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Offline richidoo

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Re: Tidal has filled a big hole
« Reply #60 on: July 26, 2017, 09:10:58 AM »
I was listening to this album on Spotify while on a walk with Boze headphonz.



It was tolerable, but I noticed some problems. When I got home I Spotify Connected the album to my Sonos to keep listening, and found the SQ to be intolerable on the "high end" audio system. Grainy, gravelly, thin, flat.

Most other Spotify music I listen to on headphones and stereo sounds good. Actually this is the first bad apple I've come across on Spotify so far.

I think I have this on CD but it's in deep storage, so can I ask if someone can please take a listen to this album on Tidal to see if it sounds good? I've listened to it on vinyl for 40 years so I know the original recording is fine.

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Re: Tidal has filled a big hole
« Reply #61 on: July 26, 2017, 02:00:48 PM »
Rich, I have that album in hi-res from HDTracks.   Sounds pretty damn good to me (given it's '56 origin).   I believe HDTracks got it from Blue Note - not sure if/when it was remastered.  HDTracks shows a 2013 release date but that may just be when they started making it available.   Discogs says that there's been 35 releases of this album.

Let me know if you want a copy to check out.   

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Re: Tidal has filled a big hole
« Reply #62 on: July 26, 2017, 06:15:25 PM »
Thanks Mike!

Just a bad rip on Spotify then, I guess.   

Maybe 2013 was the hi rez release? HD Tracks looks cool! I'll have to try one or two of those.

Does Roon recognize the tags on the flacs bought from HD Tracks?

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Re: Tidal has filled a big hole
« Reply #63 on: July 26, 2017, 07:46:15 PM »
I am listening to it at the ice rink via Tidal over my laptop and through Grado SR 225 headphones and it sound pretty damn good to me. The album info on Tidal calls this a 2004 Digital Remaster, I think it is probably part of the RVG series.

I think this confirms your suspicion that it is a bad rip on Spotify.

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Re: Tidal has filled a big hole
« Reply #64 on: July 27, 2017, 07:08:03 AM »
Thank you Tom.  :thumb:

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Re: Tidal has filled a big hole
« Reply #65 on: July 27, 2017, 08:25:38 AM »
Thanks Mike!

Just a bad rip on Spotify then, I guess.   

Maybe 2013 was the hi rez release? HD Tracks looks cool! I'll have to try one or two of those.

Does Roon recognize the tags on the flacs bought from HD Tracks?

Usually Roon is pretty good at matching the correct release, but on this album, it matched this Jazzsential release - same tracks and with a 2013 date.   But it's not the same release as the one from HDTracks which states the Blue Note label.   Interestingly enough, Discogs doesn't even list a Jazzsential release of this album.



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Re: Tidal has filled a big hole
« Reply #66 on: July 27, 2017, 09:47:19 AM »
Thanks for checking Mike