I can't believe this forum still exists

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Re: I can't believe this forum still exists

Post by jambo » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:54 am

I was going through old emails recently and I found a bunch from the mid 2000's relating to NPF vines and various bootleg trades and requests. It's so crazy to think about how a lot of bootlegs were shared before the torrent and direct download sites got so big.

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Re: I can't believe this forum still exists

Post by Keith Jordan » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:52 pm

I miss the torrents, not sure they harmed anyone or commercial interests. I guess the people downloading studio albums and the like probably spoiled it for everyone. ](*,)

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Re: I can't believe this forum still exists

Post by snifferdog » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:00 am

I doubt downloading/sharing bootlegs affected the sales of official CDs and DVDs to any noticeable extent. Most fans who went to the trouble of seeking out ROIOs would probably have bought the original albums anyway. Especially when most Pink Floyd bootlegs wouldn't win prizes for sound quality. It'd be nice if they cleaned up more live recordings and released them officially but I doubt that's going to happen

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Re: I can't believe this forum still exists

Post by Keith Jordan » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:14 pm

Indeed, it was very sad there was such a clampdown. I liked listening to the recordings, like the Dark Side of the Moon live shows where the songs were played quite differently to how they turned out on the studio album. Sad.

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Re: I can't believe this forum still exists

Post by crofloyd » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:04 am

Back in the early noughties, when I signed up to NPF, it was hard to imagine that almost 20 years later we'll get most of those traded bootlegs in studio quality in sets such as Early years or the upcoming Later years.

But, the difference is that, for example, I've listened "BBC LIve 1971" CD-R received in a trade more times than I listened the official version in the EY set...