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  1. That mic feedback happened on the first of two nights in Buenos Aires; the live release is supposedly from the second night. Even if it were a problem, there are plenty of other performances to use. The band have a multi-track recording of each concert. The Tokyo Remix from Kaleidoscope EP wasn't even recorded . To me it just strikes as laziness. Makes me wonder where else they've cut corners. Like how different are the tracks which are on both Live in Buenos Aires and Love in Tokyo? Sure there's different vocal takes here and there, but overall they sound very similar. I'm too lazy to do a full analysis, but I can find examples where I'm fairly confident that the vocals have been reused. I wouldn't be surprised if the instrumentals are exact copies. I'm sure most fans won't notice or care, but this is a disappointing release to me for multiple reasons, and this is one of them. Anyway, sorry for the negativity, luckily there are other things to listen to!
  2. I think that’s due to a bad rip of the original CD. Unless you own the actual CD?
  3. An interesting tidbit on the topic of fading. CD1 ends with a fade-out of a guitar loop at the end of Charlie Brown; CD2 fades in with the piano outro for Charlie Brown, on the track for Hymn For the Weekend. This is the case for the Spotify version as well, although the fades are obviously unnecessary for the non-physical versions. However on iTunes/Apple Music the track lengths indicate that Charlie Brown's piano outro is included on the track for Charlie Brown itself, so most likely the unnecessary fades have been removed for the "mastered for iTunes" version. I'm not subscribed to Apple Music, nor did I purchase the album from iTunes, so I haven't been able to verify, but it would be nice if someone else could.
  4. Have you checked the iTunes preferences? (Under the Edit menu on Windows.) Under the Downloads section there's a toggle for the preferred resolution.
  5. Just listened to the CD, haven't seen the film yet. I've some first observations. (They're rather negative, open spoiler at your own risk.)
  6. So per Coldplay's latest tweet, we know that Live in São Paulo will get an HD release on iTunes, at least. Still, a Blu-Ray version would be nice, which would be in a less compressed video format, and of which the copy-protection could be stripped without transcoding (I think).
  7. The file is copy-protected, so simply sharing the downloaded file won't work. The only option as far as I know is to make a screen recording, or re-encode in some other way. (Or crack the protection somehow, but that's nontrivial, if at all possible.)
  8. Some thoughts on the new UATW release. Most people seem to like the new silver bird part, but I liked the song for its humbleness, while this new addition makes it a bit too… grand? for me personally. About the production: I applaud them for not editing in excessive amounts of crowd noise for once. Also, Jonny sounds amazing, especially at the beginning. But what the hell happened to Will’s voice? His part sounds so autotuned and/or otherwise processed he almost sounds robotic to me. Or am I just crazy? Haven’t seen anyone else mention this. On the Butterfly release as a whole, I’m happy that they’re putting out (almost) full concerts this time, that’s a nice change from Live 2012. The mix of live performances and documentary didn’t work well in my opinion. I always skip around to watch just the performances. That said, I kind of wish they’d just put out more live stuff. As others have mentioned, this past tour had many special one-offs. I would find it more satisfactory to have a selection of concerts with a variety of setlists instead of just two “definitive” and highly-edited ones to listen to over and over again. Some bands release each and every concert. Anyway, I'm still looking forward to watching and listening to the release, and curious what they'll be like.
  9. That’s right. Conversely, the São Paulo gig will only have a video release. Of course it’ll be possible to rip the audio from the video, but that might not work well because, as mentioned earlier in this thread, the Viva video uploaded yesterday has crowd noise fading in and out in sync with the video, which will make listening without watching feel weird.
  10. Oh, right, the song wasn’t played that night. My mistake.
  11. That's weird, yeah. I can't imagine this film not having a HD release at all, so perhaps another exclusive streaming deal is yet to be announced before the Blu-Ray version appears. Seems like it. That song has had a curious history, hasn't it. It also means that their claim that this is the first time a Coldplay concert has been released in its entirety is not 100% true. Also, if you play the newly released performance of Viva la Vida alongside a crowd-filmed video of that performance, say , you can see that in some shots Chris' position and movements don't match up; so those shots have been taken either from different concerts or from a different part of the song. Which isn't a big deal, they have so much footage to use; just something interesting to note. Edit: Since they played two dates in São Paulo, they'll probably use footage of both concerts, similarly to Live 2003.
  12. Thanks for a very enjoyable listen! I was a bit worried at the start since I'm not fond of ranking music myself, but in the end the lists didn't bother me and I thought the discussions on the songs were very good. There was never a dull moment. It was striking how similar your lists often were! (And how different to mine, if I were to make them.) This may be a bit early in the show's lifetime, but do you have any plans to monetize the show? It seems to me like podcasters have an easier time to keep going if they get some revenue from it. Anyway, best of luck! I hope it gains some traction with music lovers. Also one small thing on the discussion on Aliens (if no-one else has pointed it out yet): the song actually originated in the Viva era, so that's why Brian Eno is credited. Check this post where someone pointed out that part of the song appeared in a documentary in 2009. So unfortunately it's very unlikely that they sat down with Eno in recent years.
  13. Antwerp, Belgium. Hard choice, but I'll have to go with A Rush of Blood.
  14. Could be, but then they would be incorrectly labelled FM. Also if the signal was already digital, then they shouldn't have re-encoded it at all. Unless that's impossible due to DRM or something. Here's 2011–2012. I might've missed something, I'll update if so. 2011-07-03 Main Square Festival, Arras, France 2011-06-11 Pinkpop, Landgraaf, Netherlands 2011-12-9 O2, London 2011-12-06 Dingwalls, London 2012-08-28 Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark 2012-09-06 Malieveld, The Hague, Netherlands ← This one is straight from the mixing desk. It's not a capture of a broadcast. Sounds pretty good :) 2012-09-12 Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany I'll repeat my edit from before which you might've missed since I wrote it while your were already writing your reply:
  15. Yes, most of the Ghost Stories concerts sound really bad. Looking at the spectrograms of the other concerts I have in a lossless format, none of them seem to be truly lossless. Perhaps the band seeded the radio stations with a lossy stream or something. Anyway, here's the only other two Ghost Stories concerts I have in a lossless format. Both seem to have had a lossly conversion somewhere along the line. 2014-04-26 Kurhaus, Baden-Baden, Germany 2014-05-28 Casino, Paris, France ← This one's in .shn but it's a lossless format so it can be converted to FLAC without further loss of information. Edit: The recording of the Sydney you just uploaded sounds pretty bad. I guess it's an audience recording? I have an MP3 of the radio broadcast which sounds much better, if you're interested.
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