tivoli: a music system giveaway

September 8, 2014

tivoli music system two If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ve probably noticed the frequent appearance of one of our very favorite belongings: the Tivoli Model One (seen here and here and here, for example). We’ve had this hardworking little radio for years. It’s followed us to three different apartments in two different cities and—nerd alert—we’ve logged more hours listening to public radio on this guy than we could ever count. The fact that it’s so darn pretty is just icing.
tivoli music system two When Tivoli recently offered us an upgrade—and offered the same to one lucky Reading My Tea Leaves reader—we couldn’t pass on the opportunity to up our music listening game.*

Enter the Tivoli Music System Two.

The slightly larger system has two speakers, a subwoofer, two alarms, radio presets, and most awesomely, Bluetooth, which means that it can connect to computers, tablets, cellphones and anywhere else where you might store your music collection. (See Tiny Apartment Survival Tip #51 if you need encouragement to digitize your tunes.)

tivoli music system two

We’ve been giddily connecting through Bluetooth for stereo sound effects while watching movies and streaming Pandora as we rock sweet Faye to sleep. In case this bit hasn’t sunk in, this means no tangle of wires. Heaven. As for the radio bit, let’s just say that listening to Ira Glass in stereo is an awfully nice improvement.
tivoli music system two Happily, even with the upgrade the new radio is still marvelously compact. Oh, and there’s a remote control. Fancy.

For a chance to win a Tivoli Music System Two of your very own, leave a comment below, complete with your contact information, and a note about the very first album you remember loving (mine is John Fogerty’s Centerfield—’Rock and Roll Girl’ being my personal anthem).

The giveaway will close at 5:00 pm EST on Friday, September 12 and a randomly selected winner will be announced on Monday, September 15. Open to US readers, only. 

>>>UPDATE: The giveaway is now CLOSED. The randomly selected winner is Maria who first remembers dancing along to Roy Orbison’s Memphis. Congratulations, Maria!

>>>Tivoli has also decided to offer RMTL readers a special 15% discount. From September 15, 2014 – September 21, 2014 enter TEALEAVES at checkout for 15% off your purchase!

*(Don’t worry, our original is still going strong and has migrated to the kitchen.)

This post and giveaway was sponsored by Tivoli Audio. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that keep Reading My Tea Leaves afloat.

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  • Reply Kelly September 8, 2014 at 11:24 am

    My first album was embarrassing….Aqua with the Barbie girl song lol

  • Reply HEAB September 8, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Thriller. My dad bought me the cassette tape and presented it to me at my birthday party in 2nd grade. My friends and I then spent the remainder of the evening dancing along to Michael.

  • Reply Jess Salter September 8, 2014 at 11:44 am

    My first "albums" were my Dad's old Eight Tracks. I most remember Roberta Flack!

  • Reply Maggie @ SYTS September 8, 2014 at 11:45 am

    This looks awesome. My first album that I loved was Alvin and the Chipmunks 🙂

    My email is magpie707 (at) Gmail (dot) Com

  • Reply Antoinette Babino Sneed September 8, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Dookie, Green Day. Made me feel like I had true teenager credibility.

  • Reply Jessica Mack September 8, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Abbey Road, on repeat!

  • Reply lindsaymarie September 8, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    the first cd I owned was Celine dion's "falling into you". I was 9 when it came out, and it retrospect it seems like a far too mature choice for a nine year old, but I loved belting out those songs!

  • Reply Marina Morrone September 8, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Alanis Morrissette's Jagged Little Pill. It was the first CD I bought and listened to it all the time.
    -Marina ([email protected])

  • Reply Rachel Goldsmith September 8, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Whitney Houston's Bodyguard soundtrack. Enough said 🙂

  • Reply Carrie Anne September 8, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Oh, I would love to win this! My first CD (when I got my first CD player) was the MTV Unplugged The Cranberries (I was a teenager in the 90's!) – well, if you don't count the Meatloaf CD I won from a radio station (I don't!). orlikows at live dot unc dot edu

  • Reply Kathleen P September 8, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Rubber soul–what fun times to remember!
    -Kathleen ([email protected])

  • Reply Carrie September 8, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Barry Manilow's Greatest Hits Vol. II. Over and over on the record player was I was 8 years old. I thought he was so dreamy. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway! chartman.5(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply rachelwritesessays.com September 8, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    The first album I loved AND the first album I bought was Spice Girls' Spice World. My taste has improved a lot since then, haha 🙂 [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, I guess we're old souls 😉

  • Reply Cynthia G September 8, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Oh goodness. Does Les Miserables count?

  • Reply JM September 8, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I definitely remember my first cassette tape — Christina Aguilera! My first CD was something in that same pop genre — possible Now 2!

    jcmostue (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    The first album I loved was Joni Mitchell's Blue (which I still love today!) My e-mail is [email protected].

  • Reply Paula September 8, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Somehow we had a record with kids songs, including Pop Goes the Weasel and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, that my sister and I roller skated to in our kitchen, around and around and around the table… I guess it kept us out of trouble!

  • Reply Meghan Zahriyeh September 8, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Dirty Dancing on record! Meg ([email protected])

  • Reply Mariele September 8, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    First album I loved Grateful Dead's Europe '72, we had this on vinyl for some reason. ([email protected])

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    My first favorite album was Coldplay's Rush of Blood to the Head. I used to fall asleep to it every night! My e-mail is [email protected]

  • Reply Melissa K September 8, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Mine was the bodyguard too! It was also the first album I internationally broke.

  • Reply Caitlin September 8, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    The first whole album I remember listening to was one of Alan Jackson's. I don't know how little I was, but A Lot About Livin' was a favorite. camala.777 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Jessie September 8, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Heart in Motion by Amy Grant. Jessie3.1415 at gmail . com

  • Reply Maria September 8, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    The Police – Synchronicity, on my dad's record player when I was 5. [email protected]

  • Reply JoAnne September 8, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I'm not sure what my first album was, but I recall Counting Crows, August and Everything After, as being a big favorite in my early teen years. Ha! jmstelmack (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Reply tmonajjem September 8, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    My first album was "take on me" by A Ha on cassette tape so I could listen to it on my sony Walkman. Talieh.monajjem@(gmail)(dot)(com). <3

  • Reply Sari September 8, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Dar Williams' The Honesty Room was nonstop for a long time. Still love it. sarimalia AT gmail DOT com

  • Reply Drew Frohn September 8, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    The first album that ever had a profound effect on me was The Moon & Antarctica by Modest Mouse. I remember the moment well – 13 years old, with headphones in on a long star-lit drive through upstate NY, staring out the window and finally contemplating some of the world's biggest cosmic mysteries thanks to Isaac Brock and co.

    drewfrohn (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Lily September 8, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I grew up in the early 90s so mine consisted mainly of boy bands like Backstreet Boys, N'Sync, and 98 Degrees. Cheesy songs but I love them all! 🙂

  • Reply Matilda Hankinson September 8, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    The Beatles' Revolver. I used to listen to it on repeat, sometimes still do

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    spin doctors, pocket full of kryptonite 🙂
    [email protected]

  • Reply Kate Todd September 8, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    the first album I ever owned was Mariah Carey's self titled on cassette. I still love that baby.

    as for the first album that I truly fell in love with, it would have to be the beatles' sergeant pepper, or guster – keep it together

  • Reply missris September 8, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Boyz II Men (hangs head in shame). What can I say–I was in middle school and all the popular kids were listening to it!

  • Reply Gina Marie September 8, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I would love one of these!!! My first album was probably Kenny Chesney Me and You! I'm from the midwest everyone listens to country;)
    Contact [email protected]

  • Reply kreutzerinc September 8, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Stevie Wonder Innervisions. I still love it! My contact info is [email protected]

  • Reply Kathryn September 8, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    The very first album I ever owned was a tape of Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet. I couldn't have been more than 5 and i bought it with birthday money. I had a poster up in m room of Jon Bon Jovi and honestly remember being tragically sad when I found out he got married. My tastes have evolved a bit since then, but I did truly love that album.

  • Reply Roopali September 8, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    The first album I remember and played to death was one by the Partridge Family! Not sure what happened to it… [email protected]

  • Reply Lindsay Allen September 8, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Fleetwood Mac, Rumours. I would sit with my ears pressed up against our huge standing speakers. Love your blog!
    [email protected]

  • Reply barb September 8, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I would love to upgrade my Tivoli. I have enjoyed the high quality of Tivoli for years at my job. First album? Probably an 8 track of Karen Carpenter.

  • Reply Cottage Dreamers September 8, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    First album I loved…I don't remember but how about first song? I was a little girl in the eighties and I remember playing through some of my parents records and finding Rain Drops Keep Fallin' on My Head by B J Thomas and playing that song over and over and over again. Thanks for helping me drum up that sweet little memory! cottagedreamers at yahoo dot com

  • Reply Rodney Eason September 8, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    I have fancied a Tivoli for years so being able to win one would be amazing. We had a giant hifi in our home growing up in the Raleigh suburbs. I used to play my dad's Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass "Whipped Cream and Other Delights" hoping that the cover would come to life. 🙂
    @rodneyeason on Twitter

  • Reply Caitlin Jennings September 8, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Tom Petty, Full Moon Fever! caitlin.k.jennings at gmail dot com

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    sjoe, almost cant remember that long ago! it is a toss up between neil diamond's jazz singer, or simon and garfunkel live in central park, on vinyl note!! [email protected]

  • Reply Liz September 8, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    I would love to win this one! I used to make my sister put on Michael Jackson's Thriller when I was 4. 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    The first album I bought was History: America's Greatest Hits. I still love it. Thanks for the chance to win this marvelous machine. Barbara – dbnadeau at yahoo dot com

  • Reply Sara_blogger September 8, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Parallel Lines by Blondie – I knew all the songs off by heart. Debbie Harry still rocks all these years on.

  • Reply Elisabeth Springer September 8, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    This is great! I remember having a Hootie and the Blowfish tape that was awesome, and I totally wish I still had it.

  • Reply SJH September 8, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    First album was a soundtrack actually…the soundtrack to Dirty Dancing. Danced around to the songs for ages!
    sarajhepburn at gmail dot com

  • Reply jessica mae September 8, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I used to listen to Harry Nilsson's The Point over and over again at my Oma's house when I was little. It got the the point (ha!) where she had to record it onto a tape so I could listen to it in the car while we ran errands.

  • Reply weezaleez September 8, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    The first album I remember loving– allegedly there was a Raffi obsession in my toddler years– is 10,000 Maniacs MTV Unplugged. My family wore that tape out on road trips (along with Cat Stevens' Tea for the Tillerman and the soundtracks to Last of the Mohicans and The Piano), and I listen to it today when I need to hear something that's just effortlessly comforting and wonderful. I bet it would sound great on a gorgeous Tivoli!

  • Reply Linda Zimmerman September 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    LOL – I was just talking about the first album that I owned and that would be… Don't Just Stand There by Patty Duke! I know, I can't believe it myself!!!! ; ))) The Tivoli Music System looks amazing!

  • Reply jen leitzell September 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    LeAnn Rimes, Unchained Melody- it is funny to think back of your favorites from forever ago and see how your music taste has changed!

    Jen Leitzell ([email protected])

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    My first album was either Mariah Carey's "MTv Unplugged" or Whitney Houston's "The Bodyguard Soundtrack". I still listen to it to this day.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Gabrielle Barnier September 8, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    I listened to Under the Table and Dreaming by Dave Matthews Band on repeat forever. I still do sometimes. Brings me back 🙂

  • Reply kelly summers September 8, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    The first album I remember obsessing over was Pink's Can't Take Me Home. I'll look up those songs on Spotify every now and then and reminisce about my tween years being holed up in my room. Also, you are not alone in the NPR junkie department 🙂

  • Reply ARIANA September 8, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    The first album I owned was Hanson's MMMBob (hah!), and the first one I loved was definitely good ol' Britney's debut album 😉
    [email protected]

  • Reply Amy Harris September 8, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I feel hard for Van Morrison- Moondance

    Amy @ [email protected]

  • Reply essess September 8, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Mary Chapin Carpenter: Come On, Come on.

    [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Yellow Submarine! It was the first record of my parents' I learned to play
    Contact Haley- [email protected]

  • Reply meg September 8, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    My first album was Des'ree. I listened to "You Gotta Be" on repeat for days.

  • Reply Hannah Sheflyand September 8, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    This is a great giveaway! I am very excited to join in. My first album was Gorillaz, self titled. I loved being able to jam to it with any occasion, whether it was homework or cleaning or just hanging out with freinds.
    I am best reached by email [email protected]

  • Reply Erin Freeman September 8, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Aaron Copeland's Appalachian Spring and the Dirty Dancing were both in heavy childhood rotation.

  • Reply moni.zuza September 8, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    99 Luftballons – I was a kid living in Germany at the time. 🙂
    moni.zuza (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Katy Kash September 8, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Matchbox Twenty's "Yourself or Someone Like You" – ON REPEAT for hours in middle school. LOVED it.

    [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    The first album that I truly loved…U2 War. Or Jars of Clay (self-titled)…Now I'm going to spend all day listening to my old favourites!
    Melanie Brewin
    [email protected]

  • Reply emily @ cabin fervor September 8, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Ah! Great giveaway. I was just lamenting our lack of kitchen tunes the other day. The first album I bought for myself was Jewel, Pieces of You. 🙂 [email protected]

  • Reply JennieLynn September 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Ooh! Winning this would be a dream come true – my husband and I live in our own bitty house in Minneapolis and the thought of a music system without a clutter of wires is lovely. Right now, our sole music option in the house is cds played from our dvd player 😉

    The first record I ever owned (and still love to this day) was Claude-Michel Schönberg's music for Les Miserables. A Christmas gift from my parents – I memorized the entire soundtrack before I ever saw the play or knew the story. Needless to say, when I was finally able to see a performance, I realized the story line I had come up with myself wasn't entirely accurate… 🙂

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Alix September 8, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Paula Cole – This Fire! I also loved Matchbox 20's first album, I could listen to "Push" all day long…

    Contact info: aroyenator (at) gmail.com

  • Reply andwontonmakesthree September 8, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Wow, fantastic giveaway! I remember listening to my parents records when I was a small kiddo a lot. As I got older (pre-teen) my first favorite albums consisted of 'Heart' (self-titled) and Pat Benatar's Best Shots. Ha ha.

