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    It makes absolutely no sense for long established...

    It makes absolutely no sense for long established bands to record new music. To do so, they'd have to spend tens of thousands of dollars out of their own pockets for the studio time, et cetera, et...
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    I remember the days when cars came stock with an...

    I remember the days when cars came stock with an AM radio, and single speaker mounted in the dash. Those days spanned well into the 80s.
  3. I'd like to travel back to the opening of...

    I'd like to travel back to the opening of Carnegie Hall, conducted by Peter Tchaikovsky. Or to see Dmitri Shostakovich performing his own Piano Concerto No. 2, the only recording of which is mono...
  4. This just in: Waiting for Miracles made HDTracks'...

    This just in: Waiting for Miracles made HDTracks' list of this week's best sellers.
  5. For many downloads I've purchased, only the first...

    For many downloads I've purchased, only the first track will have a high resolution image for the album cover. All following tracks will have a 600 x 600 image. There isn't really a size limit per...
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    Yes, the pre-disco Bee Gees is great music.

    Yes, the pre-disco Bee Gees is great music.
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    That gives bow-legged a whole new meaning.

    That gives bow-legged a whole new meaning.
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    Recorded in 1969, but released later: Woodstock 1...

    Recorded in 1969, but released later: Woodstock 1 and 2
  9. For whomever is interested, it's available in...

    For whomever is interested, it's available in Hi-Res from HDTracks. Had I known it would be on HDTracks, I wouldn't have bothered pre-ordering the vinyl, for which I'm still waiting. If only there...
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    You kids turn down that noise!!!!!

    You kids turn down that noise!!!!!
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    I have the Moonmadness reissue. It sounds good,...

    I have the Moonmadness reissue. It sounds good, and cleaner than most on the used market. Beyond that, I don't know what else I can say. The most compelling reason I can give to buy the reissues,...
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    I'm not so sure. In the 70s, my parents tried to...

    I'm not so sure. In the 70s, my parents tried to indoctrinate me to 50s music by constantly playing the 50s radio station. Somehow, that music never rubbed off on me.
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    Contact the artist(s) directly. If you can show...

    Contact the artist(s) directly. If you can show evidence you purchased their material elsewhere, they may be able to help.
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    It would amaze you how many young people listen...

    It would amaze you how many young people listen to and appreciate our music.
  15. The main advantage of Blu-Ray Audio discs is they...

    The main advantage of Blu-Ray Audio discs is they play on a wider array of players, unlike DVD-A and SACD which require more specialized players. Most BD players can at the very least, pass through...
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    I've had this for years. In addition to a...

    I've had this for years. In addition to a masterful performance of the symphony, it tells the interesting story behind it.
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    I've always found white meat dry, and otherwise...

    I've always found white meat dry, and otherwise unpleasant.
  18. Thread: Progeezer

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    Getting a vasectomy does make a vast difference.

    Getting a vasectomy does make a vast difference.
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    I always found it kind of funny the main theme...

    I always found it kind of funny the main theme for 2001 is Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra, written in the year 1896.
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    I tooooooooo say Stuuuuuuuuuuu!

    I tooooooooo say Stuuuuuuuuuuu!
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    ^^ I don't know about you, but I love beavers.

    ^^ I don't know about you, but I love beavers.
  22. Thread: Headphones

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnuWbclO070

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnuWbclO070
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    I don't know about you, but I always consult a...

    I don't know about you, but I always consult a financial web site for technical advice. If I'm house hunting, I'll consult Field and Stream magazine.
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    Straight reissues without any reprocessing will...

    Straight reissues without any reprocessing will be pure analog. That would rule out remasters, which are heavily reprocessed. Yes there are millennials who don't get the concept of MP3 being poor...
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    Having a built in sub-woofer will cause problems...

    Having a built in sub-woofer will cause problems of its own...namely bass feedback. Growing up, my parents had a console stereo which suffered from exactly that problem.
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    I'm speaking mostly of reissues. For new...

    I'm speaking mostly of reissues. For new releases and/or remasters, I do in fact prefer the original Hi-Res files from which the vinyl is cut. Unless of course the digital version is heavily...
  27. Thread: Birders

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    The "white doves" released at weddings and what...

    The "white doves" released at weddings and what not are actually racing/homing pigeons. Once released, they simply fly back to their coop.
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    ^^ It's also available on HDTracks...

    ^^ It's also available on HDTracks
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    For that reason, if I'm unsure of a site's exact...

    For that reason, if I'm unsure of a site's exact address, I'll google search it rather than typing it directly in the address bar.
  30. Thread: Birders

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    You know what they say...a bird in the...

    You know what they say...a bird in the hand.........
  31. The saddest part of this saga is it's the artists...

    The saddest part of this saga is it's the artists who are left holding the bag for all losses related to distribution. That's part of any standard recording contract.

    Edit: The record companies...
  32. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEJx8ButNyo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEJx8ButNyo
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    I've never used McAfee because at best, it's...

