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Poor to Awful Re-Recordings of Hitt Songs

 
    • headey said...
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    • 17 Sep 2012, 13:23
    @freerangehuman & hyperquantum
    btw, sometimes if a track giving problems it is worth doing a search to check if there is a more reliable alternative to put in your library.
    It's only a workaround & it doesn't always help, but worth a look*:
    e.g. http://www.last.fm/search/overview?q=Cirque+du+Soleil+Alegria&type=track&page=1

    *edit -or possibly not unless you are very keen

    Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    -but how boring life would be

    headey cocktail
    Edited by headey on 17 Sep 2012, 17:06
    • headey said...
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    • 17 Sep 2012, 15:12
    http://www.last.fm/music/Lau/_/Final%2BFantasy%2B7%2BFighting%2B%25287%252F8%2Bjazz%2Bspiritual%2529%2BOC%2BReMix
    Judging by the tags & comments I think something might have got in the wrong place here.

    (Also, (though my braincells aren't what they used to be), I just don't recognise the title on this track. Is it possible that scrobbles have been transferred from one track to another?)

    Shouted 6months ago http://www.last.fm/forum/21713/_/2034911
    -should I ban it and assume this is now the correct stream for this title?

    Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    -but how boring life would be

    headey cocktail
  • http://www.last.fm/music/Vangelis/_/Chariots+of+Fire
    preview is correct, stream seems to be a cover (bagpipes)

    @headey: that's too much trouble. Probability on finding the correct stream just labeled differently, and playable by Last.Fm, is small. And I can't pick the exact track that the radio will play next time.

    • headey said...
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    • 18 Sep 2012, 16:01
    http://www.last.fm/music/Claude+Debussy/_/Suite+bergamasque:+Clair+de+lune
    The current UK stream is ~6:20.
    How can I find out where to buy it?
    wowow do labels not put their streams where we can find them?

    edit 27.9.12
    http://www.last.fm/music/Peggy+Lee/_/Why+Don%27t+You+Do+Right
    preview is correct but stream is someone else.
    (video wrong too)

    Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    -but how boring life would be

    headey cocktail
    Edited by headey on 27 Sep 2012, 16:07
    • headey said...
    • User
    • 18 Sep 2012, 16:28
    hyperquantum said:
    http://www.last.fm/music/Vangelis/_/Chariots+of+Fire
    preview is correct, stream seems to be a cover (bagpipes)

    now seems to be 20:40~ , must be the 'film score' version http://www.last.fm/search?q=Chariots+of+Fire%2C+Film+Score&from=ac

    Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    -but how boring life would be

    headey cocktail
  • Incorrect Classic Song

    Just noticed Animals #1 Hit version of "House of Rising Sun" is not even the correct version. As you probably already know, there are many other examples of this. I hope there is a fix for this soon.

  • Forgot Chicago Hit

    The Chicago song "Does Anybody Know What Time It Is" is just terrible. Live recording that sounds like the mike is ten feet away from singer. I cannot believe the label even released something so bad. Sounds like someone at the concert slipped in with a cassette recorder and recorded the song from three rows back. So bad it's funny!

    • headey said...
    • User
    • 19 Sep 2012, 21:35
    @rrr btw
    lastfm has two different track pages.
    One doesn't have any negative shouts at the moment.
    I don't know the 'correct' title but have you got
    ~~ The House of the Rising Sun ~~ or
    ~~ House of the Rising Sun
    (stream still needs sorting of course)

    Chicago song
    assuming it is going to be a bit hit or miss as to whether or not these posts are being read and streams corrected...
    for your own listening pleasure you might need to put other versions of a track into your library
    http://www.last.fm/search?q=Chicago%20%20%22Does%20Anybody%20Know%20What%20Time%20It%20Is%22&type=track

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    0914

    Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    -but how boring life would be

    headey cocktail
    Edited by headey on 20 Sep 2012, 13:17
  • Beatles "Girl"

    Looks like this track has been instrumental only since around July. Shouts were all fine until around that time. Then something went wrong. Hope this helps. Now I'm hearing a totally different version of "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison. You never know what's gonna pop up next.

  • http://www.last.fm/music/Kelly+Clarkson/_/My+Life+Would+Suck+Without+You
    preview seems OK, stream is the instrumental version

  • http://www.last.fm/music/T%27Pau/_/China+In+Your+Hand
    preview is from a completely different song&band, the song is called "Died In Your Arms Tonight". Stream is the correct song, but a live version.

  • http://www.last.fm/music/Nelly+Furtado/_/Say+It+Right
    both preview and stream are from a remix

  • http://www.last.fm/music/Funky+Green+Dogs/_/Fired+Up
    preview and stream are not the original version but some remix

  • http://www.last.fm/music/Robin+Beck/_/First+Time
    preview is good; stream seems to be a different recording (live maybe?) and sounds subtly different.

    Btw, I hope someone from the staff is paying attention to these post, and I'm not just wasting my time here...

  • http://www.last.fm/music/Candy+Dulfer/_/Lily+Was+Here
    preview and stream are a live version

  • http://www.last.fm/music/4+Strings/_/Into+the+Night
    http://www.last.fm/music/4+Strings/_/Take+Me+Away+%28Into+The+Night%29
    Both of these (I assume they are different names for the same song) are an instrumental version, the lyrics are missing :(

  • http://www.last.fm/music/Elton+John/_/Can+You+Feel+The+Love+Tonight
    This one seems to have changed in the meantime but is still incorrect. It's still an instrumental version.

  • 60's Group Strawberry Alarm Cock

    Just observed the 1967 #1 song "Incense And Peppermints" by The Strawberry Alarm Clock is yet another re-recorded version. The sound clip DOES reflect the exact poor version. Nothing misleading here. It's worthy to note the song comes from a set of CD"s "Ultimate Sixties" black & white cover (from what I recall). Mostly all recordings from these CD's are poor versions. I also observed several less popular songs by this group ARE original versions from their own LP/CD. They sound great. Peter Frampton's "Show Me The Way" & "Baby I Love Your Way" are not originals. The list could go on & on. Hopefully this may help remedy the problem somehow.

    • kiteo said...
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    • 23 Sep 2012, 18:04
    • kiteo said...
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    • 23 Sep 2012, 19:36
    • kiteo said...
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    • 23 Sep 2012, 23:52
  • http://www.last.fm/music/Ian+Van+Dahl/_/Try
    This 8:10 track seems to be the Album Edit. Probably mislabelled. The music video on the same page is is different and has a length of only 3:51.
    Don't throw away the long version though, just keep it separate, I even prefer it over the short version :)

  • http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Umbrella
    there are glitches in the audio of this track

    • kiteo said...
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    • 24 Sep 2012, 14:05

    This seems like an exercise in futility but hey-ho.

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