 11 2022 at 01:48
Recent CD Purchases:-

Alan Parsons - Try Anything Once
Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky
Alan Parsons Project - The Collection

Amazing Blondel - On with the Show

The Byrds - Fifth Dimension
The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers

Dando Shaft - Dando Shaft

Genesis - Calling All Stations

Jethro Tull - Minstrel in the Gallery
Jethro Tull - A Passion Play
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Jethro Tull - Living in the Past

Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
Marillion - Fugazi
Marillion - Marbles

Joni Mitchell - Ladies of the Canyon
Joni Mitchell - Night Ride Home
Joni Mitchell - Turbulent Indigo

Nektar - A Tab in the Ocean
Nektar - Remember the Future
Nektar - Sounds Like This
Nektar - Down to Earth
Nektar - Recycled

Rush - Permanent Waves
Rush - Signals
Rush - Grace Under Pressure
Rush - Counterparts
Rush - Presto
 
Styx - Paradise Theater
The Swans - Photographs & Letters

The Who - Ultimate Collection (2 CD's)

Wishbone Ash - No Smoke Without Fire

Richard Wright - Broken China


Posted By: Jared
Date Posted: July 11 2022 at 04:41
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Recent CD Purchases:-

Alan Parsons - Try Anything Once

One of my very favourite albums, as you can tell... Big smile

As a matter of interest, how many of those purchases came from Oxfam in West Bridgford, Paul?


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: July 11 2022 at 06:35
Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Recent CD Purchases:-

Alan Parsons - Try Anything Once

One of my very favourite albums, as you can tell... Big smile

As a matter of interest, how many of those purchases came from Oxfam in West Bridgford, Paul?
Roughly half of those CD's were purchased from Oxfam Music in West Bridgford. The rest were bought from other local charity shops and car boot sales. The most expensive purchases on the list were Richard Wright's Broken China and Marillion's Marbles album, both bought from Langley Mill Records for £6 each - but still a bargain. My favourite Alan Parsons Project album is their debut, but I haven't yet got around to listening to the solo Alan Parsons album..... Hopefully, I'll want to try it more than once. Big smile


Posted By: Jared
Date Posted: July 11 2022 at 08:02
^^ Well, you liked the Janison Edge, so I have every faith in you.. Wink

I rarely find anything in these rural charity shops around me, but I did have that rather special little haul in Ledbury last week, I posted about in the Recent Purchases thread... just a few once in a while is enough to maintain your faith in humanity. Smile


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: July 11 2022 at 08:16
Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

^^ Well, you liked the Janison Edge, so I have every faith in you.. Wink

I rarely find anything in these rural charity shops around me, but I did have that rather special little haul in Ledbury last week, I posted about in the Recent Purchases thread... just a few once in a while is enough to maintain your faith in humanity. Smile
I almost forgot to mention the recent purchase of a 5-CD box set of Nektar albums from Amazon. Smile


Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: July 11 2022 at 10:29
Broken China isn't very good IMHO compared to Wet Dreams. All that Tull is excellent.

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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: July 11 2022 at 10:38
Broken China isn't very good IMHO compared to Wet Dreams. All that Tull is excellent.

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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: July 11 2022 at 10:55
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Broken China isn't very good IMHO compared to Wet Dreams. All that Tull is excellent.

I bought Broken China mainly for its rarity value, even though I much prefer Wet Dreams. Smile


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: July 17 2022 at 13:58
Bargain of the Year! The Gun: the Proto-Prog masterpiece purchased from the Air Ambulance charity shop in West Bridgford this week for just 95p! Big smile

5 stars 1968: The Gun - The Gun -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ihbulbj0NM" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ihbulbj0NM

THE GUN were an English Hard Rock band consisting of Mr Smith & Mr Wesson, otherwise known as Paul & Adrian Gurvitz, with Louie Farrell providing covering fire on percussion. Gun were previously known as The Knack, with no relation to the band who later had a hit with "My Sharona". Gun were one of the most powerful bands in the land at the time, with a proto- metal sound that could blow your hat clean off. Gun are perhaps best-known for their hit song "Race with the Devil", which went racing like a bullet up the U.K singles chart to No. 8 in November 1968. The high calibre locked and loaded sound of Gun were a Magnum Force to reckon with, opening fire with two Sudden Impact albums in a row:- "Gun" (1968) and "Gunsight" (1969). Brothers Paul & Adrian Gurvitz later went on to deliver another storming Gurvitz Blitz in the early 1970's with their platoon of Three Man Army, which subsequently became the Baker Gurvitz Army, featuring Ginger Baker of Cream. Gun's fired-up debut album has the distinction of being the first album cover designed by album art supremo Roger Dean. Gun will really make your day, but in all the excitement, it's hard to remember whether they fired off seven or eight chambered rounds (or songs) on their debut, or eleven or twelve songs with CD bonus tracks added from The Dead Pool of unused songs. Do you feel lucky?

