Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Mark, Mar 21, 2012.
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post by Wollensack on Part One:http://http://stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=7529782&postcount=747
RAM Deluxe 4CD/DVD + download details.
CD1 Ram (remastered)
CD2 Bonus tracks (remastered):
1. Another Day
2. Oh Woman, Oh Why
3. Little Woman Love
4. A Love For You (Jon Kelly remix)
5. Hey Diddle (Dixon Van Winkle mix)
6. Great Cock And Seagull Race (Dixon Van Winkle mix)
7. Rode All Night
8. Sunshine Sometime (earliest mix)
CD3 Ram mono (remastered)
CD4 Thrillington (remastered)
Ramming; Heart Of The Country; 3 Legs; Hey Diddle; Eat At Home On Tour; a selection of Now Hear This jingles
Download - Hi Res audio (both limited and unlimited)
Release date May 22
This re-issue is not complete.
It doesn't include "Black Betty" by RAM JAM!
So what is the story on this "recently unearthed" material? Who found it? Is it in McCartney's possession? Where was it found? This sounds fascinating.
Too bad they didn't put Brought to Ewe on the DVD...
Why isn't Paul doing 2 re-issues this time?
It's like the re-issues are being done in real time, so will have to wait 10 years for the entire Wings/Paul product from the 1970's to be remastered?
Let's get moving, life is short and we need something to do why you and your Beatle family decide if Let it Be should ever be released on DVD/Bluray
Found at his Scotland farm back last year on cassette tape and he does have it under lock and key.
A portion is there on the DVD under the 'Now Hear This" jingles section.
Maybe the compilers actually listened to the Brung To Ewe material and came to the extremely obvious conclusion about its merits.
Seems like for the bigger albums like BOTR and Ram (was Ram big in the 70's?) he's doing them one at a time. For the other lesser albums he's doubling up. So next up we should get V&M doubled with Speed of Sound...maybe?
#1 on my list is Wings Over America with the entire Rock Show DVD/bluray included.
Is that a reasonable request?
Certainly, that would be preferable to another DVD concert by the current line up.
So, let's re-cap:
we're getting a previously unreleased, rare as hen's teeth mono mix, Thrillington and every previously bootlegged song we've heard of and yet people are complaining because a handful of recordings they've never heard and a set of (occasionally drunken) demos haven't been included. Am I right? Really?
If someone had told me four years ago that people would complain about the release of a FIVE DISC version of Ram, I'd have laughed at them.
Well, if they're including THRILLINGTON then I don't see the harm in including Brung To Ewe.
I'll most likely be getting this but I could live without "Thrillington."
But the "Brung To Ewe" spots are not something anyone will play very often.
Hence the reason you'd put them on the DVD: Take up no extra physical room, and won't be played unless you select them.
They've raised the Deluxe to $124.98 now:
If Paul wants people to harks back to his solo outings, he should do the same on his live shows and clear his own room a bit. No more viagra versions of Paperback Writer and I've Got a Feeling, please. Why don't replace these battered live songs with great solo pieces instead? This would be his best vehicle to demonstrate how superb the solo materil stil is. Instead, he adds butchered versions of "The Word" and All You Need Is love (two John's main songs) and keep repeating other minor tunes such as Drive My Car.
The fact is: fans keep waiting for more solo-oriented setlists and they never come.
The excuse is that shows cannot be addressed to a minority like us.
Now that we get the chance of picking archival material, we are gifted with 5 or 6 outtakes that are MORE THAN familiar to the crowd.
Again, not meaning to cry about, but if they plan to get rid of bootlegs they should pay attention that charging over 100 bucks for the whole thing it will not be effective.
We still have many more tracks a simple click away from us. (hint).
PS: forgot to say that even when he's up for his solo material it fails to deliver the goods. His Junior's Farm version was taken from the promo edit. I never listened to this version on the radio, just years and years afterwards on Wingspan. Pitty.
I would not get my hopes up for a blu-ray release. DVD: maybe.
Right, I'd be disappointed if we only get it on DVD, not surprised though. I wouldn't be surprised either if the Blu-ray gets it's own stand-alone release which would just be plain annoying. Hopefully we're offered a choice when pre-ordering.
It's a fun instrumental piece, but again, nothing revelatory. And still, a re-release. I got mine back in 1995 and I wasn't interested on getting it again.
On a positive Thrillington note, maybe we'll get some photos of Paul in the studio with the musicians! I bet we will.
I'm happy I'll get another wonderfulk book. Besides that, the Ram archive thing is quite a let down for me. Ram is probably my favourite McCartney album and we're not getting a single demo or unknown song version.
If I remember well, it was found in a drawer in an envelope of the boat company they travelled with to New York.
Which truly is an absolute, absolute shame! But I have every indication to believe that these reissues are just handled by a bunch op people hired for a job. They do pretty well, but I doubt they know all the historical background that some folks around here do have.
I'm sure Linda took plenty of pics.
Would love to see 'em all.
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