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#335684 - 01/26/11 02:48 PM Re: I'm Just Gonna Say It [Re: ClubNeon]
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Of course there are exceptions. The new release of Pretty Hate Machine. Trent did a good job of actually extracting more dynamic range from the multi-tracks. But this is a complete remix.

I had hopped the same for the more extreme remix of Pearl Jam's Ten, but it was a casualty of the loudness war.
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#335685 - 01/26/11 02:50 PM Re: I'm Just Gonna Say It [Re: ClubNeon]
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Does hopping work better than other forms of enticement?

Or perhaps you are a member of the 7th Day Advent Hoppists.
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#335686 - 01/26/11 02:51 PM Re: I'm Just Gonna Say It [Re: Ken.C]
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I've pretty much pre-decided that any new release (or remastered release) is going to suck unless it's Jazz or Classical....
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#335701 - 01/26/11 03:42 PM Re: I'm Just Gonna Say It [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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C'mon, Mark. Now why would such effort be put into only the recordings to which people will never listen.

And besides, I've got some pratty shatty classical recordings. Jazz was for hepcats, beeboppers and junkies. Aren't all those people dead now?
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#335705 - 01/26/11 03:58 PM Re: I'm Just Gonna Say It [Re: BobKay]
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Amazon just shipped "The Very Best of the Coasters" to me. I was wild about the single "Searchin' when I was a teen. Played it really loud at all my parties (big corner-loaded horn system). In mono, kids, MONO! (But it was hi-fi). Saw the Coasters at a touring rock 'n' roll show along with Jackie Wilson and others.

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#335707 - 01/26/11 04:05 PM Re: I'm Just Gonna Say It [Re: alan]
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Isn't great to have lived to an age that premits calling 40-somethings "kids?" You go, Alan!

And did you eventually replace them in stereo for fitty cents more? That was the $ difference in the early 60's.
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#335751 - 01/26/11 07:25 PM Re: I'm Just Gonna Say It [Re: CatBrat]
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Benny Goodman kicks major musical arse.

Big band was the rock and roll of it's day. smile

I think because so much modern music is prefabricated and processed (like cheese) to sound like perfect, plastic crap, that older recordings have more air and vibe and sound much more pleasing to the human ear.

I'm pretty certain I will end up an even grumpier old man, playing scratchy old 78's on a Victrola... grin
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#335752 - 01/26/11 07:28 PM Re: I'm Just Gonna Say It [Re: audiosavant]
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Wax tubes are where it's at, dude.
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#335753 - 01/26/11 07:43 PM Re: I'm Just Gonna Say It [Re: Ken.C]
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Personally, I'd like to hear some Simon and Garfunkel remastered. The mastering on the CDs I have is just plain terrible.
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#335754 - 01/26/11 07:48 PM Re: I'm Just Gonna Say It [Re: ClubNeon]
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Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
I started buying the Tears for Fears remasters that came out a while ago. But after comparing the new Songs from the Big Chair to the original CD release, it was louder, but lost a lot of dynamics. Just wish I could find an original The Hurting now.


The cd re-release of The Hurting sounds horrible compared to the vinyl (which sounds great smile ).

The 80's suffer the most with cd remastering. A lot of early digital gear was starting to creep into the recording chain but it was still being tracked to analog tape... so 80's music originally released on vinyl always has a punchy warmth (especially synth based music) that the cd reissues lack.

Unfortunately, cds of remastered 80's music typically sound thin and brittle but did not sound that way originally.
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