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by veiko
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Premiere: Lazer Guided Melodies (Full Album Stream)
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Premiere: Lazer Guided Melodies (Full Album Stream)

Interesting, but is it practically reasonable? Youtube sound is so compressed, that it most certainly is not giving objective experience about the new mastering.
by veiko
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Spacemen3
Topic: Spacemen site
Replies: 15
Views: 430

Re: Spacemen site

This the ultimate, what a fan can wish for. Reminds me of my own hunger from 15 years ago, when i hunted down every possible clipping of a magazine at Ebay. Got around the half what Ian has by now, but i was already then dreaming of putting that stuff into one book full of scans, but now this - this...
by veiko
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Mark Lanegan- Sing Backwards And Weep Autobiography
Replies: 11
Views: 5441

Re: Mark Lanegan- Sing Backwards And Weep Autobiography

I will try and grab the audiobook of this. Still intrigued by this person, his not an demon and not an angel either.
Right now I'm listening to Cosey Fanni Tutti's audiobook and would not mind it being read a tiny little bit slower, but she is legendary on her own level.
by veiko
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Happy New Year

All the best for the new year. Let it make you groove but let it spin you with caution. Only good ideas shall prevail. No darkness and no sadness.

Brexit comments are heartless. I don't want to see all the money that i need to pay extra for ordering from UK :roll:
by veiko
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Primal Scream song identification
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Primal Scream song identification

What was that groovy-spacey-bluesy Primal Scream song that started with lyrics like "You seen me at my worse, it ain't the last, it ain't the first". Pardon my poor grammar and poor every other thing, but question remains. The closest primals ever done anything to Spiritualized and i am su...
by veiko
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Spacemen3
Topic: New stuff from Pete this year?
Replies: 146
Views: 38632

Re: New stuff from Pete this year?

https://www.soundohm.com/product/soft-need-23-1

This is insane. Though Sonic mentioned on his instagram , that seven inch would be available around December/January on his bandcamp.
by veiko
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Spacemen3
Topic: New stuff from Pete this year?
Replies: 146
Views: 38632

Re: New stuff from Pete this year?

Remix album "Almost nothing is nearly enough" will be announced in February.
by veiko
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Will is definitely selling his bass this time
Replies: 11
Views: 1095

Re: Will is definitely selling his bass this time

Good question - but didn't it flash by in facebook that, he indeed sold them? Marely gossip or perhaps not. It's easy to confirm, but... There is always "a but". Sad that he didn't bother to put out more from his vaults. Spz did A LOT of reh recordings etc and Will had so many of them. He ...
by veiko
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: L&G - Vinyl Me, Please - artist-approved LP reissue
Replies: 65
Views: 19157

Re: L&G - Vinyl Me, Please - artist-approved LP reissue

Breathtaking layout and THE sound! That bass is so massive. Such a brilliant edition. Every penny so well spent. Amazing. I'm so fulfilled about every aspect of this. I have Plaid re-release, but i'm not so gonna put it on and compare it to this, no need, as this is perfectly brilliant. Finally - su...
by veiko
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: L&G - Vinyl Me, Please - artist-approved LP reissue
Replies: 65
Views: 19157

Re: L&G - Vinyl Me, Please - artist-approved LP reissue

I bought it from Ebay and can not wait to listen to it, but... it will take forever to reach me. Probably need to avoid reading this thread and sweat a little less.
by veiko
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: What Are You Listening To Now?
Replies: 5414
Views: 591943

Re: What Are You Listening To Now?

New Rocket act GAS. Surely Goat related. From Sweden, similar sound and artwork. Debut 7" available on Rocket Bandcamp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9QdtifbcrY It does not get on my nerves, but Gas artwork is re-creating something from the past that metalheads treasure a lot. Both Gas and ...
by veiko
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Paul Drummond - 13th Floor Elevators A Visual History
Replies: 7
Views: 2435

Re: Paul Drummond - 13th Floor Elevators A Visual History

Came a few days ago, an Elevators fan? You need this book, a thing of beauty Seconded. Arrived yesterday and very nice it is indeed. Would love to see other bands get this treatment. Specifically JAMC, Spacemen 3/Spiritualized and The Heads. Oh, and The Velvets too. You are outside of your league o...
by veiko
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Psychedelic Mix 001
Replies: 11
Views: 4273

Re: Psychedelic Mix 001

I use WaveLab.

