Author Topic: [SELECTED SOUND] ST 115 - ON THE ROAD (BEST SOUNDING COPY YOU'LL EVER HAVE!)  (Read 971 times)

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Here's a classic like you've never heard it folks. For sure time to retire the vinyl, retire the cleaned up vinyl rips and even retire my cleaned up remaster from the vinyl. This was issued by Selected Sound this year finally, and they did a fabulous job in transferring the original stereo 2 track master, unlike Bruton and some others who like to destroy the audio on their classics reissued, Selected Sound did no tinkering to anything. So wanted to share this with everyone since it's never been posted yet :

mega.nz/file/kEJRkYTI#YZ_gJ0JergFvbG3PlvMdOTZ_te2DLML0VbBRLW5oCYE

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Cool! I think we all got your your cleaned remaster from the vinyl you shared years ago, which was already awesome. But this is even better apparently? Cool!
Just out of curiosity, which is the media you've extracted this version from? Selected Sound issued this record this year, on tape or vinyl or just digitally?
Thank you btw, wonderful quality share!
G.

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Many thanks Porn Library!

Porn Library

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Cool! I think we all got your your cleaned remaster from the vinyl you shared years ago, which was already awesome. But this is even better apparently? Cool!
Just out of curiosity, which is the media you've extracted this version from? Selected Sound issued this record this year, on tape or vinyl or just digitally?
Thank you btw, wonderful quality share!

Just digitally....I have the premium Spotify account which streams the super HQ lossless format to grab these gems. I have my computer sound output hooked into my amp/mixer (where my record player is) and then I pump it into my recording computer the same as if i'm doing vinyl. There's other Selected Sound classics that also came out this year that sound just as amazing. I'll be grabbing those as well when I have the time...and as I do, will post em :)

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I don't think Spotify premium is lossless, or is it?

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Many thanks, PL, this is a great record
Happy to get it with best quality :)

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There's other Selected Sound classics that also came out this year that sound just as amazing. I'll be grabbing those as well when I have the time...and as I do, will post em :)
Awesome. Thanks.
G.

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I don't think Spotify premium is lossless, or is it?

According to Spotify (https://support.spotify.com/us/article/high-quality-streaming/), it isn't. AAC is a lossy codec, so these files, if captured from Spotify should be considered lossy.

I took it upon myself to get this (and some others) from another streaming service who has them in a lossless format. Enjoy!

ST 102 - Helmuth Franke - Guitarland (1976)
hxxps://www117.zippyshare.com/v/UPnWIniX/file.html

ST 103 - Various - Melody in the Sun (1976)
hxxps://www65.zippyshare.com/v/kUnkKR0w/file.html

ST 107 - Helmuth Franke - Guitarland 2 (1977)
hxxps://www85.zippyshare.com/v/KlKrdipM/file.html

ST 109 - Various - Cover Girl (1977)
hxxps://www106.zippyshare.com/v/tGJ0coS0/file.html

ST 110 - Hans Haider & Symphony Strings - Traumland (1977)
hxxps://www18.zippyshare.com/v/ujRxmyGe/file.html

ST 113 - Berry Lipman & Rex Brown Company - Season Opening (1978)
hxxps://www26.zippyshare.com/v/aqHAKpuu/file.html

ST 114 - Various - Night Hustle (1978)
hxxps://www60.zippyshare.com/v/7IJFsk9c/file.html

ST 115 - Various - On the Road (1978)
hxxps://www44.zippyshare.com/v/1MfWS0J7/file.html

ST 116 - Claude Larson Environment (1978)
hxxps://www68.zippyshare.com/v/90RWlsDq/file.html

ST 117 - Various - Patchwork Party (1978)
hxxps://www41.zippyshare.com/v/SIDDJoRp/file.html

ST 120 - Guenter Platzek - Wintergarden (1979)
hxxps://www104.zippyshare.com/v/8XZjWG6I/file.html

ST 121 - Hans Haider - Music For My Friends (1979)
hxxps://www67.zippyshare.com/v/Y979TBuI/file.html

ST 122 - Claude Larson - Surroundings (1979)
hxxps://www90.zippyshare.com/v/2mW1ljag/file.html

ST 123 - Hardy Kingston - Zoom (1980)
hxxps://www68.zippyshare.com/v/heOpLfBb/file.html

ST 125 - Claude Larson - Panorama (1980)
hxxps://www113.zippyshare.com/v/Kma2abuY/file.html

ST 127 - Birdy - On the Move (1980)
hxxps://www16.zippyshare.com/v/fIJqhO64/file.html

ST 128 - Claude Larson - Rivers (1981)
hxxps://www85.zippyshare.com/v/SJJKYNv0/file.html

ST 130 - Zbig Górny - Funky Eyes (1982)
hxxps://www33.zippyshare.com/v/8ZG9r15E/file.html

