It always has been the top seller. And so, surprisingly, is Definitive Hits. This is going back a decade or more on the Amazon sales through this site that I have monitored--both are the top two Herb titles. (If I had to guess, Going Places would be third.) It is quite an honor for a 50 year old album to be the one that Herb is associated with!It would be interesting to know, in say a year from now, which albums sold the best and which formats did the most business. I'll bet the Whipped Cream CD is the #1 product.
No idea. I am going to try to find out, though. I know it depends on the sampling rates and bitrates that they were originally digitized at. The low-end standard for most pro studio equipment today is 24-bit/96kHz. Although in some cases, 88.2kHz or 176.4kHz are used since they are even multiples of the CD-spec 44.1kHz sampling rate.I just looked at the HDTracks site. Seems kind of high priced for these - $17.98?! I'll just go with CDs. (Or do the HDTracks sound better than CDs?) I'm curious though, why different sample rates? Come Fly With Me has the lowest sample rate, 44.1/24,and Whipped Cream the highest at 96/24. The other three old albums are at 88/24. Why the differences?
Thank you so much for the heads up on this! I've been wanting a digital copy of MAIN EVENT LIVE for thirty years! Just downloaded it this morning, and I was blown away at how cheap it was ($6.99 for the whole album)!
I know what you mean, Steven. Of course, you can always change the title info after you download it. When I downloaded MAIN EVENT LIVE, I noticed that Hugh's name was misspelled as 'Masakela' instead of 'Masekela'. One letter off, but I couldn't leave it alone. That kind of thing would bug me from here to eternity!My Amazon download of "Warm" lists "The Sea is my Soil" as "The Sea is my Soul"...but it sounds great.
According to Capt. Badazz, before the release of the re-issues, the split was CD - 85% and download - 15%. We'll have to wait and see how HD and vinyl fits into the mix.It would be interesting to know, in say a year from now, which albums sold the best and which formats did the most business. I'll bet the Whipped Cream CD is the #1 product.
I hear ya. That is why I totally scrapped the old tijuanabrass.com discography and am rebuilding it to coincide with these new releases, and am also posting "official review" threads to match. I know Alpert's own site will do a great job with the current issues, but 50+ years of Tijuana Brass albums are out there in the wild, and the choices are many. If we can help clear up that confusion a little, and help someone find an album without having to spend a small fortune on it, then we've done our small part.I'm starting to get confused over what version is which on some of these albums.