So the reason people can't listen to a gig they want is because five years time someone else might get a hold of a slightly less-quality version. Do the original flac files get deleted after a while then, and after a certain period people can never access them again? Or is it just a weak argument?
I'm very much enjoying this recording, it's marvellous and I thank with all my heart the original uploader. However I'm not concerned with preventing other people enjoying the same things simply because of a few FLAC Evangelicals.
Files get corrupted, hard drives fail. Spreading the original files far and wide is a way of hoping to preserve them. Posting MP3s of the same files is a sure fire way of subverting this.
No-one is trying to prevent anyone hearing the recording - the request was that the files not be converted for sharing. Send cds of FLACs, MP3s or audio through the post, but please don't post lossy files online where they propogate so easily and threaten the digital preservation of the music.
I know some people have no interest in these matters; for many, music isn't a passion, merely a disposable commodity (dw1804: first of all, get off the high horse and stop being so revoltingly snobbish). And I'm sure many people are so selfish that the idea of preserving the quality they enjoyed for others is of little concern.
Nevertheless, if someone had gone to great effort and expense to bring me a great recording (for free, no less!) I think the very least you can do is try to respect the one very simple request they make.
But then again, there are a lot of very rude people out there.
You seem to think that bootlegs are as rare as they used to be. They're simply not. In Morrissey's case there is a website where you can get pretty much any available gig, whenever you want in the highest possible quality.
If people want it, and they have access to the internet, they'll find it. It's not the dark ages anymore - it's awfully easy.
Ok!!! Here You Are in mp3 Format!!!
has anyone created a cd cover that they'd like to share? thanks