  • Reply BethS September 8, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I love the clean simplicity of Tivoli. My first album was an old Carly Simon one, "No Secrets". I had such a little girl crush on her!

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Wow – what a beautiful system! Such clean lines!

    The first record I loved was also my very first record – The Go Go's Beauty and the Beat. I was in first grade and used my Birthday money to buy it. I was so pleased with myself and felt so awesome.

    [email protected]

  • Reply Devon September 8, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, the cassette tape! Still love "It Takes Two" to this day. I can hear the Tivoli playing the song now…Thanks, reading my tea leaves (Erin) & Tivoli!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Laura C. September 8, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Ace of Base…not something I'm proud of. : Very exciting give-away! Contact info: [email protected]

  • Reply beverland September 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Beautiful! I always remember my dad playing a Peter Paul & Mary album when I was young, and singing to me. Would love my own Tivoli!

  • Reply Josie September 8, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I'd love this so much. We have so little space and such a tangle of wires! My first albums were all mix tapes made by my sister – happy memories of bopping away to the Waterboys' Whole of the Moon…

  • Reply liz c. September 8, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    My first album was the record of Annie the musical!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Katie Smith September 8, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    So beautiful!

    My favorite will and always will be Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by Flaming Lips, especially "Do You Realize?"

    [email protected]

  • Reply Alex September 8, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole…as a little kid, I loved loved loved 'Unforgettable.'
    [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I listened to my parents' records a lot when I was younger… Don McLean, Billy Joel, Elton John, Arlo Guthrie, etc. When we got the first incarnation of "the family CD player/tape deck that sits on a shelf in the living room", I danced for hours on end to Billy Joel's River of Dreams. (twitter: @jkgoerold)

  • Reply Norma September 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Supertramp: Breakfast in America. Thanks for this awesome chance to win. sixaguilarsatgmaildotcom

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Love the look of the new Tivoli! My first memory of listening to an album was Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits!

    [email protected]

  • Reply Angie Light September 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Oh my goodness! I was just thinking about buying this system as a surprise for my husband who still has his "boom box" from the 80's. Please, oh please help me get that thing out of our house. My very first album I loved and played on my little plastic record player was Annie. I loved her. Contact info: [email protected] (206) 323-0353. Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I have the same lil guy as your original and love love love it! Of course an upgrade is always great too! My first albums that I can remember as a child were the Beatles albums. I can still envision my brother and I dancing around the living room with our amazing air guitar skills. 🙂
    hahah it was quite a site!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Sam September 8, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    The first album I really loved was Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, which I listened to incessantly on my parents' record player.

  • Reply Pam Garita September 8, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    My favorite album was Jagged Little Pill of Alanis Morissette.

    [email protected]

  • Reply Leah September 8, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    How ironic…I was just looking to buy one of these in Walnut. Sure is a beauty!
    My first and favorite album was Bruce Springsteen LIVE 1975-85…in particular "The River". Worked that cassette tape hard.
    Thank you for the chance on this…collierl(at)outlook(dot)com

  • Reply Julia September 8, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Every year, my parents and I would take a road trip from our home in Central New York down to visit my grandparents on Long Island. Those car rides were long but were made infinitely better by listening to Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits. It's the first album I remember really loving, and it's still so nostalgic for me and never fails to remind me of those happy, easy, summer days with my family.

    [email protected]

  • Reply Stephanie September 8, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    When I was 8 years old and enamored of my parents' turntable and records, I fell in love with Robert Plant's cover of 'Sea of Love.' It holds a special place in my heart! (Stephanie – [email protected])

  • Reply Suzy September 8, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Such mature responses to this question; so many old souls reading this blog. Me? The Real McCoy. Runawaaaayyyyyyyyy runawaaaayyyyyy…

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    The first album tape I remember owning and listening to nonstop was the dirty dancing soundtrack. Thanks for a chance to win! elizbish(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Julie September 8, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Ace of Base was my first favorite!

  • Reply Maura September 8, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Ahh the first one I remember playing over and over was Cyndi Lauper's "She's so Unusual." Loved it so much. Still do! [email protected]

  • Reply Linds September 8, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Love your blog, Erin, and thanks for this great giveaway. I grew up listening to Paul Simon's "Love Songs and Negotiations." Slip Sliding Away…such a great jam!

    Linds ([email protected])

  • Reply Anna | Gone Banannas September 8, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    The first album I remember loving was also the first album I ever got! It is Celine Dion's 'Falling Into You'. At 10 years old, I was determined to sing like Miss Dion and now I can—not even in the slightest 🙂 [email protected]. Thank you, Erin!

  • Reply jenny September 8, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    My first album was Pearl Jam Ten. So good. I should probably be embarrassed because it's not really the same type of thing I listen to these days but that one is a classic. hey(at)jennyanyway(dot)com

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Whitney Houston, self titled. [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    TLC cassette tapes all day long on hot summer days with my best friends! My husband and I, along with our baby on the way, would love this compact music system for our super tiny compact country home! Thank you! [ [email protected] ]

  • Reply m. yourick September 8, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Alanis Morissette "Jagged Little Pill" and No Doubt "Tragic Kingdom" changed my budding little feminist world one summer, oh so many bad hair cuts ago.
    Mandy (myourick at gmail dot com)

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I think the first album I remember loving was the dirty dancing soundtrack on cassette tape… the funny thing is I hadn't even seen the movie cause I was only 6 at the time. [email protected]

  • Reply J Graham September 8, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    My first album was Peter Paul and Mommy – which I played, CD format, to our boys when they were little. If I won this radio I would give it to our 23 yr old son who has inherited our love of listening to public radio. I learned about Tivoli because of your blog and as a result gave my husband an older version of this radio to him for his birthday!

  • Reply Lauren Seesel September 8, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    ace of base – the sign. so many 90s classics off that album 🙂

  • Reply Alana September 8, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    The first album I really loved was TLC – Crazy Sexy Cool… that's right, I'm admitting it.

    [email protected]

  • Reply omoriala September 8, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy! omoriala [at] gmail . com

  • Reply Micaela September 8, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    What a lovely giveaway! As fellow NPR nerds and audiophiles, my boyfriend and I would love to try the Tivoli Two. The first album I ever loved was the Out of Africa soundtrack — I burned out the cassette tape listening to it every night as I fell asleep, when I was only a little bit bigger than Faye! Thanks again for considering me! xx Micaela

  • Reply Katie Sussky September 8, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Katie McDermott – [email protected]

    My first album was Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill.

  • Reply Jessica Brown September 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    John fogerty! We had is tape once on a long family road trip and listened to it non stop. Wasn't my favorite after the trip…

  • Reply Eve September 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    If we are being perfectly honest here, the first album I really remember Loving is 'Peter and the Wolf'. I used to play it on my sesame street record player over and over again! Thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway! [email protected]

  • Reply Oldman September 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    My first 33 1/3 record was Tchaikovsky

  • Reply Mary Beth September 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Fiona Apple's "Tidal." What a great album, and a seminal one for me in my high school years.

  • Reply danielle September 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    [email protected]

  • Reply liv September 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    My first cassette tape was Debbie Gibson 'Out of the Blue'- I was on a road trip with my Grandma and Grandpa in their old VW Van- I found Debbie at a gas station and listened to her all the way through Arizona.

  • Reply AdsoofMelk September 8, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    A] You writing/style/photos always rock
    B] First favorite album was The Blue Album by Weezer ('No One Else' being my winner on the record)
    C] Andrew + Ashley Baird – abaird3@gmail (new parents in DC/Richmond)
    D] Thanksss!

  • Reply Betsy September 8, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Alabama Christmas– strangely enough, all year long. [email protected]

  • Reply Christy Penman September 8, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    My first favorite album that I loved was one of my mom's favorite. The album was For Every Heart by Twila Paris. She would play in the cassette player and I would dance all around the house to it, singing the wrong words :).

    Christy Penman- [email protected]

  • Reply Scott September 8, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Layla, by Derek and the Dominos. I wore out multiple copies on vinyl and CD. Am i dating myself as one of your older readers? I have heard the Tivoli and they are great. [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    my first CD was spice girls "spice" and I played it 100s of times on a boom box I got for xmas. great memories of dancing and lip syncing to every track with friends, and by myself.


  • Reply sarah e. September 8, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    I think the first CD I bought with my own money was Aretha Franklin, but I remember my Mom playing The Mamas and the Papas for me on repeat and I still love it today (and that was a cassette!)

  • Reply clara_bow September 8, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Embarrassingly, the first album I was OBSESSED with was Kylie Minogue's 'Kylie' album (it was the 80s in Australia, in my defence). I played it so much on the family stereo that my big sister threatened to cut the cassette film with scissors. Perhaps a Tivoli stereo could go some way towards healing that trauma…! Love the blog, Erin. Thank you!

    clare -at- specialmove -dot- net

  • Reply I cook therefore I am September 8, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Alanis Morrisette's Jagged Little Pill was on constant replay when I was a tween. Still love it! Sarah Zappala – sarahe(dot)hewes(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply no September 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    The first album I remember loving was The Beach Boys Greatest Hits. My mother bought it for me at a Beach Boys concert–my first ever concert!–and we listened to it relentlessly for years. It's one of my favourite memories of her and I always think of her when I hear Help Me Rhonda.


  • Reply Kate Legnetti September 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    La Bouche-Sweet Dreams…crazy, right? LOVED IT! Kate Olsen: [email protected] (PS love the blog!)

  • Reply AllerG September 8, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    It was a definite tie between Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette and the self-titled Presidents of the United States of America album. Allison Fretwell [email protected]

  • Reply Andreuhhhh September 8, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours'. I remember hearing Stevie Nicks sing while sitting with my dad in his workshop and being totally entranced. She is a force. His record collection was, is, something I covet and revere. ([email protected])

  • Reply andee September 8, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    I don't know which album it was but it was Dan Seals. I remember dancing with my Mom and Dad on their knees after dinner.
    Andee ([email protected])

  • Reply Sasha September 8, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Ohhhhh, as a seriously angsty young pre-teen, Jagged Little Pill will always always always hold a special place in my heart. [email protected]

  • Reply Claire September 8, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I remember loving Bette Midler's "Experience the Divine" when I was about ten or so, and thinking she had such a great voice. And like Andreuhhhh, I been loving Fleetwood Mac lately. ([email protected])

  • Reply Allie Bronston September 8, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Childhood family dance parties often revolved around Paul Simon's Graceland. Still one of my top five albums of all time!

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  • Reply Meg September 8, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Definitely "Spreading Rumours" by Grouplove. Such a jam album. Thanks for the opportunity!

    [email protected]

  • Reply lil_lady_dz September 8, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    My very first album I remember being in love with was Michael Jackson "Thriller" album, song "The girl is mine."

    Nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

  • Reply Laurie @ Odd Bird Studio September 8, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Hmmm, first album love? Not sure I can be accurate about that, but most memorable was Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen. Got the tape for Christmas and immediately played it only to hear Neil Diamond! Nerdy me thought it might be like a book – Neil Diamond offers an introduction to Springsteen's album. Uh, no. The entire thing was Neil Diamond in Bruce Springsteen packaging. (My brother, the gift giver, later exchanged it for the real thing.) [email protected]

  • Reply Caroline September 8, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    First album I remember playing on repeat was Hansen. Thanks for the chance! [email protected]

  • Reply Angela S September 8, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Fleetwood Mac! Thank you so much for the opportunity, these are gorgeous!
    missa.Schmidt at yahoo. The "s" is lowercase:)

  • Reply Mary September 8, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Oh my gosh. This thing is beautiful. No wonder you love it! We currently have an ugly blue tooth speaker that I had on the bottom shelf in the corner.
    The first album I loved was when I was introduced to Coldplay. Could. Not. Stop. Listening.

    Mary McDaniel: mcdaniel.maryl(at)gmail(dot)com

    ps: I LOVED your article about the airbnb trailer in Nashville (I emailed it on to my friends, cuz that's how I roll). Thanks for sharing it with us!!!!

  • Reply Kellee Lewis September 8, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    My first album memory is lying on my bedroom floor listening to the soundtrack from My Best Friend's Wedding. I used to love reading the lyrics from the album booklet. Still know all the words.

    [email protected]

  • Reply netanya September 8, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Oh man we could definitely use this in our tiny apartment! We don't have a TV, so we watch movies on our laptop with a speaker plugged in (so many wires!!!) and call it our "home theater system." This would be amazing! As for first album…well, I definitely remember sitting in my friend's room when we were in 6th grade, listening to the cassette single of Spice Girls' "Wannabe" over and over, trying to decipher the lyrics! joy.netanya at gmail

  • Reply Anne September 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Maura O'Connell's Just in Time. I became obsessed with it as a kid one summer in Ireland on a road trip–so much so that my aunt gave me the cassette. (acd2114 at gmail)

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    My first music love was the soundtrack to Fantasia. I bet I still have the tape someplace. -Heather, couponhg at gmail

  • Reply 13bees September 8, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    these radios are so beautiful! piano man, billy joel…probably.

    info at 13bees dot com

  • Reply Vanessa September 8, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    My mom used to put on The Mamas and the Papas Greatest Hits while she cooked, and she and I would sing and dance through the whole thing. Creeque Alley is still a karaoke favorite of mine, even though no one recognizes it and people look at me like I'm from Mars.

  • Reply Casandra September 8, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Ah! Amazing giveaway! Between watching The Yellow Submarine repetitively at my grandma's house and car rides with my pops, I was hooked on The Beatles as far back as I can remember.
    [email protected]

  • Reply hanalae September 8, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    my favorite album was michael jackson's thriller!

