Poll: Updated Reissues Are Worth Buying

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.

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