Sting: The Studio Collection – solo career-spanning vinyl box (09/30/2016)

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  1. Johan1880

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  2. OldSkoolFool

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    If on a Winter's Night... is a very gorgeous album on vinyl. I paid a pretty penny to get a used import from across seas on discogs last holiday. I'm glad to see it available again.
     
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  3. Szeppelin75

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    Ill get If On A Winter's Night and his "lute" album.
     
  4. Wired4Fun

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    OK... I AM LOST. I read this entire thread, but can't find what I am looking for. I have Ten Summoners Tales on vinyl. It is the A&M release. I think it sounds pretty terrible. Flat, etc. I bought it about 6 months ago. Am I to assume the new Abbey Road remastered vinyl is different, somehow? Or did I buy the solo LP from this boxed set's first go round, and I am jus unhappy with the sound quality. Basically, is the one in the box set different/better than the one I have?

    Also, same question applies to Nothing Like the Sun. Bought the vinyl about 6 months ago. Sounds is OK. Is that the same LP as in this set? Are there SKU #'s I can use to see?

    Sorry, I am just new to vinyl and very confused by all the releases, LOL! TRULY appreciate any help and guidance :)
     
  5. mikedifr0923

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    I don't have any of these yet but the same ones that are in the first boxset were also released individually. If you bought something new it's most likely the same one
     
  6. DazNEUK

    DazNEUK Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking of getting the the revised 12 album set but I'd been to keen to get some more views since you guys have lived with these albums for a few months now.

    Also re the downloads included, are these high res or just MP3?

    Thanks

    Darren
     
  7. Lovealego

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    Mercury Falling sounds better than the cd for sure and has Twenty Five to Midnight! Nice bonus since I'm in the US and it wasn't on the American version on cd. Wish it was quieter though....lots of pops for a new record. I also purchased Brand New Day and will listen to that next. My original Soul Cages sounds fabulous so won't be getting that remaster. Question is do invest in original Ten Dummoners Tales or new reissue.... hmmm.
     
  8. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Man, I just can't help wondering just how many of Sting's extant tracks (b-sides, one-offs, duets, guest tracks off of other peoples' albums) would have fit onto a bonus LP. covering far many more holes in my collection, than a box of previously-released albums I'm already pretty damn happy with and have been since at least 1983. I've always wondered what the business plan of selling complete collections to collectors who would not have considered laying out that kind of money had they not already have been a big fan...who one would assume has already owned these.

    In fact, these would be just the sort of people who would be more interested in extant tracks they haven't been able to find because those haven't been out since the initial release. I would bet that seeing such a bonus disc in a box of albums such a fan already owns, would make those on the fence say, "Yeah, I'd consider buying it for that...!"

    Just sayin'.
     
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  9. jeffmo789

    jeffmo789 Give The Gift of Music!

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    25 Years box was a missed opportunity to round up loose odds and ends too - that box included 4 or 5 tracks from each album.
     
  10. DazNEUK

    DazNEUK Well-Known Member

    Agreed re 25 especially the vinyl with only 10 studio and 3 live tracks.
     
  11. mikedifr0923

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    Anyone else have this? Would really like some more opinions on SQ
     
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  12. RubenH

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    If you have thoughts on Brand New Day, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
     
  13. petertakov

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    Do yourself a favour and get the original non-remastered CDs - these are the best versions of his solo albums available and given their digital recording (except for TDOTBT) - these are the best there'll ever be. Several tracks from TDOTBT have been reMIXED for the "25 years" compilation in a manner similar to John's "Double Fantasy Stripped Down" and they sound great but that's a whole different discussion. Again, if you want the best versions of the original albums get the original releases.
     
  14. richbdd01

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    What does the new Ten Summoners vinyl sound like?
     
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  15. jeffmo789

    jeffmo789 Give The Gift of Music!

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    Sounds good to me on my modest low end turntable. I have the first four Sting reissues and have been pleased with pressings and SQ. I will consider getting the next two if I found them on sale, but those are the albums I started to Enjoy less.

    Full disclosure, Never had these on vinyl before or done any comparisons with my cds.
     
  16. Szeppelin75

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    They all sound great.

    When are If On A Winter's Night and Songs From the Laberynth going to be reisued?
     
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  17. Johan1880

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