  • Reply poisonwood September 8, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    The first album I remember loving was James Taylor's greatest hits. My parents played that album all the time and I remember them singing some of the songs to me too. I still really love those songs, brings back some nice memories! [email protected]

  • Reply lucytennessee September 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Dixie Chicks – Wide Open Spaces! 🙂
    red white blue (dot) jeans (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Suzan Katzir September 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    This will totally date me : "A Tramp Shining" Richard Harris. When I was a kid ditching school (rode bus into the city to see a show) I met him & Malachi McCourt at Schrafft's – yes, they were plastered and utterly charming. When he died, I felt like my childhood died with him. shiphrah99 at yahoo dot com

  • Reply Katya September 8, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom was a favorite of mine and one of my firsts. Still know it all by heart. 🙂 [email protected]

  • Reply us September 8, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    My first love was Amy Grant Heart In Motion. 🙂
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  • Reply Fey September 8, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Dancing Queen, by Abba! Hahaha! I have always been jealous of your Tivoli one. I'm keeping my fingers crossed I will win this giveaway 🙂
    fequs-shop at yahoo dot come

  • Reply Anne September 8, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Michael Jackson – Off The Wall. Still holds up.

  • Reply hepatica September 8, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    First fav album: Sargent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. Traded my Alice In Wonderland watch for it with Renee Elder in second grade shortly after it was released (c. 1970!). Best trade I ever made 😉 Now I'd trade just about anything to listen to This American Life on a Tivoli! Thank you!
    [email protected]

  • Reply catie September 8, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    michael jackson off the wall in 1979 {i was 9}
    how i would love a tivoli – thanks for the chance!
    fivetenfifteen {at} yahoo.com

  • Reply lissa September 8, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    green day, dookie. mom let me listen to it, but confiscated the lyrics booklet due to profanity! – lissalynch at gmail dot com

  • Reply Jana | One Drawing A Day September 8, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Donny Osmond! janamiller **at**gmail.com

  • Reply Katie September 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Simon & Garfunkel's Sounds of Silence [email protected]

  • Reply El September 8, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Highway 61 Revisited 🙂

    elo13 AT pitt.edu

  • Reply Alina J. September 8, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Wilson Phillips 1990 self titled album. I was 8 yrs old and memorized every lyric to the entire album. I would force my family to listen to it during long car trips while I belted along. I hope it was cute and not agonizing to listen to. Years later I bonded with my mother-in-law over our love for the Phillips sisters. (alina.jaclyn @ gmail)

  • Reply Miriam September 8, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    TLC's crazysexycool. I got it as a birthday gift and wore that tape OUT. I loved it even more because my mom let me keep it even though "sexy" was in the title

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    This would look awesome in my entryway. And first album with my record player and loved… Loverboy, Working for the Weekend.
    Francesca Kelley

  • Reply Heather B. September 8, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    One of my first CDs was the soundtrack to the movie 'Grease' – I was 9 and completely obsessed! – [email protected]

  • Reply Jessica September 8, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Probably Michael Jackson's Bad (on vinyl), or maybe the Chipmunk's Christmas Album (also vinyl…the first time vinyl was cool.)

    jesshaile (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Sarah M September 8, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Reading this post, I so vividly recall buying my first CD player. I was in my late teens, and buying it with my own money, so the practicality of a clock radio/CD player combo won out. My first album (in CD format), purchased on that same day, was Elton John's Love Songs. I still have it! Many hours, and many moods, have been spent listening to that album.

    I adore this Tivoli… it's like a piece of art! No hesitation about putting it front and center in a room.


  • Reply rhymeswithyes September 8, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    The first CD I ever bought (and then was consequently obsessed with) was an Aaron Carter album. I don't remember which one, but it being Aaron Carter tells you everything you need to know.

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  • Reply Liv September 8, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win! The first albums I remember blasting in my room as a kid are Billy Joel's "Storm Front" and Mariah Carey's "Music Box."

  • Reply Alexa F. September 8, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I'm pretty sure it was Muddy Water's album "Muddy 'Mississippi' Waters Live" that I loved when I was growing up. Lots of Beatles, Grateful Dead, blues from Maxwell Street and live bootleg recordings filled our house.

  • Reply Maren Ellingboe September 8, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    The first CD I ever received was the Beach Boys Greatest Hits, but the first one that I ever bought for myself (and loved) was Britney Spears' Baby One More Time. So…I guess I had varied taste in music?

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  • Reply Allison September 8, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    I thought Jewel's Pieces of You album was amazing when I was a teenager.

  • Reply Nicole September 8, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Debbie Gibson's "Electric Youth" on cassette tape!


  • Reply Sylvia B September 8, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    The Beatles' Rubber Soul. My Dad used to play it for me and I knew every word. barnett.sylvia at gmail dot com

  • Reply Emily September 8, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Oh my goodness! I would love to have this in my home! The first cd I really loved was Shania Twain's Come on Over.

  • Reply cassidy September 8, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    it was all about talking heads' speaking in tongues when i was a kid.
    and, also, now.

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  • Reply Caitlin Adkins September 8, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Kate Bush – Hounds of Love!
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  • Reply Heather September 8, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Quite fun reading everyone's comments! My first favorite album was New Edition….back in the mid-80s when they were so young and innocent….like a musical version of the Cosby Show! ; ) Heather (hjlorenzetti ^^at^^ gmail ^^dot^^ com)

  • Reply Boo's Mom September 8, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    The Beatle's White album — although I'm not sure I loved it or wanted to love it because all my friends were! Thanks for the chance!

  • Reply Mandy Cave September 8, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Yay!!! I'm so excited, my husband and I have been wanting one of those awesome radios ever since we spotted yours here on your blog. I'm going to let my hubby answer too since he is the music fanatic in our family. Our dog is a music lover too, but he can't speak English so his answer won't work. First album ever for him was N*Sync. Discovered while listening to Radio Disney as a child. First life changing album was definitely, The decemberists: picaresque. And for me, my first album was The Dixie Chicks and my first life changing album was Alison Krauss: Forget About It. I still love her music. Hope we win!! We really enjoy listening to Radio Lab and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and Car Talk and A Way With Words on NPR! 🙂 [email protected]

  • Reply blaze September 8, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    It always has to has to be the Beatles for me! Revolver! [email protected]

  • Reply Julie Ellen September 8, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Ohmygosh – Heart by Heart! *love*

    studio (at) nancy-lorenz (dot) com

  • Reply Bethany September 8, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was the first cd I owned and listened to over and over again!

    [email protected]

  • Reply Zoe September 8, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    This radio is gorgeous!

    It has to be The Best of Sam Cooke – that yellow album cover stands out so strongly in my memory. My mother used to put it on while she vacuumed to turn the busywork into a chance to dance around the house.
    zblock1 at gmail dot com

  • Reply Brittany Wesely September 8, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    What an incredible giveaway! My first favorite was The Wallflowers – Bringing Down the Horse.

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  • Reply emilie nicole September 8, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    my father and i have listened to The Beatles albums every Sunday since I can remember. what a treat it would be to listen on this sleek radio 🙂

  • Reply Katie B September 8, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    My first album was Ernie Sings & Glen Picks- the only record I owned when I interited my great grandmother's turn table. And that was in 1996 when I was 10 years old. Let's just say I have always been an old soul and I didn't mind the scratchy, twanging of those old cowboys one bit.

  • Reply Chris September 8, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    The first album that struck me was No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom. Before that, all I had heard was oldies on the radio (thanks Mom) or the choral pieces we sung in school. Music wasn't an integral part of my life until much later. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply caitlin burkhart September 8, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Alanis Morrissette!

  • Reply Louise Gearhart September 8, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Amazing! The first album I truly loved would have to be 'Pieces of You' by Jewel. So very 1990's.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Love your blog…my favorite 🙂
    The first album that I specifically remember purchasing was "Slaughter: Greatest Hits". Haha!! I really got into the glam-rock scene in my early adolescence. You would never guess it by looking at me….Not then or now! Haha!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Kelsey Raines September 8, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Hanson's Middle of Nowhere!

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    The blue album by weezer! I was obsessed.

    Emspar at gmail dot com

  • Reply Hanna Freedlund September 8, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Spice Girls spice world! I had it in cassette tape and listened to it non stop.

    Hanna dot Freedlund at gmail dot com

  • Reply Kim Johnstone September 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    My first favorite album was The Rat Pack: Live at the Sands! I was a little little kid in the 90s, but my dad played it all the time. I fell in love with Sammy Davis Jr and thought it was probably the funniest thing ever recorded.

    Amazing giveaway — your blog is a real inspiration.

    Contact: thekimfiles [at] gmail [dot] com =)

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Dookie by Green Day. I had to have it – even though I didn't have a cd player yet. Saved up my allowance and by the time I could actually play it, I had memorized all the lyrics from the liner notes. jeanmdavidson at gmail.com

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Shaun Cassidy Born Late!
    Rachael–[email protected]

  • Reply Eva September 8, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    It was certainly a Beatles album–Revolver perhaps!
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  • Reply MartiC September 8, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I think my first album was a beach boys one, but the first I remember loving was Billy Joel – An Innocent Man and it was an actual album 🙂

    kpelli73 at yahoo dot com

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    The very first album I loved was The Beatles' White Album – my mom would play it every day in the car on the way to school. I especially loved "Rocky Raccoon" and "Piggies" – the best to sing along to! [email protected]

  • Reply caitlin September 8, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Sarah McLachlan, I still hear the 90s!
    Man that Tivioli is such a beaut!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Libby September 8, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    I fell head over heels for Guster's Lost and Gone Forever. I had been raised on Enya and Cat Stevens so this was a new direction for me.

    [email protected]

  • Reply Juliette September 8, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Peter and the Wolf – first cassette as a child, listened to over and over. What a lovely giveaway, thank you!
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  • Reply Annie September 8, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I had insomnia when I was in middle school, and the best medicine was listening to Crosby Stills Nash & Young's Deja Vu. Even today, listening to that album helps me feel calm. Also: my husband and I have been looking for a few radio so we can listen to our favorite shows while making dinner! anniesltn(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Aileen September 8, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    The Eagles – not sure of the name – might have been a "best of" – my parents played the cassette non-stop in the car…
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  • Reply Jen Thompson September 8, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    The Carpenters, The Beach Boys, David Cassidy, Bobby Sherman…WOW! I'm old 🙂
    [email protected]

  • Reply rose September 8, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    wow. my first album was concrete blonde, bloodletting. whew.

    this radio would be amazing in the new small small apartment that we just moved into….

  • Reply mireaulf September 8, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    First album, hm.
    Gorillaz by Gorillaz
    [email protected]

  • Reply Unknown September 8, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    What a fun give-away!
    Amy Grant for me….Heart In Motion was the first cd I bought and I remember being sooo excited.

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  • Reply Emily Greene September 8, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    We have the Tivoli One, and love listening to the radio on it, but the Tivoli Two seems amazing! I used to love listening to my parents' old country albums like Emmylou Harris's "Luxury Liner" when I was growing up. She is still a favorite!

  • Reply tara //etsetara September 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    love! um, probably a soundtrack to something. i can't remember!

  • Reply Maria Zizka September 8, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    The first album I loved was Roy Orbison's "Memphis," which my dad would play on his radio, sing along, and dance around the house. I loved it for all of those reasons.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Julia G. September 8, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    The first album I couldn't get enough of was probably a Beatles album. I used to come home from school and immediately put on my dad's old Beatles records while I lounged out on the coach. [email protected]

  • Reply Diana September 8, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    my first album was kenny rogers' "the gambler" on a cassette tape. i was super young but already obsessive about my music back then. i remember demanding to listen to it so much that the tape broke and my mom had to a buy a brand new tape because i wouldn't go to sleep without listening to it.

    • Reply Diana September 8, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      oops. contact info is joleystar{at}gmail{dot}com.

  • Reply Liberty September 8, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I can totally relate with the nerd alert up there. Case in point, favorite album? Copeland Conducts Copeland. It's so beautiful I cry. every. time.

    libbytd at gmail.com

  • Reply Nicky September 8, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    The first album I bought and played over and over was Queen's Greatest Hits Vol. I & II – on cassette! Crossing my fingers I can upgrade to something a bit more modern!


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  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I loved the best of The Monkees! It was an actual vinyl and I was mesmerized my the "antique" record player we had from the attic 🙂 courtney_enzor (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Reply Katherine September 8, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    The first I bought myself – and loved so much because of that – was Green Day's International Superhits! A lot of middle school angst found an outlet there..

  • Reply karissa September 8, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    i loved the Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid album by Collective Soul…listened to it over and over!
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  • Reply Caiti September 8, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    My first album was a cassette of Ace of Base's The Sign, and my first CD was Alanis' Jagged Little Pill. I was obviously a child of the '90s 🙂 rootswingswanderings [at] gmail [dot] com.

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Still one of my favorites!
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  • Reply DesirousOfEverything September 8, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Queen! Love it! Listened to it with my dad!

  • Reply Karol September 8, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    i'd love to say the first album i remember loving is liz phair's whip-smart, but in reality, it's bryan adam's waking up the neighbours…eeeeek!

    fingers crossed~!
    karolhlu [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Reply Linh September 8, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    It must have been Selena's first English language album and I was 8.
    Mellamolinh @ gmail . com

  • Reply Mara Masters September 8, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Oh man. What a beaut! I still love it, but my very first favorite album was Mariah Carey's Butterfly. So many great 90s "classics" on that one.

  • Reply robin September 8, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    haha–the first album I was allowed to pick out was Lionel Richie's 'Can't Slow Down' (gotta love the 80s:) [email protected]

  • Reply Lauren McGinnis September 8, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    The first album I remember loving was Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. My parents always had it playing and it's still one that never fails to make me happy. ([email protected])

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    The Smashing Pumpkins: Melancholy and the infinite sadness! I bought it as a double cassette! Hglogan24 at gmail dot com

  • Reply Emily September 8, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    The first album I really remember loving is "Tea for the Tillerman" by Cat Stevens. He's still a favorite.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Erin September 8, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Ah this stereo is so beautiful! One of my first cassette tapes was Ace of Base and I remember listening to the whole thing, both sides, over and over again. Of course 'I Saw the Sign' was the big hit, but when I hear one of the other songs from that album playing randomly I always get excited and nostalgic.