You're very lucky indeed if you're the proud owner of the original vinyl Gun album, and what better way to open the album than with "Race with the Devil". It's a devilishly good song featuring a killer riff which is arguably one of the best-known speed riffs in the world of Rock. There's no mistaking the dual guitar blitzkrieg of the Gurvitz brothers on "Race with the Devil" and the song also features some marvellously over-the-top manic vocals. It's one of those timeless Rock classics: once heard, never forgotten. The sonic power and speed of the music hits the listener straight between the eyes when combined with the stunning simplicity of the lyrics:- "You better run from the devil's gun, He'll seek you here, He'll seek you there, The devil will seek you everywhere" ...... "Race with the Devil" was a hit song here, there and virtually everywhere. Jimi Hendrix paid tribute to it on his song "Machine Gun" at the Isle of Wight festival in 1970, and it was later famously covered by Heavy Metal band Girlschool on their 1980 "Demolition" debut. Now that we're all fired up from the storming opener, it's time for "The Sad Saga of the Boy and the Bee". You can put the Kleenex tissues away though, because this is a tremendously uplifting song and not remotely sad at all. It's a psychedelic phantasmagorical delight, featuring a grand orchestral opening, the familiar thunderous sound of the Gurvitz brothers twin blitzing guitar attacks, and not forgetting drummer Louie Farrell pounding away ferociously in the background at a frenzied pace. This magnificent epic even includes a wild and demonic version of Rimsky- Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumble Bee" for good measure too. Our third piece of music "Rupert's Travels" takes us on a brief semi-classical instrumental journey of flamenco guitars and full orchestra, which has obvious parallels with Mason Williams "Classical Gas", released in the same flower-power year of 1968. If your eardrums haven't yet been pounded into submission, then try "Yellow Cab Man". Get ready to be taken on a wild psychedelic taxi ride from hell with blood-crazed psychopath Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), in a song that's all about a Taxi Driver struggling to make a living in the Mean Streets of The Big Apple (circa 1968). "You talking to me!??" ...... "Yellow Cab Man" murderously rampages its way through a Purple Haze of four unrelenting minutes of freaky acid guitar licks and pummelling percussion. The music is just as wild and fuzzy as the Gurvitz brothers frizzy 1960's afro-hairdos. Having blazed a trail through four romping, stomping songs, we now arrive at one of the most bizarre songs on the album: "It Won't Be Long (Heartbeat)". This song is as barmy as an army of weirdy-beardy vegetarians working at a meat-packing plant. The song opens to a cacophony of discordant sounds before emerging into a typical plodding blues riff, sounding like the heartbeat of the title. It's the echoing off-kilter vocals which really sets this freaky song apart though, and listen out for the very strange ending when the "heartbeat" slows..right...down....to.....a......crawl.......and........then.........comes..........to..........a...........complete............Stop.

The Gurvitz power trio are gunning for glory with the opening number on Side Two, so Pop the champagne cork and get ready to celebrate with the Beatle-esque sound of "Sunshine" - a warm and radiant burst of glorious Sunshine Pop. This bright and bubbly fizzy Pop concoction is overflowing with triumphant hope and optimism, and features a rousing chorus that's positively bursting with joy and love:- "Sun shines brightly every day, Let it shine, Let it shine." ..... It's a song which inevitably brings to mind the equally joyous sound of "Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream. It's Poptastic! We're entering moody and magnificent territory now with the stupendous sound of "Rat Race" - a celestial song which has all of the anthemic majesty and splendour of "Nights in White Satin", complete with lush strings and heavenly harmonies to die for. It's an epic ballad which proudly displays its pompous prog colours in a richly orchestrated symphonic soundscape. And now for something completely different as we arrive at the eighth and final song on the album: "Take Off!" This is where Gun really get to fly high and trip the light fantastic by throwing caution to the wind in an 11-minute long psychedelic freak out. The storming closing number is a booming and bombastic show of force where the band are going out with all guns blazing in this supersonic blast from the past.

Gun's stunning debut has all the unstoppable power and force of Dirty Harry's Smith & Wesson fifty calibre Magnum revolver. Gun is one of the highest rated albums on ProgArchives, and deservedly so too. The album comes pre-loaded with eight high calibre, full metal jacketed songs, with extra ammo provided on the CD reissue. Go out and buy the album from your local Gun dealer. It'll make your day!



Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 28 2022 at 03:10
Latest update with recent purchases added:-

Canterbury Scene Total Albums = 14
 
Caravan (10); Steve Hillage (4)
 
Crossover Prog Total Albums = 105
 
Tori Amos (1); Argent (1); Barclay James Harvest (6); Be Bop Deluxe (5); Kate Bush (8); Electric Light Orchestra (8); Peter Gabriel (1); Justin Hayward & John Lodge (1);  Kayak (2); The Moody Blues (16); Mike Oldfield (15); Sally Oldfield (3); The Alan Parsons Project (7); Robert Plant (5); Procol Harum (4); Radiohead (3); Rare Bird (2); Roxy Music (3); Todd Rundgren (5); Supertramp (3); Talk Talk (2); Roger Waters (3); Richard Wright (1)
 
Eclectic Prog Total Albums = 19
 
Frumpy (1); Steve Hackett (5); King Crimson (1); Sky (4); Traffic (6); Van der Graaf Generator (2)
 
Heavy Prog Total Albums = 22
 
Porcupine Tree (5); Rush (7); Uriah Heep (10)
 
Indo Prog/Raga Rock Total Albums = 2
 
Quintessence (2)
 
Jazz-Rock/Fusion Total Albums = 75
 
Jeff Beck (5); Blood, Sweat & Tears (5); Chicago (7); Billy Cobham (1); Colosseum (1); Miles Davis (2); George Duke (8); Jan Hammer (1); Herbie Hancock (3); Return to Forever (1); Santana (30); Carlos Santana (1); Solution (2); Steely Dan (3); Lenny White (5)
 
