Paul's Disc

I had a lot of fun making this disc for my first swap. There's no theme really, other than just being an eclectic mix of time-tested tunes I've enjoyed over the years. I didn't get into MiniDisc until '98, but had I owned one in '92, this would be an oft-played disc.

My recording setup centers around a Sony STR-DA80ES digital receiver with digital connections to Tidal's HIFI service and a Sony MDS-S37 MiniDisc deck. I unwrapped a brand new Sony MDW-74 blank and ran the playlist through in one shot. Some post-recording editing was required to remove silence so I could squeeze in the last track. I titled using Web MiniDisc Pro connected to an MZ-RH1 in NetMD mode.

I created the disc labels by taping the stickers that came with the discs to the appropriate spot on a sheet of paper and running it through an InkJet printer. Happy to share the details of the technique with anyone interested.

Track List (Playlist on Tidal and Spotify)

  1. Rockit – Herbie Hancock (8/83)
  2. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana (9/91)
  3. Hallowed Be Thy Name – Iron Maiden (3/82)
  4. All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix (9/68)
  5. Summer Breeze – Seals and Croft (8/72)
  6. Madman Across the Water – Elton John (11/71)
  7. Take Me Away – Blue Öyster Cult (10/83)
  8. Ridin’ the Storm Out – REO Speedwagon (12/73)
  9. Under the Milky Way – The Church (2/88)
  10. Roller – April Wine (3/79)
  11. Pull Me Under – Dream Theater (8/92)
  12. Fight the Good Fight – Triumph (9/81)
  13. One Thing Leads to Another – The Fixx (8/82)
  14. 99 Luftballons – Nena (83)
  15. Video Killed the Radio Star – The Buggles (6/79)

I hope my recipient enjoys the disc as much as I did making it. I'm looking forward to the next swap!


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