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Does anyone have the smash hits 87 CD released by Festival and CBS? We have all the tracks on there from other compilation CDs and we can reconstruct it. However between my friends and I, none of us can find the right version of Dead or Alive's "Brand new lover", which on that compilation goes for 3:37. There is a version on their greatest hits "Evolution", but it is brickwalled (very loud) to the pits, so be nice to get it with all the dynamics in tact. We've had no luck with torrents nor newsgroups either.
So, if anyone has this comp, would please appreciate a flac or wav rip of this one track.
This site had a CD rip of it but it points to a rapidshare link which is now dead:
Wonder if she can be contacted via that and could help you out?
Thanks for the link, but I think she just recompiled mp3s across the web to reconstruct her compilations. But I will drop a line to find out. Thanks. You'd think if she's got the covers, then she may have the original comps - fingers crossed. :)
Wish I could help, but only have it on cassette and MP3.
In addition to what Lee provided, I can try to help you out as I have Smash Hits 87 on CD. I'm an audio novice though, not sure if I can rip to flac but I'm open to suggestions. I just use Windows Media Player which has an option of wav (lossless), is that ok?
Alternately I'm not that attached to the original as I'm more interested in the regular eighties compilations than "best ofs", so I'd consider selling if you desperately want the real thing. Up to you mate, I'm easy with either option.
I am 100% sure Mark would rather have the WAV file, as it is clearly much better quality than a FLAC file.
I am sure he would be rapped.
@Brad, I'll take you up on your offer - I've sent you an e-mail.
@Lee, thanks so much for your efforts. Greatly appreciated. I downloaded and started playing the track and it is the right version. Unfortunately the people at sony who have mastered the CD have compressed all the dynamics again, and thus all the tracks sound brickwalled. If the mastering was better, I would have liked to of got the single edit of "In too deep" off you as well, but seems sony's bad habits are hard to break. :(
Again, my gratitude to you both, much valued. :)
On a side note, WAV, Flac, and APE are all the same, no quality is lost. The only small advantage of WAVs is that they are easier to import into editing and playout software. Converting Flacs and APEs into WAVs is no drama, hense why I'm happy with any of the three formats.
Anyway, with the hot weather, everyone chill out, and have a beer on me. :) Or should a say a Coke, as I don't drink alcohol. :)
Hi Mark I have all the Aussie 80s compilations that were on CD. If you need anything give me an PM.
Thanks dexter for this rip, much appreciated, we can now reconstruct this compilation in it's entirety. :)
"Here you go https://mega.co.nz/#!rFNW0L6Y!AWfMg8-ochcZB3rOiSPYAssJGlJezcyBmsgXdZVXnzQ"
This is lossy sourced. Not real flac.
Started at: Friday, 16. 12. 2016. - 0:42.01
1 file found
1 -===- C:\\Users\\admin\\Downloads\\17. Dead or Alive - Brand New Lover.flac
Conclusion: this track is MPEG with probability 95%
Tempfile successfully deleted.
Finished at: Friday, 16. 12. 2016. - 0:42.10 (operation time: 0:00.09)