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If you want to upload an album or songs to this section of the site, please ensure that it's not already on a physically available CD or one that's slated for future release on CD. By that we mean the actual Disc with artwork and packaging which you can physically hold in your hands.
To check on that availability, most often but not always on independent labels, the best sources are reputable music traders like JB Hi Fi, Sydney's Red Eye Records & Timewarp's mail order division and for major label releases only, Sanity. Also check an artist's or a record label's online website ie Aztec Music, Raven or Canetoad Records. If you're still unsure then please ASK as someone is sure to know.
The minimum bitrate to upload at is 256kbps but must be 320 if ripping the music yourself. Lower bit rates may only be accepted if there truly is no other option ie you are a 2nd or 3rd party . Many would disagree, but it's sometimes better to have something of extreme rarity in poor quality than not at all. But again ask if someone has a better rip before uploading your inferior one.
Artwork is highly desired but not a pre-requisite when uploading as someone in the group may be able to provide it later if you can't e.g. you have no scanner. However in all cases when posting an album in the discussion forum, please let us know if the CD art is included or not. If it is then is it
(a) the full artwork CD ready ie front & back cover scans, any gatefold inserts and tray insert. For best results we recommend scanning all 4 corners of L.P. covers before stitching so all information on the cover is available.
(b) just front & back only with no tray insert
(c) or just front cover scan only. The latter is to be discouraged completely unless you intend providing the back scan later. In which case wait till then & upload both.
ALWAYS: If providing art, please also list it as A SEPARATE LINK even if it is included with the main music file. This is so that others who only need the art don't have to download 80-100 mg of music they already own to get it.
Lastly, we appreciate that some here do have difficulty in stitching the scans together, so it is initially acceptable to upload unstitched scans. Someone may help & do the job for you, uploading these at a later stage. However it is strongly suggested that you keep practicing your own skills .
For amoment there I thought you were answering your own qustion as I thought you wanted Crystal Voyager
Hoever seeing the subject line I find you are looking for GWT's ST album. That should be OK, I"ll just double check with Ted as to what's happening there. It seems most of the albums produced by GWT ie his own album, Duck, Crystal Voyager are no longer on Aztec's list. And yet Autumn's album is due next month. Another that was listed (tho nothing to do with GWT) The Dingoes Live, has also disappeared
I should know by the end of the weekend so I'll keep you posted
Thanks for looking into it
This album has also been posted separately
Ripped @ 320 kbps from vinyl LP
Sorry to bother you Micko
Any word on G Wayne Thomas self titled album?
Hi, i'm looking for the two albums of
Cyclone Tracy - one eyed (1997)
Cyclone Tracy - schlock (1998)
An australian band. The music is vein of Skid Row (usa)
I haven't found a link so far and the actual cd's are tough to find. Anybody knows/has a link for these two albums.
Thanks a lot.
Hi, sorry to take so long with this one but had major problems with the computer.
All fixed now so here are the two albums you were after as promised. Cover and Back scans as well.
the great aussie joke by shane bourne and maurie fields. does anyone have it?
Sorry mate but these 2 albums are outside of the era that Midoztouch focuses on eg the 60's-80's, and we only added the 80's 12 months ago as it is is
Perhaps you could try the Ausrock music forum as they have severak albums of more recent vintage
Good luck in your search
Would anyone be able to help me out with an album called Maiden Australia? Im not even sure if thats the bands name or the album name. I believe its from 75. Id be grateful if someone could provide info, or better still, a link!?
Could anyone please help me out with trying to track down Tina Arena's "Strong As Steel" '89 album? It's not the '96 re-issue I'm looking for, I have that. More than half the tracks on the original release are no longer available (even if someone can help out just with those missing tracks, rather than the whole LP, it would be much appreciated!) Also any chance of uploading her debut single "Turn Up The Beat"? Cheers all! Dorky request, I know!
Actually Nick, Tina's "Strong As Steel" album came out in 1990, but as she was recording in the '80's the album is elligible.