  • Reply Kylie September 8, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Meatloaf – Bat Out of Hell. My mom was obsessed with "It's all coming back to me now!" The cassette was on repeat every time we got in the car. Would love a Tivoli for our new house. [email protected]

  • Reply Amanda September 8, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Free Fallin' by Tom Petty (Full Moon Fever album) was my favorite song and I proved it by writing it in my pre-school "All about me" booklet. This unit is awesome and I would love to jam out to that entire album on it. ([email protected])

  • Reply amy September 8, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    the soundtrack to E.T. on vinyl; one of the first movies I saw as a kid. (ablakeup at gmail)

  • Reply Maggie Lindsay September 8, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Huey Lewis and the News – Sports! (on cassette) margaret.lindsay(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I would love to win this! My first album to love was a Barry Manilow Greatest Hits. My mom played it all the time when I was a kid. [email protected]

  • Reply Lora September 8, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    The Kingston Trio is my first love! Use to listen to them on my dad's record player but I would love to hear them on the Tivoli! [email protected]

  • Reply Liz A September 8, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    This seems like such a great product, thank you for featuring it!
    The first album I remember loving was something from the Beach Boys. My sisters and I would wear our matching Hawaiian shirts and have loud sing-a-longs!

  • Reply Amy September 8, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Billy Joel's Storm Front. Still love it.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Sivan Hecht September 8, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    REM automatic for the people! [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Michael Jackson's THRILLER…rocked my world!
    Would love, love, love this…have been swooning over the Tivoli for years!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Lexie September 8, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    My first album was LeeAnn Rimes!

    anfrensley at gmail dot com

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  • Reply Sivan Hecht September 8, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    [email protected]
    REM automatic for the people!

  • Reply Joshua Head September 8, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    My first favorite album was Michael Jackson's Thriller (even though Vincent Price terrified me).

  • Reply Sophie September 8, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Old Friends//Bookends, Simon and Garfunkel. I was ten and I would turn it all the way up on my dad's system with the living room windows open so I could hear it while I played outside. <3

  • Reply Sophia September 8, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    My first was Queen Latifah's Black Reign in '93! [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Oh dear, my first CD was the Spice Girls. I'm pretty sure I still know all the words even though my music taste has drastically changed. 🙂

    kim451451 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Buccaneers and Ball Gowns September 8, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Thanks to my parents, Jimmy Buffett was a major listening staple of my childhood (and now). The earliest album I remember listening to the most was Off to see the Lizard.
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  • Reply Lauren Erickson September 8, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    I have memories of dancing around with my sister to my parent's old UB40 album as a little tyke. The first CD I purchased on my own was Celine Dion's "Let's Talk About Love" complete with "My Heart Will Go On" 🙂
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  • Reply SarahE September 8, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    The first album I played non-stop was Backstreet Boys- the self-titled debut, of course. These days, my tastes have grown more varied, but I've given up the notion that I need to feel "guilty" about loving the hits from earlier years 🙂


  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Dave Matthews
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  • Reply Unknown September 8, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    As a little kid, I loved Elvis Presley, Jail House Rock! Too funny.
    We just moved into a Tiny house. Would love a Tivoli with no wires…dreamy.
    Thanks –
    [email protected]

  • Reply Naila September 8, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Magical Mystery Tour by the Beatles was the first album I knew by heart.
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  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Eek, I've wanted a Tivoli for years… The first album I loved was Carole King's Tapestry! I used to sing along for hours when nobody else was home.
    heatherbailey414 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Nicole Bagozzi September 8, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    N'sync was the first album I remember loving!

  • Reply Vanessa Marie September 8, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    WOW – functional and pretty!
    When I was in high school I fell asleep to James Taylor's greatest hits for probably my whole junior year. I never got sick of it!

    Vanessa – [email protected]

  • Reply Lauren Ann September 8, 2014 at 6:33 pm

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    Favorite album was anything by Aretha Franklin.

  • Reply booksoutsidethebox.com September 8, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom
    erynnim3 at gmail dot com

  • Reply Allie September 8, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    This is embarrassing, not cool and retro! But mine was The Bodyguard soundtrack. We LOVED that CD – my brother and I made our parents play it on repeat in car for weeks. I can't hear that refrain without feeling like a kid again "and iiiieeeiii will always love yoooouu"
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  • Reply Bobbie Hawkes September 8, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    The Doors captivated me.
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  • Reply Meghan Flannery September 8, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Paul Simon's Graceland. When I hear it, I am suddenly no longer scrubbing dishes or waiting for the ferry. I'm in a blue station wagon on a road trip to somewhere wonderful.


    Nuttmeghan at gmail dot com

  • Reply Margaux September 8, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Céline Dion's 1996 album, Falling Into You, kickstarted my lifelong appreciate for ladies with pipes. It's all coming back to me now…. takes me back every time (pun intended). I can only imagine how excellent that album would sound on this system! Listening to Jad and Robert's RadioLab podcast would be an added bonus :] Good luck to all! [email protected]

  • Reply KMH September 8, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Oh what a lovely gesture!! My first real love for an album came with Alanis Morissette's 'jagged little pill'- how so Canadian of me! I remember my mom asking if I wanted to order anything from those little paper mail-in order forms and I liked the cover 🙂
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  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    The first album I loved was The Cranberries, No Need to Argue! My parents would play it every time we drove somewhere. [email protected]

  • Reply Rose September 8, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Not an album, but Mambo no.5 still has me singing along.
    rhope . hope @ gmail.com

  • Reply Katharine Swanson September 8, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Jewel! She was a student of my uncles in Alaska and I was fascinated by her. K.Seevers.Swanson @gmail.com

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Joan Armatrading from my parents' record collection
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  • Reply Jami Yaeger September 8, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Wow, such a lovely giveaway! I don't know that it was my very first, but the album I loved early on and for a very long time was "The Miseducation of Lauren Hill". It's still high on my list. Thanks for the opportunity. jamiyaeger at gmail dot com.

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Bryan Adams – Waking up the Neighbours. I still crank the radio if "summer of 69" comes on.
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  • Reply Jordan Middlebrook September 8, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Oh wow, my husband would love this! We have a stereo system in our kitchen that I would love to minimize. First favorite full album in memory: A Love Supreme–John Coltraine. ([email protected])

  • Reply krysten September 8, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    It was definitely The Four Seasons – Sherry & 11 others. Found it snooping through the records of my best friend's dad's collection, and listened to it on repeat every day after school for months!

    kjyates [at] gmail dot com

  • Reply gillian September 8, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    celine dion's a new day has come. (i'm not that old haha)
    gillian.clair at gmail dot com

  • Reply mmkelly12 September 8, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I looooved The Eagles Greatest Hits album, it brings back great memories of camping with my family.

    mmkelly12 at g mail dot com

  • Reply dani September 8, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody – we used to listen to it on our long car ride to school with our carpool, and my mom taught us all the words to every single song. So fun! [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    I loved the soundtrack to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat after I saw the musical when I was little! [email protected]

  • Reply Lizzz September 8, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I got three!
    Michael Jackson's Thriller album
    The Big Chill Sound Track
    Talking Heads Little Creatures

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  • Reply Raquelita September 8, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Dookie by Green Day!

    Thank you for such an incredible giveaway. It is so generous of you and Tivoli to offer us readers the set. I've got my fingers and toes crossed! 🙂

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  • Reply Sonya W. September 8, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    The Killers' Hot Fuss was (and still is) such a perfect album for me. It made me fall in love with music in a way I never knew was possible, and all the emotions, ugh. Amazing album. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
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  • Reply Shelly Howell September 8, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Cyndi Lauper's She's so Unusual [email protected]

  • Reply Marika Y-B September 8, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Jagged Little Pill- Alanis Morssiette–saved up my allowance to buy the cassette!
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  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Jagged Little Pill- Alanis Morssiette–saved up my allowance to buy the cassette!
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  • Reply Sarah September 8, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Sarah McLachlan all the way! That song "Ice Cream"- listened to it so much I think I STILL know all the lyrics!
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  • Reply Rowena @ rolala loves September 8, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Sweet giveaway! My first album was Rio by Duran Duran! Gosh how I loved them. Thanks for the opportunity!
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  • Reply Audrey September 8, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    The Beatles' Yellow Submarine album! My sisters and I loved dancing around to that music when we were little.
    audrey (dot) g (dot) gill (at) gmail.com

  • Reply Gregory Brown September 8, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Jimmy Buffett's Son of a Son of a Sailor or Tom Lehrer That Was the Year That Wad. [email protected]

  • Reply jwhittz September 8, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I read from an rss, so I'm terrible about commenting here, but I wanted to say that I love your updates.
    As a toddler, I wore out my mom's cassette of Madonna's True Blue, so that holds the distinction of being my first favorite album. I used to dance around the living room to Papa Don't Preach, much to my parents' amusement.
    jenwhttn (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Kate September 8, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Beach Boys and Bette Midler! Feeling old 🙂 kmcletchie [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Reply Kaytlyn Sanders September 8, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Cyndi Lauper, She's So Unusual. Loved looking through the booklet. I think I was about 5 at the time. My email address is on this page: http://www.beneficialstudio.com/contact.html

  • Reply AmeliaClare September 8, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    The first album I loved was Bonnie Raitt "Nick of Time" as a toddler and as a pre-teen it was The Beatles "Rubber Soul."

  • Reply Emily C September 8, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    My dad used to make us pizzas on friday nights, and he always listened to the cars self-titled album. It's still my favourite! I would love to give my dad this stereo 🙂

  • Reply ashley sullivan September 8, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    the cranberries- ha!

  • Reply Emily C September 8, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Sorry, I forgot to add my contact info! E C R O W D E R @ U V I C . C A

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Jewel, pieces of you 🙂
    Ashley: [email protected]

  • Reply Kim B. September 8, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    what a wonderful giveaway!! I treasure my Tivoli PAL radio (although why I bought it in pink I can't now imagine). as to first album beloved . . . probably as well shaun cassidy born late! (shudder)

    kislanykim [at] yahooooooooo {dot} commmmmmm

  • Reply Simone September 8, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    There was a lot of music in my house growing up, but I distinctly remember listening to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" over and over with my older sister. Classic! [email protected]

  • Reply Mrs. P September 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Stevie Ray Vaughn, Texas Flood.

    cporschet [at] gmail.com

  • Reply susannah September 8, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    The first cd I bought was sgt peppers lonely hearts club band. Loved it then, love it now.

  • Reply Annika September 8, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Oh to be young… No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom.
    Would love to own that beaut for our home…
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  • Reply carlyngreer September 8, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Grammy 1997 CD, Leeann Rhymes "My Baby" My twin brother and I rocked out to the album when we were 6!

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  • Reply chopsuey September 8, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    It's a toss up between Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA and Paul Simon, Graceland. I still listen to both. Awesome contest, I've always wanted a Tivoli.

    k.vansanden (at) gmail.com

  • Reply Second Floor Flat September 8, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Either a Carol King children's album my mom used to play for my sister and I when we were little, or Joni Mitchelle's Blue. Cliche, I know. I'm at [email protected]

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Reply Roxanne September 8, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Wow, what a truly incredible giveaway! The first album I truly remember loving is August and Everything After. Whenever I hear 'Round Here,' I am instantly transported back to hot and sticky road trips to Sanibel Island! Here's to hoping! xo

    My email: roxannesincich (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Baltina Hong September 8, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Oh so pretty and such a great design! My first album on vinyl was Mississippi John Hurt "Today". So good.

    Baltina Hong
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  • Reply Anita & David September 8, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I remember always loving Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits album. That was the result of my Mom and Dad's vinyl collection.

  • Reply Claudia September 8, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Anything by the Beatles. And before that, all of my parents' albums, especially Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland.

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Ooh, this is tough. I'd have to say Ani DiFranco's Little Plastic Castle and Radiohead's The Bends. As a kid, it was anything by Sinatra – my dad would play him nonstop!
    jeanne dot syquia at gmail dot com

  • Reply stacia September 8, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    the first album I remember loving is "mister heartbreak" by laurie anderson. my dad used to play it often. staciafuchsia at gmail.com

  • Reply Unknown September 8, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    My husband and I have been eyeing this radio for awhile.
    My first album was, embarrassingly, Christina Aguilera – Genie in a Bottle.
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  • Reply TheKorthuis' September 8, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    The Rolling Stones! <3 [email protected]

  • Reply Aimee September 8, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I still remember the first CD I owned: The Lion King Soundtrack. My dad gave me the disc and a CD Walkmen and I was the happiest ten year old in the world. aimee.gillespie [at] gmail.com

  • Reply emma summer September 8, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    oooooh, I want this BAD. Paul simon's Graceland was my first love. We still date occasionally.

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    For sure it was Madonna's Like a Virgin! I used to shut my bedroom door and blast the album in its entirety while dancing in my undies until it was lights out.
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  • Reply Leigh September 8, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I've been wanting this system for ages – What a treat!

    While Bruce's 'Born in the USA' stole my heart since I was wiggling around in a cradle, my sister and I used to listen to the 'Les Miserables' symphonic recording over and over (and over, and over…) when we were little. Our parents "lost" the album after hearing Jean Valjean and Javert face-off one too many times!

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  • Reply Emily September 8, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    natalie merchant, tigerlily. haunting, and as close to perfect as it gets.

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band!
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  • Reply Alison September 8, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    I think the first album I listen to on repeat was 'Pieces of You' by Jewel, which I somehow lost later on. I have been eying that Tivoli…it's gorgeous! helloalisonj[at]gmail.com

  • Reply e.t.t. September 8, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    My mother's copy of Tea for the Tillerman by Cat Stevens. I loved it at first because of the folky style, but I grew to understand the meaning behind a lot of the songs. It is still one of my favorites, and was the first record I bought myself.

    Contact: stackett (at) me (dot) com

    Hope to win the Tivoli — it is so lovely!

  • Reply Stephanie Abdon September 8, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I read someplace that the first record you ever buy says a lot about you…mine was 'I know What Boys Like" by the Waitresses 😉

  • Reply Rebekah Beck September 8, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    The first album I ever loved (and listened to on repeat) was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA." It was the summer after kindergarten or first grade. Any time I hear it now, I am transported back to the driveway outside my old house in Ohio, blasting the album (cassette tape) and singing along into hairbrush microphones w/ my neighborhood friends w/o a care in the whole wide world.
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  • Reply Abigail September 8, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Probably Cat Stevens or Free to Be You and Me. What a great giveaway!

