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Posted: 10/27/2013 4:58:38 AM EST
I've been a long time Pink Floyd fan but somehow this full album masterpiece has escaped my collection. I have every other Floyd album from Meddle-to-The Division Bell and this is the missing link. When it comes to Floyd, listening to the whole album is a MUST.

So I've gone completely digital in my music- iTunes. Haters are gonna hate start your own iTunes thread if you want to fume. For the most part 90% of my music collection is CD's from the late 80s and 90s that I ripped to MP3s. Today with 3 kids running around the house I don't need more stuff or clutter so I tend to purchase and download items off iTunes as mentioned.

So here is my dilemma: Do I buy the iTunes download of The Wall, or do I buy the CD and rip it? What other options do I have? Not going vinyl (although I have a friend who does vinyl and Dark Side of the Moon is pretty groovy that way). Is there enhanced or SCDD copies of The Wall I should get instead?

BTW: Say "Project Pink" a Floyd tribute fan the other night in Dubuque, IA and was blown away! Check them out if you ever get the chance, they are based out of Green Bay and play a few shows a year in that part of the Midwest.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:02:12 AM EST
How can you possibly be a Pink Floyd fan and not have the wall?

I would just go out and buy the whole album and rip it to whatever quality or format you want.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:03:44 AM EST
You need.the flac version.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:03:47 AM EST
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How can you possibly be a Pink Floyd fan and not have the wall?

I would just go out and buy the whole album and rip it to whatever quality or format you want.
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First post, every damn time!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:04:04 AM EST
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Originally Posted By pvc1984:
How can you possibly be a Pink Floyd fan and not have the wall?

I would just go out and buy the whole album and rip it to whatever quality or format you want.
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I know, I know already. I confess my sins! I repent!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:04:58 AM EST
get CD.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:05:27 AM EST
I would say buy the CD and rip it so it is like the rest of your collection.

I hate having to convert flac, mp4, etc.. files before I can put them on a thumb drive to play in my car. Also, there is no downside to having a physical copy in case your itunes/computer are compromised.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:05:40 AM EST
Vinyl

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Only format to see the cover art
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:07:20 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
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OK, had to look that upFLAC

Where do you get this version?
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:09:08 AM EST
Buy the album and rip it.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:10:17 AM EST
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Yeah there's a lot to see on this cover. If you've ever seen CMUs, you can visualize this cover.

Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:11:22 AM EST
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Well there is one other choice that is right up there vinyl. Any MFSL issue. CD or vinyl.




Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:12:11 AM EST
You must be the last person on the planet who doesn't own The Wall.

I would buy the CD and rip it to iTunes.

That way you can still slip the CD into your car or home stereo w/o having to play it through your phone or iPod.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:12:52 AM EST
Went to Amazon, I see they have the 2011 remastered CD and the Roger Waters 1990 Live in Berlin.

I'll probably go this remastered CD route.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:13:17 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SparticleBrane:


Yeah there's a lot to see on this cover. If you've ever seen CMUs, you can visualize this cover.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71jxpq0Lk5L._SL1080_.jpg
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Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Vinyl

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Only format to see the cover art


Yeah there's a lot to see on this cover. If you've ever seen CMUs, you can visualize this cover.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71jxpq0Lk5L._SL1080_.jpg


Take the wrapper off and unfold it. It's a double album.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:13:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By toadmeister:
I've been a long time Pink Floyd fan but somehow this full album masterpiece has escaped my collection. I have every other Floyd album from Meddle-to-The Division Bell and this is the missing link. When it comes to Floyd, listening to the whole album is a MUST.

So I've gone completely digital in my music- iTunes. Haters are gonna hate start your own iTunes thread if you want to fume. For the most part 90% of my music collection is CD's from the late 80s and 90s that I ripped to MP3s. Today with 3 kids running around the house I don't need more stuff or clutter so I tend to purchase and download items off iTunes as mentioned.

So here is my dilemma: Do I buy the iTunes download of The Wall, or do I buy the CD and rip it? What other options do I have? Not going vinyl (although I have a friend who does vinyl and Dark Side of the Moon is pretty groovy that way). Is there enhanced or SCDD copies of The Wall I should get instead?

BTW: Say "Project Pink" a Floyd tribute fan the other night in Dubuque, IA and was blown away! Check them out if you ever get the chance, they are based out of Green Bay and play a few shows a year in that part of the Midwest.
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The Wall is a sonic masterpiece…do yourself a favor and buy the highest quality version, which would be a CD.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:13:52 AM EST
If you have some silly sentimentality to possess the compact disc complete with jacket and all that then buy the CD.

I have no use for stuff I have to keep somewhere. I buy everything digital. Most of the time, you're listening to it through computer speakers or headphones unless you're in the car. Digital just makes sense.

