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Vol. 9-Rarities Import

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2011 release, the ninth volume of rare recordings by the Scottish New Wave rockers. This installment features 11 live recordings pulled from guitarist Bruce Watson's personal archives and mastered by bassist Tony Butler. Bruce also writes the sleeve notes.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Inwards
  2. River Of Hope
  3. We're Not In Kansas
  4. Dive Into Me
  5. Keep On Dreaming
  6. Steeltown
  7. 1000 Yard Stare
  8. Republican Party Reptile
  9. The Hostage Speaks
  10. The President Slipped And Fell
  11. Leap Of Faith


Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 18, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
  • ASIN: B004FQBQBW
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #471,236 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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More great live Big Country performances, especially River of Hope & 1000 Yard Stare. Is this the end of the Rarities series? If so, massive thanks to Tony Butler for releasing all this magnificent music! :)

!HOWEVER! All the tracks downloaded from Amazon have digital noise right near the end so that the performance segues are ruined. Really bad. At first, I thought it was an iTunes-import error, but the glitch is in the origianl source files. I don't see an easy way to alert Amazon of this and get new downloads, so I'll try to contact customer service for an answer...

UPDATE: Amazon Customer Service was very helpful (if a little difficult to reach!) and reset the purchase so that I could download them all again. The files received the second time, while still not perfect, are very listenable. A few tracks still have a noticeable *glitch* at the very end, but this can be greatly reduced after iTunes import by making it a gapless album, or even adding a 1 second cross-fade in playback. Perhaps because this is a live album from more than one source, the original disc contained transitions that did not translate well to making individual downloadable tracks.

Here is how to contact Customer Service:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/contact-us/music-downloads.html
The options available are e-mail, phone (they call you, and the RIGHT AWAY is right away!) or chat options available.

Thanks to [...] for the help!! :)
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