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Oh gosh, NKOTB. [email protected]

  • Reply Diane September 8, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    The Beatles…Please Please Me….still one of the best ever!
    (I may be one of your senior readers, but I love your blog and now have my daughters hooked on it too.)
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  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Oh girl. You know it was Ace of Base's The Sign, with All That She Wants blasting on repeat. I wore that thing OUT!

    Loving the lack of wires =) shrn.generic (at) gmail

  • Reply joan September 8, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Gary Wright, The Dream Weaver. First concert I went to was Day on the Green in Oakland. Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, Gary Wright and the Steve Gibbons Band. You can envision how great that was! 🙂

  • Reply vallerina31 September 8, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    The first album I remember both buying and loving was The Best of Blondie. Debbie Harry was and still is such a great iconic female icon.
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  • Reply yoga teacher September 8, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    The first album I bought with my own money was "Beatles '65," and I still know the words to most of the songs! I'd love to put my Tivoli One in the kitchen, too;-)

  • Reply michaela September 8, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    The Beatles – Help. I used to play it over and over on my boom box. Especially the song "I've just seen a face." Classic

  • Reply Eden From Sweden September 8, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Yay! Paul Simon's Graceland…again and again and again…

  • Reply Valerie September 8, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Madonna' Immaculate Collection
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  • Reply valerie September 8, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    My first record album was "It's a Small World" from my first trip to Disneyland when I was 4. It's an all boys choir singing folk songs from around the world. The cover was designed by Mary Blair. I listened to it on my Fisher Price record player. I still have it! valeriekmangum (at) gmail

  • Reply Becky R. September 8, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I had a cassette tape of Bob Marley's greatest hits. I used to listen to it on my parent's walkmen. Loved singing "Three Little Birds"!

  • Reply Hannah Thweatt September 8, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    My very favorite album that I first loved was my dad's Stephen Curtis Chapman album he would play for us on the way to school.

    my email is [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    I stole my older brother's '96 Sublime album and he never got it back. I was so into their beachy, laid back, stoner, ska vibes at 12 years old. Ha! -Meg (meg.a.tuttle at gmail.com)

  • Reply simply blythe September 8, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    my first album love was cyndi lauper's time after time.
    a friend's ceramic unicorn's horn somehow unwound the tape from inside my cassette…a sad, sad day.
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  • Reply Megan September 8, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Mine was KISS – Rock and Roll Over – it had these amazing stickers that came with it, which I used to decorate my stereo speakers. Awesome giveaway! meganmills013 (at) gmail (dot)com

  • Reply Kirsten September 8, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Oh man, do we ever need a new sound system! Currently rocking some early aughts computer speakers. yes, it's as good as it sounds! I don't remember my first favorite album, but I do remember that the first album I saved up for and bought on my own was TLC's Crazy Sexy Cool.
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  • Reply Trish Austin September 8, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    The first album I remember loving was Seals and Crofts album that belonged to my parents. Dust on the Saddle was a particular favorite on that record.
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
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  • Reply Natalie Feldsine September 8, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    The first full album I loved is actually a fairly recent one – Bear Creek by Brandi Carlile. I would love to win this giveaway to spruce up my small apartment. It would be a lovely to get rid of the old stereo from middle school that I am still using 10+ years later.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Erin Dollar September 8, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Hah, the first tape I bought is kinda embarrassing… Ace of Base! Still know all the words to The Sign! Listened to a lot of Gloria Estefan and Beach Boys with my mom and dad (respectively), too, which made for a pop-fueled childhood.

  • Reply Katie Cannarsa September 8, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Oh man, the first? Maybe Jagged Little Pill? I was 12 and remember my friend's dad playing it during carpool and thinking, "I like this."

  • Reply Kate September 8, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    I think the first album I loved and played over and over again was The Big Chill soundtrack. It's still a go-to for kitchen dance parties. (Although I also love to listen to podcasts while cooking–what a treat it'd be to have this awesome device!)

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  • Reply Keri September 8, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    You know it was a compilation of Peter, Paul and Mary songs – The Greatest Hits if I remember correctly. It received almost as much play time as a tape of 'flute music' that my favorite aunt made for me. keri dot smith5 at gmail dot com.

  • Reply sonya September 8, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Tivoli is the best! The first album I remember loving is a toss up between "The Harder They Come" soundtrack, and "The Band", both of which were on my parents' turntable constantly. I still know all the lyrics, and still love, both of those albums!
    smallhappyworld at earthlink dot net

  • Reply Alison Franklin September 8, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    The White Album by the Beatles! [email protected]. Thanks!

  • Reply The Vintique Object September 8, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Michael Jackson "Thriller." Awesome giveaway. And so much better looking than a Bose, might I add.

  • Reply Hannah Kessel September 8, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Joni Mitchell's Blue made me feel old and young at the same time, which I loved. Still love it. Her voice is the best.

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  • Reply Sarah September 8, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    My first album love…The Beatles Abbey Road. My parents used to let me pick an album for our "dinner music" every night, and this one was always in heavy rotation. Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Growing up I wasn't allowed to listen to secular music. In college, my listening habits were shaped by my then boyfriend, which meant a lot of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Needless to say my musical tastes have evolved since then! easwanson2005(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Reply may, samantha e. September 8, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    oh goodness. I want this so much.

    Samantha May- [email protected]

    It's a little embarrassing but the first album I remember buying and loving was Hanson's MMBOP.
    I was 10 and it was the first time I had been given money to buy a christmas present.. so I spent the better of an hour going through the aisles and managed to pick this one.

  • Reply Jen Beck September 8, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    The soundtrack to Grease! Perfect for kiddo karaoke.

    jenbeck at gmail dot com

  • Reply Regan September 9, 2014 at 12:08 am

    I hope I'm not accidentally commenting twice but I don't think it worked the first time. My first most beloved album was Elliott Smith's Figure 8.

    Regan Stotts – [email protected]

  • Reply JGarcia September 9, 2014 at 12:09 am

    U2's Joshua Tree. It was released when I was three and sitting with my family listening to it on repeat is one of my earliest, sweetest memories. [email protected]

  • Reply larissa September 9, 2014 at 12:22 am

    First album I remember loving was The Beatles' Revolver – which meant family game night was about to begin (Mille Bornes, Uno Rummy Up and Scrabble!). [lariss.walker(at)gmail(dot)com]

  • Reply Courtney September 9, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Bruce Hornsby and the Range's The Way It Is. Reminds me of long road trips to visit family as a child.

  • Reply Katie September 9, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Beach Boys – "Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!)" – was the first album I can remember listening to nonstop. I would sit in the basement for hours, playing the cassette over and over, while playing with my Barbie dolls and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures. kgleischman(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply lauren s. September 9, 2014 at 12:32 am

    When I was younger, I used to listen to Stevie Wonder's "The Woman in Red" and to The Beatles' "Abbey Road" ad nauseum in our basement, often while roller skating. I have SUCH strong, warm memories attached to those songs to this day. zoveg (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Reply Ryan September 9, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Definitely The Pixies, Surfer Rosa. I wish I still had the album! [email protected]

  • Reply Becky September 9, 2014 at 12:43 am

    A Simon and Garunkel hits record. Not sure which one!

  • Reply Wags802 September 9, 2014 at 12:44 am

    My first favorite was Amy Grant "Every Heartbeat when I was a little girl 🙂 [email protected]

  • Reply Allison C September 9, 2014 at 12:49 am

    I'm embarrassed to say it was Snoop doggystyle. I wasn't into rap that much, but I listened to that cd over and over when it first came out. I listened to Yanni too..maybe that is more embarrassing?

  • Reply Janelle Andrea September 9, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Mariah Carey's Daydream album – I played it all through 7th grade and it's still one of my favorites.
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  • Reply Gee September 9, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Yay to no wires. The first album I loved must have been by Anne Murray or Roberta Flack. (My mother's albums!) My husband's is The Smiths by The Smiths.

  • Reply Melissa Allam September 9, 2014 at 1:00 am

    We turned off our cable so my husband likes to listen to baseball on the radio, but our cheap little radio is a little bit noisy and screechy. This sure would be nice. The first album I remember loving is Chicago 17 and especially the song "You're the Inspiration". It was a real record played on a real record player.

  • Reply Sarah Acker September 9, 2014 at 1:05 am

    My family played Paul Simon's Graceland every Sunday Morning when I was little, and I still prefer to listen to the album as a whole. sarah.k.compton at gmail.com

  • Reply alotis2words September 9, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Tracy Chapman's self-titled album. When we were little, my dad let my sister and I pick out a cd that was "ours" this was mine; her's was the Cocktail soundtrack. I still love that album to this day.

    alotis2words @ gmail.com

  • Reply Kristen September 9, 2014 at 1:08 am

    I think Supertramp's Breakfast in America played on repeat throughout my childhood. Watching my usually buttoned-up dad play the 'air' keyboard to Take the Long Way Home was always my favorite. kristeneberlin (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply JAG September 9, 2014 at 1:08 am

    i have a feeling there were earlier ones that I can't remember, but the one that has actually held up through the years was Peter Gabriel–So. I remember being in college and automatically dismissing all the cassette tapes I had bought in middle/high school only to realize that one was worth keeping

  • Reply This is me... September 9, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Nirvana-Incescticide, and Polly is the song most remembered.
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  • Reply Eleanor September 9, 2014 at 1:19 am

    First Love – Beatles Greatest Hits! [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 9, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Thanks! My first memory is KISS Alive 2. [email protected]

  • Reply Nicole September 9, 2014 at 1:28 am

    I loved listening to the Beach Boys thanks mostly, I am sure, to Full House. I couldn't tell you the name of the album but I bet if someone turned it on now I could still sing along with every song, and probably even remember the order!

  • Reply SJMC September 9, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Talking heads – speaking in tongues
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  • Reply Katie Stookesberry September 9, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Joshua Bell's Mendelssohn and Beethoven Violin Concertos! He was my boy crush/idol. It's only fitting now that I work on his management team :). [email protected]

  • Reply Jen September 9, 2014 at 1:40 am

    My dad always played The Beach Boys' Sounds of Summer album in his car. Pretty sure we'll be dancing to Surfer Girl at my wedding.

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  • Reply Dylann Stubblefield September 9, 2014 at 1:44 am

    The Killers' Sam's Town. Middle school dreaming.

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  • Reply kate September 9, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Listening to Loggins & Messina with my Dad every morning as he drove me to school. Such great memories…

  • Reply maggie September 9, 2014 at 1:48 am

    TLC – Crazy Sexy Cool. Blew my young, developing mind.
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  • Reply Claire September 9, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Sounds like a good thing for listening to NPR in the kitchen! 🙂
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  • Reply Unknown September 9, 2014 at 1:58 am

    That is one fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine sound system! Nirvana Unplugged. Perfect for teenage brooding 🙂
    bethieerdey (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Jen September 9, 2014 at 2:10 am

    No Doubt, Tragic Kingdom. I remember making such a fuss about being able to buy it and listening to it on repeat.
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  • Reply DJ September 9, 2014 at 2:15 am

    It was definitely a Garth Brooks album… God bless growing up in Texas!
    –DJ ([email protected])

  • Reply Aylita September 9, 2014 at 2:17 am

    I was obsessed with Fiona Apple's "Tidal." As an angsty middle schooler it really helped me get through some confusing social times. I still listen to her with loyalty. [email protected]

  • Reply Karin September 9, 2014 at 2:23 am

    I love our Tivoli! The first album I remember loving was The Fugees' The Score. It was the very first CD I ever purchased!

  • Reply Megan September 9, 2014 at 2:26 am

    I grew up during the whole skater trend, so for me that album was Blink-182's Take Off Your Pants and Jacket. That album epitomized my early teen years.

    -Megan (meganfm at gmail dot com)

  • Reply Alisa September 9, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Wow! So excited! My first album that was my own–a compilation of Henry Mancini's greatest hits! My contact: [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 9, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Janet Jackson, Rhythm Nation. I couldn't enough of it when I was a kid and would dance in front of a mirror to it all day. [email protected]

  • Reply Lillian T September 9, 2014 at 2:42 am

    If we're talking CDs as a full album…the first I owned was "Grammy Winners 1997", however, the first one that I really wanted, loved and listened to from start to finish and embrace as a masterwork and TRUE album was Miles Davis Kind of Blue. Perfection. lillian.testa(at)gmail(dot)com.

  • Reply Briar September 9, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Oh my! Wouldn't this look divine at the studio? What a generous offering! One of my first loves (and one I've recently been revisiting) is the second of the Trio albums from Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. So classic. briar (dot) winters (at) gmail

  • Reply Jenn September 9, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Billy Joel – listening with my dad on long car drives!

  • Reply Danielle H. September 9, 2014 at 3:01 am

    oh my gosh, that soundtrack to baz luhrman's romeo and Juliet had my heart! and, honestly, still does! 🙂

  • Reply Anne Williamson September 9, 2014 at 3:03 am

    Blood on the Tracks, Bob Dylan. And yes, it was an actual album!! williamson(dot)anne(at)comcast.net

  • Reply Cordelia September 9, 2014 at 3:06 am

    I've so enjoyed reading these responses! The B-52s Cosmic Thing was one of my first favorite albums (and still in heavy rotation).

    [email protected]

  • Reply Amber September 9, 2014 at 3:20 am

    Franki Valli and the Four Seasons. I was 5 and I loved it! [email protected]

  • Reply Caitlin September 9, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Great giveaway! The first album I remember loving was the Moody Blues–Legend of a Band. I was 7 and a total daddy's girl, listening to whatever he recommended. In retrospect it seems like such Dad Rock, but it still moves me. caitlinhohn(at)gmail(dot)com, thanks!

