David Bowie - Heroes 2017 fixed remaster

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by dtuck90, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. karmaman

    karmaman Forum Resident

    whatever. you've found your label. they **** up, you say it's right.
     
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  2. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Some people aren't happy they'll be saving in the future. :D

    Play your RCA's!
     
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  3. TonyCzar

    TonyCzar Forum Resident

    Location:
    PhIladelphia, PA
    I finally listened to the Parlophone "Heroes" album (skipping "My Way", of course. I'm just not ready to wade into that.) about a week ago.

    A previous (paraphrased) quote of kman's did seem to apply: "You know all those things you're hearing that you never heard before? It's because they've all been pushed up." There did seem to be a certain monotony setting in, with everything seeming to be mixed to be of equal importance, which, as the TV ad says, "is not how any of this works". Still... no fatigue or headache, and I thought the whole thing a very good experience. (Disclaimer: upfront I went -8dB overall, and did some minor bass-killing on the EQ before hearing a note.)

    But finally, at "Secret Life" (last friggin' song) they seemed to get it together - they actually seemed to NOT be trying to make white noise of it all: clear, excellent separation, dynamic sounding, and then snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, weirdly, at the end, the bass seemed to be taking on that "smeared" effect that some people noticed on much of Parlophone's "Scary Monsters".

    [shrug]

    8 out of 10, I guess. I know that sounds overly generous, but I keep in mind that these things are hyped and priced so one will anticipate a 10 out of 10. Disclaimer #2: this was not an album engraved on my brain at the time. Although, being in Philly, I'm guessing I heard more of it on AOR radio than listeners in many other markets, even though it wasn't a "hit". I didn't feel the need to buy it for years.
     
  4. Solace

    Solace Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brussels, Belgium
    Is the vinyl any better?
     
  5. Mo0g

    Mo0g Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Listening through headphones, to the vinyl, to be honest the volume drop is barely noticeable to me. If I hadn't known about the issue I doubt it would have registered.
     
  6. Solace

    Solace Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brussels, Belgium
    But how does it compare to the CD? Is there a noticable improvement in general?
     
  7. Limopard

    Limopard Forum Resident

    Location:
    Leipzig, Germany
    Qobuz now has the 2017 remasters of the separately available albums Low, Heroes, Lodger (both versions) and Scary Monsters. Heroes containes the fixed version of the title track. Dropped the 2 € for the single track, since they offered me a very generous compensation for the faulty one.
     
  8. rrowley

    rrowley Active Member

    Location:
    Sunderland,UK
    Not on Qobuz uk.Still just ANCIANT(inc error) and the '99's
     
  9. TonyCzar

    TonyCzar Forum Resident

    Location:
    PhIladelphia, PA
    I'm not trying to turn this into a stealth ANCIANT thread, but I notice that HDTracks is offering "Scary Monsters (2017 remastered edition)" as a standalone Hi-res download today (Saturday 11/25) in both 96/24 and 192/24. That not only breaks a land-speed record for individual title drops from the Bowie Parlophone boxes (<2 months!), it's obviously way out of sequence.

    Has Parlophone decided that it's not only "Heroes" which is not ready for prime time?? (And that "Scary Monsters" is?)
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2017
  10. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    Location:
    Berlin
    Just saw that yesterday a person put "David Bowie's bathtub" into German "Ebay Kleinanzeigen". The - supposedly - original bathtub from Bowie's flat at Hauptstraße 154 has an asking price of 750€.

    And here it is:

    [​IMG]

    Not sure if this is going to sell..
     
  11. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Forum Resident

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    Haren, DM
    Is it Romy Haag certified ? Btw, always thought people said it was #155
     
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  12. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    Location:
    Berlin
    What, the adress? Woah, but of course 155. I just copied it from the offer. That's a good one, trying to cash in yet giving the wrong adress:righton:

    I wonder if this is the same person that was trying to sell the sofa from that flat a couple of years ago. Wonder what became of the tv:evil:
     
  13. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway Lodger in the Snow

    Location:
    London, England
    Oh oh oh oh.

    Little china bath.
     
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  14. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

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    Phoenix, AZ, USA
  15. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

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  16. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

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    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    I figured I'd hit this thread since you got the other. ;)
     
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  17. dumaisaudio

    dumaisaudio Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    Glad to see this actually happened in a timely manner (given vinyl press times, two months is a fairly quick turnaround). Hopefully I can find the file somewhere. Is there anywhere that one can buy a hi-res version of just the "Heroes" track?
     
  18. Krivers

    Krivers Active Member

    Location:
    Dixie
    I emailed Warners in the link above several days and still no response. Has anyone actually gotten a response from them on time table for shipping out replacement CDs? Thx.
     
  19. Mo0g

    Mo0g Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Not me, not even an acknowledgement .
     
  20. SCOTT1234

    SCOTT1234 Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
  21. chickendinna

    chickendinna Forum Resident

    Hmm. I just emailed them. They must be really busy since they have a crap ton of discs to replace. Thanks by the way for the link.
     
  22. aphexj

    aphexj Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto
    I bet that e-mail inbox has 10,000 unread messages right now
     
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  23. Onrd

    Onrd Well-Known Member

    I got no response from them either.
     
  24. No response either.Will give them a month to get replacement to me before I contact them again.
     
  25. rrowley

    rrowley Active Member

    Location:
    Sunderland,UK
    Thanks for your message.

    We can confirm that we have today arranged for a replacement item to be sent to you, under the following reference number: warnersnotraystaff£&$£&$

    Deliveries to UK can take between 1-4 working days.

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

    Kind regards,

    EU
    Warner Music Customer Service

    still aint on quobuz.Any kind hdtracks customers out there?
     

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