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Poll Results: Which PT\SW album ? The choices I currently have in mind are

 
  • 58% (14)
    In Absentia
  • 25% (6)
    Deadwing
  • 4% (1)
    Fear of a Blank Planet
  • 12% (3)
    The Raven That Refused to Sing
24 Total Votes  
post #16 of 44
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

...The original CD is heavily dynamically compressed while the DVD-A is not.

Surprises me coming from Steven Wilson

post #17 of 44
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Originally Posted by kryten123 View Post

Surprises me coming from Steven Wilson
Agreed he was probably forced to by his record company. He made up for it with the DVD-A release which is simply stunning compared to the compressed version.
post #18 of 44
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

Agreed he was probably forced to by his record company. He made up for it with the DVD-A release which is simply stunning compared to the compressed version.

Only problem with the DVD-A is that my friends will not be able to easily rip it to their DAPs.
The DVD-A will have to be for me I think :-)
post #19 of 44
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Originally Posted by kryten123 View Post

Only problem with the DVD-A is that my friends will not be able to easily rip it to their DAPs.
The DVD-A will have to be for me I think :-)

Perfect. You buy them the album then say your so sorry they cannot rip it so you will take it off their hands. Win win they kind of get a gift but you end up with the DVD.
post #20 of 44
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Originally Posted by kryten123 View Post

Only problem with the DVD-A is that my friends will not be able to easily rip it to their DAPs.
The DVD-A will have to be for me I think :-)

http://www.videohelp.com/tools/DVD-Audio-Explorer

Problem solved.
post #21 of 44
Thread Starter 

PT now have the uncompressed version of Deadwing available as a FLAC download.

 

I might just setup some individual accounts - buy that version, and send them the download links... a hell of lot cheaper than the DVD-A

 

:wink_face: 

post #22 of 44

Where did you buy the uncompressed Deadwing FLAC?

post #23 of 44
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Originally Posted by ticos442 View Post
 

Where did you buy the uncompressed Deadwing FLAC?

 

Here you go mate

 

https://www.burningshed.com/store/porcupinetree/product/94/1153/

post #24 of 44

Cool!  Thank you!

post #25 of 44

I...I can't decide.  The first one that I heard and fell in love with was In Absentia. I might need to vote that just because of Trains.  They're all absolutely fantastic though o_o I own all the deluxe album versions that he released except for his first solo one. =( I missed that somehow.  

post #26 of 44
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Originally Posted by talmlikeabalm View Post
 

I...I can't decide.  The first one that I heard and fell in love with was In Absentia. I might need to vote that just because of Trains.  They're all absolutely fantastic though o_o I own all the deluxe album versions that he released except for his first solo one. =( I missed that somehow.  

Yes I was struggling as to which one....been playing them back to back trying to decide. I think it will be Deadwing though, as it seems more "newbie" friendly....and is a good price for the uncompressed download.... in case SW\PT is not for them.

post #27 of 44

I can see Deadwing being more newb friendly if they're into metal. I think I'd take Fear of a Blank Planet over Deadwing though.  It's a stronger release IMO.  I just got my pair of LCD2s tonight and Trains just started playing.  My god.. 

post #28 of 44
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Originally Posted by talmlikeabalm View Post
 

I can see Deadwing being more newb friendly if they're into metal. I think I'd take Fear of a Blank Planet over Deadwing though.  It's a stronger release IMO.  I just got my pair of LCD2s tonight and Trains just started playing.  My god.. 

mmm... now I'm starting to doubt my choice.....think I need to listen to both back to back again....

post #29 of 44

My vote goes for In Absentia

 

I got started with Deadwing back in 2008, when I got the DVD-A shipped by mistake. I kept it, popped it into the DVD-A player in my car and the 5.1 mix blew me away.   There was no going back - today I listen to the whole PT catalog + Steven Wilson's catalog almost on a daily basis.

post #30 of 44
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Originally Posted by ticos442 View Post
 

My vote goes for In Absentia

 

I got started with Deadwing back in 2008, when I got the DVD-A shipped by mistake. I kept it, popped it into the DVD-A player in my car and the 5.1 mix blew me away.   There was no going back - today I listen to the whole PT catalog + Steven Wilson's catalog almost on a daily basis.

 

Although In Absentia is one of my favourites, I'm not sure its for a newbie to PT\SW or even Prog. I need the album they'll most likely enjoy and open the door to exploring more PT\SW. So, I'm going to back to back Deadwing and Fear of and decide soon...

 

:ksc75smile:

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