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the overall quality of the tdc cd`s!

 
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the overall quality of the tdc cd`s!
Yes, remaster the earlier albums and re-release.
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No, they are all as perfect as they can possibly be.
42%
 42%  [ 6 ]
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Gromek



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 9:53 am    Post subject: the overall quality of the tdc cd`s! Reply with quote

What are your opinions on the quality of the cd`s?

I do not mean the songs on the album, but the recording quality!
Equipment used etc., volume and for instance the way the albums are produced.

Do some of them need remastering and a re-release?

I think the overall quality is very good, but some of the earlier song could have a slightly higher (recording) volume.

For now i`ll just turn up the volume on my amp. Wink
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Fantsu



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've been away too long! Wink The reissues of the albums will be released later this year. Or so we've been told. Search "reissues" and you'll find...

I don't know what kind of changes they've made or none at all.
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Gromek



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard that there would be re-issues, but only the same recording on Neils own label.
Are they or will they be (really) remastered?
Bonus tracks (maybe from vynil b-sides?

Have i really been away so long?
Tempus Fugit!
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Gromek



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silly me!

I did read about this some time ago!
Strange that i did not remember it (i`ll get the wet spaghetti out later).

This is mentioned on our leaders own site:
Reissuing the back catalogue will be a lengthy and involved process. Much of the original artwork has been lost, and master tapes are still being recovered. We will complete the process, and when we do you can expect to see photos you've never seen and hear tracks you've never heard. Now before you ask, 'Fanfare' will not be reissued - you all know how Neil feels about this. Please be patient with us as this is a massive task. Also remember Neil is working on a variety of projects, including a new Divine Comedy record for Parlophone. Look for the reissues to start appearing in 2006. Keep watching this Newspage and www.dcrecords.co.uk in the meantime for updates.

Many appelogies to all.

(an i was looking forward to some wet sellery,blast Sad )
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PabloPicasso



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So he his happy for fans to pay inflated prices for the first album?
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: the overall quality of the tdc cd`s! Reply with quote

Gromek wrote:


I think the overall quality is very good, but some of the earlier song could have a slightly higher (recording) volume.

For now i`ll just turn up the volume on my amp. Wink


Remastering isn't about volume. It's the constant obsession with making things sound 'loud' that is starting to make a lot of modern releases sound rather shitty.
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pedro40



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: the overall quality of the tdc cd`s! Reply with quote

Gaz J wrote:


Remastering isn't about volume. It's the constant obsession with making things sound 'loud' that is starting to make a lot of modern releases sound rather shitty.


agreed!
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Pierre



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's really necessary for "Promenade" overall. It didn't get the sound it deserved. I don't think the strings were recorded so nicely. So I'll be very happy to listen to it in a new way..."Liberation" will also benefit from a remaster. Good for the extra-tracks too.

For the other albums, I don't think it had to be done...
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sixofone



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 6:25 pm    Post subject: Re: the overall quality of the tdc cd`s! Reply with quote

pedro40 wrote:
Gaz J wrote:


Remastering isn't about volume. It's the constant obsession with making things sound 'loud' that is starting to make a lot of modern releases sound rather shitty.


agreed!


Yes Yes
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hearing the difference between the two Tonight We Fly recordings (on Promenade and A Secret History) I don't think remastering can possibly be a bad thing. Same arrangement, same recording (I assume?) but all these little nuances were brought out that I just hadn't noticed before.

The earlier music relies so much on the subtleties of its orchestration that to release it without lending it the clarity it deserves would be a crime Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mind you, Summerhouse on a Secret History sounds much worse than the version on Promenade. Everything's kind of muted Confused
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Gromek



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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know remastering is not about the volume, but albums are recorded at (sometimes) a lower volume.
And when playing the album, you sometimes have to turn up the volume, to hear "more" (be it soundeffects or whetever).
But in doing that, you sometimes get more backgroud noise (white, pink noise, whatever).

Records sounding rather shitty because the volume is too high, after remastering, is a load of bull Wink

That has nothing to do with it!

I agree with both Satine & MissDreamy, remastering and a higher volume (not "just" turning it up) can really make a difference.

I have worked a long time in the audio business, so i know where and when there will be changes in the audio!

But, everyone is entitled to their own opinion!


But hey, they will be "remastered" and we will hear the difference then.
A new topic will surely be started to discuss them.

So until then, let`s lay this to rest.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:00 am    Post subject: remasters Reply with quote

Hi! I bought the 2012 reissue of Blur's Modern Life Is Rubbish and it looks wonderful with its digipack, sounds far better than the original CD and the bonus disc has a lot of previously unreleased tracks.
So yes, it would be really nice to see a remastered-reissued version of Liberation and Promenade (maybe with bonus tracks and lyrics in the booklet). I would definitely buy them.
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