Sorry, Philip, but your Einstein is on another beach
January 14, 2013 5:18 AM Subscribe
I suddenly realized this morning that of all the recordings of Philip Glass I've got, I don't have Einstein on the Beach
. And now I want to listen to it. If Amazon had only one or two versions, I'd just buy one and be done with it, but there are over half a dozen different productions to choose from... Which one should I buy, if I'm only going to buy one?
posted by ardgedee to media & arts (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I would really, really prefer a CD box set -- I like having hard copy backups of my music, I like reading the liner notes, and I'm tweaky enough to want non-lossy audio. Recommendations that involve one of the specialty high-def music stores won't be ignored but I'd rather have CDs. I don't have a record player so unfortunately vinyl is ruled out.
Similarly, cheap is preferred (and I don't mind buying used copies at all) but I wouldn't turn up my nose at paying a premium for something good enough to justify the expense -- short of collectors/audiophile type markups. I don't love this music enough to spend $50/disk for it.