Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson 2016/2017 Digital Remasters

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by tlake6659, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. seasonsinthesky

    seasonsinthesky Active Member

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    They aren't available anywhere to my knowledge, regardless of country. I've only seen UTD, V34 and SI.
     
  2. jh901

    jh901 Forum Resident

    I can't find anywhere to buy it or else I'm not sure how to identify it.
     
  3. oneway23

    oneway23 Forum Resident

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  4. jh901

    jh901 Forum Resident

    If any of you become bored enough, do please list all of the physical CDs which have been released so far under the thread topic (remaster campaign).
     
  5. SirMarc

    SirMarc Forum Resident

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  6. four sticks

    four sticks Forum Resident

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    Pennsylvania
    Hoping we get a remixed/reissued In Absentia with the Futile tracks added. I assume there are some Deadwing era tracks that could be added to that as well.
     
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  7. Endymion

    Endymion Forum Resident

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    Here's the DR meter logfile for the first Blackfield remaster:


    DR Peak RMS Filename
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    DR9 -0.10 dB -13.12 dB Blackfield - Track01.wav
    DR9 -0.10 dB -11.09 dB Blackfield - Track02.wav
    DR9 -0.10 dB -14.33 dB Blackfield - Track03.wav
    DR9 -0.10 dB -11.47 dB Blackfield - Track04.wav
    DR11 -0.63 dB -15.68 dB Blackfield - Track05.wav
    DR9 -0.10 dB -11.36 dB Blackfield - Track06.wav
    DR9 -0.10 dB -11.27 dB Blackfield - Track07.wav
    DR9 -0.10 dB -13.43 dB Blackfield - Track08.wav
    DR10 -0.10 dB -14.06 dB Blackfield - Track09.wav
    DR9 -0.10 dB -11.04 dB Blackfield - Track10.wav
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Number of files: 10
    Official DR value: DR9

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    I didn't have time to properly listen to it yet.
     
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  8. ThmsFrd

    ThmsFrd Well-Known Member

    Thank you !
     
  9. Endymion

    Endymion Forum Resident

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    The new mastering of "Blackfield II" sounds great. The music has so much more air to breathe than on the original CD.
    Her's the DR meter log:

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    DR Peak RMS Filename
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    DR9 -0.10 dB -11.93 dB Blackfield - Track01.wav
    DR12 -0.10 dB -14.77 dB Blackfield - Track02.wav
    DR10 -0.10 dB -12.64 dB Blackfield - Track03.wav
    DR11 -0.10 dB -13.95 dB Blackfield - Track04.wav
    DR11 -0.10 dB -13.39 dB Blackfield - Track05.wav
    DR11 -0.10 dB -13.25 dB Blackfield - Track06.wav
    DR12 -0.10 dB -15.27 dB Blackfield - Track07.wav
    DR10 -0.10 dB -13.93 dB Blackfield - Track08.wav
    DR9 -0.10 dB -11.37 dB Blackfield - Track09.wav
    DR9 -0.10 dB -12.03 dB Blackfield - Track10.wav
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Number of files: 10
    Official DR value: DR10

    ==============================================================================================
     
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  10. Catcher10

    Catcher10 Forum Resident

    Be nice to finally get Deadwing on veenyl.....My In Absentia veenyl is perfect, one of my best sounding.
     
  11. Runicen

    Runicen Forum Resident

    Oh, not sure if anyone else has clocked this, but Steven Wilson's site now lists a "2017 Version" of Voyage 34 on CD. It's apparently more dynamic and restores the full length "Phase IV," but I don't know if all of the previous CD versions truncated that track.
     
  12. tlake6659

    tlake6659 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Per Wiki:

    The original vinyl release of phases 3 and 4 featured the full length version of phase IV, which ran only slightly longer than phase III. When the tracks were compiled for CD in 2000, this was cut to 13:42; there is about five minutes of silence after this, followed by a 2-minute hidden track, taking its duration to 20:45.

    A recent CD reissue reinstates the original Phase IV with a length of 19.47.
     
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  13. Runicen

    Runicen Forum Resident

    Huh... I guess I never expected the CD version to be the one edited for time. :shrug:
     
  14. seasonsinthesky

    seasonsinthesky Active Member

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    Yeah, it's quite strange. I assume he edited it down because he felt it worked better that way. Who knows why... I find it has the same effect at either length.

    I do wish the remaster had the hidden track, but then I guess it's just some splashes of one of the synth layers in Phase I (or II?), so it's not exactly essential listening.
     
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  15. tlake6659

    tlake6659 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Agreed that the remaster of Blackfield II is much better than the original.
     
  16. gary191265

    gary191265 Forum Resident

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    In Absentia/Deadwing vinyl releases announced today for Feb/March 2018 :)

    Two of the most popular Porcupine Tree releases, In Absentia and Deadwing, have been acquired by Kscope and will be given long awaited reissues on vinyl in February and March. For the first time since their original release, both albums have also been remastered with considerably less compression / limiting, and consequently the albums are now a more dynamic listening experience.

    http://found.ee/PTshop

    Both albums are available to pre-order now from Burning Shed. Steven Wilson's Headphone Dust store will also stock them nearer the release dates. In addition to regular black vinyl, special limited coloured vinyl editions will be exclusive to both mail order outlets. Deadwing is released on 23rd February 2018, and In Absentia on 9th March 2018.
    Artwork by Lasse Hoile
     
  17. SirMarc

    SirMarc Forum Resident

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    Nice!!!
     
  18. bunkaroo

    bunkaroo Forum Resident

    Going to be great to get these on CD. I personally never had an issue with IA but I can't wait to hear a good master of DW.
     
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  19. gary191265

    gary191265 Forum Resident

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    Just ordered the clear vinyl In Absentia and white vinyl Deadwing.
     
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  20. grbl

    grbl Just Lurking

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    Just ordered Deadwing clear vinyl. I already have In Absentia on vinyl, and the sound is great. Hoping Deadwing gets released on DVD or blu-ray as well.
     
  21. gary191265

    gary191265 Forum Resident

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    I already have the DVD-V that came with the original release as well as the standalone DVD-A but it would be nice to compare new to old.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
  22. oneway23

    oneway23 Forum Resident

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    NY, US
    Hope to be getting these in hi-res digital when the vinyl comes out!
     
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  23. Runicen

    Runicen Forum Resident

    Fingers crossed for a CD/Blu-Ray pack release for each. I'd be on that like white on rice (or heart attacks in laybys).
     
  24. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

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    Los Angeles, CA.
    Really wonder how this clear & white vinyl will sound. Think I am only interested in Absentia.
     
  25. Solvethebox

    Solvethebox Well-Known Member

    Yay!!! I can't wait for these. I'd love to grab the clear and white LPs, but my money this month is earmarked for gifts for other people. I'll probably wait until next year to purchase them.
     

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