2013 Stone Temple Pilots "Core" vinyl reissue on MOV

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by dconsmack, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. dconsmack

    dconsmack Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Las Vegas, NV USA
    I just got this reissue. It's fantastic! I emailed Music On Vinyl and they said they used a 24bit, 192kHz digital copy of the master tape for this as well as the recent "Purple" reissue. They are both new masterings and in my opinion are better executed than the original CD. I always thought the original Core CD sounded like it had the "smiley face" eq applied to it. The MOV release is much more natural and has the mid range drive the CD was lacking. Dynamics are not compressed, and "Sex Type Thing" almost sounds like a new mix because the original CD compressed the drums heavily. The drums are drastically louder on the new LP. 12 songs are spread out over 3 sides, and side 4 is an etched rendition of the cover art. Crystal clear vinyl. The cover art is fine, but was never a high quality picture to begin with. No gatefold. Poly-lined paper inner sleeves. Vinyl is flat and completely silent. It's expensive, but it really is an improvement over the CD. I hope MOV reissue/remaster the rest of their catalog.
     
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  2. pinkrudy

    pinkrudy Forum Resident

    i was going to buy this but when they said it was 2lps i passed.... i have great brazil press that sounds nice and is all on 1lp...much more conveniant and enjoyable to me.
     
  3. Rocketdog

    Rocketdog Forum Resident

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  4. Izozeles

    Izozeles Forum Resident

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    Santiago de Chile
    I bought this reissue upon release. Core was a favorite back in the early 90´s and I was curious to see how it stood after almost 20 years. I´m pretty surprised how well has aged.
     
  5. mikemoon

    mikemoon Forum Resident

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    Atlanta, GA
    The MOV Core reissue is great. I'd be interested in the RSD version possibly if it was cut from analog but the MOV is pretty close being a 192/24 transfer. It's likely the Rhino is similar mastering but still interesting but I don't think I need 2 copies.

    Time for Tiny music and No. 4 now!
     
  6. beachboydw

    beachboydw Well-Known Member

    I just cant get with the digital to analog transfer idea. Might as well own the CD.
     
  7. Preston

    Preston Forum Resident

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    It's very difficult (some would say impossible) to get over 53 minutes of music on two sides of an LP and have it sound good. The grooves can't have enough excursion to get the bass and dynamics right. Typically, 20-22 minutes/side is the maximum length for which you can get great sound, depending on the dynamics of the music recorded, et cetera. This is a great sounding set! Maybe wait for the (probably) cheaper Rhino??? Cheers!
     
  8. dconsmack

    dconsmack Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Las Vegas, NV USA
    The new vinyl is a remaster and sounds different from the CD version.
     
  9. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

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    San Antonio, TX
    But if its a new digital remaster, it should be released digitally. Why do a digital remaster only to then release it on vinyl?
     
  10. dconsmack

    dconsmack Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Las Vegas, NV USA
    A digital re-release may be in the future. Vinyl cut from a hi-rez digital master with a quality D/A converter can sound fantastic. These STP reissues are proof. The mastering is more important than it being digital or analogue. I have lots of all analogue LPs that don't sound that great and I have digitally sourced LPs that sound great.
     
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  11. Alternative4

    Alternative4 Well-Known Member

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    New Zealand
    How does it compare to the DVDA disc?
     
  12. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

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    San Antonio, TX
    I hope it's better than that.
     
  13. Turnaround

    Turnaround Got the money, and got the yayo

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    USA
    Has anyone compared the MOV 2 LP version to the Rhino Record Store Day single LP version?

    Does anyone know the source and mastering credits for the Rhino Record Store Day version?
     
  14. Leonard Gomez

    Leonard Gomez Member

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    Kirkland, WA
    Also interested in a comparison between the Rhino and the MOV
     
  15. T&Y

    T&Y New Member

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    Tokyo, JAPAN
    MOV : Clear audiophile sound
    RSD : Poor sound
    I prefer Rhino single record. It is natural and enjoyable.
     
  16. Turnaround

    Turnaround Got the money, and got the yayo

    Location:
    USA
    This post does not make sense. The RSD version is the Rhino version.
     
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  17. davidshirt

    davidshirt Forum Resident

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    Redlands, CA
    Music On Vinyl announced the release of No. 4 and posted a pic of the artwork.. Die cut sleeve and first 2000 pressings are on white vinyl.
     
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  18. pinkrudy

    pinkrudy Forum Resident

    holy moley

    ok guys...the only way to get the white vinyl is on Ebay....if your here in the states.

    it will release Jan 26th ... so hurry
     
  19. davidshirt

    davidshirt Forum Resident

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    Redlands, CA
    Usually soundstagedirect has MOV titles up for pre order.
     
  20. pinkrudy

    pinkrudy Forum Resident

    i checked...there isnt any yet.
     
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  21. stenway

    stenway Well-Known Member

    what about the 1st German press, (WWME Alsdorf), anyone have it to compare or review it?

    and so it seems the MOV is better than the RSD... (and yes make sense the record go to 2 records but curious about the 1st German).

    so at the end we have 3 choices:

    1. German 1st press
    2. MOV 2 vinyl
    3. RSD

    by way, I always buy the black versions of MOV, just a personal taste... classic black for me.
     
  22. Turntable

    Turntable Forum Resident

    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Picked up the MOV black vinyl reissue. Considering its hi rez digital mastering it sounds pretty good.

    No digital smoothing in this, more on the cost open side. I like how they have split it into 3 sides as its too large ng for a single lp

    Has anyone here the MOV pressings of N4 and Shangra?
     
  23. matt94gt

    matt94gt New Member

    Anyone know if the RSD yellow was pressed from analog? Is there a website that lists if LPs were pressed from analog or digital sources etc?
     
  24. PJJK

    PJJK Well-Known Member

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    Pennsylvania - USA
    Did you ever get an answer on this album?
     
  25. whaiyun

    whaiyun Forum Resident

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    Windsor/Detroit
    The price of the yellow RSD pressing is sky high. I went with the MOV pressing. Songs are spread over 3 sides and the 4th side is an etched version of the cover. Pretty cool.
     

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