No idea what kind of a mental breakdown Mixcloud went through lately, but i can see that they again have now had a face-lift and now they are accepting again my mixes. Just reporting...

WaveLab - always been my handy program to cut and mix.
by veiko
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Spacemen3
Topic: Sonic Boom DJ set and interview - wfmu.org 8.45pm gmt
Replies: 5
Views: 3008

Re: Sonic Boom DJ set and interview - wfmu.org 8.45pm gmt

Is it archived for downloading?
by veiko
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Psychedelic Mix 001
Replies: 11
Views: 4273

Re: Psychedelic Mix 001

,,,
by veiko
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Psychedelic Mix 001
Replies: 11
Views: 4273

Re: Psychedelic Mix 001

https://www.mixcloud.com/k-kamu-null/ch ... -it-again/

https://www.mixcloud.com/k-kamu-null/yo ... g-non-fox/

Total hijacking of the thread. My mixes and hopefully i can wash myself in spit.
by veiko
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Spacemen3
Topic: Sonic documentary on German radio
Replies: 2
Views: 1456

Re: Sonic documentary on German radio

Word - awesome.
by veiko
Fri May 29, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Mark Lanegan- Sing Backwards And Weep Autobiography
Replies: 11
Views: 5441

Re: Mark Lanegan- Sing Backwards And Weep Autobiography

spzretent wrote: Fri May 29, 2020 4:47 pm Someone else's problem now. Glad I read it. Glad I sold it.
Btw what's your opinion on "The hard stuff" by Wayne Kramer? Just asking, easy does it.
by veiko
Fri May 08, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Gigs
Topic: 5/1/95 video
Replies: 27
Views: 2408

Re: 5/1/95 video

kburd72 wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 7:02 pmIf anybody wants the audio of it or any of the other vids, let me know! I will see what I can do. :)
We want as many videos as possible! Whatever you have saved over the years please share.
by veiko
Fri May 08, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Spacemen3
Topic: Sick notes by Pete Bassman
Replies: 0
Views: 2946

Sick notes by Pete Bassman

Mr Bassman is hoping to release a book later this year. It's called "Sick notes".

Can't wait.
by veiko
Wed May 06, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Gigs
Topic: 5/1/95 video
Replies: 27
Views: 2408

Re: 5/1/95 video

There has been some activity on the Spiritualized official youtube channel also. Some official videos have been uploaded. Was video for "Run" always circulating with such a good audio quality? Feels like a master copy of the video or they just replaced the audio of it. I hope the case is i...
by veiko
Sun May 03, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Gigs
Topic: 5/1/95 video
Replies: 27
Views: 2408

Re: 5/1/95 video

This is THE best quarantine ever. Glimpses of soundcheck are awesome. So cute seeing little bit of the free-styling inside their camp. Though all of this sincerely makes me yearn "electricity" (not the song) back in Jason's setlist. We are all always grateful for his performances, but that...
by veiko
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Gigs
Topic: Real Complete Works lost
Replies: 15
Views: 2039

Re: Real Complete Works lost

I hinted years ago that perhaps radio sessions also could be added to the complete works, maybe even some good radio interviews. Nobody was against this, at least no bad comments were written. I even started to go through my archive and i guess if it really is a good point adding those kind of sessi...
by veiko
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Last five albums/lp's you bought?
Replies: 2568
Views: 413336

Re: Last five albums/lp's you bought?

