Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ynnek4, Jun 28, 2004.
is there such a thing?
No mention of it on MoFi's web page. Sounds like it's a mistake.
But THIS I would buy!
Wasn't the most recent remaster a remix, too? Sounded pretty good to me - I didn't hear that much of a difference - between the original and the remix, was there?
Was MoFi forced (Yoko-ed) to use the remixes of Imagine and Plastic Ono Band or did they do so on their own?
Sorry if this has been beaten to death already
That they're remixes isn't the worst part to me (although I'd much rather have the original mixes in this case). It's the use of NR that really ruins it IMO.
The only way to get Mind Games without NR is the original Japan mastered CD which was only pressed for about 6 months then replaced with an NRed version. I'm not sure regarding Vinyl however. I've been searching for 3 years for this CD with no luck so far. There is one very very small hope if you just want the song Mind Games without NR and that is on The John Lennon Collection Parlophone/Capitol cat. #D 173627 ©1989
Yes, Mofi was told by Yoko that they had to use the remixes. And yes, the topic has been beaten to death on this forum already.
Music Direct IS MFSL, isn't it?
That's what I thought, jon! The webpage www.mofi.com lists the new discovery series discs but there is no mention of the Mind Games that is listed on the Music Direct web page.
I guess it's kinda like the SALES department getting ahead of reality. Kinda like software that is announced to generate a buzz and get preorders, when there is no chance of it coming out for months. "Waiting for the upgrade"...or something like it.
Think "Running on Empty" DVD-A
It's possible that they may have a deal with the Lennon estate for more titles.
By the way Dave, if you can't track down that Mind Games Japan pressed CD, may I suggest either the original UK or German vinyl.
I will email Coleman and Shawn about this in the morning.
Remix, shremix. Which edition keeps the chatter at the end of "Meat City"?
Good observation about the chatter. I own the orig mix CD and the LP. The orig mix CD US and UK issue includes some of, but cuts off the very end of the chatter which is included on the LP. So if it's not on the remaster and not on the orig mix CD, my guess is it's not on CD at all, unfotunately. The line "who are those people and why are they doing those....strange....things" Cuts off the word "things" on my UK CD.
OK, I just heard back from Coleman Bryce, President of MFSL, and he said that the MIND GAMES CD has a projected release date of October 19, 2004 as a gold CD only, just like the previous Lennon releases. According to Coleman, they are still waiting for the final approval from Yoko ONO. If anyone has any questions regarding any of the recent Lennon releases by MFSL you can PM me because I have been in constant contact with both Coleman and Shawn Britton regarding the Lennon titles since work began on IMAGINE about 2 years ago.
Jon, Music Direct bought the old MoFi, lock, stock and barrel.
Another NRed mess I won't be purchasing.
Only if you can convince (good luck BTW as Gary's already tried) my wife to allow a record collection and a new TT into our crowded little home.
One day I will find the non-NRed Japan Mind Games John.
I just received my copy of MIND GAMES on MFSL. I will play it as soon as I can and let everybody know how it sounds.
I will be able to spin this disc today, I had to go out to a concert last night. It was a fantastic concert of Spanish Music at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque.
Well, what do you think?
very interested in a review....
Probably many others at this forum also have a hunch that MFSL's 'Mind Games' doesn't sound so good. I think MFSL's 'Imagine' Ultradisc is a waste.
To begin with, everybody already knows that the MFSL release of MIND GAMES is based on the remixed Ono tapes, thus this disc is essentially the same as the 2002 Capitol version including the 3 bonus songs. The booklet is also the same as the 2002 Capitol booklet right down to containing the Capitol catalog number of MIND GAMES. This MFSL version has the new FBI anti-piracy warning on the back sleeve, right beside the UPC barcode. I listened to the entire CD yesterday and I was not overly impressed with the sonics, although I feel that it does sound smoother than the standard aluminum Capitol version. To tell you the truth I do not own any other versions of MIND GAMES besides the 2002 Capitol remixed and remastered version and this MFSL version, so my impressions of this disc are rather limited. I really only bought this disc because I already bought the MFSL versions of the other Lennon discs, so I just want to complete my collection.
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