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  1. Not sure about the other songs, it's just that I happened to be familiar with the version of Clocks on Ghost Stories Live. I liked how it sounded back when it was released, so I listened to it a lot, and when the iHeart thing happened I recognised it immediately. Turns out it was probably a studio recording all that time… Anyway, tip of the iceberg probably
  2. Coldplay have a long history of making their live music less live than one would initially assume in various ways. They’ve been evolving up to this point over the years. They like to have control over their live performances after the fact. They go to town on the post-production whenever they get the chance. For their iTunes festival concert in 2014 it took multiple days before Coldplay’s VOD was available after the live stream, while other artists had their VODs up immediately after broadcast. When it finally arrived it was clear that the audio was tampered with. They’d adjusted the mix
  3. 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
  4. I think that’s due to a bad rip of the original CD. Unless you own the actual CD?
  5. 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
  6. Have you checked the iTunes preferences? (Under the Edit menu on Windows.) Under the Downloads section there's a toggle for the preferred resolution.
  7. 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.)
  8. 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).
  9. 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.)
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Oh, right, the song wasn’t played that night. My mistake.
  13. 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
  14. 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 w
  15. Antwerp, Belgium. Hard choice, but I'll have to go with A Rush of Blood.
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