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  • CD's are indestructible- yeah right

    Remember when we were all told that CD's could be hit with a hammer covered in marmalade or left on the face of Sun and would still play?

    Well another copy of Dark Side of the Moon has failed, just as it reaches it's peak, and while I am harmonising with Roger Waters.

    It has left our common parts cleaner unable to clean as he is crying with laughter at my unaccompanied and wildly unharmonised "backing vocals".

    We were robbed; Phillips !!!!!!!!!!
    Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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    Get a 2011 re-mastered one from Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Side-Mo...3337836&sr=8-1

    I am gradually replacing all mine with these re-masters, and they are well worth it.

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    • #3
      Still using CDs eh?? Stuffed all mine into iTunes (well, .mp3s actually so I wasnae tied to Apple's daft legalese b****ocks...). Now 6k+ tracks, backed up several times...

      Some CDs needed several goes to rip them mind, presumably dodgy discs..

      I did find CDs that fail on one device (laptop, desktop, CD player, woteva..) may well play/rip on another device (presumably because the other device has better error recovery..). Try ripping it into iTunes on your 'puter then cut onto a new CD...{I could do that for you if you is desperate...}

      I my youth I sat in PF's dressing room with them (think invite was for the then G/F...)

      You could try washing/wiping it it VERY CAREFULLY...

      I'm sure family/neighbours were very disappointed when your singing stopped...

      Cheers!
      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by leaseholdanswers View Post
        our common parts cleaner (
        That sounds revolting.
        'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
          That sounds revolting.

          We have one cleaner for the common parts and one for the private parts..............the flat
          Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
            Still using CDs eh??
            Back in the shed I have a working pink triangle and a 1979 early digital pressing or DSoTM and one of Spryro Gyra's morning dance, which in today's money were £100 to buy, but never played.

            The digital bit doesn't sound the same, it cleans up the rattles and flubs of the older LPs and loses the atmosphere of live unfiltered recordings. Like the above, the LP of say early Anthony Phillips private Parts and Pieces do not sound as good as the CD version. Britain has got talent it just isn't on tv.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVWWK...AE2B918910D914

            But I admit it's easier carrying around an MP3 or an i-fruit than a record player amp and speakers
            Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by leaseholdanswers View Post
              We have one cleaner for the common parts and one for the private parts..............the flat
              Too much information!
              'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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              • #8
                Part of the musical spine tingles for me are precisely because of the un-messed-about-with quality of something - like this for instance... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYRYqONaERs

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by leaseholdanswers View Post
                  But I admit it's easier carrying around an MP3 or an i-fruit than a record player amp and speakers
                  I would suggest a lossless format. E.g. Apple Lossless, which is royalty-free and open source (so even Artful-compatible )

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jjlandlord View Post
                    I would suggest a lossless format. E.g. Apple Lossless, which is royalty-free and open source (so even Artful-compatible )

                    I liked that he has 6k of tracks, not a huge sound file, 6k, probably explains the sound loss!

                    All, well most, of our original is ripped to digital with no compression.

                    Mrs LHA is a 5 a day i fruit and claims the fruity lossless-ness is as good. It makes no difference to her "throwback" music of blancmange Sylvian or Heaven 17,

                    I have however proved, by man lab experiment, that the lossless version of King Crimson's fractured does not make the windows rattle, the Cat run away or daughters scream for mercy, quite like vinyl.
                    Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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                    • #11
                      I think much of the 'experience' of music went out the window when the larger format of vinyl album covers declined. I used to really enjoy the album art, inlays and sometimes even a 12x12 book(let) with a new record. CD's still do it to a degree but you need a magnifying glass.
                      Sadly, most of my CD's are now digitised, including all of my classical collection - about 400 of the buggers or about 60Gb of files. The CD's now reside in the loft as we don't have space and the music resides on the PC, to be transported to phone, car and cloud as needed. It just doesn't sound the same, particularly with classical. Everything is so clipped.
                      Another problem with digital media is the transition between tracks on 'progressive' albums. Dark Side of the Moon, for example, has little gaps just as you're getting into the swing of things.
                      I may be a housing professional but my views, thoughts, opinions, advice, criticisms or otherwise on this board are mine and are not representative of my company, colleagues, managers. I am here as an independent human being who simply wants to learn new stuff, share ideas and interact with like minded people.

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                      • #12
                        My copy of the snowgoose changes track a few bars into the next track breaking up the hammond organ lead.

                        The remastered editions and the genesis 5.1 remixes sorted a lot of that out, but it took out that live feel when you hear say a bass pedal note sound boom and then flump 4 beats later.

                        Or the fun of an album where the recording went right into the last spiral of the record.

                        Gosh now I remember "Monty Pythons instant record collection" where the record unfolded into a 12inch square of records- I left my pacemaker in San Franciso etc.

                        back in the day.............
                        Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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                        • #13
                          I didn't understand a word of that thread, and how is it Andy that Darth Wookie gets away with 'buggers' when I got infracted for 'piss'? Don't bother with an answer,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
                          I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jta View Post
                            I didn't understand a word of that thread, and how is it Andy that Darth Wookie gets away with 'buggers' when I got infracted for 'piss'? Don't bother with an answer,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
                            I was in full rant mode and never thought anything of it. Unable to edit now so I'll give myself a 24 hour ban. See you all tomorrow.
                            I may be a housing professional but my views, thoughts, opinions, advice, criticisms or otherwise on this board are mine and are not representative of my company, colleagues, managers. I am here as an independent human being who simply wants to learn new stuff, share ideas and interact with like minded people.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jta View Post
                              I didn't understand a word of that thread, and how is it Andy that Darth Wookie gets away with 'buggers' when I got infracted for 'piss'? Don't bother with an answer,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
                              That was in the bad old days jta.

                              And if it's any consolation, I don't understand a word of the technical debate on this thread either!

                              I just like listening to music. I don't need industrial doses of technological testosterone and a tendency towards obsession to enjoy it. I just press a button or move a dial and out comes the music! Magic.
                              'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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