I have some discs that are close to 30 years old - they are almost unplayable. They have been carefully stored and handled since purchase, but they are losing fragments of the base reflective material that carries the data, causing skips and jumps.
Most of these were bought in the UK between 1985-87 and came from the same German pressing plant. I am afeared that FLAC versions of this music are no longer available (although, to be fair, I haven't gone hunting).
Perhaps vinyl is seeing a resurgence as afficionados understand that, as a technology, it cannot be beaten for longevity.
What say y'all? Anyone else seeing this?