Un-Grateful Thread - What Are You Listening to Instead of the Dead?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Tom H, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. notesofachord

    notesofachord Where are the prawns?

    Message in a Box sounds good, but the original LPs beat it easily. However, for CD, it's pretty good. I've never heard the early CDs, but mid-80s AM+ CDs usually sound very, very good.
     
  2. wavethatflag

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    I’m detecting a heavy vinyl bias here, and I’m not on that program.

    Have you heard the original CD of Ghost In The Machine? Again, it was mastered too low so the fact that AM+ CDs generally sound good is not a factor.
     
  3. Crispy Rob

    Crispy Rob Cat Juggler

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    The AM+ ones are the ones I meant as the best digital. I hadn't realized there had been some earlier ones...
     
  4. adamos

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    More King Crimson tonight.
     
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  5. wavethatflag

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    I think the U.S. digital release history is the original A&M CDs in the early to mid 80s, the box set in ‘93, and then remasters of the individual albums sonetime later. But after the box I stopped paying close attention.

    I had a lot of the early A&M CDs because I started buying them in the 80s when they came out. Unfortunately those are long gone. Wah.

    When I said the original Ghost CD was mastered too low, I’m not really offering an opinion. At the time it came out music publications noted that it was way too low. Or at least one did because I remember reading it. The box brought it up to normal levels, which is one of the reasons I like it.
     
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  6. Crispy Rob

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    I honestly have to say I haven't heard the whole Message box, but have a couple of the individual releases from the mastering done at that time, which I think is the same, and slightly prefer the earlier CDs I have, which I don't think include Ghost, so can't speak as much to that one particular. Anyway, the mid-90s mastering is far better than the later digipacks, which I stupidly traded many of my older CD copies in for at one point.
     
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  7. wavethatflag

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    That’s right! I forgot all about the whole trade-in factor. I was still doing that just before I got to this forum. Now I’m into keep-ism.

    @notesofachord, my reply to you above is kind of snarky. Sorry, dude. I’m just not a vinyl guy, or a hi-rez dude. I’m basically Captain Redbook, with a few MFSLs and similar.
     
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  9. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    Now streaming. Sounds good so far
    White Album remix plus Escher demos and outtakes/alternative takes

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    I have five or six versions of this album. I must admit, though, that I'm not very insterested in the improvisation on disc 2. Henry Vestine's guitar playing manages to bore me when he play long solos in which he seems to be playing the same over and over again. And I say it as the Canned Heat fan I am.
    Now, disc 1 is pure gold.
     
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  11. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    I will have to so some Police listening after all these posts.
     
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  12. notesofachord

    notesofachord Where are the prawns?

    Whether or not it's the ultimate in fidelity or not, I am quite fond of Message in a Box. It was (well, either this one or The Who: Maximum RnB) my first CD box set when I got it for Christmas as a teen in the mid-90s. I poured over the liner notes and listened to each disc many, many times. My music collection was, obviously, very small at the time and this was the first time that I acquired a band's entire (well, almost) output just by getting a single release. There are many gems among the plethora of b-sides and rarities included, which gives this box a great value and purpose - even if one owns the main albums in another form.
     
  13. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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  14. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    Oh Sees Smote Reverser
     
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  15. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    I remember when that came out...album after Oh Mercy, which we all loved, and we put this on and were mystified...
     
  16. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    I would label it under "uneventful Dylan albums", but it's not bad. I imagine the opening "Wiggle Wiggle" must have caused some perplexity.
     
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    I instantly took a shine to almost all of Dylan's pre-80s catalog, but the stuff that came later, generally speaking, found me sort of hating it but then coming around to it years later. Whether due to fading powers of discrimination, or enlightenment, I can enjoy something like Together Through Life.
    Moscow girls make me sing and shout. Not that I've ever met one. I met a woman from Georgia once, and then she told me "the country, not the state." I felt like saying, yeah, don't worry, your accent was a tip-off. Oh bla di, oh bla da, etc.

    Man, the White Album, I put it on and now I can't stop listening. It's enough to make me say, "F--k work, this is what I'm supposed to be doing until it ends."
     
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  18. warewolf95

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    Welp, guess I'm giving up on ever seeing Iron Maiden

    Missed 'em in 2009, 2012 and 2016 (not for lack of trying!!!)

    They will be playing near me but I will be on the road when it's time to get tickets and I can't afford to buy any this week anyways after bills and all that.

    :(
     
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  19. wavethatflag

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    Just keep your focus on the McCartney show you're going to (assuming that hasn't happened yet).
     
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  20. warewolf95

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    I've got 8 month for Macca to decide to cancel the show :D

    That being said, Maiden is now - officially - the only artist I want to see.

    Of course I'd love to see Phish (and plan to do so), but Maiden is it on my "list" now that Macca is out of the way.
     
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  21. Jim Walker

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    In the door--hit play--ice up--pour--squeeze--gulp--jam to
    Some Girls/Lies played fookin' LOUD-- back out the door--
    drive--friends--a food and a drink--i'm too old for this--just
    havin' fun--will i ever grow up--another Friday night--lol



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  22. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    I don't have any interest in Nirvana, except for this album, which is excellent. Who knows which musical paths would have the band taken hadn't Cobain commit suicide.
     
  23. wavethatflag

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    I think this is the best of the MTV Unplugged series.
     
  24. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    One of the best, that's for sure.
     
  25. wavethatflag

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    I like a few of the Unplugged(s). I have the AIC one. Maybe that's the only other one I have. Anyway, having survived the 90s, I can't think of ... oh, wait, the Clapton Unplugged. But I thought that one was a bit lame. I don't like slow, acoustic "Layla," and while I appreciate the sentiment he was expressing, I was not a "Tears In Heaven" fan. In fact, I used to sing a cruel parody of that song to myself that I would never repeat today. Anyway, I can't think of an Unplugged that was as good as Nirvana's.

    I recall the STP edition, but even though I really liked that band, I don't remember being super impressed, and the fact that Weiland was in a rocking chair was really bothering me. Stool, dude, stool.

    Now, I'll just sit here and wait for @Erik B. to reply in ornery fashion. :D I'm fairly sure PJ did an Unplugged. Unfortunately that move wasn't a permanent one.
     
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