Krautrock Total Albums = 1
 
Holger Czukay (1) 

Neo Prog Total Albums = 3

Marillion (3)
 
Prog Folk Total Albums = 68
 
Amazing Blondel (2); Tim Buckley (5); Clannad (9); Dead Can Dance (7); Judy Dyble (1); Espers (3); Iona (1); Jethro Tull (10); Loudest Whisper (1); John Martyn (5); Mellow Candle (1); Joni Mitchell (4) Mostly Autumn (3); Pentangle (2); Strawbs (7); Trader Horne (1); Trees (2); Trembling Bells (4)
 
Prog Related Total Albums = 107
 
Jon Anderson (2); Asia (1); Peter Bardens (1); Black Sabbath (4); Blue Oyster Cult (8); David Bowie (11); Budgie (3); Fairport Convention (6); Flied Egg (1); David Gilmour (5); Roger Glover (1); Japan (1); Jean Michele Jarre (3); Jon & Vangelis (5); Journey (2); Led Zeppelin (14); Magna Carta (6); Mercury Rev (3); Jimmy Page & Robert Plant (2); Alan Parsons (1) Queen (8); Rainbow (1); Styx (2); Super Furry Animals (5); Vangelis (6); Wishbone Ash (5)
 
Progressive Electronic Total Albums = 27
 
Ian Boddy (5); Edgar Froese (5); Kitaro (1); Mark Shreeve (3); Tangerine Dream (12); Wavestar (1)
 
Progressive Metal Total Albums = 15
 
Dream Theater (7); Epica (1); Nightwish (7)
 
Proto Prog Total Albums = 62
 
Andromeda (1); The Beatles (4); Deep Purple (2); The Doors (8); The Gods (1); The Gun (1); H.P. Lovecraft (2); Jimi Hendrix (5); Iron Butterfly (5); It's a Beautiful Day (2); Jefferson Airplane (10); Nirvana (1); The Pretty Things (2); Spirit (5); Spooky Tooth (7); Tomorrow (1); Vanilla Fudge (5)
 
Psychedelic/Space Rock Total Albums = 31
 
Arcadium (1); Astra (2); Group 1850 (2);  Hawkwind (3); Jade Warrior (2); Man (5); Nektar (5) Pink Floyd (9); Pond (2)
 
Symphonic Prog Total Albums =64
 
Camel (9); Earth and Fire (2); Emerson, Lake & Palmer (2); The Enid (2); Fruupp (2); Genesis (11); Greenslade (1); Kansas (6); Nick Magnus (1); Renaissance (10); Rick Wakeman (5); Yes (13)
 
Total number of prog albums across all genres = 634

Recent Purchases:-

Amazing Blondel - On with the Show (Prog Folk)

Tori Amos - Under the Pink (Crossover Prog) Ermm

Jon Anderson - Toltec (Prog Related) Ouch

David Bowie - Nothing Has Changed (Prog Related)

Chicago - The Heart of Chicago 1967-1997 (Jazz Rock/Fusion)

Clannad - Lore (Prog Folk)
Clannad - Anam (Prog Folk)
Clannad - Banba (Prog Folk) 

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (Symphonic Prog)

Genesis - Invisible Touch (Symphonic Prog) Wacko
Genesis - Calling All Stations (Symphonic Prog) Wacko

The Gun - Gun (Proto Prog)

Jean Michel Jarre - Rendezvous (Prog Related)

Jethro Tull - Minstrel in the Gallery (Prog Folk)
Jethro Tull - A Passion Play (Prog Folk)
Jethro Tull - Living in the Past (Prog Folk)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (Prog Folk)

Marillion - Misplaced Childhood (Neo Prog)
Marillion - Marbles (Neo Prog)
Marillion - Fugazi (Neo Prog)

John Martyn - Sweet Little Mystery (Prog Folk) 
John Martyn - Sapphire (Prog Folk)

Joni Mitchell - Night Ride Home (Not on ProgArchives) Cry
Joni Mitchell - Turbulent Indigo (Not on ProgArchives) Cry
Joni Mitchell - Ladies of the Canyon (Not on ProgArchives) Cry

Nektar - A Tab in the Ocean (Psychedelic/Space Rock)
Nektar - Remember the Future (Psychedelic/Space Rock)
Nektar - Sounds Like This (Psychedelic/Space Rock)
Nektar - Down to Earth (Psychedelic/Space Rock)
Nektar - Recycled (Psychedelic/Space Rock)

Mike Oldfield - The Orchestral Tubular Bells (Crossover Prog)

Alan Parsons - Try Anything Once (Prog Related)

The Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky (Crossover Prog)

Rush - Permanent Waves (Heavy Prog)
Rush - Presto (Heavy Prog)
Rush - Counterpoints (Heavy Prog)
Rush - Signals (Heavy Prog)
Rush - Grace Under Pressure (Heavy Prog)

Sky - Sky (Eclectic Prog)
Sky - Sky 3 (Eclectic Prog)

Styx - Paradise Theater (Prog Related)

Talk Talk - Natural History (Crossover Prog) LOL

Vangelis - Mythodea (Prog Related)

Roger Waters - The Pros and Cons of Hitch-Hiking (Crossover Prog)

Wishbone Ash - No Smoke Without Fire (Prog Related)

Richard Wright - Broken China (Crossover Prog)


Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: August 30 2022 at 12:48

very interested to know, Paul Smile


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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 30 2022 at 13:24
Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:


very interested to know, Paul Smile

I had no idea I had so many "prog" albums on CD, but maybe that's because I'd only counted my Symphonic Prog albums as being "genuine bona fide prog" previously. Wink


Posted By: Jared
Date Posted: August 30 2022 at 13:33
Paul, which 6 Barclay James Harvest albums do you own?

