Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Maidenpriest, Jun 22, 2011.
Anyone bought it, whats the mastering like ?
Looks like that:
The mastering is not as bad as some of their others.
They should put together a second double CD of just the 80's stuff since they put this out.
right ok, thats money saved then
That picture says it all. If anyone grabs the vinyl... Please, let us know what you think.
The vinyl is going to the a picture disc so the sound will not be good.
I listened quickly the tracks from No Prayer For The Dying and Fear Of The Dark which are in this compilation and they are louder than in the 98 remasters. Couple of those remasters aren't so bad if you think what most of the remasters are nowadays.. Btw, it would be nice to know who mastered this one.
Okay! I just pulled out the booklet.
It was mastered by Ade Emsley (never heard of this person.)
The 1998 remasters were atrocious. Those are responsible for more than a few people finding this site. How'd they get louder?
Attn: Rod Smallwood - I would pay $50 each for legitimately audiophile mastered editions of many of the classic Maiden albums on CD. Think about it.
Rod doesn't care about you (or me for that matter). He's just concerned about "the new young fans who weren't around XX years ago", and that's why they put out all sorts of compilations every other year.
I haven't bought this one yet. It's the first Maiden title I haven't gone out and bought at the time of release.
So it seems. Although since I buy each new Maiden release (excluding comps) and see them every tour, you'd think I'd matter as much as anyone else.[/quote]
Why would you buy it at all? If you're a Maiden fan, I assume you already have all the albums. Unless this sounds drastically different and better, I can't see any reason to purchase it. Did you buy any of the other comps?
And given that we're in the iTunes era where individual tracks are available, what is the point of a comp like this anyway? The young fans can already get all these tracks a la carte without buying full length CD's.
If you are a collector, that would be one big reason.
I buy everything Maiden puts out even though I have some of these tunes multiple times.
Yeah, I think that's why they do it. But do you not feel taken advantage of at all? Like the band/management is just putting out product that doesn't offer anything to fans, beyond giving them another item to collect?
I think the mastering of this new compilation is not as bad as the remasters!
For me especially the tracks of Dance of Death, A matter of life and death andThe final frontier sounding better than they does on the original albums
For me it is an easiier listening, there a more dynamic range and not so much distortion!
YES, it could be better but if you compare it to the earlier versions it is definitley better
Well, yes they can For example No Prayer.. has average dynamic range 8: http://www.dr.loudness-war.info/details.php?id=1851. There is still one, two or three dBs to rise the RMS
Why doesn't Maiden release Deluxe Editions of their old albums? Those would bring much more money than these continual compilations
Good mastering and bonus disc of live/unreleased material.
They surely are missing the point when doing these numerous compilation releases.
Maybe we could someday have proper remasters, Deluxe Editions.
Listening to it now (on my ipod touch,) and yes, it is quite loud. Thats about all I can say from listening via this method.
I like the idea of this compilation. Works for me. I'd completely forgotten about Man On The Edge. I really liked that when it originally came out but ignored the album due to the poor reviews.
Does make me wish they'd included the studio versions of these tracks with Blaze on vocals. He does seem to have been ignored (no mention,) on the liner notes which is a shame.
So sick and tired of EMI releasing pictue discs...they sound like crap! I want something to play not just look at.
Indeed. Its been too long time (1998) since EMI released Iron Maiden album on black vinyl.
I prefer black or any other single color vinyl to the sometimes poorsounding pic discs.
Why not have picture discs released for collectors and also black vinyl for the people who want to listen to them?
Could you post an example ie a waveform picture ?
For someone who has this, do the liner notes indicate where the live tracks come from? I'm guessing Man On The Edge is the 9/23/99 version from the Wicker Man cd-single and the other live tracks are from the 2001 Rock In Rio show.
I dont the record here now with me, but you are correct on where the live songs are taken from.
I think this is the sequel to "Somewhere Back in Time", which was 1 disc, and covered 1 decade. This newer comp covers 2 decades and is 2 discs. Makes sense that way, I guess.
They skipped Paul Di'Anno on the previous comp as well. Trying to keep it all Bruce, I guess. Not sure why. I don't see the point in glossing over their contributions.
No i'm sorry
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