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The last CD pressing plant

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by William Bryant, Apr 1, 2018.

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  1. William Bryant

    William Bryant Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Meridian, ID
    Which one will be the last? What will the last title it presses be? When will it shut down its clean room air scrubbers and cut its last payroll checks?
  2. ZiltoidtheOmniscient

    ZiltoidtheOmniscient Forum Resident

    It will obviously be a William Hung CD titled...."Every Song You Never Wanted to Hear Sung By William Hung"
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  3. stoneknuckle

    stoneknuckle Forum Resident

    reading pa usa
    Without a doubt the last CD titles ever pressed will be more Who and Kiss compilations.
  4. Thievius

    Thievius This is my sweet custom title, yo

    Syracuse, NY
    It'll probably be a plant in Japan, I believe CDs are still fairly popular there.
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  5. fluffskul

    fluffskul Would rather be at a concert

    albany, ny
    And it'll definitely sound better than an American-pressed CD of identical data would have sounded.
  6. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag The West Coast bzfgt

    Pacifica, CA
    Please self-report to a Gort for reconditioning.
  7. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
    Next question:

    How soon will this happen ...?
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  8. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

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  9. abzach

    abzach Forum Resident

    We wouldn't know, we'll all be dead by then.
  10. Rodney Toady

    Rodney Toady Waste of cyberspace

    I wish for an elegant end to CD's and that things will go full circle, so to speak, and the last CD pressed would be the same as the first was.
  11. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    I think it will be Who and Doors compilations.

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  12. eric777

    eric777 Astral Projectionist

    I'm going with Japan
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  13. baptistbusman

    baptistbusman Forum Resident

    Bloomsdale, MO
    I’m going to open a cd pressing plant on my property. I’m even going to invent a new style. It’s going to be a LP sized disc and the player is going to have the laser instead of a stylus, but the stylus laser it comes with will be junk. You’ll have to go online and dump another $250 into an acceptable one. I’ll press the CDs with a vinyl noise background track that has crackles and pops. I’ll sell them for $70 a disc.

    Then I’ll have the last cd pressing plant and never shut it down.
  14. Somerset Scholar

    Somerset Scholar Ace of Spades

    I think Japan too. The CD business seems robust there. Can still see CD's being pressed in 50 years time so maybe the 100th anniversary remix of Sgt Pepper will be the last.
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  15. snowman872

    snowman872 Forum Resident

    Wilcox, AZ
    Hopefully, I will never see this day. It would be very sad. Long live the super fantastic compact disc!
  16. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    It'll be in 100 years time: a new Hendrix album of "previously unreleased" outtakes, jams and alternate mixes ("Venus Blues" or something).
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  17. Somerset Scholar

    Somerset Scholar Ace of Spades

    Probably. There seems an almost infinite supply of Hendrix outakes. Mind boggling!
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  18. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer Forum Resident

    Most of us will not live to see the day
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  19. Klassik

    Klassik Guerilla BeatLOLogist

    United Kingdom
    In Japan, they got over mp3 before most of us heard of it and the vinyl revival there is so old now that they're probably mostly into their proliferating CD pressing plants.
    Don't get me started about how many there are in China.
    It's minidisc plants that are under threat. Where's the love, people?
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  20. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley 5.1 should be mandatory for my favourite albums

    well if we regress to vinyl, especially the shoddy new wave of vinyl, i'll only be buying second hand. i personally don't want an end to the format
  21. Well, it will have an OBI, so of course it will.... ;)
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  22. Joy-of-radio

    Joy-of-radio Forum Resident

    Skowhegan, ME
    I suspect Japan as well, and I probably within five years. I’m not looking forward to it. :(
  23. Benn Kempster

    Benn Kempster Who else?

    Tring, UK
    Phone rings in a bark, dank office in Montreux, Switzerland in 2038
    Jim Beach - "Hello?"
    Brian May - "Jim? It's Brian May, the guitarist from Queen"
    JB - "Ah.........."
    BM - "I've got a cracking opportunity to take our music to new audiences and break more of the ground that we broke between 1973 and 1991!"
    JB - "Is that so? I thought you'd be calling up some time, but I honestly thought you'd died mate after not producing anything of any artistic value for the last 45 years."
    BM - "Yes. The final CD plant is due to close in Germany next week. Hang on - what about my collaboration with Kerry Ellis? And we're still touring with Adam Lambert and discussing an idea around a virtual karaoke album which would just blow people's minds."
    JB - "Blowing minds? Wasn't Kerry handling that for you specifically? Whatever. Don't worry oh Great Curly-Haired one. They're already busy knocking up a special limited edition Super-Duper-Mega-Deluxe Edition of "Greatest Hits" with a previously un-heard edit of 'We Will Rock You' as a bonus track which has one full half second of silence removed from after the fade-out."
    BM - "Jim, you're a genius. That'll fool 'em. Ta ta."
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  24. telepicker97

    telepicker97 Got Any Gum?

    But it still suck, because lasers are digital.

    Epic fail.

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  25. telepicker97

    telepicker97 Got Any Gum?

    'Shoddy new wave" of vinyl?

    Either quit buying new wave records, or buy from marquee labels like IR, MFSL, AP, etc.

    Of course, 4 Men With Beards and B2B/Friday Music are usually terrible.

    It helps to be informed, as it's not a 'one blanket statement fits all' situation, there, MATE.

    It helps to be informed.
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