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by Bruno Republic
Mon 21 Oct 2013, 5:45 am
Forum: Geowayne Polls
Topic: Final results of poll on buying PSB re-releases on Blu-ray
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: Final results of poll on buying PSB re-releases on Blu-r

I doubt very much Blu-Ray audio will take off. We've already had two previous hi-res formats (SACD and DVD-A) fail. Very few people are bothered by the difference between CD and MP3, never mind CD and hi-res. Besides, what's the sense in putting music on hi-res formats, when modern mastering techniq...
by Bruno Republic
Wed 28 Aug 2013, 2:45 am
Forum: Collector Discussion
Topic: Alternative 3 x LP
Replies: 11
Views: 4796

Re: Alternative 3 x LP

Any LPs released from about 1992 onwards at fairly rare as record companies and the public, had moved onto CD by then, so vinyl, although produced, wasn't made in big quantities. This exactly. In Canada, Introspective was the last album to get a release on vinyl. Everything after that was only on i...
by Bruno Republic
Wed 28 Aug 2013, 2:36 am
Forum: Collector Discussion
Topic: Heart - Canadian 12"
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

Re: Heart - Canadian 12"

Not hard to find at all, at least in Canada.
by Bruno Republic
Sun 28 Jul 2013, 4:10 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Petition for PSB appearing on their new music videos
Replies: 23
Views: 2296

Re: Petition for PSB appearing on their new music videos

I couldn't disagree more, simply for the reason that they're artists, and to do so would compromise their own integrity. Their videos should be about what *they* think matches the song, not anyone else. You might as well petition them to only make songs in a certain style.
by Bruno Republic
Wed 05 Jun 2013, 11:03 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Vocal Now on iTunes - CD single/12" Vinyl to Follow
Replies: 125
Views: 14250

Re: Vocal Now on iTunes - CD single/12" Vinyl to Follow

Not proven surely, and the difference in quality remains a subjective judgement. You can prove it quite easily. All you need is an audio editor. Take an uncompressed WAV or AIFF file. Convert that to MP3 (use whatever converter you like). Take that MP3, convert back to WAV/AIFF, invert it, and past...
by Bruno Republic
Wed 05 Jun 2013, 12:30 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Vocal Now on iTunes - CD single/12" Vinyl to Follow
Replies: 125
Views: 14250

Re: Vocal Now on iTunes - CD single/12" Vinyl to Follow

Jamesqdot wrote: I wouldn't mind so much if they were 320KBps mp3's/AAC's but they're not.
256 Kbps AAC (which is really MP4) is actually less lossy than MP3 at 320 Kbps.
by Bruno Republic
Tue 21 May 2013, 2:52 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: THE BIG MISTAKE OF PSB AGAIN
Replies: 127
Views: 9981

Re: THE BIG MISTAKE OF PSB AGAIN

It's really quite simple: They are old men making young people's music. This is not a recipe for success. It's truly phenomenal that they did so well for so long. I'm just glad they are still producing new music, instead of retiring or going on endless retro-themed tours to pitifully cash in on form...
by Bruno Republic
Sat 11 May 2013, 2:51 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Electric will be PSBs' first double-vinyl album
Replies: 14
Views: 2108

Re: Electric will be PSBs' first double-vinyl album

Double vinyls, as often than not, are noisy and distorted because the extra space has allowed the engineers to cut them louder than the format can handle. Very is a single disc with about 25 minutes per side and it sounds glorious, detailed and full. Fundamentalism has only two tracks per side and ...
by Bruno Republic
Fri 10 May 2013, 3:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Electric will be PSBs' first double-vinyl album
Replies: 14
Views: 2108

Re: Electric will be PSBs' first double-vinyl album

They probably wanted the sound quality to be as good as possible and avoid too much compression. With vinyl cutting, and with tracks with a lot of low and high end (i.e. electronic dance music), if you want that really full sound you need greater space on the vinyl. That is probably the reason alon...
by Bruno Republic
Fri 10 May 2013, 4:09 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Axis is so Giorgio Moroder. Can't wait for the remixes!
Replies: 13
Views: 1952

Re: Axis is so Giorgio Moroder. Can't wait for the remixes!

A huge influence must be Patrick Cowley. Check out Patrick Cowley's "Menergy" ... Agreed completely. Axis sounds to me like an homage to Patrick Cowley. Granted, there's no doubt Cowley was inspired by Moroder, but he added his own spin on the sound, and Axis is full of references to it: the epic i...
by Bruno Republic
Tue 09 Apr 2013, 11:44 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Japanese imports @ official site shop
Replies: 11
Views: 2503

Re: Japanese imports @ official site shop

I thought the 2-disc Japanese version of Behaviour was a limited edition item which has been out of print for over 20 years.
by Bruno Republic
Wed 27 Mar 2013, 4:30 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Petula Clark: "Liza and Dusty a bit abused by PSB"
Replies: 53
Views: 6275

Re: Petula Clark: "Liza and Dusty a bit abused by PSB"

Grover wrote:
Misuse or abuse... quite a difference in tone if you would ask me.
Indeed. Sounds to me like Petula was just saying that she didn't think it was a good career move for DS and LM.
by Bruno Republic
Sat 23 Mar 2013, 4:47 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Love Is A Bourgeois Construct - new single?
Replies: 58
Views: 11476

Re: Love Is A Bourgeois Construct - new single?

A Bourgeois Construct Comes Quickly.
by Bruno Republic
Tue 19 Mar 2013, 1:05 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Petula Clark: "Liza and Dusty a bit abused by PSB"
Replies: 53
Views: 6275

Re:

The only Petula Clark song I can name is Downtown. The woman has delusions of grandeur. Hardly. Unlike Dusty, Petula never disappeared into oblivion. She's always been active. She's been in the music business for twice as long as PSB. She had many, many more hits than "Downtown", plus another bunch...
by Bruno Republic
Sat 05 Jan 2013, 2:27 am
Forum: Collector Discussion
Topic: Love Comes Quickly 7" Promo.
Replies: 6
Views: 1822

Re: Love Comes Quickly 7" Promo.

You do know that EIL charges far far FAR above the going rate for everything, right?