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Asia - Alpha (1983) (Japan Target CD) Re-Upload

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Asia - Alpha (1983)  (Japan Target CD) Re-Upload

Asia - Alpha (1983)
(Japan Target CD)

EAC: flac (image) + cue + log | RAR, 3%, 268,33 MB
mp3, 320 kbps | RAR, 3%, 101,06 MB | Scans | RAR, 3%, 15,49 MB
Label: Geffen Records | Cat №: 4008-2

"Alpha" is the second studio album of Asia, released in 1983. It was the final studio album featuring the original lineup until 2008's Phoenix.
"Alpha" is dominated by the songwriting tandem of John Wetton and Geoff Downes. All the tracks on the album are written by Wetton/Downes, except for "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes", by Wetton only. Steve Howe, guitarist and a key songwriting contributor on the debut album, was left out due to reasons not entirely clear.
Although "Alpha" achieved some commercial success, it did not meet music industry expectations after the band's enormously successful debut album. Tom Demalon of Allmusic compared these two albums and concluded that "where "Asia" managed to make old sounds fresh, "Alpha" fails miserably. Nothing on "Alpha" packs the sheer sonic force of the band's debut". The album's moderate reception, from the public (moderate compared to the reaction to the band's debut) was cited as a factor, of many, why it was thought a change was afoot - lead singer/bassist John Wetton leaving the band, in the fall of 1983.
Target CDs are a class of pressings released by WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) in the early-to-mid 1980s. Most were manufactured in either West Germany or Japan for distribution in the U.S. before domestic pressing facilities went online. Some were also pressed in the U.S. and France. Target CDs were also distributed in Europe and Japan, as well as other markets. Target CDs derive their name from the design used by WEA, which resembles a gunsight, crosshairs, or a target. These early CDs are often readily identified by the striking colors used on the label side.
Target CDs are collectibles since many of them are the original issues and are, therefore, remnants of the early days of the “Compact Digital Disc”. Aside from the historical significance, many music enthusiasts also feel that these early pressings offer superior fidelity to later remasters. The reason for this is that many Target CDs represent a “flat transfer” of the tapes used. By contrast, many recent remasters have been prepared through excessive processing, including the abuse of compression and noise reduction.

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

Отчёт EAC об извлечении, выполненном 16. февраля 2012, 19:47

Asia / Alpha

Дисковод: ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U Adapter: 2 ID: 0

Режим чтения : Достоверность
Использование точного потока : Да
Отключение кэша аудио : Да
Использование указателей C2 : Нет

Коррекция смещения при чтении : 103
Способность читать области Lead-in и Lead-out : Нет
Заполнение пропущенных сэмплов тишиной : Да
Удаление блоков с тишиной в начале и конце : Нет
При вычислениях CRC использовались нулевые сэмплы : Да
Интерфейс : Встроенный Win32-интерфейс для Win NT/2000

Выходной формат : Пользовательский кодировщик
Выбранный битрейт : 768 kBit/s
Качество : Высокий
Добавление ID3-тэга : Нет
Утилита сжатия : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\FLAC\FLAC.EXE
Дополнительные параметры : -8 -V %s


TOC извлечённого CD

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1 | 0:00.00 | 3:32.70 | 0 | 15969
2 | 3:32.70 | 3:13.17 | 15970 | 30461
3 | 6:46.12 | 3:47.13 | 30462 | 47499
4 | 10:33.25 | 4:49.50 | 47500 | 69224
5 | 15:23.00 | 4:57.17 | 69225 | 91516
6 | 20:20.17 | 3:12.40 | 91517 | 105956
7 | 23:32.57 | 4:39.23 | 105957 | 126904
8 | 28:12.05 | 3:51.25 | 126905 | 144254
9 | 32:03.30 | 3:47.45 | 144255 | 161324
10 | 35:51.00 | 6:25.00 | 161325 | 190199


Характеристики диапазона извлечения и сообщения об ошибках

Выбранный диапазон

Имя файла C:\Users\1\Desktop\Asia\Alpha 1983 ( 1983-1984 Japan Press,Geffen 4008-2, Target Face )\Asia - Alpha (35DP_80).wav

Пиковый уровень 84.3 %
Качество диапазона 99.9 %
CRC теста 44892046
CRC копии 44892046
Копирование… OK

Ошибок не произошло


AccurateRip: сводка

Трек 1 точное извлечение (доверие 30) [4900A9E3]
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Трек 10 точное извлечение (доверие 30) [180EFA46]

Все треки извлечены точно

Конец отчёта

Tracklist:
01. Don't Cry [03:32]
02. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes [03:13]
03. Never In A Million Years [03:47]
04. My Own Time (I'll Do What I Want) [04:49]
05. The Heat Goes On [04:57]
06. Eye To Eye [03:12]
07. The Last To Know [04:39]
08. True Colors [03:51]
09. Midnight Sun [03:47]
10. Open Your Eyes [06:25]
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Total time [42:18]
Asia - Alpha (1983)  (Japan Target CD) Re-Upload
Asia - Alpha (1983)  (Japan Target CD) Re-Upload

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