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iTunes match made my music "Clean"

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Geoff C. Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Nov 17, 2011 6:26 AM

I uploaded albums to iTunes from CDs that weren't censored to be clean, they were all explicit and no words were beeped out.  Yesterday, I decided to upgrade those songs (smart playlist of less than 256 and icloud has it matched, then delete and redownload), but the versions iTunes redownloaded were clean and words are beeped.  Is there any way to get my originals back or the explicit version back?  Its really annoying to listen to a song and have half the words beeped out.

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  • Billbarr Calculating status...
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    Nov 17, 2011 8:07 AM (in response to Geoff C.)

    As long as you told iTunes to Keep the Orignal File you should still have it in your iTunes Music Folder. If you told it to delete the Original File then it may be in your trash can if you havent emptied the trash. The main thing is to keep the original file.

  • mjbanks Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Nov 17, 2011 8:18 AM (in response to Geoff C.)

    Can you post a few artists/albums this happened to? I deleted most of my library to get the 256kbps version and would like to check if this happened to anyone of mine. The things I have listened to already are not edited versions (some Eminem, Gang Starr, etc).

  • Mike Connelly Level 4 Level 4 (1,785 points)
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    Nov 17, 2011 10:02 AM (in response to Geoff C.)

    I definitely wouldn't delete old files until you've listened and verified that the "upgraded" ones are correct.  Probably makes sense to keep those files indefinitely on a spare drive.

  • mjbanks Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Nov 17, 2011 10:03 AM (in response to Mike Connelly)

    Mike Connelly wrote:

     

    I definitely wouldn't delete old files until you've listened and verified that the "upgraded" ones are correct.  Probably makes sense to keep those files indefinitely on a spare drive.

    I have a Time Machine backup of all of my stuff, but I also haven't seen any songs get converted to clean versions.

  • Rod410 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 17, 2011 10:48 AM (in response to mjbanks)

    This happened to me also. Artist- J. Cole. Album- Cole World: The Sideline Story. I have the uncensored version in my itunes library but the match play the censored verison on my other devices.

  • The Shockwave Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Nov 17, 2011 11:40 AM (in response to Mike Connelly)

    I made a seperate archive of my entire library just before starting to fool around with Match.  I've had my library screwed up too many times in the past by something and needing a full restore.

     

    Right now it looks like that's already happening since some of the matched items refuse to download.  I better start checking my files that did download for "clean"ness.

  • thebman22 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 22, 2011 5:20 PM (in response to Geoff C.)

    Same here. Here is a track of mine "Make Her Say feat. Kanye West & Common (Clean)" by Kid Cudi. This was not a clean version before iTunes Match. I really hate this. Anyone have a solution to this mess?

  • thebman22 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 22, 2011 5:22 PM (in response to Geoff C.)

    On my original iTunes library it's fine. But my other Macs and iOS devices have to re-download from iCloud (iTunes Match) and they get this Clean version. Not exactly a "match".

  • Anthony C. Kay Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:12 AM (in response to thebman22)

    I noticed this as well, the album in question was Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part 2. The odd thing is that if you check this album in the iTunes store they don't have a clean version available, yet if you download the album through iTunes to upgrade to 256 Kpbs or download to an iOS device you get the clean version of some of the songs replacing the explicit original.

     

    I'm sure I have other albums where this could happen, this is just the one I noticed so far.

  • tphizzle Calculating status...
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    Jan 2, 2012 6:11 AM (in response to Geoff C.)

    Same here. This is terrible.

  • davejr160 Calculating status...
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    Jan 5, 2012 8:23 AM (in response to Geoff C.)

    A similar thing has happened to songs in my library. I have all of my originals saved on my laptop, but when I chose to download a selection of songs on my iPhone, they showed up editied. Frustrating. iTunes Match has caused more problems than solutions for me. (The most recent I noticed was an entire DMX album. Half the words in the some songs are bleeped out).

  • OWN3D Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 5, 2012 2:26 PM (in response to Geoff C.)

    Same thing is happening here. SO FRUSTRATING to hear music and expect the next word in the song to be bleeped or scratched out. 

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