Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by lapepalz, Jun 19, 2016.
which is the best edition of each album Paul McCartney?
The Sri Lankan shellac 16 rpm versions
Good thread. I originally bought some CD issues from the Paul McCartney Collection series with the white inlay and the original album cover in miniature (released in 1993, I believe). They are OK but when I had the chance to compare with an original 1980's CD in the case of Venus and Mars, I preferred this earlier version. It "breathes" more easily. It seems to have a better dynamic range. I then replaced copies of WATSOS, RAM and Tug of War. In each case preferring the original. I aim to replace all. I have heard that the Paul McCartney archive series is good too but don't own any to compare.
I really like the DCC discs, especially Ram, Band On The Run, and McCartney.
They're a improvement over the original discs as of dynamics and sound.
I tend to lean toward the DCC versions overall as well, then all of the unlimited hi-res remaster files that have been released that way, then the "Fame" series that don't have an unlimited hi-res version yet... and whatever for all the rest because I rarely listen to them anyway.
It's hard to tell lately.
DCC Gold Cd.
Fame CDs are good, but yeah yeah yeah.
Paul McCartney archive series is my choice
For those Macca albums that I listen to:
McCartney - DCC. No question
Ram - Archive series
Band in the Run - DCC. No question
Speed of Sound - both DCC and Archive series are good. Depends if you want a more analogue (DCC) or digital (Archive) sound
The Archive series in general has a very digital sound IMO. Sometimes this works, e.g. Ram, othertimes it doesn’t, e.g. Band on the Run and McCartney.
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