Download the 1966 Complete Motown Singles for $10

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  1. ivor

    ivor Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    USA
    Buy.com has the 1966 Complete Motown Singles collection for $9.99. I don't like the idea of lossy music... but 126 tracks for $10? The iTunes price is $60. They offer both 128 and 256kbps bitrates. Format is Windows Media. It doesn't look like they offer artwork or anything.

    http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=203523801&loc=&sp=1
     
  2. Uncle Harley

    Uncle Harley Active Member

    Sounds interesting, especially at that price. Great for the road.
     
  3. Grant

    Grant Cranky! It'll happen to you too, kids!

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    There is no point for me to download the whole thing if some of the tracks are in stereo.
     
  4. ivor

    ivor Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    All the tracks on disc 4 that are labeled as stereo are actually mono. I've listened on headphones. Wasn't there a similar mix up with the 1965 collection on iTunes?
     
  5. Grant

    Grant Cranky! It'll happen to you too, kids!

    Location:
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    If there was a mix-up, it was duplicated on buy.com too.
     
  6. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Location:
    Central PA
    I'm sorry, did I get this right - less than 8 cents a track?

    Just exactly what is the downside here?!?
     
  7. Grant

    Grant Cranky! It'll happen to you too, kids!

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    They don't like the fact that they are compressed files.
     
  8. Claude

    Claude Senior Member

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  9. Grant

    Grant Cranky! It'll happen to you too, kids!

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    When you burn the music to CD-R, you effectively strip the DRM. besides, the record companies are pulling away from DRM because of many reasons, most of all, because they hate being captive to Apple's near-monopoly.
     
  10. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

    Is this price an error?!
     
  11. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley New Member

    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Or is it $9.99 for each "disc".
     
  12. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Location:
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    With a savings like that, you could afford some clean 45's of the specific ones you want on top of that! :cool:
     
  13. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    And what about the great booklet? :shake:
     
  14. andyinstal

    andyinstal Runner for Others

    Location:
    Allen, Texas
    It is 126 songs for $9.99 I am downloading them now.
     
  15. Grant

    Grant Cranky! It'll happen to you too, kids!

    Location:
    United States
    Not where I live. But, this set sounds great!
     
  16. andyinstal

    andyinstal Runner for Others

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    Hey ivor, what the heck is going on with your avitar?
     
  17. ivor

    ivor Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
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    You're right, there's no great booklet. On the upside, it's $10.

    It's the cover of Aphex Twin's Windowlicker. Just a little something for the breast men. ;)
     
  18. How many megs is the sucka?
     
  19. andyinstal

    andyinstal Runner for Others

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    Allen, Texas
    It is pretty big. It took about 2 hours to download at work. We have a slower DSL connection, and my boss eats up bandwidth with a certain (insert against forum rules political talk show host here )talk show all day. Figure about 5 megs per song, and 126 songs.
     
  20. Grant

    Grant Cranky! It'll happen to you too, kids!

    Location:
    United States
    If it's all mono, i'll download it.:)
     
  21. andyinstal

    andyinstal Runner for Others

    Location:
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    Not all mono, but it sounds pretty good. The mono songs sound better.
     
  22. Grant

    Grant Cranky! It'll happen to you too, kids!

    Location:
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    I'll pass-again. Perhaps volume seven will have enough of what I want to get the actual CDs. :)
     
  23. stumpy

    stumpy Forum Resident

    Location:
    South of Nashville
    Couldn't help but look over a the current price for the 1965 set - $92.49. I couldn't help myself. $9.99 was just too great a deal to let go by. Even at 256k though, the sound suffers.
     
  24. RDK

    RDK Active Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Super deal - must be in error. Anyway, bought and downloaded this last night. Sounds good at 256K, and you can't beat the deal. I'm not fond of .wma files with DRM, but i'll manage.

    I can't believe people are complaining or passing this by at this price...
     
  25. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    The 1965 Complete Motown Singles is $16.94 as a purchased download at YahooMusic.com.

    Kwad
     
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