I Thought You Were Dead - Digital BMG release (MP3 - VBR & 320 kbps)

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  1. Famous when dead

    Famous when dead Vulgarian Moderator

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    (Poor quality art as per Amazon).

    Here is the track from BMG as a digital download - no vinyl here folks.

    The first is variable bit rate:
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/9jcihw

    The second is 320 kbps:
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/0xwm8b

    Both were store bought and 'official'.
    I have mixed feelings about this having been in line on RSD, but the vinyl is nice and a digital copy less than 2 wks after is pretty good I guess.

    Enjoy,
    Regards,
    FWD.
     
  2. gordyboy9

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    this is all very confusing,cheers for the dl fwd.
     
  3. Famous when dead

    Famous when dead Vulgarian Moderator

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    In a (large) nutshell:
    Record Store Day vinyl 'exclusive' unreleased track = no longer so after today.
    We had a few vinyl recordings surface here via kind people.
    Adhouse's high quality sampling/bit rate being the best version - it was asked for with the anticipation that the song wouldn't get a digital release as it was RSD only so getting the best recording was paramount.
    Then...
    Less than 2 weeks later...
    It was released on to Spotify & streaming sites, thus taking the shine off buying the vinyl.
    Then, today, online stores were supplied with the track also.
    iTunes will sell a file encoded at 256 kbps in AAC codec / M4A format (not always a popular format).
    Amazon will sell a file encoded at 256 kbps (variable bit rate) in MP3 format.
    Google top the list with a MP3 encoded at 320 kbps (as supplied above).
    So, the 'best' quality is the Google digital version, but all 3 store versions will have the recording levels BMG intended - it's just generally accepted that the higher the bitrate the better it is.
    Giving people access to the Google & Amazon versions is just for completists as they are from 'different' sources - you only really need one version.
    So:
    Adhouse's FLAC vinyl rip = best analogue version to date.
    Google Music = best official digital version to date.
    Regards,
    FWD.
     
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  4. loversuffer

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    Thnx Bro ... FWD ...:):):):):):thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  5. joe frady

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    Excellent. Thank You.

    And now, please explain Brexit... ;)


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  6. Anonymous

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    In a nutshell, the turd is now fully polished.
     
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  7. Anonymous

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    Love this song, think it's one of his most fun and interesting in recent years. Like it a lot more than most of the last album. No idea why a Morrissey fan wouldn't like it...it's a very Morrissey song! It's been in my head all week.

    Anyway, is it weird, the vinyl rip sounds a bit nicer to me. This one feels very aggressively loud and "smashed" and harsh. Maybe I just got used to the other one! Anyone have any thoughts about this? I'm not a mastering expert but I have noticed my distaste lately for super loud mastering.
     
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