March 17th, 2006
Buffalo, New York
Disk Title: First Time Under Pressure
01 - Intro
02 - Reaching Out
03 - Tie Your Mother Down
04 - Fat Bottomed Girls
05 - I Want To Break Free
06 - Take Your Love Where You Find It
07 - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
08 - Love Of My Life
09 - Hammer To Fall
10 - Feel Like Makin' Love
11 - Under Pressure
12 - Let There Be Drums
13 - I'm In Love With My Car
14 - Guitar Solo
01 - Last Horizon
02 - Bad Company
03 - Can't Get Enough
04 - Another One Bites The Dust
05 - Dragon Attack
06 - These Are The Days Of Our Lives
07 - Radio Ga Ga
08 - The Show Must Go On
09 - Bohemian Rhapsody
10 - We Will Rock You
11 - All Right Now
12 - We Are The Champions
13 - God Save The Queen link
This is ridiculous. A ten-second search revealed FLAC of this show.
It's time for an official FLAC-only policy here. There's material out there that will be hoarded indefinitely until people stop making every perfectly good FLAC released into an MP3 show.
Get with the times. I listen to MP3s myself, but I convert them myself after downloading and make absolutely certain not to share the MP3s with ANYONE. Once an MP3 has been shared, the decision to lossy up the files has been made for the other downloaders, and converting them back to FLAC just makes them into really big lossy files.
Sharing MP3s is like peeing in the pool. Sure, it's not going to bug the kid who takes a leak too much because he doesn't know any better. Problem is, someone else is going to swim into that warm spot, and I think I can speak from experience when I say that finding a mysteriously warm spot in an otherwise lukewarm pool full of kids kind of ruins your day.
runner70 wrote: You absolutely don't hear any difference between mp3 and FLAC
Maybe you don't, but most of us do.
By the way, it's completely irrelevant if you can HEAR the difference, there IS a difference.
I know "experts" who have no problems creating 56kbps 22kHz mp3s and claim they're great
Queenzone is the only major trading community that has not banned lossy files.
In the last 5 years, as far as I know, 23 new sources of Queen shows have emerged from private collectors (and I'm including all of the poor quality ones that most people won't even listen to), and 10 from the bootleg companies. As for upgrades, the bootleg companies have provided 10 during that time frame. These are not big numbers, especially for a band as popular as Queen.
Compare those numbers to virtually any other major trading community. Start with Led Zeppelin, where you find one or two new sources (or upgrades) every month. Each year, the Underground Rising website has a "Baker's Dozen" feature, where collectors give their top 13 releases of the year - because there's no way they can narrow it down to 10!
runner70 wrote: You absolutely don't hear any difference between mp3 and FLAC - it's just some still believe this crap especially when it comes to self-taped shows.......
Maybe you don't, but others do. Why should they be forced to listen to clearly inferior files just so you can save a couple megabytes? If you want MP3s for personal use, great. Download Switch, download the FLACs, and convert them, but don't share the MP3s and force others to swim through your warm spot.
I can't tell much of a difference between FLAC and 320kbps MP3, so I have 320kbps MP3s for personal use. But then, I have fairly low-quality sound equipment, and the only headphones I use are the low-end Boses I have for my iPod. Even then, I can tell something is missing when you get to the typical 128mbps format.