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First post but this looks a very cheap deal indeed. In effect this is 3p per track!!. I am not a Classical music buff but even I recognise most of these tracks.
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#1
Good spot, I'm always open to a bit more classical in my collection.

Some reports about the occasional poor recording in the bunch however :(
#2
Downloaded this last time it was posted about 3 weeks ago, cant fault the price for the amount of tracks
#3
Lyndyhop
Downloaded this last time it was posted about 3 weeks ago, cant fault the price for the amount of tracks


http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/361797/the-99-most-essential-pieces-of-cla/
#4
How long's it going to take to download these tracks?!
#5
It's probably taken me around 30/40 mins on a bog-standard 5meg BT line. If you have something superfast like bethere or o2, it will probably only take a few minutes :)
oh and remember Amazon sell DRM free music, so you have more liberty/freedom with your music.

[edited due to idiots like demoki and pricelunitic < maybe needs a spelling lesson]
#6
muddyfox470
It's probably taken me around 30/40 mins on a bog-standard 5meg BT line. If you have something superfast like bethere or o2, it will probably only take a few minutes :)
oh and remember Amazon sell DRM free music, so you are free to go sharing all this with friends ;)


that isint what drm free means...........
#7
I downloaded back at the Christmas free promo, and it was quite fast for my line (I don't break 2 meg due to distance from the exchange) going upwards of 200k. I was impressed.
#8
This looks like a good deal for 99 tracks for 3 quid..I'm gonna go for this..:thumbsup:

Good reviews too..

Used my HotUKDeals £2.50 Amazon voucher from last year in the great match hunt, bought the price down to 50p...I thank you...Superb stuff and a sweet deal ..Voted super hot..

Downloading as I type and its coming down pretty quick..
#9
muddyfox470
It's probably taken me around 30/40 mins on a bog-standard 5meg BT line. If you have something superfast like bethere or o2, it will probably only take a few minutes :)
oh and remember Amazon sell DRM free music, so you are free to go sharing all this with friends ;)



Yeah PIRATEBAY.ORG
#10
I bought this a few weeks back after I saw it posted here. Its an excellent collection and especially very good for some one who wants a starter-pack to classical music. For someone who is a connoisseur of classical music, this album would not have much value as he/she would already have most of the tracks.
1 Like #11
Woah, are people actually advocating paying £3 for 99 peices of classic music, then uploading it onto a file sharing site because the seller is DRM Free?

You idiots are the reason DRM is so common.

DRM Free means I may grab it, as I can stick it on my iphone, have it on my PC and throw it across to the other half's computer too. It doesn't mean open season on sharing.

I'm not anti-piracy. However, I do think that we should at least respect companies that do things "right", like Amazon are doing here. A fair price and a fair policy. Lets not abuse it and force them to abandon DRM Free or move to a higher price model?
#12
masonity
Woah, are people actually advocating paying £3 for 99 peices of classic music, then uploading it onto a file sharing site because the seller is DRM Free?

You idiots are the reason DRM is so common.

DRM Free means I may grab it, as I can stick it on my iphone, have it on my PC and throw it across to the other half's computer too. It doesn't mean open season on sharing.

I'm not anti-piracy. However, I do think that we should at least respect companies that do things "right", like Amazon are doing here. A fair price and a fair policy. Lets not abuse it and force them to abandon DRM Free or move to a higher price model?



Like it or not piracy will always be around and you can't beat it, if Amazon give up and go DRM people just go elsewhere
#13
pricelunitic
Yeah PIRATEBAY.ORG


no definitely not.

first of all why would i pay for it in the first place, and i dont think piratebay or whatever is atune to this sort of stuff.

i was just saying between friends. it's DRM free, its the same as lending someone a CD - thats what i always used to do when i found a good cd whilst i was at school or when friends came over.

so the bloody cheek of you accusing me of stealing and pirating i think you need your head checked!
I rarely dl music off the net, i buy real cd's and sacds! [i prefer having something in my hand rather than something that is worthless] so i dont know what you do in your time, but dont be such a plonker!
seriously your cheek pricelunitic, i am fuming!

I wholly agree with masonity.
Biggest flaw with apple's so called DRM free is that it is all in AAC - and I don't trust audio converters, as an audiophile. Plus CDs are often cheaper than a downloaded album anyway.
#14
masonity
Woah, are people actually advocating paying £3 for 99 peices of classic music, then uploading it onto a file sharing site because the seller is DRM Free?

