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Camera Obscura

MP3 (320kbps) ? $8.99 BUY + Wish List
FLAC ? $11.49 BUY + Wish List
CD $12.98 BUY + Wish List
LP (w/ DL Coupon) ? $16.98 BUY + Wish List

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MRG239 | Release Date January 20, 2004

Camera Obscura create lilting, sophisticated melodies that draw similarities to the work of contemporaries such as Belle & Sebastian, The Clientele or Trembling Blue Stars, but are also rooted in more classic sounds such as Nick Drake, Donovan or Petula Clark. Songs drift and linger like a clouds in a summer sky, with gentle hooks and breezy vocals that stick in your head like a pleasant memory.

Available on 180-gram vinyl, with a free download coupon!

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Suspended From Class 03:46 $0.99 Buy
Play Keep It Clean 03:16 $0.99 Buy
Play A Sister's Social Agony 03:59 $0.99 Buy
Play Teenager 03:40 $0.99 Buy
Play Before You Cry 02:59 $0.99 Buy
Play Your Picture 03:08 $0.99 Buy
Play Number One Son 04:07 $0.99 Buy
Play Let Me Go Home 03:35 $0.99 Buy
Play Books Written for Girls 05:13 $0.99 Buy
Play Knee Deep at the NPL 05:10 $0.99 Buy
Play Lunar Sea 04:58 $0.99 Buy
Play I Don't Want to See You 03:14 $0.99 Buy
Play Footloose and Fancy Free 02:54 $0.99 Buy

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What is the difference between MP3 and FLAC files?

Merge offers the highest quality MP3s possible. They are encoded without DRM using the LAME version 3.97 encoder at non-variable rate of 320 kbps. At this quality level, the sound is essentially indistinguishable from a CD.

We also offer FLAC digital music files. FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an uncompressed audio format. As such, FLAC files provide a perfect digital copy of a given piece of music.

MP3s eliminate audio data in order to reduce file size. FLAC files are by definition 'lossless' and are a perfect digital copy of the original source material. Because of this, a FLAC audio file is much larger in size than an MP3 file. While FLAC audio is ideal if you listen to your music on a higher-end home stereo, or enjoy close-listening on headphones, it does not have as widespread playback support as the MP3 format.

*Note: FLAC files do not work in iTunes.

What is the difference between MP3 and FLAC files?

Merge offers the highest quality MP3s possible. They are encoded without DRM using the LAME version 3.97 encoder at non-variable rate of 320 kbps. At this quality level, the sound is essentially indistinguishable from a CD.

We also offer FLAC digital music files. FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an uncompressed audio format. As such, FLAC files provide a perfect digital copy of a given piece of music.

MP3s eliminate audio data in order to reduce file size. FLAC files are by definition 'lossless' and are a perfect digital copy of the original source material. Because of this, a FLAC audio file is much larger in size than an MP3 file. While FLAC audio is ideal if you listen to your music on a higher-end home stereo, or enjoy close-listening on headphones, it does not have as widespread playback support as the MP3 format.

*Note: FLAC files do not work in iTunes.

"Includes Download Coupon". What does that mean?
With many of our vinyl releases we include a coupon (Yes, an actual slip of paper inside the album packaging) with a unique code which will allow you to download a high quality MP3 version of the album you've purchased.