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"Limited Edition" shown. "Collector's Edition" includes band autographs over the booklet centerfold (band shot with starfield curtain) and a certificate of authenticity inserted in the booklet pocket.

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Comment by Esa on December 29, 2011 at 5:42pm

Any reactions to the audio quality on the CDs and the DVD?  

The authoring of this DVD is notable in that the stereo audio track is NOT the usual-and-customary compressed-and-lossy Dolby Digital encoding (which is, quite literally, MP3 sound quality) but rather 48KHz/16-bit LPCM ("linear pulse code modulation") -- in other words, same "lossless" fidelity as audio CDs; even slightly better by virtue of the higher (48KHz vs. 44.1KHz) sampling rate.  This is not common practice with long DVD videos: the constant-bitrate uncompressed LPCM audio tracks consume a significant percentage of the available total capacity (~1.3GB out of 4.4GB).

Completely separate from the audio encoding and its technical merits, the mix itself is something that the band is proud of and has called repeated attention to.  The mix was done by Rave Tesar (whose web site title describes him as "Keyboardist - Composer - Studio Engineer".

Comment by Jean-Luc on December 30, 2011 at 2:24am

Quite impressed about your expertise in sound technology. 

Could you show us the last picture of the booklet, Annie and Mike sitting side by side, in big?

Comment by Esa on January 2, 2012 at 8:28pm

Comment by Jean-Luc on January 3, 2012 at 1:56am

Thank you.


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