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Chris,

 

Wait. First, you review Audiophile Optimizer and now you're recommending an album in .mp3?

 

I need to sit down for a minute. I'm getting dizzy. :)

 

Can't wait to hear the album. Thanks for the recommendation.

 

Joel

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Big Soundgarden fan but unfortunately Cornell's vocals are not the force they used to be. He damaged them some years back and I find the way he sings now to be muted thus he needs reverb on his live performances to extend his wail he used to have in the late 80's-mid 90's. IMHO of course.

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Thank you, Chris, for the opportunity to acquaint myself with Chris Cornell.

 

After downloading the MP3 edition of Unplugged In Sweden, I employed Max and converted to AIFF 44.1/16, which automatically added the album to my music library and appeared in iTunes Recent...Launched Amarra Symphony with iRC and sat through the album. I had not listened to the tracks after unzipping the download in MP3 format.

 

The SQ is decent, in my opinion, veiled a bit but enjoyable. Whether or not this makes sense, I would compare the quality of rendition after my conversion to a more than a VHS, perhaps a DVD vs Blu-ray.

 

As you yourself indicated, the performance quality is enjoyable enough. Thank you for the introduction.

 

Enjoy the music,

Richard

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Like.

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My heart is warmed by the recognition of this musical genius on CA. Way to go Chris. My friend actually met Chris Cornell in Las Vegas at a meet and greet event. Nobody even knew who Chris was but he humbly showed up anyway. They spoke for a half hour and my buddy told Chris that he could probably beat it to his next engagement. They had an instant rapport and I loved hearing the story. My favorite video is a live performance of Burden in my Hand from New Jersey where he describes how he got the guitar from the song at Rick Rubin the famous producer's home. Truly a beautiful song and description. The audio is pretty good.

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Come on Chris.....192 kbps mp3 VBR. The VBR makes a difference.

 

Thanks for the info. I have heard some of these on youtube, and agree about this version of Billie Jean.

 

Listening to it now. Nice performance if you like Chris Cornell which I do.

 

A good example to of turning your nose up at the wrong things. Yes, MP3, lossy and all. I do also admit I like it, and enjoy it just like it is. However, what is it that could be better? Lossless or higher rez wouldn't do much for you. Even this simple recording looks pretty compressed (and maybe limited). Be sure and ask Andreas Bauman how much compression he used. Much of the real dynamics have been mashed out of this. It isn't quite totally crushed like some items, but runs pretty much of the time at - 1db across the board. If they would release a less compressed or non-compressed version even in this 192 kbps MP3 VBR you would realize a nice increase in sound quality. I would pick that uncompressed recording in 192 MP3 over this version at 192/24 hi-rez.

And always keep in mind: Cognitive biases, like seeing optical illusions are a sign of a normally functioning brain. We all have them, it’s nothing to be ashamed about, but it is something that affects our objective evaluation of reality. 

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Just heard the Led Zep cover at the end. That one I have not heard before, and I thought it was quite good. I once heard part of Led Zep (Page and Plant) do that acoustically in a radio interview. I do believe Cornell has done it better in this case. Very nice.

And always keep in mind: Cognitive biases, like seeing optical illusions are a sign of a normally functioning brain. We all have them, it’s nothing to be ashamed about, but it is something that affects our objective evaluation of reality. 

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Could you ask Bauman for a lossless or uncompressed version?

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... too loud for acoustic recording, you hear it even on applause - sad it's so compressed

 

So mb little ot here, but yesterday I listened to Grateful Dead recent FTW Chicago 320 mp3 sbd recordings where SQ is simply so good it blows you away, ... well there's not only the format you know...

 

Thanks Chris for sharing this great yet educational piece of music anyway!

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Amused at the (inevitable) comments on mp3. What do we audiophiles do in environments that are devoid of DSD256 goodness? You know ... the usual places. Kitchen radios, car audio, etc. Do our ears bleed due to the "compression" in the music? Does lossyness assault our fine tuned senses?

 

Is it blasphemous for Chris to talk about a musical gem that happens to be available only in mp3?

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Big Soundgarden fan but unfortunately Cornell's vocals are not the force they used to be. He damaged them some years back and I find the way he sings now to be muted thus he needs reverb on his live performances to extend his wail he used to have in the late 80's-mid 90's. IMHO of course.

 

Saw them two years ago.....2 1/2 hour set......hit after hit and his voice was spot on. One of the top 10 shows I've ever witnessed.

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My girlfriend spotted me this at the record store:

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... too loud for acoustic recording, you hear it even on applause - sad it's so compressed

 

So mb little ot here, but yesterday I listened to Grateful Dead recent FTW Chicago 320 mp3 sbd recordings where SQ is simply so good it blows you away, ... well there's not only the format you know...

 

Thanks Chris for sharing this great yet educational piece of music anyway!

 

Agree... Thanks Chris for the wonderful recommendation!

 

skipspence is right. If we are to be picky, it's too loud for an acoustic recording which could have sounded more natural. MP3 192kbps is right on the edge of decent sound, but it's the dynamic range compression that I find more objectionable and would not be fixed with higher bitrate or lossy.

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Awesome. I guess without Sony's go ahead, we can't get the hires versions.

 

This week-end, on Saturday night, chose 'Collateral' as movie by Michael Mann & Stuart Beattie, with Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx and Jada Pinkett-Smith. Instantly recognised Chris Cornell's voice when a coyote appears in a scene.

 

On Sunday night, she chose Man Of Steel, with Henry Cavill. Superman steals some clothes after a storm. Didn't recognise the song that time, but somehow stopped on the end credits right where Chris Cornell's name appears again!

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Awesome. I guess without Sony's go ahead, we can't get the hires versions.

 

This week-end, on Saturday night, chose 'Collateral' as movie by Michael Mann & Stuart Beattie, with Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx and Jada Pinkett-Smith. Instantly recognised Chris Cornell's voice when a coyote appears in a scene.

 

On Sunday night, she chose Man Of Steel, with Henry Cavill. Superman steals some clothes after a storm. Didn't recognise the song that time, but somehow stopped on the end credits right where Chris Cornell's name appears again!

He's everywhere! Ahhhhh!

 

I like his song You Know My Name from James Bond Casino Royale as well.

 

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He's everywhere! Ahhhhh!

 

Indeed, that's what she told me!

 

We re-watched Casino Royale on Blu-Ray and in surround a couple of weeks ago too.

 

We're thinking of watching all of them until SPECTRE comes out.

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