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Help!: When In Rome, Erasure, Book Of Love, Stacey Q etc

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Help!: When In Rome, Erasure, Book Of Love, Stacey Q etc

Postby Fred Taghon » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:13 am

This is an odd request but it beats re-buying these rare CD's all over again if I can avoid it :wink:

When I was first able to rip CD's back in the late '90s (pre-iTunes and pre-Exact Audio Copy or XLD etc), I copied a bunch of my rarest treasures so that I could sell the originals on eBay and pay down some credit card debt. Unfortunately, I didn't have the foresight to make rips that were accurate and I often edited the "silence gaps" at the end of tracks and would then burn the copies with a standard 2-second gap between tracks. At least I did have the sense to save the edited audio files to external drives so I never lost anything due to faulty CDR's that go bad over time!

Now here I am 20yrs later, backing up my entire collection and trying to correct my bad judgement from those novice years lol. For the bulk of the rips that I altered (which were, thankfully, only about 45 or so), I have been able to locate verifiable FLAC rips with legitimate Log & Cue files which enabled me to restore my backed-up copies to their "original" lengths.

However, I'm still struggling to find RELIABLE sources for the following CD's:

When In Rome - "The Promise" - UK 3trk 3" CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/When-In-Rome-Th ... ase/761508

Erasure - "A Little Respect" - USA 4trk Promo CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/Erasure-A-Littl ... se/1131411

Erasure - "Chorus (Fishes In The Sea)" - USA 3trk Promo CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/Erasure-Chorus- ... ase/894884

Erasure - "Chains Of Love" - USA 4trk Promo CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/Erasure-Chains- ... ase/942325

Book Of Love - "Pretty Boys And Pretty Girls" - USA 4trk Promo CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/Book-Of-Love-Pr ... ase/642355

Book Of Love - "Alice Everyday" - USA 4trk Promo CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/Book-Of-Love-Al ... se/1177330

Book Of Love - "Lullaby" - USA 4trk Promo CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/Book-Of-Love-Lu ... ase/941376

Stacey Q - "Don't Make A Fool Of Yourself" - USA 3trk Promo CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/Stacey-Q-Dont-M ... ase/611420

Stacey Q - "Give You All My Love" - USA 3trk Promo CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/Stacey-Q-Give-Y ... ase/611426

Thompson Twins - "Get That Love" - UK 4trk CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/Thompson-Twins- ... ase/478317

Thompson Twins - "Long Goodbye" - UK 3trk CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/Thompson-Twins- ... ase/478325

Eurythmics "(My My) Baby's Gonna Cry" USA 3trk Promo CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/Eurythmics-My-M ... ase/901056

The Human League "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" UK 3trk 3" CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/Human-League-Fa ... se/1286703

The Human League "Love Action/Hard Times" UK 4trk 3" CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/The-Human-Leagu ... se/1214617
Obviously tracks 1&2 and 3&4 segue into each other but I need to verify the gap between tracks 2&3

The Human League "Love Is All That Matters" UK 3trk CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/Human-League-Lo ... ase/509414

Men Without Hats "Moonbeam" Germany 4trk CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/Men-Without-Hat ... se/1217114

Men Without Hats "Pop Goes The World" Germany 3trk CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/Men-Without-Hat ... se/2700084

Tommy Page "A Zillion Kisses" USA 4trk Promo CD-Single
https://www.discogs.com/Tommy-Page-A-Zi ... se/1307658

So I'm hoping that some of you out there may have some of these CD's and/or have FLAC rips with Log files. And if so, perhaps someone may be willing to at least share the Log files with me. Using a Log file, I can verify what the total length of a track should be (including the appended silence-gap at the end of each track) and I can determine, fairly accurately, how much of the silence-gap I need to restore. I've done enough of these "restorations" now that I have it down to a near science lol.

Obviously, the BEST way to ensure accuracy is to have the actual audio file to use as a visual/audio template, but I realize that may be asking too much. I certainly won't complain if anyone is willing to supply an audio copy, but I am not expecting this at all.

ANY help I can get with this is EXTREMELY appreciated!!!
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Re: Help!: When In Rome, Erasure, Book Of Love, Stacey Q etc

Postby eighties » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:52 am

I have many of these and can send you links to download in a few days.
You can check my Discogs, 90% of what I own is in there: https://www.discogs.com/user/eighties1

Did you finish that Erasure cover?
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Re: Help!: When In Rome, Erasure, Book Of Love, Stacey Q etc

Postby Fred Taghon » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:39 am

Excellent thank you again for offering to help me out with another weird request lol.