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Music has always been a matter of energy to me. On some nights I believe that a car with the needle on empty can run 50 more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio. Hunter S Thompson


Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: August 30 2022 at 14:01

I can tell that similarly to you, Paul, my fave styles are Symph, JRF and Folk, except from that Symph is to much larger degree
than in your case. I disregard here "Crossover", as it's too diverse to conclude anything. 

Edit:
Not quite right, as I'm fond of as many Psych/Space albums as Folk.




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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 30 2022 at 14:06
Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

Paul, which 6 Barclay James Harvest albums do you own?
 
Barclay James Harvest and Other Stories
Everyone is Everybody Else
Time Honoured Ghosts
Octoberon
XII
Mockingbird (compilation)


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 30 2022 at 14:12
Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:


I can tell that similarly to you, Paul, my fave styles are Symph, JRF and Folk, except from that Symph is to much larger degree
than in your case. I disregard here "Crossover", as it's too diverse to conclude anything. 

Edit:
Not quite right, as I'm fond of as many Psych/Space albums as Folk.
 
I've always thought of Barclay James Harvest as a Symphonic Prog band - although they're listed here on PA as Crossover Prog - and they're more than just a Poor Man's Moody Blues to me. Smile
 


Posted By: Jared
Date Posted: August 30 2022 at 14:24
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

Paul, which 6 Barclay James Harvest albums do you own?
 
Barclay James Harvest and Other Stories
Everyone is Everybody Else
Time Honoured Ghosts
Octoberon
XII
Mockingbird (compilation)

EiEE is my fave... Octoberon, probably my 2nd.. Clap


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Music has always been a matter of energy to me. On some nights I believe that a car with the needle on empty can run 50 more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio. Hunter S Thompson


Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: August 30 2022 at 14:33
Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:

I can tell that similarly to you, Paul, my fave styles are Symph, JRF and Folk, except from that Symph is to much larger degree
than in your case. I disregard here "Crossover", as it's too diverse to conclude anything. 

Edit:
Not quite right, as I'm fond of as many Psych/Space albums as Folk.

If to be precise, I can't be quite sure about Symph either, as I've never made a separate list for my Symph albums.


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Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: August 30 2022 at 14:37
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

I've always thought of Barclay James Harvest as a Symphonic Prog band - although they're listed here on PA as Crossover Prog - and they're more than just a Poor Man's Moody Blues to me. Smile

I'm afraid to say that I have another opinion about BJH. Smile


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Posted By: Jared
Date Posted: August 30 2022 at 14:41
Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

I've always thought of Barclay James Harvest as a Symphonic Prog band - although they're listed here on PA as Crossover Prog - and they're more than just a Poor Man's Moody Blues to me. Smile

I'm afraid to say that I have another opinion about BJH. Smile

I think Gone to Earth was possibly the last decent album they made, XII is passable.. after that, it really became soft easy listening pop-rock...


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Music has always been a matter of energy to me. On some nights I believe that a car with the needle on empty can run 50 more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio. Hunter S Thompson


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 30 2022 at 15:56
Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

I've always thought of Barclay James Harvest as a Symphonic Prog band - although they're listed here on PA as Crossover Prog - and they're more than just a Poor Man's Moody Blues to me. Smile

I'm afraid to say that I have another opinion about BJH. Smile

I think Gone to Earth was possibly the last decent album they made, XII is passable.. after that, it really became soft easy listening pop-rock...
I'd Love to get hold of that album but I've searched in every record store in Nottingham for it without success so I think it must have Gone to Earth. John Lees' one and only solo album from 1977 is also A Major Fancy of mine too. Smile




Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: August 30 2022 at 16:00

And I've totally forgotten the Eclectic Prog albums that I'm fond of, which are more than Folk and Psych/Space, 
so there's surely some difference concerning which sub-genres are my fave comparing to yours, Paul.







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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 30 2022 at 16:11
Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:


And I've totally forgotten the Eclectic Prog albums that I'm fond of, which are more than Folk and Psych/Space, 
so there's surely some difference concerning which sub-genres are my fave comparing to yours, Paul.

Admittedly, I only have 19 Eclectic Prog albums out of 3200 CD's in total, which works out at precisely 0.59%, so I just need to buy one more King Crimson album to reach 0.6% of the total for Eclectic Prog.. Tongue


Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: August 30 2022 at 16:23
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:

And I've totally forgotten the Eclectic Prog albums that I'm fond of, which are more than Folk and Psych/Space, 
so there's surely some difference concerning which sub-genres are my fave comparing to yours, Paul.

