Since the sad demise of many a fine classical music shop i have now resorted to buying MP3's online and downloading them.

I live outside both the US and Europe so cannot download from Amazon -which is annoying since they have great value MP3 selection.

So recently, itunes opened its doors in my country and allowed us to download MP3 for the first time - great!! But the price!! Many are no cheaper than the cd version .....and a lot more expensive than the MP3 on amazon!!!
So a Gotterdammerung on one is US$ 15 and on the other it is US$40!!!

So sad...

One bright side...i have found loads of cd's on itunes that i have searched record stores the world over for. So i should be thankful for some things i guess.