Love you CDs but your time is over

Love you CDs but your time is over

CDs once seemed so precious.

Packaged in "jewel cases", there was indeed something gem-like about them.

The way they caught the light in their mirrored surface was just so pretty - they contained rainbows!

The technology behind CDs to this day seems something closer to magic. How is it possible to lace music into a thin silver disc, and then tease it out again with a laser?

It makes no sense at all, and I've never met anyone in my life remotely smart enough to figure out such a thing.

Then again, I move in pretty stupid circles.

Anyway, I haven't bought a CD in years, and I suspect that you haven't either - which probably explains why Gramophone and HMV are dropping like flies of late.

The last disc I actually purchased was for my son's fifth birthday, Blondie's Parallel Lines Deluxe Collector's Edition.

Putting aside the fact that it's weird to buy a five-year-old a Blondie CD, it's an absolutely gorgeous object.

There's a little booklet with stunning pictures and quotes from the band.

There's an extra DVD containing music videos for Heart Of Glass and other hits.

There are bonus tracks.

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