Gentle Giant - In A Glass House. Alucard Remasters?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Rael, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Rael

    Rael Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Poland
    I am a bit confused by two relases under Alucard of this album. Both are remasters, earlier one (Gentle Giant - In A Glass House ) looks to be currently in print in europe and the latter one (Gentle Giant - In A Glass House ) is very hard to get. I guess the ALU-GG-010 one is from latest remaster series so i think it uses other mastering then alu-gg-02? what is a story behind this? Did Alucard remastered only one album in 2000 (there are not any other regular studio albums rematsres from this year) and then whole discogrpahy again in 2009? I am a bit puzzeled that the earlier one is easy to get why the latest remasters are very hard to find.
     
  2. Rael

    Rael Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Poland
    Really nobody knows anything? I searched through the web and didn't find a single comparision of those two edition. Really puzzling especially the fact that alu-gg-02 looks to be the only one GG relased in this year while the 010 one is part of the series. What would be point in remastering the same album 4 years later again? this bring me to suspect that the 2009 used same master as 2009 one (after all it is the same label) but I did not dind any confirmation about this :/
     
  3. no.nine

    no.nine (not his real name)

    Location:
    NYC
    Hi there - I know that in 2009, there were remasters done of several GG albums by EMI/Alucard. This was a single campaign and the titles were released, if memory serves, in one or two batches. I'm 99% sure (and I hope someone will correct me if I'm wrong) that the 2000 Alucard master was done as an individual title, and had nothing to do with EMI. These two masterings of this title are therefore likely to be different, but I haven't heard either one because I'm happy with my '90s RGF copy. Hopefully someone more familiar with them can comment.
     
  4. milco

    milco Forum Resident

    I have the 2000 and the 2009 version. The 2009 Fred Kevorkian remaster has a big, meaty, punchy sound with bold, bouncy bottom end and I absolutely love it. Doubtless there is quite a bit of limiting and some EQ fixes, but it sounds great on my relatively modest hi-fi and, IMO, stops just short of being overly compressed (although I have a fairly high tolerance of such things). The 2000 version, by comparison is a bit drab and lifeless, although some people may prefer it like that.
     

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