Remastered titles with bonus tracks, new liner notes, and other goodies make it worthwhile to purchase an updated version of an album one already owns, according to a recently completed Billboard.com

Remastered titles with bonus tracks, new liner notes, and other goodies make it worthwhile to purchase an updated version of an album one already owns, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. Of 2,474 respondents, 38% said that sonic improvements and extra material made purchasing an album they already owned worth the cost.

Conversely, 29% believe that such reissues are a ploy by record labels and/or artists to make more money.

Another 18% said that completing the collection of a favorite artist compels them to purchase reissues, even if they already own the title. The final 15% of voters remained confident that the original copy of the album they already own has served them well, giving them no reason to upgrade.

A new poll already underway in The Voting Booth seeks your opinion on the first-week success of Michael Jackson's new "Invincible" album. Stop by and register your vote today!

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