Just listened to The Wall and some idiot somewhere has used the tracks which feature on Echoes in place of the originals from The Wall, so you hear the end of See Emily Play on the start of Happiest Days of Our Lives, ANBITW2 ends with silence after the phone rings, rather than the ring carrying on into Mother, Comfortably Numb has the end of Fletcher Memorial Home just audible at the start, etc.
That’s the tared up version of the Flac files from Qobuz - it may be different from file formats or other suppliers. Now to get Qobuz Customer Service to understand…
I had a strange hiccup about a 1/3 rd way thru Brain damage from DSOTM………not sure if it is really adding that much in HD? A bit more clarity around spoken word and vocals……but a loss in warmth….i guess it is what you get used to.
I haven’t had chance to listen to DSOTM yet, but I have (bits of) Animals, The Wall and WYWH - all of these seem to have a little extra warmth to my ears. Agree about the clarity/space around things.
There is a definite difference to the standard CDs, which are from the same masters. I think a worthy improvement. Not too sure whether I’ll “get the set” - I don’t really need another copy of Ummagumma (though the live half is okay) or More.
I’ve come across a few cases of faulty gapless playback lately with Qobuz files. I’ve reported them and been advised they will be passed on and looked at. Like most, I don’t have massive confidence in Qobuz support but I guess this is probably how the files have been received by them by the record companies and they need to go back to them?
Yes, best of luck. I messaged them some months back letting them know that when I try to play this album by Wyclef Open Qobuz it plays some other music (I hear Bruce Springsteen). Their response was as below
As I said on the other thread about Pink Floyd in HD:
None of these hi-res things are anything to do with the Floyd. Warners has reprocessed/upsampled them, presumably withut the band’s permission - like the “hi res”/MQA “masters” on Tidal.
These are the ONLY band-sanctioned hi-res versions of their catalogue:
DSOTM - 2011 on DVD or Blu-ray from the Immersion box set
DSOTM - 2021 SACD from Analogue Prods (also on EMI in the old version, 2003)
WYWH – 2011 on DVD or Blu-ray from the Immersion box set
WYWH - 2011 SACD from Analogue Prods
AMOLR –2021 – on DVD or Blu-ray (out later this month), also on The Later Years box (2019)
DB – 2013 – deluxe box set , also in The Later Years box set, 2019
TER – 2014 – deluxe box set
DSOT 2020 – deluxe box set also on The Later Years box (2019)
Animals – date tbc – SACD, DVD and Blu-ray
AHM – Quad mix only (on the Early Years box set 2016)
Pulse, Knebworth 90 and Venice 89 – video versions only, in The Later Years box set, 2019
Meddle – Quad mix only, on the Early Years box set 2016 - accessible only if you rip it to your computer
There is, for example, NO hi-res version of The Wall (though Guthrie is working on it) anywhere.
Massive disappointment (not really) tonight after playing 30 seconds of A Momentary Lapse of Reason then Wish You Were Here I had to turn it off as I thought my system had developed a fault, major hiss and distortion, this HD stuff is pretty pants I will be sticking with my CD rips
I purchased DSOTM from HD Tracks and imo it’s a huge improvement over the 30 year old cd that I had. I got a 96/24 WAV file, the bass is more convincing and the detail is a step up. It just sounds better.
They’re all available on Qobuz now so I’m going to do some comparisons on the other albums before making any commitments to buy.