Admittedly, I only have 19 Eclectic Prog albums out of 3200 CD's in total, which works out at precisely 0.59%, so I just need to buy one more King Crimson album to reach 0.6% of the total for Eclectic Prog.. Tongue

But if we just talk about the number, I have 24 "Eclectic" albums, so in that way, the difference is not such big. Smile 


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Posted By: Grumpyprogfan
Date Posted: August 30 2022 at 17:32
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Admittedly, I only have 19 Eclectic Prog albums out of 3200 CD's in total, which works out at precisely 0.59%, so I just need to buy one more King Crimson album to reach 0.6% of the total for Eclectic Prog.. Tongue
Well you could buy a Bubblemath CD. Worth your time more than KC.


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 31 2022 at 05:00
This is something that is probably only of interest to me personally, but I noticed exactly 2% of my total albums (64 out of 3200) are Symphonic Prog, so I have a lot of catching up to do in exploring the vast progosphere. Embarrassed

By the way, Marillion's Fugazi is the first Neo Prog album I ever bought and I only purchased it earlier this year, so I have a lot of catching up to do in the Neo Prog arena too. Double embarrassment! Embarrassed Embarrassed


Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: August 31 2022 at 06:11
I'm similar at 58 Symphonic out of 2,300, I have 9 Neo albums, my first was probably Sanguine Hun - Diving Bell



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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 31 2022 at 09:24
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

I'm similar at 58 Symphonic out of 2,300, I have 9 Neo albums, my first was probably Sanguine Hun - Diving Bell

At least you have three times more Neo Prog albums than I do. Tongue


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 31 2022 at 09:27
Originally posted by Grumpyprogfan Grumpyprogfan wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Admittedly, I only have 19 Eclectic Prog albums out of 3200 CD's in total, which works out at precisely 0.59%, so I just need to buy one more King Crimson album to reach 0.6% of the total for Eclectic Prog.. Tongue
Well you could buy a Bubblemath CD. Worth your time more than KC.

Nah, on second thoughts, I prefer Steve Hackett over King Crimson any day, seeing as they're both listed under Eclectic Prog. Smile 


Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: August 31 2022 at 09:51
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

I'm similar at 58 Symphonic out of 2,300, I have 9 Neo albums, my first was probably Sanguine Hun - Diving Bell

At least you have three times more Neo Prog albums than I do. Tongue

And you have 50% more than I do. Big smile



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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 31 2022 at 10:02
Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

I'm similar at 58 Symphonic out of 2,300, I have 9 Neo albums, my first was probably Sanguine Hun - Diving Bell

At least you have three times more Neo Prog albums than I do. Tongue

And you have 50% more than I do. Big smile

I'd Love to own more Neo Prog CD albums but they're very hard to find at charity shops and car boot sales. They're about as rare as finding Black Sabbath's albums at a Christian charity shop - not that I've looked for them there though.  Tongue


Posted By: Jared
Date Posted: August 31 2022 at 10:08
^^ I agree with you Paul, a lot of 90's Neo (other than Marillion) is either out of print and goes for silly money, or in some cases can be bought new for £11- 14, but very rarely comes up 2nd hand... 

Every so often I do come across a bargain which I already own and have thought about letting PA'ers know its whereabouts.... do you think there is any merit in having a Bargains thread, where links can be provided??

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265513036929?epid=79895818&hash=item3dd1cf6c81:g:3mwAAOSwod9h67oM&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAoCf8zJLrCXCZ357eab2kioJUcmmMlMYyp15TXhNCN%2B1HnDZBcMyZeqB%2FbCqyUZrC03E%2BXull2FDIXpXIKoU0isaxhb0oYm39wYUpDfSUUgK2JFVCs5rWvDRCje%2Bir73P24mcoztQ2ZXI%2FwohWG4k2Fes2nA5plYJ1T%2BRezc7vRfBxaJH0PPICTM5HE9EJtomKXlnHkPdUxLNebwC4Oa2N%2FQ%3D%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR_jp1MreYA" rel="nofollow - Panic Room : Satellite CD : 2010 604388734825 | eBay

Big smile


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Music has always been a matter of energy to me. On some nights I believe that a car with the needle on empty can run 50 more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio. Hunter S Thompson


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 31 2022 at 10:19
Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

^^ I agree with you Paul, a lot of 90's Neo (other than Marillion) is either out of print and goes for silly money, or in some cases can be bought new for £11- 14, but very rarely comes up 2nd hand... 

Every so often I do come across a bargain which I already own and have thought about letting PA'ers know its whereabouts.... do you think there is any merit in having a Bargains thread, where links can be provided??

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265513036929?epid=79895818&hash=item3dd1cf6c81:g:3mwAAOSwod9h67oM&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAoCf8zJLrCXCZ357eab2kioJUcmmMlMYyp15TXhNCN%2B1HnDZBcMyZeqB%2FbCqyUZrC03E%2BXull2FDIXpXIKoU0isaxhb0oYm39wYUpDfSUUgK2JFVCs5rWvDRCje%2Bir73P24mcoztQ2ZXI%2FwohWG4k2Fes2nA5plYJ1T%2BRezc7vRfBxaJH0PPICTM5HE9EJtomKXlnHkPdUxLNebwC4Oa2N%2FQ%3D%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR_jp1MreYA" rel="nofollow - Panic Room : Satellite CD : 2010 604388734825 | eBay

Big smile
I think that's a reflection of just how good Neo Prog is generally, because serious prog collectors would never give their precious prog albums away to a charity shop, unlike me, who once gave away Pink Floyd's Animals to a charity shop, but then it was an animals charity. Tongue


Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: August 31 2022 at 10:25
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

I'd Love to own more Neo Prog CD albums but they're very hard to find at charity shops and car boot sales. They're about as rare as finding Black Sabbath's albums at a Christian charity shop - not that I've looked for them there though.  Tongue

LOL


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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 31 2022 at 10:45
Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

Paul, which 6 Barclay James Harvest albums do you own?
 