And in fact I have that original album on CD so please leave it with me for a few days as I have private matters I need to attend to. After that I'll asess whether to upload the artwork & the whole album or just the missing tracks from the still current release. If more than half are missing s you state, I will do the whole album
Get back to ya on this
Look forward to it..
Tis done Nick if you look at the new Tina post/thread I started
Hope you enjoy
Hey everyone. Just wondering if anyone would have the soundtrack to the aussie film "THE BIG STEAL"?
It was released in 1990 so it may not meet this forums criteria. If not & some one has this available for download could you please email me. Thanks in advance.
With Tim Finn, Phil Judd (Split Enz/Swingers), the Mentals, Boom Crash Opera, Schnell Fenster & Eddie Rayner's post Enz band The Makers on the soundtrack, "The Big Steal" certainly is elligible. And quite desirable too with that lineup
I Hope sombody can help
Hi does anyone got Dragon album SUNSHINE
been looking for that for ages - can remember having on Tape.
All i know that this is a great Album by Dragon
Live on the 70's - Rick
Sony/BMG have recently issued a double CD called "The Essential Dragon" which contains both the "Sunshine"
& "Running Free" albums in full, & in the same running order. It also includes half of Ozambasi, + non album singles & B sides. All digitally remastered to sound better than ever
You can get it here at JB HiFi.
Just $14.00 for a double CD!!! Or go your local JB & you may find it for evas little as $10.00. In fact even at (In) Sanity it's only $10.00 on line
So your search is over Rick. Love the new name BTW
I am looking for the Winter in America album by Doug Ashdown, is it one of those albums that is not allowed on Midoztouch? Thanks very much for all your other posts.
It's Okay Micko, I don't need it now. I hope you get a good bargain when you get your new hard drive.
Does anyone have "The Makers - The Makers". They are an Eddie Raynor group from the 80's. Back in the day MTV promoted their single "Big Picture" which barely charted. I would also like any of the rare "Kids In The Kitchen" B-Sides as listed on my "Kids In The Kitchen - Terrain" post.
Thanks heaps for the Spy v Spy LP's errol
These are 2 great albums by a very under rated Aussie band
They just weren't marketed the right way when they were active and could have been much bigger in the hands of a better manager / record company
Looking for the album "Days Gone By - The Best Of Swanee". Searched the main page and found it, but it is only ripped at 160kbps. Can anyone provide a higher quality version preferably from CD? I would like to purchase the cd, but after trying JB, (in)Sanity, Virgin and various second hand shops, no luck so far.
Hi thirsty mac
Thanks for the alert re Swanne albu on the home page. I wasn't aware of the poor bit rate myself so once my new hard drive is installed, I have the CD, so will do something about that. Might still be a cuppla days tho
I think ur new around her too so welcome to the Midoz family. Hope u find lots to enjoy on the site so happy hunting
Good luck with the new album & single “Mousetrap Heart" too. The single's a beauty but you have a habit of releasing those
Oh hang on that's Thirsty MERC isn't it?
Hi to Micko and everyone, am after a copy of The Delltones Surf 'n Stomp album. If it would be possible to re-establish the link that "Dave" uploaded.
Also are there any other old 60's Australian surfin groups other than the Denvermen and The Atlantics that you might be able to jog my memory about?
The grey matter in the brain is diminishing like the grey matter on my head.
If you go to the Australian Music page of the Canetoad Records site [http://canetoadrecords.com/live/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=1] you will find that David McLean has the following CD's available at $25 each:
The Denvermen - "Let's Go Surfside"
The Atlantics - "The Complete CBS Recordings, Volume One"
The Atlantics - "The Complete CBS Recordings, Volume Two"
I hope this helps.
Many thanks for your reply RAM...shall do
HI all, just wondering if anyone would have this vinyl gathering dust to upload!
