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Initial post: 9 Apr 2011, 22:05:54 BST
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2011, 17:33:32 BST
Z-Car says:
Is it just me - or have Amazon started to delete track listings for certain CDs, especially compilations, that have no corresponding MP3 release? I almost feel sure that listings have disappeared from CDs that previously had them.

I suppose the tactic might be to try to influence people into buying digital rather than the physical media. I can understand their motives - but a bit underhand non-the-less.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2011, 22:37:17 BST
Brass Neck says:
'delete track listings for CDs ...that have no corresponding MP3' and 'to try to influence people into buying digital' seem to be oxymoronic statements which cancel each other out (like fu cking for virginity and fighting for peace)? If there's no MP3 version how can you be influenced to buy a download from zon?

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2011, 23:06:44 BST
No track listing! That's disappointing when you really want a specific track.

Posted on 9 Apr 2011, 23:43:37 BST
B. E. Bailey says:
Really annoyed that I can no longer see track listings. Sort it out Amazon!

Posted on 10 Apr 2011, 08:46:38 BST
i totally agree. i want to see the track listing. it strongly dictates my decision to purchase. i am more likely not to purchase if i cannot clearly see what i am buying. in addition the audio samples for each track help me to make a quick decision.

Posted on 10 Apr 2011, 08:46:40 BST
i totally agree. i want to see the track listing. it strongly dictates my decision to purchase. i am more likely not to purchase if i cannot clearly see what i am buying. in addition the audio samples for each track help me to make a quick decision.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2011, 09:23:36 BST
T. Franklin says:
Try doing an MP3 search. If one is available it'll tell you what album it comes from. Where there's a will....

Posted on 10 Apr 2011, 12:04:53 BST
RABB says:
To be honest, I find the audio samples to be completely useless, they only show a few seconds, and you can't exactly tell much from them.

Posted on 10 Apr 2011, 12:07:46 BST
Graham Moore says:
I totally agree with the comments about track listings - it is a very useful facility. Please bring it back !!!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2011, 13:52:21 BST
Mark Kibble says:
I've just checked out a few albums, most still have the tracklists but some that I know were attached have now disappeared. Bad move aunty zon, I always find them to be a selling aid, have you taken on surplus staff from HMV? they really know how to market a product don't they.

Posted on 10 Apr 2011, 14:00:49 BST
Sparky says:
especially missing from compilations eh? they obviously would prefer us to buy the whole back catalog than the greatest hits...........

Posted on 10 Apr 2011, 16:12:12 BST
T. Franklin says:
Anyone cross-referenced with amazon.com? I must say I find their listings far better than over here; if there are several editions of an album it can be quite tricky to figure out which is which on the UK site. My experience is that this isn't the case stateside.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2011, 16:19:54 BST
Totally agree without the track listing i could be buying any old tosh! Come on amazon sort this out and give the customers what they want not what you think we should have.

Posted on 10 Apr 2011, 17:19:16 BST
Baldman says:
Other music sites are available. Try Wikilies sorry Wikipedia.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2011, 18:02:12 BST
Z-Car says:
I'm a great fan of budget-priced compilation CDs but not so of MP3s as I much prefer to have the physical media.

Any such CD with no track listing immediately becomes a no-go area. Someone may therefore consider a similar compilation available as a CD/download.

Amazon's hope probably is that the download will be selected as I suspect that they want to cut down on shipping CDs - and the margins may be better for downloads.

They can then say there's less demand for CDs and start to delete them from their catalogue. Or maybe I'm reading too much of a conspiracy theory into this.

Additionally some tracks are not available as a download and thus cannot be located.

Hope that clarifies a bit.

Posted on 11 Apr 2011, 07:43:59 BST
I don't buy without hearing first anyway , but I agree that the track listing is one of the most useful things previously about Amazon . All albums up for sale should have one.

Posted on 5 May 2011, 20:32:21 BST
A. P. Durham says:
I have just noticed the absence of track listings for some CDs I was going to purchase, really disappointing but I have found that the mobile app does show the listings.

Posted on 12 May 2011, 14:59:12 BST
When the description merely says audio CD how do you know if you're buying an album or the single that is so often the title track.

I guess that 'zon the mos customer centered organisation on the planet, which always pays attention to the will of the customer, will pay as much heed to our wishes on this as it appears to be doing with the "jump to" issue.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 May 2011, 15:04:02 BST
RABB says:
You should see the state the video games forum is due to lax mods.

Posted on 12 May 2011, 15:18:51 BST
Blastronaut says:
Noticed track listings missing from some CD's for a while now. Usually I'll jump to Discogs as they have track listings for more or less everything; pretty good database as much as marketplace.
Bit extra hassle, but jumping to another site's quicker than getting around 'zon at the mo!!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 May 2011, 17:20:57 BST
Brass Neck says:
It can be crucial when there are multiple versions of an album such as The Modern Lovers S/T first which exists with and without extra tracks.

Posted on 13 Mar 2012, 12:07:44 GMT
Couldn't agree more with the above posts. I will not buy a music album that does not include a track listing in its, um, listing. As a result, I am buying less through Amazon, and, to be honest, I'm enjoying rediscovering the joys of rummaging through record shops (those few that are left).

It should be a requirement for any listing of a music album (in whatever format) that the full and correct track listing is given, especially as many albums have been re-released with bonus tracks, etc. You could argue that the lack of a track listing is a violation of trades descriptions.

My advice is that every time you find an album that is advertised without a track listing, submit a 1 star review for it, simply saying "no track listing".

Posted on 13 Mar 2012, 12:23:23 GMT
Lez Lee says:
I always go to Play, HMV, Spotify or Grooveshark to see the tracklistings. But we shouldn't have to do that. Perhaps if we all email Amazon, they might take notice?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2012, 12:29:55 GMT
Or perhaps if we just bought from those sources instead... ;-)

Posted on 13 Mar 2012, 12:48:01 GMT
Lez Lee says:
I do when they're cheaper, though I have used Amazon's 'Tell us about a lower price' option occasionally.
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