Neil Young-Time Fades Away official CD thoughts?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Leaman, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. rod sphere

    rod sphere Forum Resident

    San Jose, CA, USA
    As far as "wear and tear" goes, one day, while playing a vinyl record, look up close to where the stylus makes contact with the vinyl grooves. Look closely. Or even get a magnifying glass and see what is actually happening. It is organic and physical. Nothing wrong with that. And many records play very well over many many uses. But it is friction and there is a wearing away over time. Same with tape. Don't be misled. Yet, having said that, it makes it even better to "feel" the audio from the physical grooves and hear the result!!!! I agree about that certain "grungy-ness" about some LPs/45's, that is lost when it comes to be transferred to CD. I think that is because of the digital aspect involved. That's why analog sounds better. I'm not an audiophile expert, though. I just know what I hear and use common sense. The Time Fades Away album just is phenomenal in it's roughness, sloppiness, real emotion-ness.
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  2. DmitriKaramazov

    DmitriKaramazov Forum Resident

    Times one ba-jillion!
  3. Leaman

    Leaman Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    I agree, to the one bajiliionth degree.

    When Neil sings “DON’T BE DENIED!” my gut reaction is “I won’t, I promise!!!”
  4. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    any word yet on an individual release for this????

  5. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

    Is this just on the CDs? I think the Pono 24/192 downloads have no compression or peak limiting.
  6. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

    Eastern Iowa
    Just go buy it. It sounds fine :)
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  7. Leaman

    Leaman Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    I did, and I listened to it, and I agree, it does sound fine. I bought it and listened to it before I made this post. I just wanted everyone else’s thoughts on the CD compared to the original vinyl.
  8. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

    Eastern Iowa
    Ahh, got it! I didn’t pick up on your intentions :)
  9. Zuma

    Zuma "Just An Hippie Dream"

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  10. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    yes you can beat it, with a physical CD. for those of us who have waited years and years for it.
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  11. ccbarr

    ccbarr Forum Resident

    Iowa, USA
    I think the Archive CD sounds great and most importantly, the album lived up to the hype for me. I first listened expecting perfection and I got whatever is better than that.
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  12. abzach

    abzach Forum Resident

    Just on the CD's.
  13. kevin5brown

    kevin5brown Forum Resident

  14. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Forum Resident

    Mudwest, CA
    I’m surprised I haven’t seen any used copies of the original promo cd come out of the woodwork on eBay.
  15. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    agreed, i thought they would start popping up again.
  16. Dodoz

    Dodoz Forum Resident

    I only have the album on cassette, an old french cassette copyfrom the 70s that still plays well. I often wondered how it would have sounded digitized. I never got to do it (i don't have the equipment to do it) and with a proper CD release it seems useless now.

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