You idiots are the reason DRM is so common.

DRM Free means I may grab it, as I can stick it on my iphone, have it on my PC and throw it across to the other half's computer too. It doesn't mean open season on sharing.

I'm not anti-piracy. However, I do think that we should at least respect companies that do things "right", like Amazon are doing here. A fair price and a fair policy. Lets not abuse it and force them to abandon DRM Free or move to a higher price model?


muddyfox470
no definitely not.

first of all why would i pay for it in the first place, and i dont think piratebay or whatever is atune to this sort of stuff.

i was just saying between friends. it's DRM free, its the same as lending someone a CD - thats what i always used to do when i found a good cd whilst i was at school or when friends came over.

so the bloody cheek of you accusing me of stealing and pirating i think you need your head checked!
I rarely dl music off the net, i buy real cd's and sacds! [i prefer having something in my hand rather than something that is worthless] so i dont know what you do in your time, but dont be such a plonker!
seriously your cheek pricelunitic, i am fuming!

I wholly agree with masonity.
Biggest flaw with apple's so called DRM free is that it is all in AAC - and I don't trust audio converters, as an audiophile. Plus CDs are often cheaper than a downloaded album anyway.


Read the label on the CD lending is not allowed either, so you are still a pirate, cd's you bought are for personal home use only and not to be lent to anyone without the copyright holders permission, so don't try and get high and mighty, you openly admit to pirating.
banned#15
pricelunitic
Read the label on the CD lending is not allowed either, so you are still a pirate, cd's you bought are for personal home use only and not to be lent to anyone without the copyright holders permission, so don't try and get high and mighty, you openly admit to pirating.


I think a reasonable person could see the difference between lending a cd to a friend, and uploading it to a file-sharing website.

Can you?
#17
FilthAndFurry
I think a reasonable person could see the difference between lending a cd to a friend, and uploading it to a file-sharing website.

Can you?


It dosen't matter how many people you share the files with it's stilll goes against the copyright holders permission
#18
I would have to say, That unless it's a deal like this, you have got to be off your head to buy mp3 music,I can not think of one advantage to downloading an album compared to buying the the CD,What really gets my goat up it's that I would be paying for the distribution of that MP3 album,I would get no physical hardcopy,no packaging,worst sound(I Think Anyway)and maybe a bit of DRM thrown in for good measure, All for the same price or more of a CD.

Just Checkout the Play Top 10 CD chart,Apart from one album,All the MP3 Albums are the same price or more expensive,and with the Now 72 you cannot even get all the songs on that Album.

MP3 Downloads are a joke, that only the music industry finds funny,and the consumer dosen't get,In the not to distant future we will reap what we sow.
#19
If I download this album, is it tied to iTunes or something similiar? I would want to put the MP3's onto a disc just in case my hard disk failed - a reasonable precaution in my opinion.
#20
pricelunitic
It dosen't matter how many people you share the files with it's stilll goes against the copyright holders permission


So everything you have ever bought you have never shared, or borrowed?

hmm

Honestly the majority of people share or lend CDs and it has been openly admitted by the publishers/labels that this is allowable as there is nothing you can do to stop this. Sorry if I have friends, I feel sorry and your lack of friends.

babylon
I would have to say, That unless it's a deal like this, you have got to be off your head to buy mp3 music,I can not think of one advantage to downloading an album compared to buying the the CD,What really gets my goat up it's that I would be paying for the distribution of that MP3 album,I would get no physical hardcopy,no packaging,worst sound(I Think Anyway)and maybe a bit of DRM thrown in for good measure, All for the same price or more of a CD.

Just Checkout the Play Top 10 CD chart,Apart from one album,All the MP3 Albums are the same price or more expensive,and with the Now 72 you cannot even get all the songs on that Album.

MP3 Downloads are a joke, that only the music industry finds funny,and the consumer dosen't get,In the not to distant future we will reap what we sow.


My feelings exactly, and people aren't impressed by an MP3 collection, but if you have a cd collection people love looking through them and it's always a nice point of conversation, along with my legitimate HDDVD and Blu Ray collection - is that ok with you pricelunitic?
#21
muddyfox470
So everything you have ever bought you have never shared, or borrowed?

hmm

Honestly the majority of people share or lend CDs and it has been openly admitted by the publishers/labels that this is allowable as there is nothing you can do to stop this. Sorry if I have friends, I feel sorry and your lack of friends.


