I bought all those copies of Afternoon At The Garden, trying to keep that on the charts.
Me too, without knowing what they had planned! Ah, well. I still a copy that is unopened, in the original wrap. I don't know where to give it away: CHOC said it takes children's books, but not music, even it's happy music (that older kids would enjoy). Maybe I'll try Orangewood Children's Home; at Christmas, they ask for gifts for teenagers, and there must be some who would enjoy this CD.
Meanwhile, the Deluxe set will be coming down the chimney on the 24th! (That's why I'm trying not to read the reviews; I want to be as surprised as possible!)
I am serious about how the labels should deal with the changes in music: people are downloading a LOT of it, and they don't like cables, and with some of the newer computers, they cannot import, because there is no drive. (That will remain a choice for a while, I think, but eventually, it will not.)
When the time comes when computers do not have CD/DVD/Blu-Ray drives, what are music lovers to do, exactly, when wanting to take their music on the go, and store it? The solution of which I speak is the ONLY solution! Some say that the compressed files are "good enough and you cannot tell the difference." And that it is not necessary to have so much music on a single player. NONSENSE! There will be plenty of people who want real music, and will always want it, in the highest fidelity. While visual formats continue to improve to the highest possible definitions, music lovers are expected to "settle." This is totally unnecessary. (BTW, the digital booklets could be specially formatted pdf files, specifically to fit the small screens of players. Just as all artwork shrunk for CDs.)
P.S. -- If you've had problems with pdf files on a portable device, that's because it is not formatted for such a device. I have started experimenting with reformatting, so that I get large print, appropriate images, all formatted for a more compact display. It's not rocket science.