Barclay James Harvest and Other Stories
Everyone is Everybody Else
Time Honoured Ghosts
Octoberon
XII
Mockingbird (compilation)

EiEE is my fave... Octoberon, probably my 2nd.. Clap
My favourite BJH album is Once Again, so I'll have to keep a look out for it when I set off for HMV once again. Smile


Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: August 31 2022 at 11:06
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

Paul, which 6 Barclay James Harvest albums do you own?
 
Barclay James Harvest and Other Stories
Everyone is Everybody Else
Time Honoured Ghosts
Octoberon
XII
Mockingbird (compilation)

EiEE is my fave... Octoberon, probably my 2nd.. Clap
My favourite BJH album is Once Again, so I'll have to keep a look out for it when I set off for HMV once again. Smile
Once Again is one of my all-time favourite prog albums, or albums full stop. Never really got into any other BJH though. 


Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: August 31 2022 at 11:09
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:


I think that's a reflection of just how good Neo Prog is generally, because serious prog collectors would never give their precious prog albums away to a charity shop, unlike me, who once gave away Pink Floyd's Animals to a charity shop, but then it was an animals charity. Tongue

I think it tells you that the original print runs were relatively small in comparison the the first half of the 70's when all the artists were on big labels.


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Posted By: RockHound
Date Posted: September 02 2022 at 00:59
I’ve always been rather anal retentive about organizing and cataloging my collection. For physical media, Rock and Jazz are organized alphabetically by artist and chronologically within artists. I organize classical by composer, type of work, and then either chronologically or by opus or catalog number. Schubert and Mozart can be confusing in this regard, whereas Bach and Beethoven are easy to organize.

Digital media are organized in iTunes, which with a little elbow grease works really well. I have spent countless hours managing and editing ID3 tags to get things the way I want them.

I have spent so much of my life curating rock sample and fossil collections, that curating my music is just a natural outgrowth of that activity. But I’ll tell you this-organizing music is much easier than organizing the biosphere, which is quite subjective and requires application of stochastic principles. If you think defining progressive rock is hard, you should try organizing brachiopods for size!


Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: September 02 2022 at 01:10
^ BiosphereArchives should be online in November !



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Posted By: Jared
Date Posted: September 02 2022 at 01:14
Originally posted by RockHound RockHound wrote:

I’ve always been rather anal retentive about organizing and cataloging my collection. For physical media, Rock and Jazz are organized alphabetically by artist and chronologically within artists. I organize classical by composer, type of work, and then either chronologically or by opus or catalog number. Schubert and Mozart can be confusing in this regard, whereas Bach and Beethoven are easy to organize.

I think your first sentence goes for most forum members, Jack!

I have downsized my Classical collection quite a bit now, rather than let it collect dust, but I used to organise mine, firstly in terms of era: Early - Baroque - Classical - Early Romantic - Nationalistic - Proto-Modern. Then, within the confines of each composer as follows: Orchestral - String Orch - Concertos - Chamber (Reducing by number of Instruments from Octets to Duos) - Solo Instrumental - Choral - Opera - Lieder. It generally used to work for me, insofar as I could find everything fairly easily. If I had more than one recording of a work, then they would go in chronological order...

Oh, I do love a good catalogue! LOL


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Music has always been a matter of energy to me. On some nights I believe that a car with the needle on empty can run 50 more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio. Hunter S Thompson


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: September 02 2022 at 01:23
Originally posted by RockHound RockHound wrote:

I’ve always been rather anal retentive about organizing and cataloging my collection. For physical media, Rock and Jazz are organized alphabetically by artist and chronologically within artists. I organize classical by composer, type of work, and then either chronologically or by opus or catalog number. Schubert and Mozart can be confusing in this regard, whereas Bach and Beethoven are easy to organize.

Digital media are organized in iTunes, which with a little elbow grease works really well. I have spent countless hours managing and editing ID3 tags to get things the way I want them.

I have spent so much of my life curating rock sample and fossil collections, that curating my music is just a natural outgrowth of that activity. But I’ll tell you this-organizing music is much easier than organizing the biosphere, which is quite subjective and requires application of stochastic principles. If you think defining progressive rock is hard, you should try organizing brachiopods for size!

I organise my CD collection into these 25 separate genres, with Prog Rock being one of the smallest genres, but wishing it was one of the largest. Smile
 

Alternative Rock/Indie Rock  (97)
Box Sets  (110 box sets consisting of 476 individual CD's)
Classical Crossover  (79)
Country  (80)
Dance Music  (82)
Disco  (63)
Easy Listening  (82)
Electronica  (93)
Folk  (106)
Hard Rock  (46)
Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal  (37)
Indie Pop  (34)
Jazz-Funk/Smooth Jazz  (200)
New Age  (80)
Pop/Rock groups  (249)
Progressive Rock  (174)
Psychedelic Pop/Rock  (138)
Reggae  (3)
Sophisti-Pop  (67)
Soul/Motown  (272)
Soundtracks  (78)
Synth Pop  (36)
Various Artists Compilations  (101)
Vocal: Female  (193)
Vocal: Male  (237)


Number of CD's (in brackets) 



Posted By: Jared
Date Posted: September 02 2022 at 01:48
^^ Paul, would it be worth selling some CDs you don't listen to any more on eBay, in order to fund a growing Prog collection?