...then there's the cloud.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:15:44 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:


Well there is one other choice that is right up there vinyl. Any MFSL issue. CD or vinyl.

http://i44.tinypic.com/23lguom.jpg
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Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Vinyl

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Only format to see the cover art


Well there is one other choice that is right up there vinyl. Any MFSL issue. CD or vinyl.

http://i44.tinypic.com/23lguom.jpg


Can't seem to find this issue anywhere, although I only looked at Amazon.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:16:19 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:


Well there is one other choice that is right up there vinyl. Any MFSL issue. CD or vinyl.

http://i44.tinypic.com/23lguom.jpg
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Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Vinyl

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Only format to see the cover art


Well there is one other choice that is right up there vinyl. Any MFSL issue. CD or vinyl.

http://i44.tinypic.com/23lguom.jpg


You know, I have both Dark Side of the Moon and Thick as a Brick on those. the CD's are gold) but I don't have The Wall.


Back in the day, they sold those at Costco
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:17:26 AM EST
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Can't seem to find this issue anywhere, although I only looked at Amazon.
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Originally Posted By toadmeister:
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Vinyl

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Only format to see the cover art


Well there is one other choice that is right up there vinyl. Any MFSL issue. CD or vinyl.

http://i44.tinypic.com/23lguom.jpg


Can't seem to find this issue anywhere, although I only looked at Amazon.


You have to hit the vinyl shows.

DSOTM on MFSL vinyl is breathtaking too
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:29:25 AM EST
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You have to hit the vinyl shows.

DSOTM on MFSL vinyl is breathtaking too
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Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Originally Posted By toadmeister:
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Vinyl

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Only format to see the cover art


Well there is one other choice that is right up there vinyl. Any MFSL issue. CD or vinyl.

http://i44.tinypic.com/23lguom.jpg


Can't seem to find this issue anywhere, although I only looked at Amazon.


You have to hit the vinyl shows.

DSOTM on MFSL vinyl is breathtaking too


Only have this



Although I think I did have a vinyl "half speed master copy" or some such long ago that this one replaced.


ETA: It isn't a potato usually, but it still gets the point across
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:31:32 AM EST
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Originally Posted By FP2000H:
If you have some silly sentimentality to possess the compact disc complete with jacket and all that then buy the CD.

I have no use for stuff I have to keep somewhere. I buy everything digital. Most of the time, you're listening to it through computer speakers or headphones unless you're in the car. Digital just makes sense.

...then there's the cloud.
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there are some things I'll download…but I can always tell the diff between the lesser quality downloads from itunes and the higher quality CD or FLAC copies...
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:33:31 AM EST
All depends on your 2 channel setup. If you spent 5K or more on speakers, amp, cd player and wire, buy the CD and enjoy. If not, get the itunes version you won't notice the quality difference.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:37:32 AM EST
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Originally Posted By CarbineDad:


Only have this

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee363/CarbineDad/IMG_1129800x600_zpsc0a9aad3.jpg

Although I think I did have a vinyl "half speed master copy" or some such long ago that this one replaced.


ETA: It isn't a potato usually, but it still gets the point across
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Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
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Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Vinyl

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Only format to see the cover art


Well there is one other choice that is right up there vinyl. Any MFSL issue. CD or vinyl.

http://i44.tinypic.com/23lguom.jpg


Can't seem to find this issue anywhere, although I only looked at Amazon.


You have to hit the vinyl shows.

DSOTM on MFSL vinyl is breathtaking too


Only have this

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee363/CarbineDad/IMG_1129800x600_zpsc0a9aad3.jpg

Although I think I did have a vinyl "half speed master copy" or some such long ago that this one replaced.


ETA: It isn't a potato usually, but it still gets the point across


I have
DSOTM
Wish You were Here
The Wall
Abbey Road
AJA
Breakfast in America on MFSL vinyl

DSOTM
Wish You Were Here
The Wall
Damn The Torpedoes
Allman Brothers Band "Live At Fillmore East" on MFSL Gold Disc

Somewhere I've got a couple of old CBS half speed master series lp's "The Stranger" and "Boston"
I have an old Capitol re-issue of the "White Album" on white vinyl, DJ copy of The ABB Live at Fillmore East on vinyl.

I have about 1000 Lp's. I used to collect vinyl. I'm not active anymore but I still get out the turntable from time to time to move the rare or out of print albums to the HD.

Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:39:17 AM EST
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Originally Posted By justinbiscuit:
All depends on your 2 channel setup. If you spent 5K or more on speakers, amp, cd player and wire, buy the CD and enjoy. If not, get the itunes version you won't notice the quality difference.
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99% of the time I would agree with this. Pink Floyd is the one exception.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:40:57 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:


Well there is one other choice that is right up there vinyl. Any MFSL issue. CD or vinyl.

http://i44.tinypic.com/23lguom.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/32znfhh.jpg
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Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Vinyl

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Only format to see the cover art


Well there is one other choice that is right up there vinyl. Any MFSL issue. CD or vinyl.

http://i44.tinypic.com/23lguom.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/32znfhh.jpg


This FTW.

