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req: Torch Song 2 LP's

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req: Torch Song 2 LP's

Postby fictionfactory1984 » Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:47 pm

Hi everyone! How is it going? Can anybody help me with a decent rip of both Torch Song LP's (Wish Thing and Ecstasy)?
Been looking for these ones for a while, specially for a UK vinyl rip of Wish Thing in decent quality.

Thanks to everyone :D
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Re: req: Torch Song 2 LP's

Postby Uvox » Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:17 am

Discogs says, Torch Song had more than two LPs:

https://www.discogs.com/artist/10950-Torch-Song

THREE of their releases, 1984-1987, can be found at the below link:

Wish Thing \FLAC,
Ecstasy\ MP3 256
Exhibit A\ FLAC.

Not sure if Wish thing is a UK version, some tracks here are of different length to other versions, like "Don't look now" is 07:41, a minute longer than in other versions - is that a UK's?

I have the other version of Wish thing in lower quality, MP3 192, downloaded from this forum a couple of years ago.

https://mega.nz/folder/pcUEnZCI#wHJ6x5T5-vMNfJ3pmRw0Gg
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Re: req: Torch Song 2 LP's

Postby fictionfactory1984 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:17 am

Thanks for this share! The UK version is the one with Don't Look Now ticking at 6:40 more or less, some songs have different mixes in this one. By the way, Exhibit A is a compilation of songs of both albums (Wish Thing and Ecstasy) and Ecstasy wasn't released outside the UK! How bad that none of the albums have seen a CD reissue yet :(
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Re: req: Torch Song 2 LP's

Postby Uvox » Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:51 am

[quote="fictionfactory1984"]Exhibit A is a compilation of songs of both albums (Wish Thing and Ecstasy) /quote]

According to Discogs comments, many tracks here are edits from 12"s or elsewhere, not original tracks from the other albums

https://www.discogs.com/Torch-Song-Exhi ... ter/131688
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Re: req: Torch Song 2 LP's

Postby fictionfactory1984 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:54 am

You're right! I'll give it a listen later. I've never heard Exhibit A as I thought it was just a compilation of the two previous records. Thanks for the information :o
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Re: req: Torch Song 2 LP's

Postby crichert » Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:04 am

Thanks for the share, Uvox.

Uvox wrote:Discogs says, Torch Song had more than two LPs:

https://www.discogs.com/artist/10950-Torch-Song

THREE of their releases, 1984-1987, can be found at the below link:

Wish Thing \FLAC,
Ecstasy\ MP3 256
Exhibit A\ FLAC.

Not sure if Wish thing is a UK version, some tracks here are of different length to other versions, like "Don't look now" is 07:41, a minute longer than in other versions - is that a UK's?

I have the other version of Wish thing in lower quality, MP3 192, downloaded from this forum a couple of years ago.

https://mega.nz/folder/pcUEnZCI#wHJ6x5T5-vMNfJ3pmRw0Gg
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Re: req: Torch Song 2 LP's

Postby the_moth » Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:40 pm

Thank you! What an innovative sound this band had!
Wish someone would rip the Japanese Exhibit A CD at some point!
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Re: req: Torch Song 2 LP's

Postby LPCDMP3 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:17 am

William Orbit doesn't seem very much interested in remastering and re-releasing the Torch Song material, which is a shame. Wish he would.
"Don't Look Now" and "Tattered Dress" are different versions on the UK and USA LP's.
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Re: req: Torch Song 2 LP's

Postby Uvox » Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:07 pm

LPCDMP3 wrote:William Orbit doesn't seem very much interested in remastering and re-releasing the Torch Song material, which is a shame. Wish he would.


In another decade, some Cherry Red or Repertoire, or other re-releasers will be printing this band' Cds and LPs with coloured vynil. Nothing new.
Remaster ? remastering kills music, all music collectors would kill for first press, not for remaster.
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Re: req: Torch Song 2 LP's

Postby PKPN » Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:19 am

I made my own lossless transfer of the Wish Thing US LP. It is way better than that badly auto-declicked version posted earlier. However, the distortion and clicks on the first track are baked in! I guess it's just a bad mastering. I wonder how they managed to mess that up so bad. I think it is the same way on the "Tattered Dress" 12".

I'm also sharing someone else's rip of the Exhibit A CD.

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Re: req: Torch Song 2 LP's

Postby crichert » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:12 pm

Thanks PKPN!!
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Re: req: Torch Song 2 LP's

Postby the_moth » Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:40 pm

PKPN wrote:I made my own lossless transfer of the Wish Thing US LP. It is way better than that badly auto-declicked version posted earlier. However, the distortion and clicks on the first track are baked in! I guess it's just a bad mastering. I wonder how they managed to mess that up so bad. I think it is the same way on the "Tattered Dress" 12".

I'm also sharing someone else's rip of the Exhibit A CD.



Wow, being one of my favorite bands I have been waiting for a rip of this quality for ages, can't thank you enough for this! :o
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