Laz69 wrote: Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:56 pm Spectrum - War Sucks 12" (THIS is a gorgeous slab of vinyl! Thought this was released on clear vinyl, but its a green/red split. Nice heavy weight too.)
Where is that available?
by veiko
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Art/Design/Film/Literature
Topic: The Spiritualized Film Club
Replies: 429
Views: 133481

Re: The Spiritualized Film Club

by veiko
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Guy Chadwick Live
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: Guy Chadwick Live

spzretent wrote: Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:57 pm Steve Mason did a Q&A which was hilarious on Instagram last week.
Anything to break up the monotony.
It all helps.
Perhaps monotony has got the best out of me, but is there a link to that Q&A by Steve Mason? Looks interesting.
by veiko
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Spacemen3
Topic: New stuff from Pete this year?
Replies: 146
Views: 38632

Re: New stuff from Pete this year?

I have ordered the LPs and am trying very hard not to hear any of this music before it lands on the platter of my turntable. I have absolutely same attitude. Just happen to share totally same approach. Will avoid every preview as open fire, though i have ordered (probably) every format of his new a...
by veiko
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Spacemen3
Topic: Spacemen 3: Nurnberg Ruhrersaal 9 May 1989
Replies: 11
Views: 1661

Re: Spacemen 3: Nurnberg Ruhrersaal 9 May 1989

I would have bought it. Ate potato skins for three months, but still would have got it. Thanks a lot for posting this recording. People usually do not want to share things that are from such a unique box-set.
by veiko
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Spacemen3
Topic: Spacemen 3: Nurnberg Ruhrersaal 9 May 1989
Replies: 11
Views: 1661

Re: Spacemen 3: Nurnberg Ruhrersaal 9 May 1989

Can i ask how did you get that box?
by veiko
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: RSD 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: RSD 2020

Of course i have Sundowner Sessions cd also and it was released by Space Age, so i guess it is sitting in the Palmers drawer exclusively. I still think of getting the vinyl version of it, gotta bite the bullet with this, as dirty as this business is.
by veiko
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: RSD 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: RSD 2020

Sundowner Sessions have never been pressed on vinyl, so i might consider buying that. I wonder will it be mastered at all specially for vinyl treatment or nobody gives a piss. I mean those who will release it. Palmer again all over this? Schmuck.
by veiko
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Spacemen3
Topic: Spacemen 3 Live at the New Morning, Geneva,Switzerland
Replies: 51
Views: 72615

Re: Spacemen 3 Live at the New Morning, Geneva,Switzerland

Best update is Sonic Boom album coming 2020. It's not the long-waited mercury album, but still new material and will be released under Sonic Boom name.
by veiko
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Einstürzende Neubauten - Where to Start?
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: Einstürzende Neubauten - Where to Start?

You can start by going to closest construction site and start from there.

https://youtu.be/-ArWEwuZTxY
by veiko
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Gigs (Dates Only)
Topic: New years eve gig?
Replies: 21
Views: 5033

Re: New years eve gig?

Sounds excellent and what makes it even better is that tracks are not separated. You download a personal recording of a gig where all is in one track. Brilliant. Love this approach - if you recorded it and want to share it with the whole world, then best what you can do is sharing it as one track on...
by veiko
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Gigs (Dates Only)
Topic: New years eve gig?
Replies: 21
Views: 5033

Re: New years eve gig?

good dope/good fun wrote: Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:06 pm Would be stellar if someone tapes both nights.
Robotoilet - i hope she will go and she has taped shows before.
by veiko
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Spacemen3
Topic: Hannover 1988
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Re: Hannover 1988

It would have been hard to believe indeed, that a five years ago uploaded video has been not noticed by any serious follower of Sp3. Good video though, i personally had no idea about it.
by veiko
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Spacemen3
Topic: Hannover 1988
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Hannover 1988

I found this and posted the link also in Spacemen 3 Appreciation Society fb page - video of Hannover gig from 1988 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BJ6_UQJFGI
I thought there was only one vid from Germany, Enger one. Looks like there is more!
by veiko
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Gigs (Dates Only)
Topic: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep
Replies: 43
Views: 8634

Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Wasn’t some other Acoustic Mainlines show also professionally recorded years ago for a supposed official release? There even was announcement on some label's page about Acoustic Mainline dvd, but i don't remember the name of that label. Let's not start a storm of complaints, but Manchester gig boar...
by veiko
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Gigs (Dates Only)
Topic: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep
Replies: 43
Views: 8634

Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Can't believe that it takes so long for posting a audience recording of it :D I'm very sure that someone recorded it, so come on and share it.
by veiko
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: New Spiritualized T-Shirt Pill Boxset Just Arrived
Replies: 9
Views: 2393

Re: Back from the grave

Musical_Mainline wrote: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:06 pm Hi all.