When i typed piatebay.org i was referring to the case this week, in which the four men were jailed for a total of four years for piracy, i was not saying that you or anyone else on this site should commit piracy,those four men were an example of what can happen when you do, you simply don't watch the news and sharing with your friends is still piracy, which ever way you look at it.
#22
muddyfox470
So everything you have ever bought you have never shared, or borrowed?

hmm

Honestly the majority of people share or lend CDs and it has been openly admitted by the publishers/labels that this is allowable as there is nothing you can do to stop this. Sorry if I have friends, I feel sorry and your lack of friends.



My feelings exactly, and people aren't impressed by an MP3 collection, but if you have a cd collection people love looking through them and it's always a nice point of conversation, along with my legitimate HDDVD and Blu Ray collection - is that ok with you pricelunitic?



Hey if you don't want to start an arguement then don't brag about your piracy it seems to me now the record companies are tightening up on every thing
banned#23
babylon
I would have to say, That unless it's a deal like this, you have got to be off your head to buy mp3 music,I can not think of one advantage to downloading an album compared to buying the the CD,.


Really? What about receiving the album immediately, not having to worry if it's in stock or going to be delayed through the Royal Mail?

Or not having to worry about importing it onto your computer but having it already there?
banned#24
pricelunitic
It dosen't matter how many people you share the files with it's stilll goes against the copyright holders permission


Like I said though, a reasonable person can see the distinction between the two and I think the record industry can too.
#25
FilthAndFurry
Like I said though, a reasonable person can see the distinction between the two and I think the record industry can too.


Three pounds buys you 1 license, if you share the songs with other people you break the license and may as well of torrented it in the first place and saved three pounds.
#26
pricelunitic
Read the label on the CD lending is not allowed either, so you are still a pirate, cd's you bought are for personal home use only and not to be lent to anyone without the copyright holders permission, so don't try and get high and mighty, you openly admit to pirating.


What a load of Bull....

Lending CD's is not Piracy it only becomes piracy if they then copy the CD.
#27
SandLake
If I download this album, is it tied to iTunes or something similiar? I would want to put the MP3's onto a disc just in case my hard disk failed - a reasonable precaution in my opinion.


You just the download mp3 files to a folder with the amazon music downloader. No need for any special software to play them as there is no DRM.
1 Like #28
and sharing with your friends is still piracy
And,

This has bean going on for years and it has never done the music industry any harm,as mush as they cry that it has,In the old days when you would put your LP onto tape,or sit in front of your Getto Blaster with your finger on the Pause Record button waiting for one song to finish and the next to start on the Top 40 count down,they even tried to stop that because it was killing the industry,by putting annoying interference in the song every so often,But that all back firered.

As I have shown,I don't see the music industry passing on the saving from Mp3 downloads,this will all come to light when the iPod fashion followers start to buy different MP3 player and find they are stuffed when it comes to there iTunes songs,that's when the music mogales really start to laugh at us.

I'm not saying it is right,but with the contempt the music industry shows for us,I cannot with hand on heart say it is wrong,and my god,what would we do without music labels,do you honestly think that if all the music labels go under,people will not sing or wright music any more,of course not,it would still be out there,it would just be free.

So maybe we should all pirate as much as we can,Up the Revolution :-D.
#29
When audio cassettes where popular it was quite common to make a copy of your LP or tape for a friend, most electronic companies made duel high speed dubbing decks for that very purpose, Record companies make billions of Dollars, their executives fly round in their own private jets, and their artists drive in gold plated stretch Hummers etc, and stuff half the cocaine production of Columbia up their noses, File sharing is against copyright laws but i don't see why we all have to be their unpaid private police,
banned#30
solidamber
When audio cassettes where popular it was quite common to make a copy of your LP or tape for a friend, most electronic companies made duel high speed dubbing decks for that very purpose, Record companies make billions of Dollars, their executives fly round in their own private jets, and their artists drive in gold plated stretch Hummers etc, and stuff half the cocaine production of Columbia up their noses, File sharing is against copyright laws but i don't see why we all have to be their unpaid private police,


You're so right. They've got more money than me so of course I can steal from them.
#31
muddyfox470
no definitely not.

first of all why would i pay for it in the first place, and i dont think piratebay or whatever is atune to this sort of stuff.

i was just saying between friends. it's DRM free, its the same as lending someone a CD - thats what i always used to do when i found a good cd whilst i was at school or when friends came over.

so the bloody cheek of you accusing me of stealing and pirating i think you need your head checked!
I rarely dl music off the net, i buy real cd's and sacds! [i prefer having something in my hand rather than something that is worthless] so i dont know what you do in your time, but dont be such a plonker!
seriously your cheek pricelunitic, i am fuming!