ST 131 - Mike Moore Company - Midnight Roller (1982)
hxxps://www101.zippyshare.com/v/adQzf1hy/file.html

ST 132 - Birdy - Second Flight (1982)
hxxps://www89.zippyshare.com/v/AAqEhELr/file.html

ST 133 - Richard Ball - Magic Flute (1982)
hxxps://www88.zippyshare.com/v/E9cN2YB6/file.html

ST 138 - Birdy - Free Fall (1983)
hxxps://www25.zippyshare.com/v/h2IdKWcN/file.html

ST 163 - Birdy - Focus (1984)
hxxps://www54.zippyshare.com/v/fccxsTzF/file.html


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I don't think Spotify premium is lossless, or is it?

It is if you set it up that way. You need to go into the deep advanced settings on the premium account and select the switch for it (they call it Super HQ). Takes up a lot of bandwidth and computer memory to do it, but it's available. Most folks don't know about it (or care) because they're listening to Spotify on phones or portable devices. If anyone pays for Spotify premium and wants to know how to do it, i'll try to post instructions with screen shots for guiding later.

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I don't think Spotify premium is lossless, or is it?

According to Spotify (https://support.spotify.com/us/article/high-quality-streaming/), it isn't. AAC is a lossy codec, so these files, if captured from Spotify should be considered lossy.

That tutorial needs to be updated by Spotify. It only covers up to Very High (320kbps mp3). No mention of Super which exists on the latest version I have. Believe me, if it was only 320kbps mp3 i'd know...ask anyone around here who's known me for years lol.
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I don't think Spotify premium is lossless, or is it?

It is if you set it up that way. You need to go into the deep advanced settings on the premium account and select the switch for it (they call it Super HQ). Takes up a lot of bandwidth and computer memory to do it, but it's available. Most folks don't know about it (or care) because they're listening to Spotify on phones or portable devices. If anyone pays for Spotify premium and wants to know how to do it, i'll try to post instructions with screen shots for guiding later.

Either way, please download my version of the same record as you gracefully shared and compare spectrals. As you can see there is a tell tale drop off at about 20KHz in your version . That doesn't mean it's lossy, but comparing to mine and assuming they come from the same digital master I can't figure any other explanation.

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I don't think Spotify premium is lossless, or is it?

It is if you set it up that way. You need to go into the deep advanced settings on the premium account and select the switch for it (they call it Super HQ). Takes up a lot of bandwidth and computer memory to do it, but it's available. Most folks don't know about it (or care) because they're listening to Spotify on phones or portable devices. If anyone pays for Spotify premium and wants to know how to do it, i'll try to post instructions with screen shots for guiding later.

Either way, please download my version of the same record as you gracefully shared and compare spectrals. As you can see there is a tell tale drop off at about 20KHz in your version . That doesn't mean it's lossy, but comparing to mine and assuming they come from the same digital master I can't figure any other explanation.

Will check it out and see if I hear any difference (ya can't always go by the spectral WAV form, depending on encoding software and format you may notice a visual drop off - this I know, but nothing to the human ears), but I can tell you that my source was streaming lossless on the Super HQ setting not mentioned on their website.

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Sorry my friend, but I can clearly hear a huge loss in quality on what you posted vs what I did. The mids have been dulled down and it sounds like a 320kbps mp3 re-encoded to flac. I'm on Altec studio monitor speakers which can pick up every nook and crany of audio. Let your ears be the judge, not WAV forms...they don't always show the truth depending on how the audio was captured.

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I don't think Spotify premium is lossless, or is it?

It is if you set it up that way. You need to go into the deep advanced settings on the premium account and select the switch for it (they call it Super HQ). Takes up a lot of bandwidth and computer memory to do it, but it's available. Most folks don't know about it (or care) because they're listening to Spotify on phones or portable devices. If anyone pays for Spotify premium and wants to know how to do it, i'll try to post instructions with screen shots for guiding later.

Either way, please download my version of the same record as you gracefully shared and compare spectrals. As you can see there is a tell tale drop off at about 20KHz in your version . That doesn't mean it's lossy, but comparing to mine and assuming they come from the same digital master I can't figure any other explanation.

Will check it out and see if I hear any difference (ya can't always go by the spectral WAV form, depending on encoding software and format you may notice a visual drop off - this I know, but nothing to the human ears), but I can tell you that my source was streaming lossless on the Super HQ setting not mentioned on their website.

I am not claiming any audible difference. Most people can't tell the difference between high quality lossy and lossless. You must reach your own conclusions of course.

Do you have the equalizer or volume normalization enabled in Spotify?

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Well to be honest, PL, I prefer your older remastered version, at least to my ears.

Thanks oliverino for all the other ST upgrades, especially Funky Eyes!
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