New Pink Floyd vinyl reissues

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ptijerm, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Smegman

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    Maybe it's the 80's production being revealed by Bernie's cuts, but the new DSOT, along with AMLOR, are the worst of the whole remastering campaign. I'm not even talking about the flawed side two (DSOT), but as a whole. The new "Dance" sounds amazing, BTW.
     
  2. Ben Adams

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    Wow - I thought AMLOR was better than the previous vinyl.
     
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  3. mrgroove01

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    That DSOT acronym is confusing as hell. Whenever I see it I’m thinking Dark Side Of The Moon (DSOTM). I have to wonder if this ever crossed the band’s minds in 1988 when they set Delicate for release?
     
  4. RicZ

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    It is, but it is still one of the worse in this remastering campaign.
    There was only so much Grundman could do to improve upon the original pressing I quess.
    The original sounds to digital imo, the new pressing sounds a bit more open and is a somewhat nicer listening experience.
    Still for "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" you might as well listen to the cd version, imo.

    Haven't got DSOT yet.
    Sorry for using the acronym, I seldom use them but in the case of "Delicate Sound of Thunder" I also like to confuse people.
    Indeed you wonder if it had crossed the band's mind.
     
  5. Smegman

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    DSOT: Dark Side Of The
     
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  6. James Glennon

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    I absolutely hate acronyms, it's a sign of laziness if you ask me.

    JG
     
  7. violetvinyl

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    JG
     
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  8. Phillip Walch

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    I agree, I have to check myself each time 'Thunder, not Moon'. Thank goodness they didn't call it Delicate Sounds of Thunderous Miracles.
     
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  9. aphexj

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    The CD versions represent how the late-80s albums sound, for better or for worse (digital recording/mixing) plus you get another additional track on the live album which is not on the vinyl
     
  10. Norco74

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    It sounds indeed better than the original. BG did his magic on it.

    If you however look at it from a production perspective then yes it is what it is but still very good.
     
  11. Ben Adams

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    Of course. But the phrase "One of the worst in the campaign" implies a problem with the remastering, not the fact that it always kinda sucked ballz. :D

    However, Smegman did specify the production, so....
     
  12. andrewskyDE

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    Delicious Sound Of Apples And Oranges.
     
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  13. Norco74

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    Let’s say that it could have been very challenging material provided to BG for remastering. The pressing is very good and I still have goose bumps while listening to the Sorrow intro... :unhunh:
     
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  14. Smegman

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    Ben, that's what I meant. One of the worst in a remarkable remaster series, yet better than the original (I'm talking about "Momentary" here. Can't remember the SQ of the original "Delicate").
     
  15. Norco74

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    What’s wrong agsin with AMLOR remastering?
     
  16. Slick Willie

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    Did you compare directly with the original, or going by memory?
    And if so, in what ways did it better it.
    Just curious.
     
  17. 14 Cheerleader Coldfront

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    Through side A of ACOGDS, and the reports of good sound quality are accurate. Mine is dead quiet and sounds very nice.
     
  18. Have an lp copy I got new 20 years ago. A gem!
     
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  19. Listening to it now and looking at the book. It reads, “This is an analogue recording.” Love it!
     
  20. LeeGriffin

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    That's great but doesn't mean the vinyl release was cut "all analog". Does anyone know? I'd assume being 90s vinyl that is was cut from digital but I have no idea.
     
  21. Ben Adams

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    They really can't do Pulse quickly enough. That's the tour I saw (Milwaukee), and damn glad I did. Just looking at the track list provokes vivid memories of the concert.
     
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  22. batman144144

    batman144144 Nocturnal crime fighter/audio enthusiast.

    I just got my first of these today, Animals. Love it. It's definitely the best I've heard this, but I only have the early- to mid-90s US remaster CD for comparison. Still, an excellent job. So much more detail on the guitars, and more accurate tonality all around. The vocals sound a bit more up front. The intro for Sheep is phenomenal. The drums sound a bit flat, but I think they've always been that way on this recording. Recommended to anyone who likes this album.

    I've got an EU version of WYWH on its way that should be here Saturday. I wasn't sure if the non-Grundman version issue had been fixed here in the US, so I ordered one from the UK just in case. I think it'll be cool to have a UK copy anyway...
     
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  23. RicZ

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    Nothing wrong with the remastering, Grundman did improve on the original.
    It's just that it still doesn't sound that good.
    I have the original and, I am not sure how to describe it, it's very digital sounding.
    The re-issue is a bit more open.
     
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  24. Smegman

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    Any new reports of defective side 2 on Delicate?
     
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  25. Slick Willie

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    IIRC, Bernie did the cutting only from files already mastered.
     

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