  • Reply Anonymous September 9, 2014 at 4:14 am

    Duran Duran – Rio. I still love them. [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 9, 2014 at 4:31 am

    Spice Girls' Spice World. Wannabe is still a great party song 🙂
    [email protected]

  • Reply Hannah September 9, 2014 at 4:32 am

    James Taylor's greatest hits! I grew up listening to that cassette (in the late 90s thanks to technologically challenged parents) every time we rode anywhere in the car. Bet it would sound a lot better on the Tivoli audio system 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

    [email protected]

  • Reply Susan Magnolia September 9, 2014 at 4:35 am

    The first album that I asked for was Debbie Gibson's Electric Youth and received it for my birthday. I listened to it so much back then. I also remember listening to many Disney's music compilations and books on tape before that which were all so wonderful. ^_^

    [email protected] thank you!!!

  • Reply Janet at Pear-Shaped Woman September 9, 2014 at 4:40 am

    The first album I fell in love with was "Belafonte" by Harry Belafonte, released in 1955. My mom loved him and played his albums all the time on the stereo that my dad built.

    The first album I ever bought for myself was "Revolver" by the Beatles, although I had other Beatles albums that had been given to me.

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  • Reply K. September 9, 2014 at 5:13 am

    India Arie's album India.Arie. I'm sure there were earlier ones, but that was the first one I bought and listened to til I nearly wore the cd out. I still listen to it every so often.

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  • Reply Seattle Yogi September 9, 2014 at 6:16 am

    Simon & Garfunkels Greatest Hits. My parents had this album & I listened to this a lot as a kid. For some reason listening to Cecilia became a tradition for Christmas Eve.

  • Reply unfounddoor September 9, 2014 at 6:23 am

    Stovies by the Corries (Scottish folk ftw) or, um, Kylie by Kylie Minogue �� ( unfounddoorblog AT gmail DOT com 🙂

  • Reply A. Rae September 9, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Not gonna like, the first cd I myself actually owned was Dr. Dre 2001… but I remembering rocking out to La Bamba and Bohemian Rhapsody and Day-Oh at a younger age. Beautiful stereo!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Lexie September 9, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Fleetwood Mac Rumors . My first and still favorite. it is heartfelt soulful lyrics that bring forth emotion and now great memories of a simpler time of life It was a great time to be young and listening to Stevie Nicks sing about lost loves. . Its timeless and I remember all the songs and lyrics today. My only radio just died so I would love to win this fabulous radio. it would be a great fit in my 300 square foot apartment. [email protected]

  • Reply RJF September 9, 2014 at 6:46 am

    I love Tivoli! What a dream giveaway. The first album I loved was Cat Stevens "Tea for the Tillerman". I remember getting the flu when I was little and my mum putting it on while I was on sick days. [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 9, 2014 at 9:29 am

    nirvana smells like teen spirit marejo(at)gmail(dot).com

  • Reply Kat September 9, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Awesome. I remember spending hours dancing and singing to the 'Cocktail' soundtrack. That music system looks amazing. [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 9, 2014 at 11:29 am

    tori amos, under the pink.

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  • Reply Anonymous September 9, 2014 at 11:44 am

    The Titanic Soundtrack – embarrassing as it is now, I was obsessed back in the day.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Amanda September 9, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    The finest giveaway of all! I do love my model one. Album-wise, I greatly enjoyed an Alvin and the Chipmunks record that featured Chariots of Fire, bought expressly for me by some well-meaning grandparent. Around the same time, I treasured a Hasbro Get in Shape Girl cassette, for which I would don pink leg-warmers and move around enthusiastically. And lest you think I lack good taste, note that my ardent love of mermaid angst would eventually lead me to wear a cassette of Disney's The Little Mermaid beyond even Ursula's magic reach. [email protected]

  • Reply Lola September 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    My first well loved album was Hangin' Tough by New Kids on the Block, and I am proud to say I was a very happy elementary school girl when my dad took me to the concert too! My contact is [email protected]

  • Reply christi September 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    The very first album I remember loving was Chicago 17… My dad dancing around the garage singing along to "you're the inspiration" is a pretty great memory. 🙂 would love any Tivoli to make those kinds of memories with my family! [email protected]

  • Reply Amanda September 9, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    James Taylor Greatest Hits (1976)
    Still know every line to every song – raised on it in the 80s,
    [email protected]

  • Reply Amy September 9, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I remember dancing on the couch to Monster Mash and Alvin and the Chipmunks. I still have them and play them to my 5 year old. She LOVES them.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Emily R September 9, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Ace of Base! So many good times listening to that in my neighbor's basement.

  • Reply Tetsugan September 9, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    First album I can remember liking was Rumors by Fleetwood Mac. I also had a girl crush on Stevie Nicks and wanted to look like her! tetsugan(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Anonymous September 9, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Two albums – The Cars and Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band – Night Moves.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    I'm pretty sure that I remember a lot of dancing to Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl" album c.1988.
    Elaborate dance routines were staged with fellow 10-year-olds !
    This little Tivoli would surely incite impromtu dance parties with my fellow 8-month-old c. 2014 !
    Lauren Lynn @ [email protected]

  • Reply canadianjulia September 9, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Sharon Lois and Bram! Hey, it was my first CD but I loved it. We listened to it on road trips and while cleaning our rooms. [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 9, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I really loved Cat Steven's version of Morning Has Broken. My dad would play it from his album of the same title. tmneef(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply becomingbianca September 9, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    I remember standing in the aisle with Green Day (Dookie) in one hand and Mariah Carey (Mariah Carey) in the other trying to make this monumental decision. I've always had a penchant for extremes; I guess it was a good analogy for my black and white personality too. MC ended up winning out, but I still have to give GD credit for even making the cut to get in my hands that day 🙂
    ([email protected])

  • Reply Anonymous September 9, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    With the Beatles – the cover with just their 4 faces on a black background. My aunt (in her mind the future Mrs Paul McCartney) passed it on. I played that album over and over again and memorized every single word.
    Diana from San Francisco
    [email protected]

  • Reply Liz Johnson September 9, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions." It was one of my mom's favorite's, always on repeat; I still can't listen to it without getting pulled by to my childhood (and "Superstition" is my karaoke go-to!).


  • Reply Emily Lowrie September 9, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Wow. That player is beautiful.
    Billy Joel – River of Dreams
    [email protected]

  • Reply sara gaines September 9, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill. Vivid memories of studying the CD booklet and lying on my bedroom floor while soaking up the girl power angst. -Sara, saragainesey(at)gmail(dot)com.

  • Reply Emily Bureman September 9, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    My first favorite album was Mariah Carey Music Box. My email is: [email protected].

  • Reply Martha September 9, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I think some of my earliest music memories are Simon and Garfunkel and Peter, Paul, and Mary on vinyl from my parents' music collection. We have just discovered the joys of a bluetooth speaker and we were thrilled to play music in the kitchen from the computer in the room next door!

  • Reply Kate September 9, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    James Taylor, Sweet Baby James. It still reminds me of car trips with my family!
    katealyce [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Reply wanda September 9, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Wonderful give-a-way; would love to win this! we so need a sound system. First album–I checked out the album West Side Story from the library and played it over and over again, belting out the lyrics and dancing in my room.

  • Reply Natalie September 9, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    When I got my first little boombox in fifth grade, I also got the Oasis album. I loved Wonderwall, and still do! natalieglatzel (at) gmail.com

  • Reply Natalie September 9, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    When I got my first little boombox in fifth grade, I also got the Oasis album. I loved the song Wonderwall, and still do! natalieglatzel (at) gmail.com

  • Reply kate r September 9, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Sharon, Lois & Bram (a kids' song tape) was my first!
    kate.raach (at) gmail (dot) com
    p.s. I hope this isn't a second comment… I don't think it worked the first time around.

  • Reply stephschneider September 9, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    {Did my comment post?}

    My first is the Beatles Help! album, which my mom introduced us to and we listened to on repeat in her station wagon – those were the days!

    Such a beautiful piece – and bluetooth capability?! Awesome.
    And Ira Glass is my favorite too.

  • Reply Corinne Davis September 9, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    My first album was Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Ballet. At the time my "cool" friends poked fun at me for loving it so much, but I still listen to it often during the holidays. 🙂 [email protected]

  • Reply Kristin Marttila September 9, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Trying this again…Bob Seger, Silver Bullet Live (parents' 8 track!) [email protected]

  • Reply e bragg September 9, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    The first time I heard The best of Elton John as a kid I instantly resonated with his music. I didn't know what it was, but I liked it! Now I'm 24, and this year I finally was able to see Sir Elton in concert! Checked that off my bucket list.

    [email protected]

  • Reply A. Rae September 9, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Not gonna lie, my first cd I owned was Dr. Dre 2001…. But have memories of rocking out to my step-mom's vinyl collection at a younger age… Eurythmics, Day-Oh, La Bamba, Bohemian Rhapsody…

    Beautiful stereo!

    [email protected]

  • Reply JM September 9, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    My parents' Peter, Paul and Mary on vinyl. I remember being in middle school and being shocked that no one else knew who they were 🙂 Many a road trip was traveled singing "If I Had A Hammer", my mom sang "500 Miles" as a lullaby, and I still get all choked up over "Where Have All the Flowers Gone." I know, what a dork, right? I'm a proud dork though. Thank you for being the awesome (and only) blog I follow.

  • Reply L.H. Brumfield September 9, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Oops, contact info is l dot h dot brumfield at gmail dot com

  • Reply katie September 9, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Embarrassing but my first album was Ace of Base and I ROCKED out to it.

    xoxo [email protected]

  • Reply Sarah September 9, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    The first album I remember falling in love with is Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme – Simon & Garfunkel. The record is still in steady rotation (We had it playing yesterday). We live in a tiny apartment as well (although I think you would consider it spacious 😉 and my boyfriend is obsessive about having music playing at all times so this would be such a treat! Plus NPR streaming on my phone doesn't have the best quality to it. Thank you for such an amazing giveaway!

    Sarah ([email protected])

  • Reply Kristen Rezey September 9, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    You're so Vain by Carly Simon. My mom and I listened to her cassettes all of the time. We would sing as loud as we could. I do it with my daughter now. I LOVE this giveaway.
    Thank you.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Kay H September 9, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    The first album I remember loving was Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie. Which is probably a strange thing for a 9 year old to be listening to, ha.

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  • Reply kv September 9, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    my own, quite possibly kris kross. such a generous giveaway.

  • Reply Sarah Los September 9, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Alicia Keys – "Songs in A Minor" I asked for it for Christmas in middle school and listened to that CD until it wore out.
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  • Reply Itsasne September 9, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Great giveaway! I took a bus and off I went, 60 kms (back and then forth) to buy a tape by George Michael. I loved other albums before that one, but being able to BUY one was just great. I still remember the satisfaction I felt when I got home and lay in bed to listen to it.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Emily September 9, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Amy Grant, Behind the Eyes. uff!

  • Reply alexandria September 9, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    What a gem this radio is! The 1st album I remember loving was Sunday at the Village Vanguard by Bill Evans Trio. ([email protected])

  • Reply eleisa September 9, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    oh my goodness
    The Partridge Family
    "I can feel your heartbeat?" ♥


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  • Reply Tawny September 9, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Mariah Carey's debut album was my first cassette memory. I loved it so much. Now, I'd love to hear some Chet Baker and NPR on that radio! Thanks to Tivoli and you for the sweet giveaway.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 9, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Oooh, easy. Janet Jackson's "janet" album. I was obsessed. heatherlwlee (at) gmail

  • Reply Eboni September 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    This is lovely! One of my favorite first albums was definitely Madonna's "True Blue"!

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  • Reply Anonymous September 9, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    bp02246 (at) mail (dot) com

  • Reply andrea September 9, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I was really into the Best of Simon & Garfunkel…and apparently, still am 🙂 zevallos.andrea [at] gmail.com.

  • Reply vanessa porter September 9, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Ha, the first albums I ever owned were Celine Dion and Mariah Carey… in 5th grade. They were Christmas gifts, ha ha.

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  • Reply Jen September 9, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Sesame Street and Fiddler on the Roof.
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  • Reply Lauren MIrow Blankenship September 9, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Neil Young – Harvest Moon. Brings back a variety of memories throughout my life.

  • Reply Victoria Reckell September 9, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Bob Seger. I think that album was Stranger in Town. My dad would blast that while drivin' us around in our old suburban. 🙂 Good memories
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  • Reply katie rozwadowski September 9, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    sergio mendez something or other (greatest hits?) super fun on a road trip with my grandma.

  • Reply popaddict September 9, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Madonna – The Immaculate Collection
    I even remember patiently winding the ribbon back in with a pencil when it got tired of being played to death…memories.


  • Reply Susan September 9, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Journey- Escape! Love my Tivoli! Would love to have another for our livingroom!

  • Reply heathercl September 9, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    RUN DMC -Raising Hell! The Tivoli is such a stunner! She'd be perfect in my tiny apartment, too. [email protected]

  • Reply Madeleine September 9, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Graceland was the first album I fell in love with. To this day it brings me back to hot, lazy days in MS where I grew up!

  • Reply Anonymous September 9, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    The first CD I remember listening to over and over was the soundtrack to "Stand by Me." Brings back great memories. 🙂 [email protected]

  • Reply Amy September 9, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    TLC-Crazy Sexy Cool–though my parents took it away from me pretty quickly as I apparently wasn't "old enough" to listen to those lyrics. I've been eyeing the Tivoli for a long time…thanks for doing this giveaway! [email protected]

  • Reply LindsFM September 9, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    I love this! I remember listening to Ace of Base while reading the lyrics. So embarrasing.

  • Reply Sanhita September 9, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Neil Diamond The Jazz Singer, or more specifically, America…. which encompassed much of my elementary youth.


  • Reply Kate Zane September 9, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I grew up grooving to Paul Simon's Graceland in the back seat of my parents' car, with the windows rolled down as far as they would go.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Katrina September 9, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    the first album I ever really loved was 3 rounds and a sound by blind pilot, which was also the first band I ever saw live

  • Reply Emily September 10, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Totally weird, but has to be the Beach Boys! emily.dupraz(at)gmail.com

  • Reply Naila September 10, 2014 at 12:23 am

    The Magical Mystery Tour was the first album I knew by heart.
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  • Reply Megan Alba September 10, 2014 at 1:13 am

    The first album I remember loving? Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton's Christmas album. My parents were big country music fans!

