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Thread started 04/08/19 12:34am

fabriziovenera
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Nothing Compares 2 U FLAC

Hi, I made a personal compilation from posthumous releases. I have all the songs in high quality format (from compact disk) except Nothing Compares 2 U that I bought in MP3 format.

I'd like to have this on in FLAC format too. I see Tidal sell it, for 4.x euros.

Someone bought it? It is a "real" FLAC or a conversion from MP3?

Thank you

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Reply #1 posted 04/08/19 1:21am

Kares

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fabriziovenerandi said:

Hi, I made a personal compilation from posthumous releases. I have all the songs in high quality format (from compact disk) except Nothing Compares 2 U that I bought in MP3 format.

I'd like to have this on in FLAC format too. I see Tidal sell it, for 4.x euros.

Someone bought it? It is a "real" FLAC or a conversion from MP3?

Thank you

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I'd like to know too.
I'm also looking for the FLAC versions of 'C-Note', 'Chocolate Invasion', 'The Slaughterhouse' and 'Xpectation'. Does anyone have them from Tidal? Are they genuine FLACs or mp3-sourced?
Thanks.
.

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Reply #2 posted 04/08/19 1:27am

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Kares said:

fabriziovenerandi said:

Hi, I made a personal compilation from posthumous releases. I have all the songs in high quality format (from compact disk) except Nothing Compares 2 U that I bought in MP3 format.

I'd like to have this on in FLAC format too. I see Tidal sell it, for 4.x euros.

Someone bought it? It is a "real" FLAC or a conversion from MP3?

Thank you

.
I'd like to know too.
I'm also looking for the FLAC versions of 'C-Note', 'Chocolate Invasion', 'The Slaughterhouse' and 'Xpectation'. Does anyone have them from Tidal? Are they genuine FLACs or mp3-sourced?
Thanks.
.


my bet is that they are. someone else will be able to tell you 100% yes or no, but i bought all
of those and they sound fan-tas-tic, compared to the official files we bought back in the day
from prince's own websites.

normally i don't hear that much difference between good mp3 files and flac files but these are
all a definite improvement and i don't regret purchasing them again from tidal. the sound is so
much better.


and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #3 posted 04/08/19 1:28am

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as to the Nothing Compares 2 U flac file, i wouldn't know since i just purchased the mp3.


and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #4 posted 04/08/19 5:16am

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IstenSzek said:

Kares said:

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I'd like to know too.
I'm also looking for the FLAC versions of 'C-Note', 'Chocolate Invasion', 'The Slaughterhouse' and 'Xpectation'. Does anyone have them from Tidal? Are they genuine FLACs or mp3-sourced?
Thanks.
.


my bet is that they are. someone else will be able to tell you 100% yes or no, but i bought all
of those and they sound fan-tas-tic, compared to the official files we bought back in the day
from prince's own websites.

normally i don't hear that much difference between good mp3 files and flac files but these are
all a definite improvement and i don't regret purchasing them again from tidal. the sound is so
much better.


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There are analyzers that can detect whether something was likely/possibly sourced from MP3. Imperfect though and basically still guess work, but the absence of some higher frequencies is a good indicator: https://superuser.com/a/215001/385874 .

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It is not authorized by Prince or the NPG Music Club. You assume all risk for
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Reply #5 posted 04/09/19 9:02am

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All I know is that the vinyl-only edit from the single has been ripped to flac and shared online. And idk who did this but they have my gratitude yes
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Reply #6 posted 04/09/19 9:07am

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fabriziovenerandi said:

Hi, I made a personal compilation from posthumous releases. I have all the songs in high quality format (from compact disk) except Nothing Compares 2 U that I bought in MP3 format.


I'd like to have this on in FLAC format too. I see Tidal sell it, for 4.x euros.


Someone bought it? It is a "real" FLAC or a conversion from MP3?



Thank you


Files are normally uploaded to all streaming services and online stores at the same time, and I believe the default format is lossless (then compressed by the sites if needs be), I'm not 100% sure how majors proceed thoug, but if they use such an "all at once" system, it'd make sense or Tidal would always end-up with fake flacs.
A COMPREHENSIVE PRINCE DISCOGRAPHY (work in progress ^^): https://sites.google.com/...iscog/home
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Reply #7 posted 04/09/19 1:55pm

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databank said:

All I know is that the vinyl-only edit from the single has been ripped to flac and shared online. And idk who did this but they have my gratitude yes

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One of the old a.m.p-ers, IIRC.

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Reply #8 posted 04/09/19 2:15pm

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databank said:

fabriziovenerandi said:

Hi, I made a personal compilation from posthumous releases. I have all the songs in high quality format (from compact disk) except Nothing Compares 2 U that I bought in MP3 format.

I'd like to have this on in FLAC format too. I see Tidal sell it, for 4.x euros.

Someone bought it? It is a "real" FLAC or a conversion from MP3?

Thank you

Files are normally uploaded to all streaming services and online stores at the same time, and I believe the default format is lossless (then compressed by the sites if needs be), I'm not 100% sure how majors proceed thoug, but if they use such an "all at once" system, it'd make sense or Tidal would always end-up with fake flacs.

Thank you for the answer.

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Reply #9 posted 04/09/19 2:18pm

Scrivello

Nothing Compares 2 U Tidal is lossless:

[img]https://i.ibb.co/r2F....png[/img]

As is Tidal release of XPECTATION:

[img]https://i.ibb.co/Js3....png[/img]

And The Slaughterhouse:

[img]https://i.ibb.co/19n....png[/img]

As for C-NOTE and The Chocolate Invasion, I captured the HD streams from these rather than downloaded directly, but both are lossless:

[img]https://i.ibb.co/xzv....png[/img]

[img]https://i.ibb.co/8KM....png[/img]

Hope that helps!

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