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I’m looking for an old, rare mp3. iTunes is a no-go. Help?

I’m looking for a specific song: New World by X. iTunes has a live version, but that’s not what I’m looking for.

I don’t want to straight rip it:
a.) That’s crappy
b.) I can’t find a P2P, because I am no longer a devious teenager

Does anyone know how or where I could pay for this one song?
posted by bhb to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
here?
posted by TheGoodBlood at 8:49 AM on February 2, 2011


Amazon has it on the Kids Are Alright Soundtrack, though you need to buy the whole album, they aren't selling single tracks.
posted by 6550 at 8:49 AM on February 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's also available (all by itself) if you look for the album Poor Little Critter on The Road, by the Knitters, which is a...side project? sort of? different sound? of everybody in X except Billy Zoom. And plus Dave Alvin.
posted by rtha at 8:57 AM on February 2, 2011


Looks like you can find it as the first track of this download on archive.org.
posted by namewithoutwords at 8:57 AM on February 2, 2011


Kids are Alright soundtrack has the live version only.
posted by bhb at 8:57 AM on February 2, 2011


I know that a negative doesn't completely solve your dilemma, but might eliminate a few places to search. I checked with Rhino, who has a lot of the back catalog: available on CD, not via MP3. Checked with eMusic, which has several albums or individual tracks for download, but not the version you are looking for. Checked with CDBaby, again, available on CD for about $6.00, but not MP3. Did not check Amazon or BN music stores. Sorry that I couldn't solve that for you. Good luck.
posted by beelzbubba at 9:00 AM on February 2, 2011


TheGoodBlood: "here?"

It appears mp3mixx is a Russian site. Selling new albums for ~$2 + Russian site mostly likely means it's not legal and they're not returning money to the artist. Just an opinion, but I personally wouldn't trust them with my credit card info.

posted by sharkfu at 9:01 AM on February 2, 2011


The version on Poor Little Critter is not live, by the way.
posted by rtha at 9:01 AM on February 2, 2011


The Russians have my credit card info and my 15 cents. I have my song, bought on impulse. The лошадь is out of the gate now, too late.

Please don't steal my identity or the 35.04 left in my account, Russians!
posted by bhb at 9:12 AM on February 2, 2011


FWIW, I did the Russian thing once for the exact same reason. It's been years ago, and it never resulted in any problems.
posted by MexicanYenta at 9:17 AM on February 2, 2011


Just out of curiosity, what's crappy about ripping something?
posted by box at 10:12 AM on February 2, 2011


Noting crappy about ripping if you own the CD, which I do not.

BTW, mp3mixx may be Russian but payments to them are handled by Plimus, a totally legitimate PayPal-esque site. Heck, they even have a facebook page, as well as links to "verified by Visa," "Verisign Secured," which work when...oh...wait. Those links dont work. Plimus is probably updating that stuff.
posted by bhb at 10:32 AM on February 2, 2011


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