The remix is so good I can’t listen to the original anymore. Any examples?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bherbert, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Gramps Tom

    Gramps Tom Forum Resident

    Me, too. They don't replace the originals, though IMO. The 40th Anniversary Remixes are intriguing and sonically superb.
     
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  2. Gramps Tom

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    Odds and Sods-The Who as released, remixed expanded and remastered, in 1998 or so.

    The studio NAKED EYE is beyond breathtaking in it's sonic improvement by itself. Rest of the tracks are improved, also.
     
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  3. George P

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    Which ones would you say are not overrated?
     
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  4. showtaper

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    Are there remixes by others that you like?
     
  5. evillouie

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    When Sting's "Dream Of The Blue Turtles" came out, they played "If You Love Someone, Set Them Free" on the radio constantly. The thing is, what they were playing, at least in my area, was the 12" remix, but I didn't know that at the time. It was longer, had more instrumental breaks and had a more driving beat to it. When I finally bought "Dream Of The Blue Turtles", I was disappointed to find that the version of the song on there was very bland by comparison. I then found out about the 12" remix and bought it right away. Now whenever I listen to the album, the version that's on there just isn't the same.
     
  6. Shaddam IV

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    I'm always interested in a remix because I have a high intolerance for the distortion I can hear on some vintage masters.

    But my favorite go-to is the Hollies 30th Anniversary Collection. Especially because it's so hard to find these days.
     
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  7. jl151080

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    The 5.1 remix on the super deluxe box is even better than the SACD mix.
     
  8. jl151080

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    The 2000 - 2005 Lennon remixes are superb, and are my go to mixes for listening to the albums, although I also own the Signature Box with the 2010 remasters of the original mixes.
     
  9. Shaddam IV

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    That's a good one!
     
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  11. Tony-A

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    Except for Come and Taste the Band I agree 100%.

    Peace,
    Tony
     
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  12. Shaddam IV

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    I'm hoping this thread will make me aware of a remix I didn't know about from an artist I like so I can check it out. So far, nothing! Great idea though :)
     
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  13. Tony-A

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    Funny how many folks easily get their panties on a knot when discussing originals and reissues. Bottom line is that the option is there and you, as a consumer, have more choices. Most of the time I preferred originals, but I have been impressed with some reissues. The world doesn’t work in absolute and is not digital (One and Zero).

    Peace,
    Tony
     
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  14. bherbert

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    Same here. So far, I’ve discovered the Steven Wilson Jethro Tull and Chicago remixes :)
     
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  15. Shaddam IV

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    This thread has *reminded* me of a few however, which means I've got to go listen to the Left Banke and Donovan!
     
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  16. Solace

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    David Bowie- Lodger, remixed by Tony Visconti. Great work IMO.
     
  17. Bytor Snowdog

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  18. Phil D

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    C'mon Marianne by Grapefruit. The remix loses the intro and brings the horns up in the mix. One of my all time favourite singles got even better.
     
  19. YardByrd

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    Yardbirds with Jimmy Page at the Anderson Theater... 2017 remix/remaster was worth the 46 year wait!
     
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  20. Deek57

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    Come Taste the Band remix in my opinion sounds much better than the original mix, it's clearer, fuller, has better separation, it makes the original sound dull and lifeless. Garbage it most definitely is not. You do not like it, fine, I do..
     
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  21. Shaddam IV

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    I'm checking some stuff out on Spotify due to this thread and have an (off topic... sorry! question):

    Can a Who fan explain why there is a tambourine on the "My Generation 50th Anniversary" stereo remix of "Can't Explain", but not on the "My Generation Deluxe" stereo remix?

    I love the stereo remix of this track, but hadn't heard the "50th Anniversary" edition until now. Apparently they've remixed it (again) for stereo.
     
  22. Purple Jim

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    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme Back My Bullets
     
  23. Craig Williams

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    Alan Parsons - Tales Of Mystery and Imagination.

    The 1987 remix is far superior to the original IMO: Orson Welles narration, added guitar solos to fill spaces and louder, dynamic drums.
     
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  24. Andreas

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    The way the question is worded I can only answer no. There are some remixes that I appreciate, e.g. Chicago, E.S.P., Red Clay or Younger Than Yesterday, but even in those cases I tend toward the original mixes or like them equally.
     
  25. dlokazip

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    The Beatles' "Hey Bulldog" on the Yellow Submarine Songtrack.

    Of course, that's more of an example of the original mix is so bad rather than the remix is so good.
     

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