Get some good headphones to go along with it. It's the best way to enjoy some Floyd
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:42:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:


I have
DSOTM
Wish You were Here
The Wall
Abbey Road
AJA
Breakfast in America on MFSL vinyl

DSOTM
Wish You Were Here
The Wall
Damn The Torpedoes
Allman Brothers Band "Live At Fillmore East" on MFSL Gold Disc

Somewhere I've got a couple of old CBS half speed master series lp's "The Stranger" and "Boston"
I have an old Capitol re-issue of the "White Album" on white vinyl, DJ copy of The ABB Live at Fillmore East on vinyl.

I have about 1000 Lp's. I used to collect vinyl. I'm not active anymore but I still get out the turntable from time to time to move the rare or out of print albums to the HD.

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Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Originally Posted By toadmeister:
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:

Well there is one other choice that is right up there vinyl. Any MFSL issue. CD or vinyl.

http://i44.tinypic.com/23lguom.jpg


Can't seem to find this issue anywhere, although I only looked at Amazon.


You have to hit the vinyl shows.

DSOTM on MFSL vinyl is breathtaking too


Only have this

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee363/CarbineDad/IMG_1129800x600_zpsc0a9aad3.jpg

Although I think I did have a vinyl "half speed master copy" or some such long ago that this one replaced.


ETA: It isn't a potato usually, but it still gets the point across


I have
DSOTM
Wish You were Here
The Wall
Abbey Road
AJA
Breakfast in America on MFSL vinyl

DSOTM
Wish You Were Here
The Wall
Damn The Torpedoes
Allman Brothers Band "Live At Fillmore East" on MFSL Gold Disc

Somewhere I've got a couple of old CBS half speed master series lp's "The Stranger" and "Boston"
I have an old Capitol re-issue of the "White Album" on white vinyl, DJ copy of The ABB Live at Fillmore East on vinyl.

I have about 1000 Lp's. I used to collect vinyl. I'm not active anymore but I still get out the turntable from time to time to move the rare or out of print albums to the HD.



Way cool.-- as posted above, Thick as a Brick also, but I only have two hands for a photo.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:51:20 AM EST
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Damn tablet.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:53:03 AM EST
And then there's the movie...
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:54:50 AM EST
Get the CD and rip it. That way you can create music files that are encoded lossless or if file space is an issue, much higher bit rates than iTunes offers. You also have the physical media as a backup or to play back on any CD player you choose.

Another thing to consider is that you can often order the CD from Amazon for less than the iTunes download. And most Amazon CD purchases include the mp3 version available for download immediately.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:19:07 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:23:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By CarbineDad:

Only have this

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee363/CarbineDad/IMG_1129800x600_zpsc0a9aad3.jpg

Although I think I did have a vinyl "half speed master copy" or some such long ago that this one replaced.


ETA: It isn't a potato usually, but it still gets the point across
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NICE, most people dont realize you cant just go buy a copy and have the best recording available, with Floyd you have to do some research, the remasters of today are not near as good as what you're holding.

OP if you buy Floyd in a lossy format I will kill a puppy.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:36:43 AM EST
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Originally Posted By wildturkey09:

NICE, most people dont realize you cant just go buy a copy and have the best recording available, with Floyd you have to do some research, the remasters of today are not near as good as what you're holding.

OP if you buy Floyd in a lossy format I will kill a puppy.
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A remaster of today can be different from the original analog recording when the producer of the remaster messes with the mix and the overall recording.

I want Tom Dowd strung up for ruining the Fillmore Sessions.

If you take a look at Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs for example. In the original vinyl, Dowd mixed the bass in either the left or right channel. In the 1990 remix Dowd moved the bass to the center.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Layla_and_Other_Assorted_Love_Songs

In other words the remaster of today may not be faithful to the original recording of 1970.
Mercifully I have a vinyl copy of Layla and Live at Fillmore East and they have been transferred to the hard drive with all their scratches and analog errors intact.

Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:44:48 AM EST
It occurs to me, the only full version I have is actually a DVD of the movie. I've never just sat down and listened to the whole album by itself.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:46:29 AM EST
... buy the CD
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:53:56 AM EST
I cannot believe how good "young lust" sounds on a good stereo.

It's 40 years old and sounds better than most recordings made even today.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:57:13 AM EST
Most Floyd heads realize that The Wall on CD and The Wall (The movie) have two different song lists....I have a CD called Pink Floyd "The Film", and it is the exact soundtrack from the movie....if you can find a copy of "The Film" , I would use that.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:57:39 AM EST
I sold my MFSL copy for a ridiculous amount of money on eBay last year. Ripped it at 256k first. I'd rather have the money.
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