    I've never used McAfee because at best, it's virus like in its behavior...the opposite of what virus protection should be.
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    Not only could and should USA have been a double...

    Not only could and should USA have been a double album, so too should have been ELP In Concert.
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    My response to what little of that article I was...

    My response to what little of that article I was allowed to read, without subscribing: 1) Most reissues are cut from the original analog tapes. 2) Even if it's from digital files, it's typically...
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    The mix as a whole sounds more open and...

    The mix as a whole sounds more open and transparent. The reverb in particular sounds lighter, airier, and more free flowing. Plain enough for you?
  37. The whole point of the album was to have the...

    The whole point of the album was to have the orchestra replace the keyboards, partly because they were between keyboardists at the time. Since the best composer in a prog band is typically the...
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    Gillan's voice improvement is no surprise to me. ...

    Gillan's voice improvement is no surprise to me. It's more a matter of allowing his larynx to recover from decades of abuse.
  39. Third Degree finally came up in my listening...

    Third Degree finally came up in my listening queue. Nobody will mistake it for Bartok or Shostakovich, but damn! It jams!!
  40. Thread: Headphones

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    It's a sad commentary when fake Amazon reviews...

    It's a sad commentary when fake Amazon reviews count as marketing.
  41. Thread: Headphones

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    Not to mention, many rave reviews are fake and...

    Not to mention, many rave reviews are fake and paid for.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7keJHoaxL0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7keJHoaxL0
  43. Thread: Headphones

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    I'm a die hard wired, passive headphone user. I...

    I'm a die hard wired, passive headphone user. I don't want to be stuck on the bus/train to/from work, and realize I forgot to charge my wireless and/or noise canceling phones.
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    King Crimson while David Cross was a member. ...

    King Crimson while David Cross was a member.

    BTW: This thread should be in the Main Board, not the OT.
  45. The 4 year gap between Evans' fake tour and the...

    The 4 year gap between Evans' fake tour and the band reuniting was the logistics and negotiations to actually make that reunion happen. Just as a random example: while Gillan was a member of Black...
  46. I bought Deepest Purple in the early 80s...

    I bought Deepest Purple in the early 80s specifically for Black Night and Demon's Eye, both previously released only as singles. Interestingly, this record put back half the intro to Speed King,...
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    I have a more recent recording by the Tokyo...

    I have one complete set by the Tokyo Quartet on RCA. A good bargain set that seems to have gotten universal praise.[/QUOTE]

    I have a more recent recording by the Tokyo Quartet on the Harmonia...
  48. The original reason for the greatest hits album...

    The original reason for the greatest hits album was to fulfill a record contract, without having to record anything new.
  49. When I crashed my car a year and a half ago, the...

    When I crashed my car a year and a half ago, the seat belt broke 3 ribs. It hurt like a mofo just to blow my nose.
  50. The 80s was a ridiculous decade. The hair styles...

    The 80s was a ridiculous decade. The hair styles were ridiculous, the clothing fashions were ridiculous, most TV shows were over the top, most movies were over the top. The ridiculous music was an...
  51. Gee, thanks. My brain hurts just thinking about...

    Gee, thanks. My brain hurts just thinking about it...not to mention the smoke setting off my smoke detectors.
  52. In a flash forward episode, they showed Nog...

    In a flash forward episode, they showed Nog sitting in the captain's chair of a starship. Shatner famously cut a scene of George Takei sitting in that chair.
  53. The playlist and lineup seem pretty much...

    The playlist and lineup seem pretty much identical to the Live at Montreux 2003 DVD, which I've owned for many years. I'll pass, thank you very much.
  54. For whomever is interested, Third Degree is...

    For whomever is interested, Third Degree is available in Hi-Res from HDTracks.

    Not everything I listen has to be "sophisticated." Sometimes I wish to simply relax, and not have my brain try to...
  55. ^^ At one time, I was the youngest person on...

    ^^ At one time, I was the youngest person on planet Earth. For a few seconds anyway.
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    Catalina is very much along the lines of Apple...

    Catalina is very much along the lines of Apple doing away with the headphone jack. Steve Jobs and his design team built OSX on top of Unix. The whole point of Unix is compatibility with all...
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    If you're going to listen to Via-Lobos, I'd...

    If you're going to listen to Via-Lobos, I'd highly recommend his entire Choros cycle...too many to post here as videos.
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    My cable provider doesn't carry it at all, for...

    My cable provider doesn't carry it at all, for any fee.
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    Under Bidwill's watch, Cards head coach was a...

    Under Bidwill's watch, Cards head coach was a revolving door job. That's like firing Dale Earnhardt Jr. for losing a NASCAR race, while driving a Chevette.
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    Provided you run a 64bit OS, the newest would be...

    Provided you run a 64bit OS, the newest would be preferable. X1 would be a close second. One thing you could do is install just the plugins and instruments from older versions, many of which are...
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