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Where to buy digital tracks?

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This may be the wrong forum however i cannot find where it should be, so thats why it's here.

I've been after a joan armatrading album but the prices online are too expensive imo. I've never bought single tracks before so i went to a few sites but found out international customers can't buy from them. So is there anywhere aussies can go to buy tracks?

 

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Yes, many of the international download sites like HD TRACKS (USA), HIGHRESAUDIO (Germany), and QOBUZ (France) have geo-blocking.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo-blocking#Australia
And, VPN software that circumvents these blocks can be an added expense
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network
Depending on your play-back equipment, I advised purchasing "lossless" 16-bit, 44.1kHz and above.
Over 20-bit, 48 kHz is regarded as "high-res"
https://www.riaa.com/high-resolution-audio-initiative-gets-major-boost-with-new-hi-res-music-logo-and-branding-materials-for-digital-retailers/
Naturally, the higher resolution, the more expensive the download
As for Joan Armatrading in particular, there doesn't appear to be any high-res releases on any of the above overseas sites
Sadly, zDigital in Australia only offers JA lossy MP3 downloads...although it appears you can buy single tracks from them.
https://www.zdigital.com.au/search?q=Joan Armatrading

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Thank you very much for all the information.

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just out of interest which album are you chasing itchy?

JA is a divisive force in my household - i love her t bits and my mrs can't stand her!

 

 

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Also a big fan. It will be interesting with HDTracks' recent announcement moving into "streaming", whether the existing geo-block will remain in place.

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