Sorry for resurrecting this 10 year old thread but I'm trying to find a boxed T-Shirt pill box.

Would anyone know of anywhere on the net where I could find one please?

Many thanks
Jo x
Check your PM's.
by veiko
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Rarest SPZ releases
Replies: 40
Views: 5612

Re: Rarest SPZ releases

I found this mini documentary about the packaging of LAGWAFIS https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/075319-009-A/total-records-11-11/ Brilliant find! Elvis mix was never put on the original LAGWAFIS vinyl. Come on, old-timers of this forum, you must know that for sure :) Sure thing - there is no "actu...
by veiko
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Rarest SPZ releases
Replies: 40
Views: 5612

Re: Rarest SPZ releases

I might have a suggestion, but it's a belated idea. I'm about LAGWAFIS promo that came with the Elvis mix. That story is told too many times, but that actual version was probably the rarest, "was" because by now it is officially released, so i guess that promo disc only has symbolic value ...
by veiko
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Art/Design/Film/Literature
Topic: Keep Music Evil: The Brian Jonestown Massacre Story
Replies: 3
Views: 2851

Keep Music Evil: The Brian Jonestown Massacre Story

I thought some people here would find this entertaining - book about Brian Jonestown Massacre http://jawbonepress.com/keep-music-evil/
by veiko
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Art/Design/Film/Literature
Topic: C86 & All That: The Creation Of Indie In Difficult Times
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Re: C86 & All That: The Creation Of Indie In Difficult Times

To tie things together, all ended nicely. It took very long time to reply for Neil Taylor, but he did and i got the re-printed version. Seems his indeed selling them personally. Recommended reading.
by veiko
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Moon Duo/Wooden Shjips
Replies: 57
Views: 9904

Re: Moon Duo/Wooden Shjips

Rose City Band - don't know if it is a good or bad thing, but some vocal moments remind me of 22-Pistepirkko https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWFtUbYiCMw
by veiko
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Roky Erickson has died.
Replies: 8
Views: 1930

Re: Roky Erickson has died.

It's saddening. I have one personal opinion - i think that the best rock'n'roll documentary is "MC5: The Testimonial". Behind that hand in hand comes (un)holy trinity of rockumentaries: "You're gonna miss me: A film about Roky Erickson", "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" ...
by veiko
Fri May 31, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Spacemen3
Topic: New S3 book
Replies: 18
Views: 4840

Re: New S3 book

I had the book on the same month when it was out, but had other things waiting in line for reading. Indeed - nice document of that time. For a fan every document is satisfying. Art book of Spacemen 3 would be good also. Pete said in Copenhagen that he had read some parts of Will's book :D He was sur...
by veiko
Fri May 24, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Gigs
Topic: Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow 23rd May
Replies: 57
Views: 10563

Re: Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow 23rd May

niamhm wrote: Fri May 24, 2019 11:22 am What they said /\/\ will post something later excuse the wobbly camera at the start, a clip oof a couple of track from last night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68SbTgY ... e=youtu.be
AWESOME VIDEO. Brilliant spot and fantastic vibe.
by veiko
Thu May 16, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Spacemen3
Topic: Spectrum 2019 shows ...
Replies: 21
Views: 4994

Re: Spectrum 2019 shows ...

In Copenhagen after the traditional "Good evening. Thanks for coming", Sonic could not get his equipment to work, but after those welcoming words and an applause total silence followed, so after 30 seconds or something in complete silence Sonic said "Oh, you guys are well behaved."
by veiko
Tue May 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Spacemen3
Topic: Spectrum 2019 shows ...
Replies: 21
Views: 4994

Re: Spectrum 2019 shows ...

