Acoustic Sounds announces new SACDs for Jimi Hendrix & Pink Floyd 2018

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ParanoidAndroid, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    I did own both the Moebius and Barclay pressings that used that France tape. Honestly while it is higher fidelity those two sound thin, and are in much need of some mastering. The dream would be getting that source plus a good mastering engineer to release it on digital without the lacquer->vinyl lossyness/sound added distortion. In the mean time it's acceptable but I listen to it very rarely. If mono layer on the SACD sounds like the US/UK mono reissue I'll try my hand at some EQ with prof's Barclay needle drop.
     
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  2. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING

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    Good to know.Thanks.Wow. I'm already angling these as Christmas presents then :laugh:
     
  3. WonkyWilly

    WonkyWilly Forum Resident

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    That is absolutely true, but the US/UK vinyl was so ridiculously poor, they make the French LP sound like Steely Dan.
     
  4. 93curr

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    :goodie:

    :realmad::rant:
     
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  5. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    Indeed but as they license thru the US, maybe they have to use that album version?
     
  6. ShallowMemory

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    They're on my Want list. It's depressing having to rely on mid 80's cds for decent digital versions of their classic albums.
     
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  7. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    I've never found a CD copy sounding as good as this

    I'd love to have, finally, a Dark Side of The Moon sounding like this

     
  8. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    this video might be of interest to collectors

     
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  9. Andreas

    Andreas Forum Resident

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    A CD sourced from a compressed version of a copy of a vinyl mastering copy tape?
     
  10. hgfed27

    hgfed27 Well-Known Member

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    I listen to the folded down quad mixes of both of the Floyd mixes being released so I really don't have much interest in buying another copy of the original stereo mix (or the 5.1). The Hendrix albums on SACD, however, I am very interested in. I wonder if they'll be better than the original Reprise discs.
     
  11. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    Take any decent sounding mastering of DSOTM and boost the treble.
     
  12. Lownote30

    Lownote30 Bass Clef Addict

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    I've done that very thing with a needle drop I did of the mono Barclay. It needed some much needed EQ, and it was different for every song. To me, after my EQ, it sounds better than what EH put out on vinyl a few years back.
     
  13. RoyH

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    I for one am looking forward to the WYEH release. I didn’t have an SACD player back when the original was released and now to find it on eBay you have to give your first born in order to be able to afford it. That being said I would give up the WYEH all day long for a 5.1 mix release on The Wall. I have the Roger Waters The Wall Love 5.1 release and it’s decent but in general I hate live albums. I was able to score the Mastersound version of WYWH and love it. To me Mastersound in general has a warm essence to their releases and on songs LIKE WYWH it sounds very nice.. but again never heard it in 5.1
     
  14. marcb

    marcb Senior Member

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    Is the WYWH immersion set with the 5.1 and 4.0 mixes unobtanium now?
     
  15. Diskhound

    Diskhound Forum Resident


    Wow.
     
  16. Time Is On My Side

    Time Is On My Side Forum Resident

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    Does anybody know if the Pink Floyd ones are going to be a new mastering or will these be the same as what they released on the Immersion set a few years ago? Take the master tapes and just do a flat transfer for crying out loud. I'm getting tired of buying these albums again and again.
     
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  17. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile

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    You didn't like the wish you were here sacd?
     
  18. marcb

    marcb Senior Member

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    Why would they do a new re-masterings or transfer them flat? The existing masterings are already excellent. They're not trying to improve upon the existing ones; they're just trying to make them available again to those who don't have them (and make some money too, I suppose).

    And no offense, but why are you buying them again and again?
     
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  19. RoyH

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    I’m not sure tbh I know the WYWH SaCD is running in excess of $150 on eBay. If they’re truly coming out I’ll save my money and get the new version
     
  20. marcb

    marcb Senior Member

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    I would get the immersion set if it’s not unreasonable. The original hi-rez mastering was in pcm not dsd, so you gain nothing with SACD. Plus you get the quad mix and lots of other extras.
     
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  21. RoyH

    RoyH Active Member

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    Can the same be said for The Wall immersion set?
     
  22. James Bennett

    James Bennett Forum Resident

    For my money the Wish You Were AP Sacd was definitive.
     
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  23. Khamakhazee

    Khamakhazee Forum Resident

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    For WYWH I have the 2011 CD, the 1994 Mastersound CD and the Columbia CK 33453 CD. I prefer the boosted Mastersound but is there a better edition out there? Still would love to have some sort of immersion set for Animals.
     
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  24. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile

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    Agreed.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2018
  25. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Forum Resident

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    No.
     

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