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#349910 - 06/10/11 12:23 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: tomtuttle]
Ken.C Offline
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Hi William,

I hate to be the bearer of stereotypical response, but how have you determined that the quality isn't as good? Have you done any blind testing?
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#349929 - 06/10/11 01:55 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: tomtuttle]
William T-Basil Offline
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Registered: 12/05/08
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Loc: Lichfield UK
Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
William, I am very interested in your question.

Did they re-release a remastered Joshua Tree? Because I thought the original CD sounded absolutely awful.


MarkSJohnson has given the link for the reissue. I have the 1987 Island Records copy. I had not heard this album but saw it on the Bio channel and was taken by the "The tune creeps in - building, building, building - then it bursts out of the speakers with this stunning chiming trailblazing guitar work and Bono's impassioned growl and lyrics" as one reviewer put it. I like it. I am going back to vinyl and bought the 180gm LP to compare-not done it yet.
Reissue link with reviews. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Joshua-Tree-Ltd-Reissue-U2/dp/B000ECY2YO

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#349945 - 06/10/11 07:25 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: Ken.C]
William T-Basil Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ken.C
Hi William,

I hate to be the bearer of stereotypical response, but how have you determined that the quality isn't as good? Have you done any blind testing?

Ken,
You are right in asking. My firend and I did a hearing test. The CD sounds more detailed than the FLAC played from the EHD.
it appears to me that since the Receiver (c)is the common equipment in playing both the CD and the FLAC, it is either (a)or (b)that is suspect. Would you have an opinion,accepting that there is a difference?

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#349946 - 06/10/11 08:44 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: William T-Basil]
Ken.C Offline
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And you made sure the volume levels were matched?
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#349954 - 06/10/11 09:56 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: William T-Basil]
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William, welcome, but you put your question into a thread where it was probably least likely to be noticed by our members who have major experience in such matters. A new thread in Technical Questions may have yielded a different response.

As to "accepting that there is a difference?", that isn't generally the way we operate, especially in an area so clearly defined as not being audibly different as ripping to FLAC. Your listed equipment appears to be excellent and no "weak link" appears to be present.
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#352539 - 07/27/11 09:50 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: Mojo]
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Alexander Borodin, Russian chemist and part-time composer, had a gift for melodious compositions combining Russian and oriental themes. One indication of this is that almost 70 years after his death he was awarded a Tony for his music which was adapted for the exotic Broadway production Kismet.

His three symphonies aren't as well-known as their quality justifies and as this remastered disc of the excellent performances directed by Loris Tjeknavorian clearly demonstrates. Chock-full of gorgeous melodies, note in particular that the rarely-played two movements of the unfinished 3rd Symphony have a theme in the first movement which, once heard, is hard to get out of your mind. Available for about $5 up from various Amazon sellers.
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#352546 - 07/28/11 09:46 AM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: JohnK]
pmbuko Offline
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You just made another sale, John. Have you considered moonlighting as a classic music album liner notes writer?
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#352587 - 07/28/11 09:23 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: pmbuko]
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Yeah Peter, and I'm compiling a lexicon of words and phrases that can be plugged into almost any review. What grabbed you more, "chock-full" or "hard to get out of your mind"?
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#352589 - 07/28/11 10:16 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: JohnK]
pmbuko Offline
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I think it was "gorgeous melodies", actually.
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#352857 - 08/08/11 12:09 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: pmbuko]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6812
Loc: PEI, Canada
I assumed a "chemist" would have access to many, ahem, inspirational recipes and took an interest as to what it might sound like.

Seriously, I think "JohnK" is the key marketing term here. So far he has not led me astray and his usual descriptors are very accurate.

Added to my wish list.
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