Jeff Beck "Truth" Is Coming From Audio Fidelity*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by shepherdfan, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. jjm905

    jjm905 Well-Known Member

    I feel like it's forum tradition to state the following: Ordered! (along with Best Of Scorpions)
     
  2. shepherdfan

    shepherdfan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Hi Steve,
    I hope you can update us with your experiences with this album. Has it been a bumpy road working on it?
     
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  3. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Amazon has it available for streaming (or so it claims).
     
  4. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

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    Here is a quote from Peter Henderson who was the engineer on Wired "I listened to that (Wired) a few years later and it sounded like it had been recorded direct to cassette. I don't think it was one of my finer moments". I have the Wired APO SACD and it sounds good but the SQ doesn't come close to Blow By Blow IMO.

    Importcds has the Truth AF SACD on preorder for $18.74 plus shipping with TAKE10 10% discount code.

    Jeff Beck Truth on ImportCDs
     
  5. Lucidae

    Lucidae Forum Resident

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    Yeah I'd have to agree that Blow by Blow is the better recording, but the AP SACD does at least smooth the rough edges on Wired. Jeff's guitar has a richer tone here than on the old MFSL CD.
     
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  6. Instant Karma

    Instant Karma Active Member

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    Thanks Bill. Just ordered.
     
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  7. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Forum Resident

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    Yes I second this. Any final thoughts, Steve?
     
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  8. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    Classic! Makes me want to go out and buy some car seat covers:edthumbs:
     
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  9. Steel Horse

    Steel Horse Forum Resident

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    It's on my table right now. Soon to be put into the Oppo. :D
     
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  10. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

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    Is that the "coming soon" table :laugh:?
     
  11. Steel Horse

    Steel Horse Forum Resident

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    No. It's the table in the living room where I hoard all new discs soon to be chewed by my 105. Truth is lying there in company with Best of Scorpions. :righton:
     
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  12. Rockstar2112

    Rockstar2112 Active Member

    So how do they sound??
     
  13. mgb70

    mgb70 Forum Resident

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    Any reviews?
     
  14. mgb70

    mgb70 Forum Resident

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    Has anyone had the chance to listen to Truth and can share their impressions?
     
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  15. Evan

    Evan Forum Resident

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    Bueller? Bueller?
     
  16. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden MichiGort Staff

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    Edited the thread subject to reflect the slightly later release date. Please continue...
     
  17. Hardy Melville

    Hardy Melville Forum Resident

    First of all, Truth is one of the greatest albums all time, up there for perhaps best in the blues rock genre. Along with Ola - not sure which I actually prefer. I had the great experience of seeing The Jeff Beck Group at Newport, shortly before they ended. And they were fantastic - it was not because of the music itself that they broke up.

    I have two different lp versions, the older one probably from the earliest stereo version, the second from an Epic release that doubled it with Ola. And a cd version that is @25 years old now.

    While I never considered Truth to be a well recorded album, my great love for its music did not let that get in the way. But sure I would love to hear a better mix of it.
     
  18. JazzVinyl

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    I agree! The original Vinyl does not win any awards either! Mixes are inconsistent across songs. Side 2 is much louder then side 1. Everyone begs...please pull back the tympani's on "Ol Man River" :)

    Can't wait to hear this remaster!!!
     
  19. KeninDC

    KeninDC Forum Resident

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    As far as sound goes, I have the original Epic LP and it is OK. I picked up the Sundazed mono LP, expecting magic, and it is, like the stereo, only OK. I honestly prefer the stereo for some of Ronnie's and Jeff's back and forth. The old CD is fine, too, but this is such a tremendous album that I'll be purchasing it again.
     
  20. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    Can't wait to hear your reviews!

    :righton:
     
  21. ashlee5

    ashlee5 Forum Resident

    Guess not many have picked this one up yet for there is no other way to explain why this thread is this silent.

    I am a bit spoiled by what our host can do, but I just had one of those moments when one jumps up in joy because how good the music sounds as I listened to "You Shook Me." This disc rocks.

    (For the record, I have the yellow-label US Epic LP and the Japanese Pastmasters CD. Neither comes anywhere close to this SACD.)
     
  22. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

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    Good to hear.

    I have to get this regardless. Because, Jeff Beck. Because, Steve Hoffman.

    I have every confidence this is a winner.

    I'm afraid, however, I'll have to wait til after xmas (expecting Amoeba gift cert).
     
  23. Matt Barone

    Matt Barone Member

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    I bet this sounds amazing. I remember listening to Beck's Bolero as a kid! It was a wake up moment for me. Classic! :)
     
  24. shepherdfan

    shepherdfan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I listened to the SACD layer on my a/v system today. All of you need to know that I am a forum member who wears Oticon hearing aids in both ears. What can I tell you? I think the amazing thing about this disc is that you can hear so much less clutter when passages are going from loud to soft and then back to soft to loud. You can hear the separate instruments earlier and then longer through these passages and not lose them better than any other reissues of this album I've ever owned.
    The one song where I found the most dramatic improvement is in "Ol' Man River". The whole stereo imaging field sounds so much more blue now. You don't have to fight to hear the different changes in the song anymore-especially at the very beginning as the organ starts up. It's there and laid out before you without anything having to be jacked up regarding mastering procedures. It sounds so much more natural now.
    "Beck's Bolero" is what it is as far as sonics are concerned. From listening to Steve's work, though it's a song from two years previous to Truth's release, it sounds like it's a little more in line with the overall dynamics of the rest of the '68 work for the album. Plus, I did hear more detail in this version than any others before. The only thing that I'm a little sad about (and not Steve's fault by any stretch of the imagination) is that, during the intense middle period in the song after Moon's scream, is that Page's acoustic guitar still manages to get lost in the rabble. But I still heard more details during other parts of the song that I hadn't more fully recognized in other CD reissues.
    What I would greatly appreciate by some of you who are well-versed in breaking down aspects is that you let me know if what I'm hearing is the same thing as you are. Steve, I would appreciate some feedback from you as well. Am I hearing some of what you were trying to accomplish with this release? I have two settings on my hearing aids. One is for voices and the other is for music listening. Was "You Shook Me" the toughest song you had to deal with on this album?
    Anyway, I'll be curious to know what you guys are hearing.
     
  25. Andreas

    Andreas Forum Resident

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    If you speak of "other CD reissues", which ones have you heard?
     

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