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Posted: 27 Aug 05, 23:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://cgi.ebay.ca/QUEEN-Jazz-Flash-Gordon-CD_W0QQitemZ4761430102QQcategoryZ307QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

You've probably seen more of these same kind: two Queen/Solo releases doubled up onto one CD.
My question is, are they the same quality as the official releases? If so, this could be a good way to legally expand my music collection without buying two separate albums.


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Posted: 28 Aug 05, 00:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

im guessing the bit rate is smaller that 128?? maybe 96ish? i may be wrong

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Posted: 28 Aug 05, 00:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it seems that it's an Audio CD, though.
I mean, is it sourced from an MP3/compressed audio or the uncompressed (and same-quality) WAV?


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Posted: 28 Aug 05, 00:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Suigi wrote:

it seems that it's an Audio CD, though.
I mean, is it sourced from an MP3/compressed audio or the uncompressed (and same-quality) WAV?


your guess is as good as mine! To be honest, ive never seen someting like that before. Im used to seeing them in a 2 pack or even 3 pack, but not on one disk

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Posted: 28 Aug 05, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Two 40 min. LP's can generally fit on an 80 min. CD(-R).

I'd stay away from bootlegs though.

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Posted: 28 Aug 05, 00:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've wondered about these myself. I certainly don't need them but I'd be curious about how they sound and how they are put together. Inu is right, however I've seen some of these where the combination would definitely not fit on one disc, so I wonder if they might be edited.

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Posted: 28 Aug 05, 00:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Inu-Liger<h6>-a.k.a. Richard Guilbault- wrote:

Two 40 min. LP's can generally fit on an 80 min. CD(-R).



True. Both those cd's barely fit too (16 sec. left over) so yeah it works.. :)

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Posted: 28 Aug 05, 04:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have never heard those 2 on 1 discs, but I do know that when Ebay did crack down on selling of unauthorized material, they deleted such items. Seems they gave up on that a long time ago. The 2 on 1 discs are big in/from Russia for whatever reason. I know the whole Slade catalogue was done in this manner.

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Posted: 28 Aug 05, 04:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ibanez122 wrote:

Inu-Liger<h6>-a.k.a. Richard Guilbault- wrote:

Two 40 min. LP's can generally fit on an 80 min. CD(-R).



True. Both those cd's barely fit too (16 sec. left over) so yeah it works.. :)


you can get 83 mins onto an 80min cd - with overburn - if your burner supports it
and it works fine


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Posted: 28 Aug 05, 06:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Don't buy it. Buy the official stuff.

Since it is a bootleg, you have no garantee whatsoever about the quality. Spend a few more bucks on the real thing.

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Posted: 28 Aug 05, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson">ThomasQuinn wrote:

People, PLEASE stop making this stupid mistake:

BOOTLEG: Previously unissued material released by someone other than the record company the artist is signed to.

PIRATE: Previously RELEASED material issued by someone other than the record company the artist is signed to.


No need to get condescending about it, especially when your definition is not that clear.

Is a Live at Budapest DVD a pirate or bootleg? What about a CD collection of b-sides and remixes? Both were officially released, yet are long out of print. I would imagine most people would consider that bootleg material and not pirated.




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Posted: 28 Aug 05, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would say:
A pirate is an unofficial exact copy of an official release, a bootleg is an unofficial release of material, wether it was released before on some official format or not.

Just my two cents.

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Posted: 28 Aug 05, 17:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK.
Thanks for your input, fellas.
I'll try to see if I can snag the official stuff via eBay sometime soon.


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