    Megan A
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  • Reply Kelly September 10, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Definitely the Cars! I remember riding around in my Mom's blue Camaro singing along.

  • Reply AnaB September 10, 2014 at 1:43 am

    I was given the Rolling Stone's Forty Licks when I was 14 and played it nonstop for the entire summer. It had a major impact on my taste in music and still gives me vivid flashbacks. 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous September 10, 2014 at 1:52 am

    This is so dreamy! It would complete my living room so beautifully. the perfect giveaway.

    The first album I remember listening to over and over again is Alanis Morissette.

    [email protected]

  • Reply T Johnson September 10, 2014 at 2:51 am

    I love my Tavoli radio and would LOVE to upgrade. First album I LOVED was Boyz II Men "II"

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  • Reply Jay September 10, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Nirvana – Nevermind
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  • Reply Elysabeth Ratto September 10, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Lovely radio! I think my first favorite album that I can remember was Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard soundtrack! I used to belt out "I Will Always Love You" like it was nobody's business, convinced that my 5-year-old-self was actually as good as Whitney.

    [email protected]

  • Reply Christina Johnston September 10, 2014 at 3:19 am

    Mariah Carey's self-titled debut studio album. I still love it! -Christina ([email protected])

  • Reply jenny September 10, 2014 at 4:19 am

    Peter, Paul, & Mary – 10 years together. I can still hear my mom singing along to "stewball". I have long admired tivoli stereos and would be so very excited to have my very own. Thank you!

  • Reply Alyssa September 10, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Madonna "True Blue". Love this giveaway-love that radio! [email protected]

  • Reply Kelly Gleason September 10, 2014 at 4:53 am

    The Beatles Abbey Road
    (and there is no shame about endless public radio! it's the best!!!)
    kellyanngleason [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Reply W September 10, 2014 at 5:30 am

    debbie gibson and young kylie minogue. what a beautiful system.

  • Reply Anonymous September 10, 2014 at 5:45 am

    ace of base!! [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 10, 2014 at 5:51 am

    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – David Bowie – Soul Love is my favorite!.. [email protected]

  • Reply j.J. September 10, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I remember grooving to Sesame Street albums on the record player as a little kid. I also remember my brother playing Christmas albums all summer driving us nuts.

    gmail.com: millionbells

  • Reply Elizabeth September 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Such an awesome giveaway. My email is [email protected]
    I remember listening to a lot of old country growing up but the first album I listened to on my own continuously, in high school, was Ryan Adams' Gold. To this day still love him so it's just part of my personal history I suppose.

  • Reply Julia September 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    The first album I really loved was Coldplay's Rush of Blood to the Head album. 'The Scientist' is a forever favorite.
    [email protected]

    P.S. I heart readingmytealeaves. Checkmark for wanting to live in Brooklyn someday.

  • Reply James September 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Tivoli products never disappoint. The first album I remember loving was the Fifth Dimension's The Age of Aquarius, which my brother gave me for Christmas. southj(at)mac(dot)com

  • Reply Anonymous September 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Billy Joel – River of Dreams. I remember my younger cousin brought the tape over and I convinced her to leave it with me. Listened to it on repeat for a year.


  • Reply haylie September 10, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Ooh! So exciting. The first album I remember loving as an album–not just a collection of individual songs–was Miles Davis' Kind of Blue. Listening to it still makes me feel about 63% more sophisticated than I am 🙂 [email protected]

  • Reply Mackenzie Rivers September 10, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    first album (vinyl, round, the real deal): james taylor, sweet baby james. 2nd: carole king, tapestry. i listened to genesis (phil collins, et al) and janis ian on my stack record player as a freshman in college every night, until The Boy in the plaid shirt and his Dire Straits lps. There was a Doors phase, Kate Bush in the desert, and an odd-ish Enya trieste at an even odder L.A. intersection (Idaho to L.A), but through it all, there has been U2. No wheels on the bus for my lil' one, it's been where the streets have no name. Now that tivoli. fabulous, and so perfectly-timed: u2 has a new album. i can feel a sing fest coming on, despite the kiddo's eye-rolls.

  • Reply Anonymous September 10, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Sweet Honey in the Rock cassette! o_liv_i_a(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Reply Anonymous September 10, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Aqualung cassette stolen from my sister 🙂
    [email protected]

  • Reply Cindy September 10, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    The first album I remember loving was Smurfing Sing Song. I'm not sure where it came from, but it was probably a gift of some sort. My first grown up album, bought and paid for with my allowance money, was Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water. I was obsessed with El Condor Pasa (If I Could) and Cecilia.

    • Reply Cindy September 10, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      Whoops! I forgot my contact info.


  • Reply Emily Boyle September 10, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Genesis – I can't Dance was my very first single and Ace of Base – The Sign was my first full length cassette. They could be heard on repeat all day and night from my little bedroom.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Susan September 10, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    I'm showing my age here, but The Best of Bread would be my all time favorite!!

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  • Reply Erin September 10, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Petula Clark's Greatest Hits was my absolute favorite! I would listen to it nonstop and made up dance moves to Downtown, My Love and Don't Sleep Sleep in the Subway. My poor mother & brothers!.. That Tivoli looks (and probably sounds) amazing! berrie7(at)aol(dot)com

  • Reply Camille Henry September 10, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    The Cars Greatest Hits, it was my parents but once I had means of playing music in my room it stealthily disappeared into my room where I listened to it constantly. I still love breaking it out and singing along with Good Times Roll.
    Email is [email protected]

  • Reply Jeff Holets September 10, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    CCR! Wore out 2 tapes and 2 CDs in about 8 years! J_holets@hotmail. Com

  • Reply Jennifer Allison September 10, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Bee Gees "Stayin' Alive" (ahhh…….Barry Gibb!) 🙂


  • Reply Blakely September 10, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Absolutely in love with such an amazing giveaway!! Have had this baby in my Amazon cart for a few months now…but realizing it is WAY out of my college student budget :/ However, the album I most recall loving first and foremost was Led Zeppelin III, my dad's influence via music is rooted strong in me!

    Ramble on,

  • Reply Anonymous September 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    The Mommas and the Pappas. Listened to it on tape. Endlessly. joesephine(at)outlook(dot)com

  • Reply Sonel September 10, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Jewel- pieces of you. It's still one of my favorites:)
    SonelPruitt at Gmail dot com

  • Reply Isabelle Dervaux September 10, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Sympathique by Pink Martini,1997

  • Reply MattF85 September 10, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Morning View by Incubus. It was one of the first albums I could listen to start to finish. It had a calming effect on me and was a major factor to getting me more into music. Matt at [email protected]

  • Reply BCS September 10, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I've been eyeing this radio for a while after seeing it in several of your posts. Perfect size and shape our new small apartment, and a bigger one some day!

    The first album I remember loving would have to be Rod Stewart's Out of Order thanks my parents and our long car trips. Would love to stream him on a new stereo!
    [email protected]

  • Reply megan September 10, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Up Your Alley by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – I was probably way too young for this album but everyone loves to rock out regardless of age! Awesome giveaway! megan.beck04[at]gmail[dot]com.

  • Reply LL September 10, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Kenny Rogers or the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, I can't remember!?!

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  • Reply Anonymous September 10, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Blondie Parallel Lines was and still is!!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Molly Stulmaker September 10, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    The Animals by The Animals, espically The House of the Raising Sun…by dad use to play it to my every night so I would fall asleep and it really stuck with me all through my teenage years. ps. This is a great giveavay!
    Contact: [email protected]
    -Molly Stulmaker

  • Reply sar sar September 10, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Amy Grant "Heart in Motion". I received a CD player for my 7th birthday, along with this album. Long hours were spent dancing and singing to "Baby, Baby"!

  • Reply lindsey September 10, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I forgot my email address –
    [email protected]

  • Reply BKLYNBOUND September 10, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    the afghan whigs gentleman album [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 10, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    The Beatles, Abbey Road. My brother and I would listen to this over and over. I remember that on a few tracks it skipped, skipped, skipped…. [email protected]

  • Reply Ashley September 10, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I would LOVE this in my studio! No more streaming from my computer, it would be wonderful. The first album I have strong connections to was Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles. I was about 10 years old and my Dad had a box of old cassettes that a friend had recorded for him from his vinyl (think the late 60s version of a mix tape). I pulled out a few to play in our station wagon and remember being mesmerized by Strawberry Fields!

  • Reply Erin Smith September 10, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    I love their products!
    The first CD I ever had was Bob Carlisle, given to me by my dad because of the song "Butterfly Kisses." Early memories of CDs I loved included Backstreet Boys and Christina Aguilera : ).
    [email protected]

  • Reply Lauren Bailey September 10, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    The first album I ever owned, and also loved, was 'Rubber Soul' by The Beatles. Think my dad recommended I give the album a listen. So glad that I did.

    Life in a studio apartment can sometimes be a bit cramped, which is why I am so excited for this giveaway. I've been on the lookout for a bluetooth radio for a while and this tivoli radio beats all my expectations. It would be the excellent companion as I spend my days writing. ([email protected])

  • Reply Oh, Nessness September 10, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Mary Chapen Carpenter's "Come on, come on!" Still so good!!

    [email protected]

  • Reply Molly B September 10, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    My dad would play a "best of the Beatles" CD in the car, and 'Penny Lane' still reminds me of driving around in his truck with him. mrosebruno2014 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Lauren Key September 10, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Madonna, The Immaculate Collection. So many hits!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Jana September 10, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Automatic for the People by REM. Nice and brood for teenage me
    Jana at alumni dot brown dot edu.

  • Reply kate fritz September 11, 2014 at 1:31 am

    First love was definitely Raffi or Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas tape! That Tivoli radio is pure gorgeousness.

  • Reply Anonymous September 11, 2014 at 1:32 am

    My first LP was The Turtles with Happy Together. Grew up listening to 78s. Would love to have this unit. contact info is [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 11, 2014 at 1:40 am

    Blame it on the Rain, by Milli Vanilli. But let's not go into it. [email protected]

  • Reply leslie September 11, 2014 at 2:15 am

    frampton comes alive. i still get a little thrill when i hear him on the radio.

    lpwebster at gmail

  • Reply rebs September 11, 2014 at 2:24 am

    As a kid I was obsessed with a live recording of Barry Louis Polisar songs…particularly "He Eats Asparagus, Why Can't You Be That Way?" When your wee one gets a bit older you should check him out. So good!
    [email protected]

  • Reply cc September 11, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Hard to remember the first! Beatles Please Please Me

  • Reply Anonymous September 11, 2014 at 2:34 am

    When I was younger I listened to Paul Simon's Graceland over and over again.
    k.shenk.koontz at gmail dot com

  • Reply Rachel September 11, 2014 at 2:51 am

    My first album was given to me for Christmas from my parents…(drumroll)…self-titled debut Brandy! An oldie, but such a goodie.

    [email protected]

  • Reply Rebecca September 11, 2014 at 3:25 am

    These radios are beautiful. I love the wood and champagne. The first album I loved was The Nutcracker Suite. I have a photo of me, around age five, clutching a wooden nutcracker I had received for Christmas, and listening to the work through my dad's enormous over-the-ear headphones.

  • Reply Anonymous September 11, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Mickey Mouse Disco played on my Fisher Price record player. I LOVED my Fisher Price record player. Julia – [email protected]

  • Reply kimhae September 11, 2014 at 5:56 am

    That's got to be the Beatles! Can't remember what album that would have been, possibly Revolver
    hyekym (at) gmail(dot)com

  • Reply balconydresser September 11, 2014 at 6:17 am

    I really loved 'Peter and the Wolf', but was scared, too. All this probably at age six or so.

  • Reply vinablanco September 11, 2014 at 6:48 am

    The very first album I fell in love with was George Michael's Listen Without Prejudice. I loved every single song on that album. My mom had it and would blast it on the stereo and she, my sister, and I would dance and dance all around the living room, even to the slow songs. We were really little kids, but I remember loving how catchy the songs and beats were.

  • Reply redpamplemousse September 11, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Parallel Lines by Blondie. Still a gem, even after all these years!
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  • Reply Anonymous September 11, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Boz Scaggs Hits now I am dating myself…[email protected]

  • Reply jessica September 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Not sure if this published already — sorry if it's posted twice!
    First favorite album was a record of Chipmunks doing rock songs; Alvin doing Eye of the Tiger over and over and over again.
    Many thanks for this terrific giveaway.

  • Reply Hannah September 11, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    My first favorite was for sure: Graceland by Paul Simon. It still stands in my top list.

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  • Reply Meredith September 11, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Dolly Parton's Greatest Hits, circa 1984. 9 to 5, I Will Always Love You, etc. – Love it still. meredith.eilers(at)gmail.com

  • Reply froode September 11, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You! Great blog 🙂
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  • Reply frank debons September 11, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    My first album was an elvis one with Viva las vegas $$

  • Reply Alexa September 11, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Bob Marley's Legend. I discovered it at 6th grade camp because one of the counselors blasted Get Up, Stand Up every morning to get us out of bed. I thought, 'I've got to go see this guy in concert.' Imagine my devastation finding out he was already gone for a decade. astipkala (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply A Sly Robin September 11, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Year of the Cat by Al Stewart. One of my parent's faves. And still one of mine.

  • Reply Anonymous September 11, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    This is really going to date me….the Beatles Rubber Soul was a Christmas gift – I was probably 10 years old and played it so much that when I hear a song from it now I automatically go to the next track in my head. Wish I still had that original album! – [email protected]

  • Reply Marie-Eve September 11, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Mine was Thriller by Micheal Jackson… So many dances and show to my parents!
    I still have the cassette and still play it from time to time

  • Reply nicole September 11, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. The first album I remember (on vinyl, on heavy rotation) is ABBA Gold. My sister and I would dance around the living room to it… mini dancing queens. 🙂
    [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 11, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    The Tivoli 2 – perfect. I've thought the Tivoli would be perfect in the kitchen, listening while we chop and steam, and now the Tivoli 2 makes me want it even more. First album – as an oldster, it would have been John Sebastian! lin_pharris(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Reply jc September 11, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    "Catching up with" Depeche Mode loaned by a friend in school.
    ocpout@yahoo dot com

  • Reply Kelsey Mahler September 11, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    The first album I remember completely obsessing over was "August and Everything After" by Counting Crows. I remember coming home from school every day and listening to it on repeat.

