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Strawberry Switchblade ‎– The 12" Album

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Strawberry Switchblade ‎– The 12" Album

Postby bobdido » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:00 pm

https://www.discogs.com/Strawberry-Switchblade-The-12-Album/release/622055

I have this on CD but it's unlistenable. The whole album's stereo field is unusually wide. According to discogs, this CD compilation was released in Canada under Communique Records (CDCOMM- 5).
The same album was released in Japan in vinyl format (Korova ‎– P-6219). I'm wondering if anybody here has it and can post a needledrop sample. I want to make sure it doesn't suffer the same stereo field issue as the CD.
I'm betting it's not or else the needle would be skipping all over the place. Would like to rip the vinyl and toss the CD in the garbage.
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Re: Strawberry Switchblade ‎– The 12" Album

Postby bobdido » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:38 pm

Here's the CD rip btw if anybody wants it.

https://mega.nz/#!0EwjGCCK!9iemtwtL23asJSXIg-FfTJ8SmwBRWJuw3ujaW1VYrQc

Will take it down in a week so grab it while you can.
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Re: Strawberry Switchblade ‎– The 12" Album

Postby maccafan076 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:33 pm

Very generous. Thank you.
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Re: Strawberry Switchblade ‎– The 12" Album

Postby Sean » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:42 pm

Thanks Bobdido for this. Was there a reason you left "Who Wants To Know What Love Is" out on both the FLAC and MP3?
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Re: Strawberry Switchblade ‎– The 12" Album

Postby bobdido » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:10 pm

Sean wrote:Thanks Bobdido for this. Was there a reason you left "Who Wants To Know What Love Is" out on both the FLAC and MP3?


Just redownloaded and checked. It's there so I'm not sure why it's missing for you. Try to download it again.

So what do you guys think? It sounds like crap yeah? Or is it just me?
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Re: Strawberry Switchblade ‎– The 12" Album

Postby Sean » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:03 pm

The song must not like me. :) I tried it several times and it still doesn't show up.
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Re: Strawberry Switchblade ‎– The 12" Album

Postby bobdido » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:58 pm

Sean wrote:The song must not like me. :) I tried it several times and it still doesn't show up.


Are you on a Mac or PC? If you're on a PC, maybe you can try another zip program.
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Re: Strawberry Switchblade ‎– The 12" Album

Postby musfan » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:56 am

I heard the Canadian version a couple years ago and it was difficult for me to listen to as well, so it's not just you! Can't help on the JP version unfortunately.
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Re: Strawberry Switchblade ‎– The 12" Album

Postby eddie » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:16 am

Only thing i've ever had of theirs was the flexi-disc they gave away when supporting Howard Jones in 1984.
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Re: Strawberry Switchblade ‎– The 12" Album

Postby Sean » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:42 pm

Ok finally Bobdido, I got it to work. :D
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Re: Strawberry Switchblade ‎– The 12" Album

Postby CharlburyF1 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:01 am

bobdido wrote:https://www.discogs.com/Strawberry-Switchblade-The-12-Album/release/622055

I have this on CD but it's unlistenable. The whole album's stereo field is unusually wide. According to discogs, this CD compilation was released in Canada under Communique Records (CDCOMM- 5).
The same album was released in Japan in vinyl format (Korova ‎– P-6219). I'm wondering if anybody here has it and can post a needledrop sample. I want to make sure it doesn't suffer the same stereo field issue as the CD.
I'm betting it's not or else the needle would be skipping all over the place. Would like to rip the vinyl and toss the CD in the garbage.


You're right it's super wide, I agree it's pretty terrible. Thanks for sharing though.
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Re: Strawberry Switchblade ‎– The 12" Album

Postby bobdido » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:37 pm

CharlburyF1 wrote:
bobdido wrote:https://www.discogs.com/Strawberry-Switchblade-The-12-Album/release/622055

I have this on CD but it's unlistenable. The whole album's stereo field is unusually wide. According to discogs, this CD compilation was released in Canada under Communique Records (CDCOMM- 5).
The same album was released in Japan in vinyl format (Korova ‎– P-6219). I'm wondering if anybody here has it and can post a needledrop sample. I want to make sure it doesn't suffer the same stereo field issue as the CD.
I'm betting it's not or else the needle would be skipping all over the place. Would like to rip the vinyl and toss the CD in the garbage.


You're right it's super wide, I agree it's pretty terrible. Thanks for sharing though.

You’re welcome. Sorry it sounds like that though. Just ordered the vinyl version and hoping it’ll be a better listening experience.
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Re: Strawberry Switchblade ‎– The 12" Album

Postby Harry Wave » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:09 am

Excuse me, That problem I solved by making an adjustment with a program that restored the stereo as it should be originally, if you want I can share the correction so that you listen to it

I'm sure you'll like it.

Cheers
¡Enjoy!
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Re: Strawberry Switchblade ‎– The 12" Album

Postby Harry Wave » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:30 am

bobdido wrote:https://www.discogs.com/Strawberry-Switchblade-The-12-Album/release/622055

I have this on CD but it's unlistenable. The whole album's stereo field is unusually wide. According to discogs, this CD compilation was released in Canada under Communique Records (CDCOMM- 5).
The same album was released in Japan in vinyl format (Korova ‎– P-6219). I'm wondering if anybody here has it and can post a needledrop sample. I want to make sure it doesn't suffer the same stereo field issue as the CD.
I'm betting it's not or else the needle would be skipping all over the place. Would like to rip the vinyl and toss the CD in the garbage.


Hi Again, this is your rip now with the stereo restored:

https://mega.nz/#F!o8lWgSbb!Poc5hzP7rjYeqC9Z19i44g

Enjoy
¡Enjoy!
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Re: Strawberry Switchblade ‎– The 12" Album

Postby Jolo0924 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:12 am

Harry Wave wrote:Hi Again, this is your rip now with the stereo restored:

https://mega.nz/#F!o8lWgSbb!Poc5hzP7rjYeqC9Z19i44g

Enjoy


Great, thanks.:D What software did you use to fix the stereo?
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