Super Eurobeat series downloads
And now, for one of the “pièce de résistance”.
This CD will go among the history of Super Eurobeat. It contained Travis Stebbins’ “The Top” (under Ken Blast) and appeared on Initial D. You might ask yourself, “Why is it such a big deal?” I paid this CD roughly 85$CAD. Used. Once I received it, the price tag became 200$CAD on Amazon Japan. Sellers such as KUPIKU-COM on Discogs (see Discogs link above) sell it for… *drum roll* 650$ CAD (~500$US). This CD is quickly becoming one of the rarest and most expensive SEB CDs of all time (along with SEB Vol. 7 (AVCD-10007)). And it will be excessingly more expensive if another copy shows up with an obi. I was lucky to find a decent copy at that price with the coupon-insert and obi. I was almost seeing myself with this CD but without the obi, because it’s THAT rare.
Now, to the rip itself. It’s a MAJOR upgrade over the last FLAC. See, I discovered that TheGr8est’s rips removed the silence between the tracks which makes his rips… incredibly inacurate. So, yes, the current version of “Rocketman” by Mega NRG Man is missing the 10sec silence between itself and the ballad remake. So, this rip, for the first time, fixes all that! And, don’t ask why the booklet scans have a yellow-ish tint. I’m as clueless as you.
Time for the actual mix and CD release…
Sometimes, you ask yourself “why is this even a thing?” This is one of these cases of “WHY THE FUCK IS THIS SO FUCKING EXPENSIVE?” It’s not even a good mix. Sure, there are a couple of good songs among the new one but that’s about it. Also, the front booklet scan is dirty, looks weird, etc. and you are wondering why. It’s foil. Yeah. “But I had this Russian’ scans and it looked better!” I don’t know how they managed it but I know for sure that it’s not color inverting.
Another question I can see people asking me: “Why would I download this when there’s already one out there?” Answer: *shrug* Dunno. Just putting it up. Had to rip it to access if it would rip corrctly or not (result: it ripped correctly).
It’s time for 5 uploads!
To start things of, we have the title of this blog post!
There was a FLAC rip for this but, there was no log for it. At least, I didn’t have any for it. Also, I grabbed a copy before it because excesdingly expensive. Because… it’s going to be one of those… Thanks “Hot Hot Racin’ Car”.
Label / Catalog Number: Avex Trax – AVCD-10242
Discogs link: Click here, includes tracklist.
Release date: April 19, 2017
Rip info: Personal rip and scans
Download: Click here (BMP scans: click here)
A note about BMP Scans: I actually scanned this twice. Yes, twice. The first time around, I… saved to JPG. Hence why the two sealed scans are in JPG and not in BMP. So, I retook in BMP for the rest.
EDIT May 2nd 2017: tfw you forget to put the Discogs link.
Label / Catalog Number: Avex Trax – AVCD-10193
Discogs link: Click here includes tracklist.
Release date: January 7, 2009
Rip info: Personal rip & scans (new set of scans!).
Download: Click here
This was the only volume between SEB 191-197 that I didn’t 100% rip before my appartment was hit by a fire. And, yes, of course, Bad Desire has still the worst mastering of this compilation. This is probably why I never had a rip done; because I HAD to fix the atrocious eye-bleeding mastering of an otherwise amazing track.
Oh, and, btw, as you might have noticed above, Avex replaced their 600×600 iTunes covers by 1600×1600 amazingness for the 190s. 😀
Real new stuff comes next.
It’s finally here, in FLAC, 1 month after release.
Also, R.I.P. to What.CD. It was just the best music tracker ever. 😥