I'm attempting to flog a fragment of Crow Crag wallpaper at the moment. It could well prove to be way too eccentric an item for there to be any demand for it whatsoever but I was so overcome with excitement when I came across it I simply had to frame it and get it on fleabay in the event of someone as mental as me being interested.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Crow-Crag-Wallpaper-From-Sleddale-Hall-Withnail-I-/251173812188?pt=UK_DVD_Film_TV_Film_Memorabilia_LE&hash=item3a7b2037dc
Anyway, the point being I got an email through ebay from a fellow whom I believe goes by the name of haveyougotsoup on here enquiring about The Embalmer which really touched me and looking around the forum for the first time in years it means a lot to me to see the enthusiasm that people still have for it. Sorry to sound like such a luvvie, but seriously, it's bloody nice of you. I also came across a number of messages that didn't make it to my email account and went unanswered so my apologies to those concerned for that. I hope you can prepare yourselves to forgive me.
So what I'm getting at is that I'm going to pull out all my Embalming material and see what's what. It's been five or six years or so but I'm up for the challenge. It strikes me that iTunes is the way to go in terms of format these days, as opposed to popping a CD in a player and listening to it. Also, looking at my own itunes at the rip I did of my own Embalmer, I notice horribly low bit rates. Easily remedied by re-ripping? Well, not if the original bit rates were low. Looking back at the original tracks, some of the sampling could have been done at higher bit rates which would have resulted in a much better sound quality, however, the CD was crammed to breaking point with material as it was. Had the sampling rate been higher the Embalmer would have been a two-CD jobbie.
God this is taking me a while, hope you're not dead from boredom... SO, what I'm thinking of doing is a RE-MASTERED EMBALMER featuring the same stuff but with better sound quality that would all fit onto one cd BUT ONLY in 320kbps mp3 format.
In WAV (normal cd format) at a 1411kbps size the resampled version would have to be a double-CD edition which I honestly think would be a bit OTT.
(Yeah I know. A bit rich coming from me.)
What do you think? Are you into decent quality mp3 these days (I'm not talking shitty 128kbps) or are you die-hard CD fans? Do you want an Embalmer designed for itunes or for a CD player?
Bearing in mind you can convert decent (320kb) mp3 files BACK to WAV with a little messing about and you have 'almost' CD quality again and can play on a conventional CD player...
Food for thought? Enough for a Late Luncheon?
Do let me know what you think and for those of you interested in an all-new Embalmer, I will go with the majority opinion.
Hope that's okay.
I've been into his room. He won't hear a thing.