Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by fozl1986, Feb 7, 2015.
According to Neil Tennant they are working on a reissue project. Any wishes for that.....
CD singles box sets.
Maybe more Further Listening.
Super deluxe editions for all albums.
DVDs to include It Couldn't Happen Here
Relentless to be included in the Very package.
You have to wonder how much, if any, control they have over their back catalog. It could be something really interesting, or it could be just a record company trying to make some cash. I guess time will tell.
- Remastering by Steve Hoffman
- 80's dynamic range figures
- also release on CD
- of course Disco should be included
What about a 5.1 Mix in 96/24 like Tears for Fears "Songs from the big chair"?
Would be lovely to see a re-release of the Mark Farrow designed 'Yes' album, with the eleven multi-coloured squares on vinyl or cd.
Very nice. Now if only the live Discovery video would see a DVD release. It's a fantastic show and really should be on DVD. I have the laserdisc of it!
It will be interesting only if the remastering is available in 24/192 .
If remasters are only available on CD , it's useless.
- No vinyl!? Alright, could you please send me vinyl copies of their Behavior and Bilingual albums. I'll give you my mailing address shortly. Because apparently you've got PLENTY to spare!
As much of their 80s material (and possibly 90s) was mixed to 16/48, I'm not sure there's much point in a super-hi-rez release.
Thank you for this information.
Standalone vinyl is fine. I can then avoid as I already own it.
Don't want it in a super deluxe set.
I used to see a few copies of Behaviour in the second shops here. Bilingual is a tough pull alright.
Not make Behaviour sound terrible
Hopefully, a regular edition, a 2 disc edition, and an actual deluxe edition for Please-Very. Actually needs a DVD of It Couldn't Happen Here
It would be great if they did 5.1 mixes; music that is electronic in nature sounds amazing in surround sound
Steve's style of mastering on PSB material would be a disaster. You are obviously not familiar with one or the other to even suggest that.
How would Stevie's mastering not be suitable?
Because you can't master 80's synth pop with the "warmer" mastering sound and expect it to sound good. 60's/70's classic rock - yes, 80's electronic - no way.
Here's what I'd like to see:
Download only via HDTracks or some other online store.
Extensive high-res PDF booklets with all original artwork for the albums and singles of the era, lyrics and extensive liner notes.
The original sample rates and bit depths for the digital masters - whatever those were.
24/192 for anything that was analog.
No effing compression. Perhaps just subtle limiting. Including Very and subsequent releases, all of which are already available in compressed-to-hell form. I'm guessing uncompressed mixdown masters exist somewhere. Use those. DR values of 10 or greater for each record.
Otherwise, what's the point?
I think that AF did a great job with the Phil Collins remasters. So I won't expect problems with the early PSB releases. Most 80's coldness is in the effect equipment and in the mastering, not in the synths as such. Steve won't make it artificially warmer, just use valve compression to get the best from the master tape.
Please remember that Please had an album DR of 14, and Actually, Introspective, Behaviour and Disco (1) were DR 13.
Didn't they record digitally from day one? Apart from those early versions they made before they hit big, those recordings are probably analogue...
I'd like to see Behaviour spread across two LPs and cut at 45rpm - I know it's digital but it's such a wonderfully lush album it deserves the deluxe treatment
I would like to see the old 12" remixes of It's a Sin, Always, Heart and Domino Dancing on CD.
Early 80s with analog synths can sound very warm and lush actually.
I don't see why - he did a fine job of the two Kate Bush albums he did, I don't see why he couldn't apply the same magic to the PSBs...
I think the Pet Shop Boys are capable enough to produce and mix/master their own stuff.
I always liked their records and how they sounded.
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