1973 Abigail - Festival Records (Australia) L-35260
Side A: 1. An Occasional Man 2. My Baby Does it Good 3. New Fangled Tango 4. These Dreams 5. Do It Again 6. Je T'aime
Side B 1. Sugar Me 2. The Man I Love 3. (Just As) I Am 4. Pillow Talk 5. Last Tango In Paris 6. Please Terry, Do It One More Time*
Produced by Martin Erdman
Recorded at Festival's 'Studio 24", Sydney Australia
I have covers and an insert for Abigail's album
Does anyone have The Angels Out of the Blue Mini LP
The Angels The Tour EP
Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons So Young Mini LP
I hope someone might be able to help me find some early albums from this top under rated artist, mainly Goin' To Pieces or any of his early solo works, I have After The Show & Loose, thanks very much all.
I`ve got hold of his Returned Service, Backyard Six and his latest from Hired Goons but can`t find much else.
Any help, greatly appreciated.
Could anyone please upload Marcia Hines' '94 album "Right Here And Now"? It's no longer commercially available (not even iTunes)...
You're right, this has been unavailbale for a long while but I do have it and will upload it over the weekend, maybe even today if I get a chance
Good news, Micko. Thank you! Look forward to hearing it again whenever you get the chance to upload it. Can't believe that that album is so unavailable these days!
Not expecting any joy regarding this request- but thought I'd give it a try!
Does anyone out there have NZ singer Tina Cross' second album "X"- think it's called "Tina X"..? It's from 1980. Her first album has been posted on here (brilliant!). Tina was, of course, the voice of Oz 80s duo Koo De Tah.
Fingers are crossed...
Sorry it's taken me a while, Fiery, I haven't looked at the albums requests for a few weeks.
I think I had After The Show and I have the Loose EP, but they're no good to you.
One item you didn't mention was the "Amy" soundtrack which I do have.
Nick Barker - Shamrock
Neneh Cherry - Somedays (well known Australian performer)
Nick Barker - By Your Side
Alana De Roma - Ain't No Sunshine [she plays Amy in the movie]
Philip Judd - Amy Suite [selections from the soundtrack]
Ed Kuepper - Real Wild Life
Nick Barker - Paper Cut
Donovan - Colours (another well known etc.)
Lamb - Gorecki
Nick Barker & Alana De Roma - You & Me
I don't know if the Nick Barker tracks are on any other album (not really being a Nick Barker fan - I just really like the movie - Rachel Griffiths / Ben Mendelssohn - Nick Barker appears in flashbacks), so let me know if you want a copy. That goes for any Phil Judd fans out there too, the soundtrack excerpt goes for almost 8 minutes.
P.S. Micko, I haven't checked availability, but I can't see a 1998 film soundtrack still being available. I'm sure someone will let me know.
And I'll happily leave out the O/S artists, I'm sure everybody in the world owns copy of the Donovan and nobody wants the other one.
Any chance of re-upping the link to the Johnny Chester and Jigsaw Going Places album?
Going Places is on the main site and filed under Chester. Hope you enjoy it
Unfortunately Micko it can't be accessed.
The following message comes up:
"The document is being edited/updated by a User and is unavailable at this moment" and has come up for at least the last few days.
Sorry if I didn't explain the situation better.
Rusty I found the root of the problem & have now accessed the album by doing both a search & going directly to the page the album is on (Page 8) and upon clicking on the title, it started downloading both times
Thanks Micko. No problems downloading now.
They're not technically a surf group, but if you like that kind of thing, the album (and some of the singles) by the Saints (not the Brisbane band, but the Sydney one from the sixties) which you can find on the Forum is worth a listen. Their songs are about Ski-ing instead of surfing, but you can see the idea.
Can anybody help me with Shane Howard's "River" album? I've looked everywhere to buy it but it appears to be out of print.
Yes I would like a copy of both Fiery save me ripping the vinyl.
I've just had a look and the three Nick Barker songs are on his My Space to buy. Not ever having used My Space for music, I don't know what bitrate etc, and its only the 3 songs.
Happy to upload, your call,
Wondering if anyone could possibly upload 'Sherbet-Caught In The Act Live'--was a link on Midoz once to the now defunct Ausrock blog--cheers