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Posted: 29 Aug 06, 07:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi again

A few weeks ago some of you may remember I posted a video mix I did for Don't Lose Your Head. As I said at the time, this was part of my "A Kind of Magic 20th Anniversary Edition" project, which I've *almost* finished.

In the case of the first 5 tracks, I have used the extended mixes of the tracks, and have produced videos for each track on the album using footage from GVH2, Live at Wembley, Magic Years and Highlander. I've mixed 5.1 surround sound audio for each track too, either using the 5.1 mixes on GVH2, or by creating my own mixes using instrumental or alternative versions to create the surround effects.

I have two problems:

- I have kept everything at the highest possible quality. Audio rips go straight to 48kHz WAVE files. Videos go to the highest quality MPEG it will let me rip to. BUT there are a few tracks which I do not have on CD, and have had to use MP3's to source:
- Blurred Vision
- A Kind of Magic (Extended)
- One Year of Love (Extended)
- Pain Is So Close... (Extended)
- Friends Will Be Friends (Extended)
- A Dozen Red Roses...
Is anyone able to provide me with lossless audio for these tracks? There are a few tracks from The Eye which I've used for the various menus, so if someone has The Eye in lossless quality, please get in touch!

- Secondly, I would like to be able to share this project, but as I'm sure people will point out about my request above - it is all previously officially available material. With the exception of the 6 tracks I need, all the audio and video material are available either on the album or on the DVD's I mentioned.
Would I be able to torrent this?

The AC-3 file of the surround mix is about 170Mb. Could I at least torrent that, if not the whole DVD?

Thanks for reading, and I'd appreciate any tips or suggestions for my project.

David

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Posted: 29 Aug 06, 09:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have you created NEW 5.1 mixes? Or are they simply the same as on GVH2. If so, you're in hot water.

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Posted: 29 Aug 06, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've used the existing GVH2 5.1 mix of Princes of the Universe, the GVH2 mix of the 'normal' parts of One Vision, AKOM, FWBF and WWTLF, and created my own mixes for the extended sections of these tracks. Like I said above, I've made my own 5.1 mixes for the other tracks using instrumental/alternative versions.

How am I in "hot water"?

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Posted: 29 Aug 06, 10:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If they'd been ripped straight from the dvd, that'd be official material, wouldn't it? I think it'd be wise to preview this with the site owner.

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Posted: 29 Aug 06, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think you'd struggle to justify posting a single second of this on this site.

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Posted: 29 Aug 06, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that the 5.1 surround sound mixes that YOU have made qualify as "Fan Mixes" and are therefore allowed in the corresponding section of this forum.

On the other hand (and unfortunately), answers to your request for official material should not be allowed in this site.

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Posted: 29 Aug 06, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Other than A Kind of Magic, which you can make your own version of using the 'A Kind Of' bonus track. It won't be exactly the same, as they used a repeating 'done' but you can ignore that and find an even better place to switch to the other version and make it even longer actually.

Edit: Yeah, just cut to the bonus version @ 3:12 and you'll end up with a nice 6:47 version. Personally, I like to add a little reverb to 'done' so it overlaps and also correct that bad snare repeat at about :43 into the bonus track too.

And 'Friends Will Be Friends' extended is basically the same as the bonus track but just a little longer.. being in the UK I'm assuming if you're this much of a fan you at least have an official UK CD of the album...

A couple years ago The Eye mixes were ok for sharing here, but times have changed and now official stuff is only shared in the "hub", which Queenzone strongly links to.