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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: September 02 2022 at 01:55
Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

^^ Paul, would it be worth selling some CDs you don't listen to any more on eBay, in order to fund a growing Prog collection?

I've given away CD's to charity shops in the past (including 3 by Tangerine Dream) but I no longer do that as I've always ended up regretting it in the end, especially in the case of Pink Floyd's Animals, which I gave away to a Dogs charity. Tongue


Posted By: Jared
Date Posted: September 02 2022 at 02:50
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

^^ Paul, would it be worth selling some CDs you don't listen to any more on eBay, in order to fund a growing Prog collection?

I've given away CD's to charity shops in the past (including 3 by Tangerine Dream) but I no longer do that as I've always ended up regretting it in the end, especially in the case of Pink Floyd's Animals, which I gave away to a Dogs charity. Tongue

Oh, I think every collection is often in need of a bit of judicial pruning... Wink


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Music has always been a matter of energy to me. On some nights I believe that a car with the needle on empty can run 50 more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio. Hunter S Thompson


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: September 02 2022 at 03:08
Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

^^ Paul, would it be worth selling some CDs you don't listen to any more on eBay, in order to fund a growing Prog collection?

I've given away CD's to charity shops in the past (including 3 by Tangerine Dream) but I no longer do that as I've always ended up regretting it in the end, especially in the case of Pink Floyd's Animals, which I gave away to a Dogs charity. Tongue

Oh, I think every collection is often in need of a bit of judicial pruning... Wink
I already pruned out my Bay City Rollers, Culture Club & Glitter Band albums. Tongue


Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: September 02 2022 at 04:37
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

I already pruned out my Bay City Rollers, Culture Club & Glitter Band albums. Tongue

Sounds like a good idea to me. Big smile



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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: September 02 2022 at 05:13
Okay, I've finally added up how many CD's I have in my entire collection across all music genres.....

                                                    3103

..... give or take the odd one or three, and I do have a few odd ones in my collection. Smile


Posted By: geekfreak
Date Posted: September 05 2022 at 01:05
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:


Yes, it's another list. I finally got around to cataloguing my entire prog collection on CD (with the number of albums in brackets) whist listening to Rick Wakeman's 100+ albums. Smile
 
Canterbury Scene Total Albums = 14
 
Caravan (10); Steve Hillage (4)
 
Crossover Prog Total Albums = 99
 
Argent (1); Barclay James Harvest (6); Be Bop Deluxe (5); Kate Bush (8); Electric Light Orchestra (8); Peter Gabriel (1); Justin Hayward & John Lodge (1);  Kayak (2); The Moody Blues (16); Mike Oldfield (14); Sally Oldfield (3); The Alan Parsons Project (6); Robert Plant (5); Procol Harum (4); Radiohead (3); Rare Bird (2); Roxy Music (2); Todd Rundgren (5); Supertramp (3); Talk Talk (1); Roger Waters (3)
 
Eclectic Prog Total Albums = 17
 
Frumpy (1); Steve Hackett (5); King Crimson (1); Sky (2); Traffic (6); Van der Graaf Generator (2)
 
Heavy Prog Total Albums = 17
 
Porcupine Tree (5); Rush (2); Uriah Heep (10)
 
Indo Prog/Raga Rock Total Albums = 2
 
Quintessence (2)
 
Jazz-Rock/Fusion Total Albums = 74
 
Jeff Beck (5); Blood, Sweat & Tears (5); Chicago (6); Billy Cobham (1); Colosseum (1); Miles Davis (2); George Duke (8); Jan Hammer (1); Herbie Hancock (3); Return to Forever (1); Santana (30); Carlos Santana (1); Solution (2); Steely Dan (3); Lenny White (5)
 
Krautrock Total Albums = 1
 
Holger Czukay (1) 
 
Prog Folk Total Albums = 54
 
Amazing Blondel (1); Tim Buckley (5); Clannad (6); Dead Can Dance (7); Judy Dyble (1); Espers (3); Iona (1); Jethro Tull (6); Loudest Whisper (1); John Martyn (3); Mellow Candle (1); Mostly Autumn (3); Pentangle (2); Strawbs (7); Trader Horne (1); Trees (2); Trembling Bells (4)
 
Prog Related Total Albums = 98
 
Jon Anderson (1); Asia (1); Peter Bardens (1); Black Sabbath (4); Blue Oyster Cult (8); David Bowie (10); Budgie (3); Fairport Convention (6); Flied Egg (1); David Gilmour (5); Roger Glover (1); Japan (1); Jean Michele Jarre (2); Jon & Vangelis (5); Journey (2); Led Zeppelin (14); Magna Carta (6); Mercury Rev (3); Jimmy Page & Robert Plant (2); Queen (8); Rainbow (1); Styx (1); Super Furry Animals (5); Vangelis (3); Wishbone Ash (4)
 