It went for an hour or even longer. In Copenhagen there was a support act, guy called Anders Vestergaard, who only played drums for about 20 minutes. It wasn't like a heavy metal drum solo, more like rhythm patterns. Tribal. https://www.discogs.com/artist/4730612-Anders-Vestergaard-2 In Gothenburg S...
by veiko
Mon May 13, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Spacemen3
Topic: Spectrum 2019 shows ...
Replies: 21
Views: 4994

Re: Spectrum 2019 shows ...

I filmed some songs in Gothenburg. Weird place to do a gig. Building is a theater, but concert was not inside of it, but on stairs that go to the actual stage.
Let me down gently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyQdeZZWKe4
Che: https://youtu.be/30NzYUxD6Ps
by veiko
Wed May 08, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Spacemen3
Topic: Spectrum 2019 shows ...
Replies: 21
Views: 4994

Re: Spectrum 2019 shows ...

2019 shows ... Friday 5 April - Barcelona Psych Fest , Barcelona Thur 9 May - Alice- Copenhagen, Denmark Fri 10 May - Folk Bar - Gothenburg, Sweden Sat 11 May - Slaktkyrkan - Stockholm, Sweden Sun 12 May - Revolver - Oslo, Norway Tue 14 May - The Lanes - Bristol Wed 15 May - Yes- Pink Room - Manche...
by veiko
Tue May 07, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Erik Morse's book on Spacemen 3
Replies: 34
Views: 7020

Re: Erik Morse's book on Spacemen 3

Willie's ability to spin a mixture of everyday events and rock'n'roll absurdity into so many interesting narrative anecdotes is mightily impressive. I could see him doing well as a fascinating raconteur, speaker, q&a host etc. Will did a Q&A at Liverpool Psych Fest a few years back, he came...
by veiko
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: What Are You Listening To Now?
Replies: 5414
Views: 591943

Re: What Are You Listening To Now?

Justin Sweatt - Say Your Goodbyes

https://xanderharris.bandcamp.com/album ... r-goodbyes

Droning, dreamy, soft and warm ambient with spaced out beats. Kinda like Füxa, but more mellow.
by veiko
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Art/Design/Film/Literature
Topic: C86 & All That: The Creation Of Indie In Difficult Times
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Re: C86 & All That: The Creation Of Indie In Difficult Times

I had in my mind the re-print or whatever it is. Well, it is an actual re-print, but all i can read from comments is that many are pissed about Neil Taylor, who asked for extra funding through Kickstarter, then seems he did printed it again, but avoided people who helped him to finance it. Here is f...
by veiko
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Art/Design/Film/Literature
Topic: C86 & All That: The Creation Of Indie In Difficult Times
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

C86 & All That: The Creation Of Indie In Difficult Times

Anyone has an idea how to get a book called "C86 & All That: The Creation Of Indie In Difficult Times" by Neil Taylor. Kickstarters are rather mad that he disappeared after getting the funds and starting to sell it on his own, but i wonder how is the situation now. Can't find it sold a...
by veiko
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Gigs (Dates Only)
Topic: March Paradiso 2019 gig
Replies: 38
Views: 7744

Re: March Paradiso 2019 gig

Without any reason one thing popped up again in my memory. It was good to hear that Terry Riley's "You're No Good" still gets played at Spiritualized gigs. If i remember it correct then in Copenhagen it was played before the gig and in Stockholm right after the band left the stage. Salute.
by veiko
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Music (Dedicated to Fuzzhead)
Topic: Scott Walker RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Scott Walker RIP

One brave soul less.
by veiko
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Gigs (Dates Only)
Topic: Stockholm, 17.03.2019. The recording.
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Stockholm, 17.03.2019. The recording.

Here is a recording of Spiritualized at Vasateatern in Stockholm, 17.03.2019. It's one file, mp3 320 bit.

https://we.tl/t-FriJVhWgiv

Warning: this recording is not perfect, but it's not bad either.