Marvin Gaye "What's Goin On" MFSL SACD*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by let him run..., Jan 9, 2009.

  1. nukevor

    nukevor Active Member

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    CA
    "Let's Get it On" SACD comparison redux!

    So...what's the consensus here?!:)
  2. nukevor

    nukevor Active Member

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    CA
    Bump!
  3. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    Personally, I did not like the 1st sacd Let's get it on....mastered by Darcey.
    I liked the SACD Let's get it on from MFSL tremendously.
  4. eelkiller

    eelkiller elitist snob (redux)

    Location:
    Northern Ontario
    Will there ever be an agreement about a new Mofi title here? ;)

    The 2 discs are tremendous IMO and should be added by any fan.
  5. plickfu

    plickfu Active Member

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    Chicago, IL
    I can say that the two LPs are amazing. Would be surprised if the SACD is much different.
  6. nukevor

    nukevor Active Member

    Location:
    CA
    What exactly about the first version of the SACD that you didn't like? Considering it's a multichannel disc, I'm wondering if you (or anyone else who has it) can tell me how the (second) MOFI version stereo SACD layer bests either the SACD multichannel layer or SACD stereo layer of the first version. For example, I know that tape hiss in between tracks is considered the first audible mark of a good mastering in that it hasn't been futzed with.
  7. dprokopy

    dprokopy Well-Known Member

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    Near Seattle, WA
    Hiss between the tracks doesn't indicate anything, other than the fact the hiss between the tracks wasn't removed. Nearly every CD has the hiss between the tracks removed (assuming there is actual silent "banding" between the songs on the album). Doing so doesn't affect the sound quality of the rest of the album at all.

    What you might be thinking of is that a lot of mastering engineers have gotten into the bad "habit" of using noise reduction techniques during the fades, to reduce the more obvious tape hiss as a track gets quieter. That's a big no-no, in many people's opinions.
  8. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Well-Known Member

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    Maryland
    Its been a long time since I've listened to the first sacd of Let's get it on, but I found it mastered loud and compressed.

    This new sacd sounds great.
  9. analog74

    analog74 Well-Known Member

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    Nashville, TN USA
    i don't have a SACD player, but the redbook of What's Goin On sounds great to me. i'm no expert but the compressor/limiters used(?) with Motown then seem to me to often be aggressive in the vocal range. there are some Temptations songs that are similar, 'Unite The World', 'Love Can Be Anything'... quite compressed and the mid range is pretty loud.
    so, my convoluted point of view is that the MFSL What's Goin On is revealing more of that element. The disc isn't loud level wise but to the ear if it's cranked in the car, some vocals moments are pretty in your face.
    just my early morning thoughts, discard them if needed! :cheers:
  10. e630940

    e630940 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canada
    I have only listened to the SACD layer of the new MFSL Marvin Gaye discs - they were nicely done.

    Abraxas (Santana) was nicely done too.:thumbsup:
  11. monkboughtlunch

    monkboughtlunch Active Member

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    Kansas City
    How does the redbook of the SACD compare to the remastered original album contained on the Let's Get It One "Deluxe Edition" which was issued circa 2001?

    Thanks!
  12. TimB

    TimB Active Member

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    Galion, Ohio USA
    How is the MFSL What's Going On by Marvin Gaye?

    Just was wondering? Does it compare better or worse than the 2002 cd version? Any one listen to MFSL vinyl of it?
  13. art

    art Well-Known Member

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    313
    I think it's the best version, by a clear margin.
  14. apileocole

    apileocole Lush Life Gort Staff

    Favorably, against all the numerous options IMH. :thumbsup:
  15. John Sanders

    John Sanders New Member

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    Colorado
  16. Ctiger2

    Ctiger2 Well-Known Member

    I just bought the Mofi vinyl and it's phenomenal. I've never heard the 2002 CD version though.
  17. Randy W

    Randy W Active Member

    The best! SACD/CD or Vinyl.
  18. Mike in OR

    Mike in OR Through Middle-earth...onto Heart of The Sunrise

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    I have the SACD and vinyl, best I have heard.
  19. A.G. Pennypacker

    A.G. Pennypacker Active Member

    Location:
    Portland, OR
    I haven't heard the SACD layer of What's Going On yet, but the CD layer is very well done. Vocals are dead on. Let's Get It On is even better though if you ask me - especially the title track. I actually jumped when the hand clapping came in.
  20. -Ben

    -Ben Active Member

    Location:
    Washington DC Area
    I'm glad I got both MoFi sacd/cd and vinyl, although both are still sealed. My "go to" LP these days is the 1980s Motown (I have an extra sealed one of these too). It beats my "in shrink" original TAMLA.
  21. Pug

    Pug Elitist Snob

    Location:
    Illinois
    :agree:

    I prefer the LP to the SACD. Mofi did a great job on this one.
  22. Randy W

    Randy W Active Member

    Agreed. That's a good one! :righton:
  23. RockyRaccoon

    RockyRaccoon Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    So, has anyone compared the 80's Motown lp to the new MOFI vinyl? I have the 80's Motown and love it, but if the MOFI betters it...well, I just might be buying another new record (much to my wife's dismay).
  24. tlmusic

    tlmusic Forum Resident

    I really like the MFSL "What's Going On" vinyl--they really did a superb job.

    It seems more vibrant and clear than the 80s Motown vinyl and the Japan Universal pressing, which are both also quite good. I recently bought a Monarch Tamla press from a forum member, so it will be interesting to compare when it arrives.
  25. Claus

    Claus Fireblade Rider

    Location:
    Germany
    the best version (IMO)