Progressive Electronic Total Albums = 27
 
Ian Boddy (5); Edgar Froese (5); Kitaro (1); Mark Shreeve (3); Tangerine Dream (12); Wavestar (1)
 
Progressive Metal Total Albums = 15
 
Dream Theater (7); Epica (1); Nightwish (7)
 
Proto Prog Total Albums = 62
 
Andromeda (1); The Beatles (4); Deep Purple (2); The Doors (8); The Gods (1); The Gun (1); H.P. Lovecraft (2); Jimi Hendrix (5); Iron Butterfly (5); It's a Beautiful Day (2); Jefferson Airplane (10); Nirvana (1); The Pretty Things (2); Spirit (5); Spooky Tooth (7); Tomorrow (1); Vanilla Fudge (5)
 
Psychedelic/Space Rock Total Albums = 26
 
Arcadium (1); Astra (2); Group 1850 (2);  Hawkwind (3); Jade Warrior (2); Man (5); Pink Floyd (9); Pond (2)
 
Symphonic Prog Total Albums =61
 
Camel (9); Earth and Fire (2); Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1); The Enid (2); Fruupp (2); Genesis (9); Greenslade (1); Kansas (6); Nick Magnus (1); Renaissance (10); Rick Wakeman (5); Yes (13)
 
Total number of prog albums across all genres = 565








I’d have a brain cells total meltdown. If I was to attempt it. Awesome list I’m impressed

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Music Is Live

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.



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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: September 05 2022 at 01:08
^ Thanks! It wasn't so much of an effort as compiling my Japanese psych list yesterday though. Smile


Posted By: Jared
Date Posted: September 05 2022 at 01:31
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Okay, I've finally added up how many CD's I have in my entire collection across all music genres.....

                                                    3103

..... give or take the odd one or three, and I do have a few odd ones in my collection. Smile

Oh, we can imagine there being a few odd one, Paul! LOL

I have a lovely Oak, wall mounted rack which contains 355 CDs... if I buy some more, others find their way on to eBay, I'm afraid... Embarrassed


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Music has always been a matter of energy to me. On some nights I believe that a car with the needle on empty can run 50 more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio. Hunter S Thompson


Posted By: David_D
Date Posted: September 05 2022 at 14:05
Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

I have a lovely Oak, wall mounted rack which contains 355 CDs... if I buy some more, others find their way on to eBay, I'm afraid... Embarrassed

My collection is a bit bigger, about 450 albums and mostly LP's, and I don't intend to make it much bigger, either. Smile



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Posted By: Jared
Date Posted: September 05 2022 at 14:17
Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:

Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

I have a lovely Oak, wall mounted rack which contains 355 CDs... if I buy some more, others find their way on to eBay, I'm afraid... Embarrassed

My collection is a bit bigger, about 450 albums and mostly LP's, and I don't intend to make it much bigger, either. Smile


One important thing to add David, is that my CDs are keenly guarded by my collection of 18 'Brambly Hedge' mice... Big smile


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Music has always been a matter of energy to me. On some nights I believe that a car with the needle on empty can run 50 more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio. Hunter S Thompson


Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: September 06 2022 at 03:53
Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:

Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

I have a lovely Oak, wall mounted rack which contains 355 CDs... if I buy some more, others find their way on to eBay, I'm afraid... Embarrassed

My collection is a bit bigger, about 450 albums and mostly LP's, and I don't intend to make it much bigger, either. Smile


One important thing to add David, is that my CDs are keenly guarded by my collection of 18 'Brambly Hedge' mice... Big smile
We need a photo of that Jared.


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: September 06 2022 at 05:12
Top 12 Oddities & Obscurities from My CD Collection (across 12 different genres of music)

David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (Jazz Rock/Fusion)
Banco de Gaia - Last Train to Lhasa (Dance)
David Bowie - Space Oddity - (Pop/Rock) - an obvious choice! Wink
Cantamus - Aurora (Classical Crossover) - a girls' choir from Mansfield Heart
Holger Czukay - Movies (the only Krautrock album in my entire collection) Shocked
Strange Country (compilation)
Strange Folk (compilation)
Strange Soul (compilation)
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Nat Geo (Progressive Electronic)
Secret Garden - Songs from a Secret Garden (New Age) - winners of the Eurovision Song Contest for Norway in 1995, so maybe not so obscure after all. Embarrassed
Tarja Turunen - Henkays Ikuisuudesta (Symphonic Metal - although not really Metal at all) Wacko
The Zodiac - Cosmic Sounds (Psychedelic Rock)


If anyone else here at PA has any of these albums in their collection, then they're probably not as obscure as I thought. Smile


Posted By: Jared
Date Posted: September 06 2022 at 06:24
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Top 12 Oddities & Obscurities from My CD Collection (across 12 different genres of music)

Cantamus - Aurora (Classical Crossover) - a girl's choir from Mansfield Heart

Does it contain a 12 minute extended mix of 'Grandma, We Love You?'  Big smile


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Music has always been a matter of energy to me. On some nights I believe that a car with the needle on empty can run 50 more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio. Hunter S Thompson


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: September 06 2022 at 06:31
Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Top 12 Oddities & Obscurities from My CD Collection (across 12 different genres of music)

Cantamus - Aurora (Classical Crossover) - a girls' choir from Mansfield Heart

Does it contain a 12 minute extended mix of 'Grandma, We Love You?'  Big smile
It's not that kind of choir. Tongue



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