I have not finished the Erasure "Chorus" cover yet. I made some preliminary adjustments and repairs to the scans you provided, but haven't jumped into it full force yet. I had been Photoshopping album covers pretty heavily and needed to take a break from it for a little bit. I'll definitely share it when I'm finished :-)

Thanks for the link to your inventory on discogs I will most definitely check it out!
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Re: Help!: When In Rome, Erasure, Book Of Love, Stacey Q etc

Postby blaaah » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:37 pm

I have a few which i would put up on my return home, my only request would be the Eurythmics one in return. Cheers!
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Re: Help!: When In Rome, Erasure, Book Of Love, Stacey Q etc

Postby musfan » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:17 pm

I'm pretty sure I have the Book of Love and Stacey Q's - I'll be able to check in the next 48 hours - so if other people are trying to fill in gaps, look for others first!
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Re: Help!: When In Rome, Erasure, Book Of Love, Stacey Q etc

Postby Fred Taghon » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:36 pm

Wow I honestly didn't expect any response so thank you for the help here. And yes I'm happy to help fill in some gaps in return.
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Re: Help!: When In Rome, Erasure, Book Of Love, Stacey Q etc

Postby musfan » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:55 pm

Hey, I went through my stuff and I'm guessing that I must have gotten your versions of these a long time ago, since they are only songs + a scan, nothing more. The only thing I can offer is When In Rome The Promise 2 versions, which are from the More than 12 bootleg CD. Spectrals look fine. Let me know if you're interested in that, and I can get it upped.

Eighties, sorry to hold you up - go for the others!
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Re: Help!: When In Rome, Erasure, Book Of Love, Stacey Q etc

Postby Fred Taghon » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:48 pm

Yes, it sounds like those are very likely my original uploads from years ago. I sure do appreciate you checking for me though!

I already have the When In Rome "More Than 12"" CD, but I appreciate the offer :-)

Thanks for your time and efforts!
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Re: Help!: When In Rome, Erasure, Book Of Love, Stacey Q etc

Postby Freshy » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:53 am

Looking at my collection.. I ripped the Book of Love for you.. http://www101.zippyshare.com/v/uMESX4fW/file.html
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Re: Help!: When In Rome, Erasure, Book Of Love, Stacey Q etc

Postby Fred Taghon » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:48 am

Freshy wrote:Looking at my collection.. I ripped the Book of Love for you.. http://www101.zippyshare.com/v/uMESX4fW/file.html


Excellent! Thank you for that, I've restored my copy now :-) Appreciate your time Freshy.
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Re: Help!: When In Rome, Erasure, Book Of Love, Stacey Q etc

Postby eighties » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:55 pm

Here is what I could find in my collection:

Erasure - "A Little Respect" - USA 4trk Promo CD-Single
Book Of Love - "Pretty Boys And Pretty Girls" - USA 4trk Promo CD-Single
Book Of Love - "Lullaby" - USA 4trk Promo CD-Single
Thompson Twins - "Get That Love" - UK 4trk CD-Single
Thompson Twins - "Long Goodbye" - UK 3trk CD-Single
Eurythmics "(My My) Baby's Gonna Cry" USA 3trk Promo CD-Single
The Human League "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" UK 3trk 3" CD-Single
The Human League "Love Action/Hard Times" UK 4trk 3" CD-Single
Last edited by eighties on Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Help!: When In Rome, Erasure, Book Of Love, Stacey Q etc

Postby Fred Taghon » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:43 pm

Thank you eighties1 so much for supplying these tracks! I am now finished restoring my files for these 8 CD-Singles :-) I did take some time to review you immense collection and will pvt msg you with a couple questions soon... Thank you again for your time, I sincerely appreciate it.

I have decided, as a quick thank you, I'd share some Book Of Love tracks - since you and freshy both helped me out with Book Of Love stuff.

Check out my share of 6 rare/odd tracks here:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=41974
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Re: Help!: When In Rome, Erasure, Book Of Love, Stacey Q etc

Postby Freshy » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:41 pm

Here is Men Without Hats - Pop Goes the World you requested. http://www27.zippyshare.com/v/ugvF3BiB/file.html
I am posting a vinyl version of Moonbeam. This is not my rip. Hopefully you can get the CD version someday.. http://www27.zippyshare.com/v/W6zpzveD/file.html

Thanks for sharing Book of Love.. I do love them.
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Re: Help!: When In Rome, Erasure, Book Of Love, Stacey Q etc

Postby Freshy » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:43 pm

here is When in Rome from my cd's http://www27.zippyshare.com/v/3smUc7aL/file.html
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Re: Help!: When In Rome, Erasure, Book Of Love, Stacey Q etc

Postby PKPN » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:51 pm

If you use Exact Audio Copy to rip your CD-Rs, it can remove those 2-second pregaps for you if you choose to copy "without gaps". In fact this is the only scenario in which I would recommend using that feature. In the Tools menu there is also an option to remove them from an already-ripped image.

Not my rips (found on Soulseek):
Here is a bonus share for everyone (this one is my own rip):
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