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PostSubject: Double vinyl?   Wed 02 Mar 2011, 18:39

I'm thinking about getting the vinyl version of BARB but I have a few reservations.... The main one being its a double vinyl.

Obviously Elbow are an album band but does only having 3 tracks on each side spoil the listening experience, having to keep changing sides and/or records?

I know TSSK came out on double vinyl too so I'd be interested to hear what other people thought about the double vinyl aspect. I love the sound of vinyl so at the moment I'm thinking it may be worth the hassle? Like a Star @ heaven
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 15:11

i always buy vinyl if given the opportunity, most cd's are so compressed dynamically that its getting harder for me to listen to them, vinyl is almost always mastered differently/better, so i preordered the vinyl. this really wasnt something i was aware of until i got a nicer stereo system and started noticing all the distortion and how loud and yet flat everything was sounding, so i stick with vinyl
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 17:11

I have pre-ordered the vinyl (to be delivered in Brazil!) and I think it will be great. I am holding off listening to live versions --- only listened twice to the four songs they had videos for so far. I am going to wait for the vinyl to arrive to have my first listen. In any case, I believe you will receive a card to download the mp3s, so you can listen to the whole album non-stop if you want to. Smile

I have The Seldom Seen Kid on vinyl, although I listened it first on digital format. I am quite fond of getting up and changing the sides, then sitting down and relaxing again. It is a nice break, and keeps me focused on listening (not that any Elbow record requires further techniques to get my attention!) But that is a personal preference, and it takes so little time that I do not feel it interferes with the flow of listening to the album.
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Sat 05 Mar 2011, 20:10

Had an e-mail today to say that the vinyl has been delayed due to pressing problems. Should be available by the end of the week or early next week.
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Sat 05 Mar 2011, 22:50

I always buy the vinyls as well; I just love the look, smell and feel of it!
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Sat 05 Mar 2011, 23:01

The smell, the feel and most importantly, the sound! Despite the digital revolution, Vinyl is still the only true uncompressed media available to the public. CD and MP3 etc. are hugely compressed in comparason. TSSK on vinyl absolutely slaughters the CD version in terms of sound quality.

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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Thu 10 Mar 2011, 14:56

I have just received an e-mail from Universal sending me a download code and apologizing again for the delay. But the download code does not work from Brazil! :/ Oh well, I am waiting to listen first on vinyl anyway. But I would very much like my mp3s. (I tried some proxy tricks to no avail).

Really, I must stop reading reviews. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Thu 10 Mar 2011, 15:08

We just got an email saying our vinyl has been posted!!
From Universal direct, we ordered from the Elbow shop.


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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Thu 10 Mar 2011, 15:17

I've just had an e-mail saying there's a further delay with the vinyl and as an apology please accept an mp3 of the album. Gee thanks, it doesn't even contain the bonus tracks on i-tunes. lol.

I purchased the vinyl so that I can hear the album in the highest quality format. I have no real desire to listen to an mp3. Why could they not offer a download in a higher quality format like WAV or FLAC?

Ah well. Hopefully the vinyl won't be too far away.



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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Thu 10 Mar 2011, 21:55

I too am waiting the vinyl. while it is nice that we've been given an interim download, I have to say I'm unimpressed that it's only 160kbps mp3. are ALL the downloads this low? perhaps I'm being a snob, but I would have expected 320kbps...
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Fri 11 Mar 2011, 16:55

most mp3 downloads i have gotten are 256 or 320, 160 is pretty silly

the status of my order online is sent, no further details
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Tue 15 Mar 2011, 14:04

Has anyone received the vinyl yet? Had a despatch email on Thursday but it hasn't arrived yet Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Tue 15 Mar 2011, 19:55

Nope, still waiting... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Tue 15 Mar 2011, 20:09

Still waiting in Paris, as well...
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Thu 17 Mar 2011, 01:04

vinyl arrived at some point today... it is stupidly late & I just got home, so won't listen til the morning... but wanted to give y'all a heads-up... woot!
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Thu 17 Mar 2011, 08:57

Cestrian Saint wrote:
The smell, the feel and most importantly, the sound! Despite the digital revolution, Vinyl is still the only true uncompressed media available to the public. CD and MP3 etc. are hugely compressed in comparason. TSSK on vinyl absolutely slaughters the CD version in terms of sound quality.


You know, after years of denial I've sort of come round to this way of thinking. Unfortunately it's 20 years too late - the turntable has long gone and now I don't even have the space to put it. Most music is 'consumed' in my office, where the CD player, amp, speakers etc are; in the car or on the iPod. Come the revolution or the Lottery win - whichever comes first - I'm off to purchase a new turntable, power and preamp and some nice speakers. Lord, how I miss vinyl Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Fri 18 Mar 2011, 10:51

Actually, a turntable is really not that expensive.
You can pick one up relatively cheaply in Argos.
I love digging out some of my really old vinyls, they have that really 'cosy' sound, warmer somehow.
Hard to explain, maybe it's just nostalgia...
Anyway, I'm still waiting for my BARB copy...
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Fri 18 Mar 2011, 12:10

We got our vinyl yesterday, peeps, it's so prruddddy!
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Fri 18 Mar 2011, 12:36

Jones wrote:
Actually, a turntable is really not that expensive.
You can pick one up relatively cheaply in Argos.
I love digging out some of my really old vinyls, they have that really 'cosy' sound, warmer somehow.
Hard to explain, maybe it's just nostalgia...
Anyway, I'm still waiting for my BARB copy...

That's true. However, I spent a fair amount of money getting decent CD player etc., so would have to buy a pretty good turntable to get an appreciably better sound. Also, my old vinyls went decades ago ... it would mean starting from scratch. Oh well .. I'll just have to bore the kids with how sexy vinyl was in the good ol' days.
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Fri 18 Mar 2011, 18:05

it plays at 45rpm which is weird and took quite a bit of cleaning - not very well manufactured, but then you wouldn't expect anything else from universal.
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Fri 18 Mar 2011, 18:23

had to go and find out what that means LOL...
so having done my research, the 45rpm cuts a shorter track than a 33rpm - so is that because they would have had too much space on a double at 33rpm ?

God, I haven't played vinyl for years, still got all my old records in a trunk upstairs - I'm sure they are probably all scratched after playing them when boozy Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Fri 18 Mar 2011, 18:35

45 rpm is done to achieve a higher quality, many modern jazz reissues use 45 rpm

http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/3345e.html


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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Fri 18 Mar 2011, 18:54

ahh... cheers Citizen that explains things, every day a school day
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PostSubject: Re: Double vinyl?   Sun 20 Mar 2011, 17:45

Hello from Trojan Forum, another of Universals little pets. It's a reggae thing. The reason I'm here is that a few of our members recently ordered a 7" ltd edition single. Instead, one member got 2 Elbow double LP's and another got 3! Has anyone over here received a copy or 5 of Al Barry and The Aces 'Do Me Good' by mistake. It was interesting to note someone say that the Elbow LP is poorly manufactured as the Trojan ltd releases from the last few months have been top notch on vinyl that's as thick as you like.

Also I saw that the Elbow one is being sold (or attempted to be) for hefty prices on ebay already, even though it's still available from Univeral for 14.99 Shocked How many is it limited to anyway?

Best wishes to all anyway
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