I wholly agree with masonity.
Biggest flaw with apple's so called DRM free is that it is all in AAC - and I don't trust audio converters, as an audiophile. Plus CDs are often cheaper than a downloaded album anyway.


The original was "share with all your friends ;) "

and you get all upset when people say thats not what DRM is meant for.

Bet you were fuming all the way to the piratewebsites.
#32
Really? What about receiving the album immediately, not having to worry if it's in stock or going to be delayed through the Royal Mail?
You really have to have an Album that bad that you can't wait a couple of days for a good physical copy,What if you won't all the songs on that compilation, but some cannot be downloaded individually, and only as part of an artists album.


Or not having to worry about importing it onto your computer
That's a real hardship that is.

but having it already there
Were it may have to stay if you download from the wrong site.

As I have already said,No advantage to an MP3 download what so ever.
#33
They've got more money than me so of course I can steal from them.


No,it just shows that they are making money and some could be passed along,but that industry appears to be run on greed.

When Valve done there hale price Left for Dead weekend sales went up 3000%,which shows that people will buy if the price is fair.
banned#34
babylon
You really have to have an Album that bad that you can't wait a couple of days for a good physical copy,What if you won't all the songs on that compilation, but some cannot be downloaded individually, and only as part of an artists album.


As I have already said,No advantage to an MP3 download what so ever.


A lot of people do want music fairly immediately. Just because you don't value it doesn't mean there's no advantages.

Plus, you can always burn a physical copy if you want one.
banned#35
babylon
No,it just shows that they are making money and some could be passed along,but that industry appears to be run on greed.

When Valve done there hale price Left for Dead weekend sales went up 3000%,which shows that people will buy if the price is fair.


Music prices are pretty fair nowadays, especially compared to a few years ago.
#36
Nice spot H&R added
#37
I used to have a thousand LPs and then over 500 CD albums but now I just have all my music on my PC and iPod as MP3. I’d hate to go back to CDs but appreciate that some prefer them.
Considering that most people don’t have high quality HiFi systems I can’t see that 256Kb MP3 files are an issue; this is what Amazon sells I believe.
I did try SACD last year with a Pioneer DVD player through my HiFi and the quality of the few discs I bought was very good but for me it wasn’t worth the hassle and restriction of having to change disc all the time. Give me genre playing, playlists, random play etc over improved sound quality. If SACD was a widely available format and you could rip the contents to a lossless format on your PC then I might be interested but I can’t see that happening.

People generally don’t care too much about audio quality beyond a certain point, at least not enough to pay for it. How many people have a £500+ TV and listen to it through the internal speakers? Considering how much music is used in TV shows and films it shows how little people care. You don’t have to spend a fortune on a surround sound system but even £200 - £250 on a HiFi amplifier and speakers from somewhere like RicherSounds will make a big difference.
#38
A lot of people do want music fairly immediately. Just because you don't value it doesn't mean there's no advantages.
And you are willing to accept all the negatives because of one small "Positive"


Plus, you can always burn a physical copy if you want one.
Not always you can't.

Music prices are pretty fair nowadays, especially compared to a few years ago.
And that is not out of the kindness of there hearts,Look what happened to CDWow when they tried to offer cheap cd's,The BPI went for them to the point of a £41 million fine and the original owners had to sell up(Greed),If it wasn't for us so called pirates you would still be paying £15 for an Album and £22 for a Compilation.
#39
babylon
If it wasn't for us so called pirates


So you freely admit to illegally distributing copyrighted work?
#40
mikerj
So you freely admit to illegally distributing copyrighted work?


Shocked? IMO its always the same type of person that are so worried Copyright, but would walk past somebody graffitiing a wall or ignore antisocial behaviour in their neighborhood.

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