  • Reply Anonymous September 11, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Love Tivoli and would love a system two. I remember listening to The Who, Who's Next oldstyle. Bet it would sound great on this. [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 11, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    another here for Jewel, Pieces of You!

    -Ashley, [email protected]

  • Reply Caitlin | Our Natural Heritage September 11, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you for this exciting opportunity! Ever a child of the 80s, my first favorite album was Knee Deep in the Hoopla by Jefferson Starship, all because of that amazing song "We Built this City" 🙂

  • Reply Mary Elizabeth September 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    My first CD was the soundtrack for The Parent Trap movie, and I loved it.
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  • Reply Anonymous September 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    don't judge, but I'm pretty sure it was "the Best of the Brady Bunch" [email protected]

  • Reply liz fehrenbach September 12, 2014 at 12:35 am

    oh man, the first tape i fell in love with (after i outgrew raffi, of course) was janet jackson's rhythm nation, purchased at a garage sale. so many dance moves invented to that album! thanks for the great giveaway. lizfehrenbach (at) gmail

  • Reply Julie G September 12, 2014 at 12:53 am

    Hi Erin, I love reading your blog. Thanks for sharing your life (& this giveaway too!) with us. Many albums have stolen my heart through the years, but the first one I remember getting wrapped up in was The Cure's "Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me." It played often in the disc man's rotation while traveling to check out college campuses. An added bonus: it holds up pretty well today. ; ) [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 12, 2014 at 1:56 am

    The first tape I ever had to myself that I didn't have to share with my little sister was one of those "greatest hits" tapes you could buy at the gas station- this one was the Greatest Hits of Buddy Holly, and it blew my eight-year old mind. I didn't really understand at the time what drew me to the plaintive, yet hopeful, twang of our bespectacled Texas teenager, but I knew he knew my heart. I wore that tape out. I asked my dad to get me more, and I got another tape. I wore that tape out, too. I asked for more and my father explained that there were no more songs, not by Buddy Holly. So I asked him when Buddy Holly would make some more. Hopefully by my birthday. My father's face did something I'd never seen before, and he sat me down and explained about the crash, and how there would be no more songs by Buddy Holly, but that we could find other musicians who loved him and it would be like Buddy Holly still created songs, because he'd inspired so many. I wept and wept and wept because death was suddenly more than a funny-floating goldfish, but boy howdy, to this day I love me some Buddy Holly. It never gets old. I'd love to beam Buddy from my iPhone to my new Tivoli across the room. Wouldn't bring him back, but it would sure be nice.

  • Reply Leah W September 12, 2014 at 2:23 am

    My first favorite album happens to be the first one I ever purchased… Don't laugh too hard, but it was Ace of Base "The Sign." Leahescapesnyc(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Sol September 12, 2014 at 2:31 am

    The first album I loved and bought myself, was the soundtrack from Dirty Dancing. I was about 10, and got the cassette. I still dance every time I hear those songs 🙂
    sol [at] soldelsurshop [dot] com

  • Reply Angela September 12, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Sheryl Crow. So many memories…
    alb9898 at gmail dot com

  • Reply Lauren September 12, 2014 at 3:25 am

    I know I had many before this one, but the first CD I remember really impacting me was John Mayer's Room for Squares. Something about the lyrics made me actually listen to the words. laurenhsimpson (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Anonymous September 12, 2014 at 7:37 am

    My first favorite album was the Beatles One! Now, I love that it brings back such great memories of my childhood.
    [email protected]

  • Reply The Laura B September 12, 2014 at 10:34 am

    My grandma gave me a cassette tape of Porgy & Bess. It became the soundtrack to all of my dramatic doll adventures. Listening to it now as a music education major, I am reminded how much I will always adore the combination of music and imagination.

  • Reply Anonymous September 12, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    My mom and I used to listen to the Beatles' White Album in the car. I was just admiring Tara's Tivoli (your seamstress and mine for my wedding dress) and would love to have one for our tiny apartment! [email protected]

  • Reply sarah September 12, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    There was a constant stream of Beatles, CSNY, Allman Brothers flowing from our stereo, but the first thing I remember choosing to listen to (on repeat) was the B-52's "Cosmic Thing." Feeling nostalgic about sitting on our way-past-its-prime gold shag carpet with giant headphones, blasting it as loud as I could stand, for as long as it was "my turn" to control the stereo and those headphones. [email protected]

  • Reply Pepa September 12, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    It has to be Carol King- Tapestry. My dad and I would sit on the floor next to the radio and sing our hearts out in rudimentary English. Good memories!
    pepita_88 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • Reply Anonymous September 12, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Madonna's "True Blue" and Michael Jackson's "Thriller." They were records, and they weren't mine. I borrowed them from a friend and was very sad when I had to give them back.

  • Reply Julie [Plums for Breakfast] September 12, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I'm pretty sure the first CD I owned was Garth Brooks' Sevens. I'm not proud. But, the first album I ever bought for myself was Hanson's Middle of Nowhere. I can still put that on when I'm having a bad day and remember my 12 year old self bringing it home and memorizing every word in the liner notes.

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  • Reply beusef September 12, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Stuck between the vinyl and CD era, the first album I bought with my own money was Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam (lured in by "Head to Toe" http://youtu.be/51Iq8JmmfxY). Now, with a three week old boy in our possession, we've recovered our parents vinyl collection, and Billy Joel's "An Innocent Man" is in full time rotation. Four Eight Zero Three Three Zero Two One Eight Six.

  • Reply Diane September 12, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Ace of Base "Happy Nation"… [email protected]

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  • Reply finchy September 12, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Definitely Jon Mitchell's Blue — it's the perfect soundtrack for contemplative drives, which I took a lot of as a teenager.

  • Reply Mary September 12, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    What a beautifully designed system! My first favorite record was Forever Your Girl, Paula Abdul!!!
    [email protected] 🙂

  • Reply Kaitlyn S September 12, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    My first "most requested" was a nominal favorite of my father's – James Taylor's 1993 Live album. I lived to sing along with that in the car. Still do, actually.

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  • Reply Monique September 12, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    The first album I recall loving was Ace of Base-The Sign. I remember dreaming of going to see them in Sweden!!!
    Great contest!

  • Reply Anonymous September 12, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    The White Album, by the Beatles. A timeless, beautiful, emotional classic. [email protected]

  • Reply Erica Midkiff September 12, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    I almost hesitate to admit this, but my very first albums were New Kids on the Block and Wilson Phillips. I got them in third grade, on cassette tape, to go in my brand-new Walkman. I can still remember the dizzying feeling of slipping on those headphones and hearing music that NO ONE ELSE was privy to. And then, when CDs tentatively stepped onto the scene, my first purchase was–yep–the Bodyguard soundtrack. Ahhhhh, memories.

    I love your new Tivoli, and know the winner will love theirs as well! [email protected]

  • Reply Brooke September 12, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Paul Simon's Graceland. And I still love it.

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  • Reply Shanna Murray September 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway, Erin! Cat Stevens' Tea for the Tillerman was my first favorite. So many years later, it's still one of my favorites today! Happy weekend to you!

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  • Reply Brittany September 12, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Ooh I want! I remember begging my mom to buy my Blink 182's Enema of the State when I was 11. Aaaah memories 🙂 [email protected]

  • Reply Amy September 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Enya's "A Day Without Rain," and, if I'm being completely honest, I had a cassette of the soundtrack to Pocahontas that I completely wore out! Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous September 12, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    When I was very young I remember my cousin listening to Jefferson Airplane's Surrealistic Pillow and I loved it. For years I did not know what the album was, but I remembered the cover and when I was about 18 I saw the album and was reunited with an old friend.
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  • Reply Shannon September 12, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    My first favorite album (as evidenced by the fact that I went out and bought my own copy instead of just listening over and over to my parents') was Simon & Garfunkel's concert in central park. Every time I hear the voice over between tracks about the guys selling loose joints it takes me right back to third grade…. Thanks for the giveaway! la dot emperatriz at gmail dot com

  • Reply Anonymous September 12, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    The GoGos, Beauty and the Beat. I can still picture the dance I would do to "They got the beat"! Such a great album, still. jennifermariedavis at gmail dot com

  • Reply karyn noll September 12, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I remember my parents used to play George Winston or James Taylor as we put Christmas lights on the tree…magical.

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  • Reply Anonymous September 12, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    The Mamas and the Papas! On repeat! On cassette!

  • Reply elizabeyta September 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    The soundtrack to Godspell. I was a strange child. elizabeyta @ panaminthandmade.com

  • Reply L M N September 12, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    definite first album love was Dixie Chicks "Wide Open Spaces" in junior high (when that was still a thing)!
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  • Reply Amanda September 12, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    When I was a kid, I loved listening to my aunt's records, spinning around and singing to the Flashdance soundtrack. ("What a feeling!") But the first album (CD) I remember listening to over and over was No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom. At camp that summer, I definitely fell asleep to it every night on my discman.

    You can find me at missionamanda at gmail dot com.

  • Reply Erin K September 12, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    The Beatles White Album – my dad played the taped version of the album on road trips and I fell in love with it. esovick(at)yahoo(dot)com.

  • Reply JennyKG September 12, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Michael Jackson's Bad. My mom would let me play it in the car on the way to school, and I just couldn't get enough!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Savannah September 12, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Not sure they're favorites, but my first albums were TLC & the Titanic soundtrack. Thanks! savannaheaves(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Lauren MIrow Blankenship September 12, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Neil Young – Harvest Moon! lauren.mirow (at) gmail.com xoxo

  • Reply AG September 12, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Pre DVD and VHS, Disney had their stories/movies on vinyl. I would be haunted by Bambi, mesmerized by Alice in Wonderland, simply enthralled with the Aristocats and always smitten with Mary Poppins. I wish my mother never gave those away. Cheers and have a great weekend!

  • Reply Amanda Parrish September 12, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    The first time I heard Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band I was completely blown away and stayed up all night listening to it. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Erin! -amanda.n.parrish(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Anonymous September 12, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    definitely not my first album, but the first I loved without any confusion or backtracking was Wrecking Ball by Emmylou Harris. Perfect start to finish, every single time.
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  • Reply Anonymous September 12, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    aqua "barbie girl"… embarassing.

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  • Reply Anonymous September 12, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I LOVED Billy Joel's Storm Front as a kid.

    simone (dot) popperl (at) gmail

  • Reply Alexa September 12, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I remember falling in love with David Gray's song "This Year's Love." I was way too young to be watching Dawson's Creek but Pacey kissed Joey and that is all 🙂

    This radio is gorgeous! [email protected]

  • Reply xocolatl September 12, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Amazing giveaway! Would love to win this to play my baby’s favorites. She’s constantly pointing to the CD player to hear her music.
    My first favorite album was Hotel California (also by the Eagles^) and it belonged to my dad. natural avenues(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Crafting Goddess Extraordinaire September 12, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Linda Ronstadt canciones de mi padre. Listened to it every Saturday morning as a family while we cleaned. I think I was in my twenties before I knew she sang in English too.
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  • Reply Mrs. White September 12, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    My mother used to buy me the "long playing records" of the Disney fairy tales (waaaay back in the late 70s/early 80s) that had read-along book; a magical little chime would sound when it was time to turn the page and I was allowed to listen to them as I fell asleep. But my first musical album was Mickey Mouse Disco! (does that count?) 🙂

  • Reply Beth September 12, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde. In grade school, we had to give sixty second speeches on various topics. When “Musical Artists” rolled around, everyone was vying for Britney Spears’s self-titled debut. Of course, knowing that was going to be snatched up in the first round, my dad suggested Blonde on Blonde as my Plan B. Ever since, I have loved that album (and Bob as a fellow Minnesotan). My dad and I still bond over music today. Thanks for the opportunity to win and for conjuring up a happy memory!
    Email- geisen(dot)elizabeth(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Janna Greer September 12, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Gord's Gold was my favorite.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Emily September 12, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    When we were younger my sister and I had a (hot pink) cassette tape that played a song called "Think Pink." I think it was part of the Barbie franchise, but we rocked out to that song at least three times a day.

  • Reply Sarah Tiedeman Gallagher September 12, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Switching to Harvest, Neil Young. Thanks, Dad. 🙂

  • Reply rachel September 12, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I fell hard for No Doubt's "Tragic Kingdom." It was such a change from the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young we always listened to in the car.


  • Reply heather September 12, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    What a nice giveaway! The La Bamba soundtrack is the first album I recall loving.

  • Reply CAtoNYC September 12, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Smash mouth 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous September 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Dazed and Confused Soundtrack

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  • Reply Erin September 12, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Hi there! This giveaway is now closed! It has been so amazing to see all of your responses. I'll be announcing the winner on Monday! xo.

  • Reply Emily September 12, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Garth Brooks The Greatest Hits and Paul Simon Graceland were the first two albums that I loved — lots of time spent on road trips listening to those two. The first one I bough… Sheryl Crow from a flea market. It was way too exciting. This is a great question, by the way. It's fun to read through people's favorites/guess how old they are. 🙂

  • Reply Jill September 13, 2014 at 3:15 am

    James Taylor, self-titled. He's sprawled out on the ground and looks ready to take me to prom. Always one of my favorites. My dad and I spent a lot of time dancing to that record!

  • Reply Patricia Walters September 13, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    To really date myself: The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Song – Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. [email protected]

  • Reply Kara Suro September 15, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    We have the Tivoli model one but one of the knobs is cracked and we haven't had a chance to replace it. So cool that there's an upgrade! We definitely need to check that out. Does a cracked knob justify a whole new stereo (haha, probably not!)? My first favorite album was Eye of the Tiger by Survivor. I loved that song!!!

  • Reply Alex September 16, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Mariah Carey's first, self-titled album. Visions of Love for days!


  • Reply Anonymous September 17, 2014 at 1:17 am

    All the features in one neat package! I want one.

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