We’ve probably all been there in one way or another. Finding music that is either not available in FLAC or Hi-Res (purchase) or was never published in CD. So what’s a music aficionado to do?
There’s a whole gray area of music out there that has not or will never be converted to high quality digital simply because there is no market demand for it. Couple of examples are albums by Alec Costandinos, Romeo and Juliet which was a disco era masterpiece in the same realm as Cerrone’s Supernature. Love and Kisses, I found Love Now That I have Found You. More famous for their Thank God It’s Friday success.
My hope here is that we can publicly put songs we’re searching for and see if anyone has it in high quality format. A lot of these would have come from folks that have lovingly ripped an album or 12" extended mix. Sometimes someone close to the industry gets their hands on a master and digitizes that.
There’s a couple dozen songs I’m searching for but as a thread starter I’m looking for:
Prince, Loring Park Sessions ’77. This wasn’t even an album they were just jamming tracks Prince recorded in a studio he had access to when he was 19. https://auralcrave.com/en/2018/02/22/loring-park-sessions-77-lalbum-instrumental-made-by-prince-to-19-years/