kawe2 March 2010 at 10:51amPosts: 3 (0 today)Status: offline
i entered my email adress and the voucher code at "Society of Sound", received an email within the password and I logged on, but I couldn't find a download link for "Scratch My Back' - 24-bit". Could someone help me please ?
thanks and Regards
Dhammavij2 March 2010 at 11:26amPosts: 27 (0 today)Status: offline
having same problem
asifxxxx2 March 2010 at 11:28amPosts: 15 (0 today)Status: offline
kawe2 March 2010 at 12:42pmPosts: 3 (0 today)Status: offline
ok they needed a little more time to accomplish the download. Now the "'Scratch My Back' - 24-bit" download is available.
The Soil2 March 2010 at 3:31pmPosts: 1894 (0 today)Status: offline
Ahm. .why do I have to get a three month membership with Bowers&Wilkins to get the 24-bit downloads.
Will the free trial end automaticly after a three month period or do I have to quit it myself? I don't like that. So I bought that special edition and thought I could simply download it from the PG website. . . grr.
JohnnyF2 March 2010 at 9:18pmPosts: 11 (0 today)Status: offline
I've managed to download the 24 bit download and have added it to my i-tunes library - playing as I type!
I'm not 100% sure how I did it but if anyone is struggling i'll try my best to help.
Mr Beef3 March 2010 at 9:01pmPosts: 761 (0 today)Status: offline
Please pardon my ignorance, but what do you need to play a 24bit download?
JohnnyF3 March 2010 at 9:52pmPosts: 11 (0 today)Status: offline
Dobie4 March 2010 at 9:14pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
I've just purchased (HMV Oxford St London) the Special Edition 2CD version with sticker indicating free access to 24-bit download and no voucher. What is going on!
hadaway5 March 2010 at 7:38pmPosts: 40 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm also in the dark. I have redeemed the voucher , have a password but dosen't allow access unless you subscribe. When you subscribe it looks like you pay for at least 6 months. At this point I gave up but still would like the 24 bit version, but don't know how accessing it alone can be done. The sensible thing to do would be to contact Bowers & Wilkins i suppose, which i will do next. I cannot imagine that 24 bit download would have been offered with further costs hidden. ?
rpm916 March 2010 at 3:08amPosts: 23 (0 today)Status: offline
They offer you to subscribe 6 months membership (it's a business!) but you still can choose 3 months trial which is totally free.
You don't have to give any credit card number, so no hidden costs nor need to unsubscribe: it will end automatically.
And the free trial is worth giving only an email address: you'll be able to DL freely albums from Daby Toure, David Rhodes or Charlie Winston among others.
Mr Beef6 March 2010 at 10:56amPosts: 761 (0 today)Status: offline
. . . has anyone got any comments about the 24bit version - does it sound different, better? Do you need a certain sound card to hear the difference? To be honest, I'm not that keen on the idea of playing music through my pc - that's what I've got a stereo for. But the free access to the B&W catalogue definitely makes it worth getting the deluxe SMB.
rpm916 March 2010 at 1:20pmPosts: 23 (0 today)Status: offline
The different sounds very tight, but real, in the trebble mainly, with the voice of Peter or the violins.
The sound is smoother, warmer, less metallic
I've comparerd 15s per 15 s Heroes with the 16 bit and the 24 bit verions: it's a little better . but the 16 bit already sounds great to me.
But in a noisy environment or in my car, I could'nt tell any difference
I've listened on my iMac with a very good AkG 271 and I'll try to burn a DVD-A with the wave files converted from the FLAC to tell on my hifi system.
aje15 March 2010 at 1:39amPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
I have purchased every PG release in the US sometimes in both vinyl than years later on cd.
I bought the special edition hoping I would be able to download the 24 bit flac. However since I went to 4 stores before I found the special edition. I purchased it not knowing that I needed some kind of special sticker on the label. Where was I supposed to get that info?
Hell I would have liked to purchase the flac version and not have to contribute to more plastic trash. I spent $18 on the double disc at the local non corporate independent music retailer. Now I can see on amazon $13 for the disc that comes with the code.
So I have just paid more for less.
I was excited
finally ripped off
This could have been better advertised.
Sgrant22 March 2010 at 1:55pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm sorry some of you haven't had the most positive experience downloading your FLAC files.
I'd like to clarify that when you download the Peter Gabriel 24-bit FLAC version from Society of Sound you automatically get three months membership for free. There is no tie-in and you don't need to unsubscribe after three months.
If anyone has any issues with missing voucher codes or unable to log-in, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a Definitive Guide to 24-bit FLAC which might be of use to some members: http://blog.bowers-wilkins.com/lab/sound-quality-lab/the-definitive-guide-to-24-bit-flac/
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