Rock Candy Records re-issues

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Natvecal., Jan 1, 2018.

  1. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

    Location:
    Oceanside,CA.
    Rock Candy Records re-issues are they all just loud/Brickwalled releases? Or hit & miss Re-mastered releases (some good and some bad)? Seen the Frank Marino (and Mahogany Rush) Remastered CDs (2017)have been recently put out. Sound ? Stick to Original '80s releases on CD? Any Good:agree: or Bad :shake:experiences with this Label?:confused: Appreciate the time to give your thoughts/opinions here:)
     
  2. krlpuretone

    krlpuretone Forum Resident

    Location:
    Grantham, NH
    Varies from album to album.

    Some are very well done, others are loud; as does their source material.

    Haven't heard any feedback on the Marinos yet
     
  3. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

    Location:
    Oceanside,CA.
    Good to know that,thanks! Juggernaut & FM & MR Live were released in April of 2017 and am tempted.Live has the two Cal II Jam songs as bonus tracks.
     
  4. Claus

    Claus Restaurant Critic

    Location:
    Germany
    Stay awaaaaay from Juggernaut... brickwalled according Jon Astley.

    99% of their reissues sound so poor. One of the worst boutique labels!
     
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  5. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

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    Oceanside,CA.
    Maybe the original cd release of Juggernaut? Really that's the goal for me on the Marino Cds ;Best version.
     
  6. sound chaser

    sound chaser Forum Resident

    Location:
    North East UK.
    Didn’t care for the Max Webster output but there again the originals are so darned good.
     
  7. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

    Location:
    Oceanside,CA.
    In what way? Have some time to elaborate? It just helps to get a better picture if that makes sense?:)
     
  8. gad999

    gad999 Active Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    I bought a couple a while back - Praying Mantis-Time Tells No Lies which I had to return as it was unlistenable, and Sammy Hagar-Street Machine which was fine. So miss & hit!!
     
  9. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

    Location:
    Oceanside,CA.
    I bought the Zebra (debut) and ripped into PC awhile ago. Never really cranked it(seems the litmus test for brickwalling?) and never had on CD beore(on vinyl in the mid '80s and is long gone) So, have no immediate reference ?
     
  10. Doggiedogma

    Doggiedogma Forum Resident

    Location:
    columbia
    I have Ted Nugent's "Weekend Warriors" and "Scream Dream" releases and they sound good to me, so :shrug:
     
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  11. MYQ1

    MYQ1 Forum Resident

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    At The Stereo
    I own the BGO Mahogany Rush CDs & like them.
    Each contains two or three titles for the price of one:
    BGO Records

    I also have the first three titles released on Big Beat Records as a two disc set:
    Mahogany Rush - Ace Records
    Again, good sound quality.
     
  12. sound chaser

    sound chaser Forum Resident

    Location:
    North East UK.
    They sound artificially boosted in comparison. The original Anthem CDs sound more natural. YMMV.
     
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  13. Claus

    Claus Restaurant Critic

    Location:
    Germany
    The best Juggernaut is the original CBS record, next the BGO CD.
     
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  14. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

    Location:
    Oceanside,CA.
    Thanks for this. This is the meat & potatoes that I find very informative! Appreciate it:righton:

    Thanks for this tip here (Juggernaut). I have (for what it is) the two-fer & three-fer (BGO) that comprises of IV through to What's Next CDs.
     
  15. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    A good general rule is to avoid Rock Candy. There's almost always a better option.
     
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  16. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    Location:
    P.G.County,Md.
    Rock Candy started out in the Sixties as-The Contemplations[Alone With No Love-1969]which has become a cult classic and hard to find[I'm still looking for it].
     
  17. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

    Location:
    Oceanside,CA.
    Am I misreading this? It sounds like you're talking about a band?Not the Record Label? Forgive me if I'm off on this. Just:confused:
     
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  18. ModernDayWarrior

    ModernDayWarrior Forum Resident

    Location:
    Rahway, NJ, USA
    Especially with the prices they charge.
     
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  19. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    Location:
    P.G.County,Md.
    Opps,I don't know the label,my bad.
     
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  20. ModernDayWarrior

    ModernDayWarrior Forum Resident

    Location:
    Rahway, NJ, USA
    Another thing about Rock Candy is they always say that they’re remastered . Remastered from what? Do they have access to the original tapes by bands? I think they’re questionable.

    The one positive is that they do reissue hard to find stuff. Sometimes there really is no alternative if you want a certain album on cd.
     
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  21. Leo Lyons

    Leo Lyons New Member

    Location:
    UK
    Can we get a list of all the verified good remasters and the bad ones so I know what to buy/avoid?
     
  22. bibliotudinous

    bibliotudinous Music Freak

    Location:
    Sonoma County, CA
    They are hit or miss. I believe there have been one or two I wasn't impressed with, but the others sound perfectly fine to me, cranked in my car.
     
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  23. Leo Lyons

    Leo Lyons New Member

    Location:
    UK
    Please can you List the ones that were good ans the ones that sucked?

    Thank you
     
  24. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

    Location:
    Oceanside,CA.
    +1 on this as well......
     
  25. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    Location:
    wales
    I've loads of Rock Candy reissues including the Praying Mantis album mentioned earlier. They're all excellent, to my ears.

    Edit: Just checked. I've got 98 albums by 64 artists on Rock Candy. No problems with any of them, bearing mind that, often, I have nothing to compare them to.
     

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