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I have made some cue sheets (.cue files) for some one-track MP3s I had. gonna share them if people want them. They can be used my most good media players for separation and seeking through large audio files as well as by CD burning software to separate large audio files into component tracks while burning.

You may wish to edit them slightly. At least you may need to edit the FILE entry to point to your MP3 if it’s named differently. Don’t worry, .cue files are just basic text files with some syntax and a custom extension that can be opened in any standard text editor such as notepad. Most library based players will require the cue-sheet to be named the same as the mp3 file they refer to in order to correctly store the individual track-names, eg. if your mp3 is named ‘Macbeth.mp3’ then your cue-sheet file would have to be named ‘Macbeth.cue’.

The majority of these cue-sheets I have made my hand, however the excellent dcue application (Windows/Mac/Linux) can grab track-lists for existing albums from the equally excellent Discogs website and generate a cue-sheet from them. (Right-click to save)

  • Thomas Dolby – Gothic – The score Thomas made for Ken Russell’s critically panned horror film following a chaotic house party featuring Lord Byron & friends. The album was quite rare on CD and merely featured the two sides of the vinyl LP as a pair of long tracks. This cue-sheet breaks those tracks up into the listed movements. (13/05/2007)
  • Front 242 – Live at the DNA Lounge, SF – This is a for the full audio stream of the show that was made available for a limited period on the clubs website. It was approx six hours long and included DJ sets as well as the support acts. The 242 set from the show has since been released via the usual methods but for those that prefer the full set this cuefile should cut the 242 set down into manageable chunks. I’ve tried to set the times as close as possible to the start of the songs.This will only work for the full six hour set and won’t sync up to other versions. (15/11/2005)
  • Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence (The Quad: final mix) – An extremely limited release that has only recently got a wide distribution through the latest singles boxed set. Comprised four individual remixes mixed together into one super mega-mix. Originally released on limited one-sided heavy vinyl. This cue-sheet gives the individual mixes individual start-points.
    a) Tim Simenon mix – b) Holger Hiller “odd mix” – c) “Violinic mix” by Gareth Jones and Mimi Izumi Koboyashi (also featured on the International: Compilation Mute as Enjoy The Silence (extract from The Quad: final mix) – d) Adrian Sherwood mix (23/08/2005)
  • Throbbing Gristle – Journey Through a Body – This is a cue sheet for TG’s 1981 gruesome soundtrack for the human body. CD contains only tracks of the two sides of the LP. This splits the album up into the five individual tracks. (18/07/2005)
  • Laibach Macbeth – More guesswork. This CD was released as one-track. Possibly because the band saw the album as one piece to be ingested as a whole… or just out of laziness. Anyway there are pirate split MP3s floating about on the net but I consider the track-splits to be wrong. For a start the track 10.5.1941 on the album is at the start of side 2 of the LP and is an orchestral number beginning with air-plane sounds. This track also appears on the International: Compilation Mute… er… compilation, so I’m assuming it is correct. In the split pirate mp3s this name is given to the following track. Anyway. I believe my track-names and times on this cue-sheet are a tad more accurate though still not 100%. In fact you are probably better off listening to the CD as a whole as god (or Laibach) intended and pretend you never read this rambling shite. (22/06/2005)
  • Space – Space – KLF/Orb side-project. Track-times are a guess assisted by the approx track-times on Lazlo’s Discography Machine. (04/04/2005)
  • Orbital – Live at Maida Vale July 2004 – The last ever gig, this is the version that was taken from the exclusive John Peel show broadcast. Probably the most common souce. I got the track-titles from The have some nice photos from the cosy set and others as well as some nice words from Phil Hartnol following the tragic and unexpected death of John Peel a few months later. (04/04/2005)

I may add more when I need them. cue-sheets are probably a better way of splitting tracks on live bootleg MP3s etc. without cutting up the MP3 and leaving possible annoying gappage.


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