Keyword Search | Artist/Title/Label Search | Soundtrack Search | Classical Search | Browsing | Product Information | Imports | Terminology | Finding Vinyl LPs | ReturnsKeyword Search
Keyword Search boxes can be found at the top of most pages of our Music store. Enter one or more keywords, using any combination of the artist's name or record's title. If you use more than one keyword, our search engine will restrict the results to titles that each match all the keywords you enter.
Here are some examples in the use of Keyword Search:
- Entering "rolling stones" finds records by the Rolling Stones.
- Entering "stones exile" finds Exile on Main Street by the Rolling Stones.
- Entering "road" finds any record with the word "road" in its title (e.g., Abbey Road by the Beatles, The Road to Ensenada by Lyle Lovett, etc.).
- Entering "karaoke" finds karaoke CDs.
Our advanced search allows you to enter any combination of the artist, title, or label of the record you're seeking. After you're presented with the list of items that meet your search criteria, click the name of the title that most interests you for more information.Searching for Soundtracks
If you're interested in a particular soundtrack or musical, perform a keyword search for the title of the movie or show. If you'd like to look at a list of the many soundtracks Amazon.ca has to offer, perform a keyword search for either "soundtrack" or "original cast." You can also peruse a large selection of popular soundtracks by browsing the Soundtracks page in our Browse area on the left.Classical Music Search
Our Classical & Opera search allows you to search by seven different methods:
- Album/Work Title
- Label Name
- Catalogue Number or barcode
Some searching tips:
As broad searches are the most successful, utilizing one or two fields at most is recommended. When entering the name of an individual (as you will when using composer, performer, and conductor search tools), enter only the last name (e.g., "Handel" instead of "George Frederick Handel").
Searching by catalogue number is recommended for quick, precise searches. Many classical reviews will include the catalogue number information in the heading of the article. Note: When searching for PolyGram albums (which includes Deutsche Grammophon), you might need to exclude the leading "4" or "5" from the catalogue number.Browsing for Music
Don't know exactly what kind of music you're in the mood for? Use the links on the top navigation bar of our Music store to browse by style, bestsellers, new and future releases, and more.Need More Information About a Product?
The only information we can give you about a particular item is what we display on the product information page for that item. If you don't find the information there, try posting your question to an Internet discussion board.Import CDs
Prices for import CDs tend to be higher than those for regular CDs, as they are obtained from outside Canada. The cover art and track listings of import CDs occasionally differ from Canadian editions of the same title. Some import titles are not available domestically at all. Import CDs pass through customs before they reach our distribution centre, and they are not shrink-wrapped. In order to ship them to you as quickly and efficiently as possible, we do not rewrap them before shipping.Terminology
- Blister pack: This type of package holds and displays merchandise in a clear plastic case that is sealed to a sheet of cardboard. This format is often used for children's CDs.
- Digipak: Digipak CD cases are known also as "keep cases" or "snap cases." This format replaces plastic with a material similar to reinforced cardboard.
- DTS: Our Music store does offer titles equipped with DTS audio format. You can find these titles by conducting a keyword search for "dts." You might also try a label search for "Image Entertainment"--all music CDs by this label are in DTS format. Please note that some older CD players are not able to play CDs encoded with DTS.
- ECD: An enhanced compact disc (ECD) is a multimedia format that contains audio tracks you can play in your audio CD player and multimedia tracks you can play on your computer's CD drive.
- EP: The term EP, an abbreviation for "extended play," has carried over from the days of vinyl records. Originally, it referred to a single with a playing time longer than the average single. Today, it refers to a record whose total playing time is between that of a single album and a full album.
- Gold Disc: In addition to the standard edition, many music CD titles in our catalogue are available also in a Gold Disc format. You can find these titles by searching our Music store for "gold disc." Typically, Gold Disc editions are more expensive than standard CDs. Some listeners prefer Gold Disc CDs, as they believe these editions provide a superior reproduction of the music. Some listeners believe that--because of its resistance to oxidation and corrosion--gold is the best material on which to press CDs. Also, most Gold Discs are mastered directly from original master tapes, which is believed to cut down on the loss of musical information inherent in the practice of mastering from production copies, as is the case with many standard CDs. Of course, standard CDs, which are pressed in aluminum, will still provide the superior quality of sound you're used to from a CD.
- HDCD: High Definition Compatible Digital (HDCD) is a patented process for delivering the full richness and detail of the original microphone feed on CDs and DVD-Audio. HDCD-encoded CDs are encoded with 20 bits of real musical information, compared with 16 bits for standard CDs. These discs can be played on any CD player. To find HDCDs, search our Music store for "hdcd."
- Jewel case: This is the hinged, clear plastic box that houses most CDs.
- SACD: Super Audio CD (SACD) is a new high-resolution compact disc format that boasts significant improvements in frequency response and dynamic range over standard audio CDs. To find SACDs, search our Music store for "sacd" or "super audio." While SACD players are fully compatible with regular audio CDs, standard CD players can play only dual-layer or "hybrid" SACDs. Unfortunately, our Music store currently does not specify whether a particular SACD title is a dual-layer or hybrid version.
Finding Vinyl LPs
You'll find a wide selection of vinyl LPs at the Amazon.ca Music Store.
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