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Miles Davis' Kind of Blue FLAC/ALAC?

post #1 of 22
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So is there no way to purchase one of the post 1997 Kind of Blue remasters in a lossless format? I've been searching everywhere but can't find it! Not legally at least.

post #2 of 22

CD cost like USD5,  buy and rip.

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Originally Posted by Blackmore View Post

CD cost like USD5,  buy and rip.



This. Nearly everything is available in lossless, in the form of a compact disc :)

post #4 of 22
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I appreciate the replies, but I think you know what I meant ;^).

 

I ended up ordering it, though; but I just find the whole CD buying/ripping process wasteful, cumbersome and simply unnecessary. Oh well!

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I just find the whole CD buying/ripping process wasteful, cumbersome and simply unnecessary.

^This^
post #6 of 22

It takes three minutes to rip an album to lossless format.  Sure, you might have to (god forbid) wait a few days for it to come in the mail, but isn't it worth it to have a hard copy in case of hardware failure in the future?

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It takes three minutes to rip an album to lossless format.  Sure, you might have to (god forbid) wait a few days for it to come in the mail, but isn't it worth it to have a hard copy in case of hardware failure in the future?

RAID is a wonderful thing. Offsite backups are also a good idea for the truly paranoid consumer. CD's are not a space efficient storage medium, especially if jewel boxes are used. The resources used to produce, package, distribute, and sell CD's are wasted for people who prefer electronic copies on their hard drives (or SSD's).
post #8 of 22
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  1. CDs are an unreliable backup method as they deteriorate over time due to oxidization and fungus in the environment.
  2. Plastic media in a plastic box wrapped in plastic with a paper insert printed using toxic and non-environmentally friendly inks (for the most part).
  3. CO2 emissions generated in the manufacture, fulfillment and transportation process.

 

Need I say more? Because I can.

 

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Originally Posted by Zarathustra19 View Post

It takes three minutes to rip an album to lossless format.  Sure, you might have to (god forbid) wait a few days for it to come in the mail, but isn't it worth it to have a hard copy in case of hardware failure in the future?



 

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Originally Posted by Jaywalk3r View Post


RAID is a wonderful thing. Offsite backups are also a good idea for the truly paranoid consumer. CD's are not a space efficient storage medium, especially if jewel boxes are used. The resources used to produce, package, distribute, and sell CD's are wasted for people who prefer electronic copies on their hard drives (or SSD's).


^ This.

post #10 of 22

I personally recommend buying and owning the Legacy Edition as this is the only CD currently available that has the FULL dynamic range of the album with minimal processing.

 

Here is a download you can buy that has been restored and remastered:

 

http://www.pristineclassical.com/LargeWorks/Jazz/PAJZ009.php

post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by LFF View Post

I personally recommend buying and owning the Legacy Edition as this is the only CD currently available that has the FULL dynamic range of the album with minimal processing.

 

Here is a download you can buy that has been restored and remastered:

 

http://www.pristineclassical.com/LargeWorks/Jazz/PAJZ009.php



Thanks LFF.

 

Yeah, I ended up ordering the Legacy Edition and love it. Also purchased that remastered version from Pristine Classical and, thought it sounds "cleaner" it feels like some notes where chopped in the process. Interesting for comparison, though.

post #12 of 22

I'm confused, there was quite a bit of controversy on the SteveHoffman forum about this remaster confused.gif

post #13 of 22

Legacy aren't that bad, but not better than original Japanese 1983 print, however all still the matter of preferences. I have 4 differ prints and all sound differ to my ears.

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Legacy aren't that bad, but not better than original Japanese 1983 print, however all still the matter of preferences. I have 4 differ prints and all sound differ to my ears.



It's actually much better for the simple fact that the original Japanese 1983 print is off-speed not to mention other problems.....

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I'm confused, there was quite a bit of controversy on the SteveHoffman forum about this remaster confused.gif


Over the original late 1990's Legacy edition. The new Legacy Edition (2CD) is widely regarded as the best and is the only CD that is on-speed and contains the full dynamic range.

 

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