Yes - Close to the Edge 5.1 mix by Steven Wilson - October 2013

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  1. Machiventa

    Machiventa Forum Resident

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    Hmmm Steven Wilson from PT? Didn't know he mastered other people's work.
  2. ben_wood

    ben_wood Well-Known Member

    Got Steve's SACD, love it, will definitely buy Steven's disc too! :righton:
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  3. Endymion

    Endymion Active Member

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    What makes you say that?
    I very much doubt that Wilson's remaster of the original mix will "wipe the floor clean" with our host's magnificent SACD (of which I have only heard the redbook layer). The new mixes will be fun to hear but it's the original mix that counts.
    It's entirely possible that Wilson's remaster of the original mix will be great too but I don't think it can be much better then the Hoffman remaster unless Wilson could use the original master tape and Hoffman couldn't.
    I'm definitely looking forward to compare the various masters and mixes...and why not include Barry Diament's great mastering in the comparison too? :)
  4. rburly

    rburly I know What I Like

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    As will I. I was hoping a 5.1 would come out. :)
  5. MYKE

    MYKE Awaiting The Fellow In The Bright Nightgown

    Life at SHtv :

    I ignored this album until 2011.
    I buy a Diament.
    I buy Steve's SACD.
    I buy Steven's 5.1.
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  6. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    Hi Steven :)

    Are you there? :wave: ... YES? ...

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  7. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident


    How dare you! :D
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  8. Machiventa

    Machiventa Forum Resident

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    I listened to it once from my dad's record collection in the early 90s when I was a teen and first started smoking pot. Didn't really dig it too much at the time. Picked up a used vinyl copy around 2001 and for whatever reason never listened to it. I think it's about damn time I give it a serious sit down session and see what all the fuss is all about.
  9. I have the original Diament CD, the AF Hoffman SACD, and in October I'll have the Wilson 5.1 remix. Can't wait.
  10. DesertChaos

    DesertChaos Forum Resident

    Well, his work is mostly in the remixing (2.0 and 5.1). He's done King Crimson, ELP, Caravan, J Tull, Hawkwind (and others) and now there's Yes and XTC on the way. He's gotten a pretty good reputation for what he's done - he keeps getting more work on this stuff so he's doing something right!
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  11. Meng

    Meng Forum Resident

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    This.
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  12. ZenArcher

    ZenArcher Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to Steven Wilson for almost single-handedly keeping the flame of multichannel burning. I haven't really listened to most of his work, but his stellar job on the King Crimson titles caused me to pick up Raven, and I'm really liking it. When MC is done well its a mindblowing thing. He gets it right!
  13. calgary669

    calgary669 Well-Known Member

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    Darn.... Even though the latest SACD is very nice, I love S. Wilson's work. The latest Hawkwind is just another example; CTTE in 5.1, bring it on!!!!!!!
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  14. It would be great if Steven could talk Alan Parsons into letting him do the APP catalog.
  15. Remy

    Remy Active Member

    The reissue thing is getting silly and expensive! Of course as a fan you have to have everything and hearing all of the nuances is fun but the reissue thing is getting silly.
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  16. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident


    :shrug:

    This is not 'Who's Next', 'Blonde on Blonde', 'The Doors' or any of those albums that have been re-issued zillion times

    It's just happened that Audio Fidelity picked up and released months ago

    I really hope this will be the first of all the classic Yes studio and live albums :edthumbs:
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  17. noname74

    noname74 slimline 2cd jewel cases are dead to me.

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    I hope that legally SW can talk about sources.
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  18. Say It Right

    Say It Right Forum Resident

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    You've beaten this to death. What makes you think that anybody can make it sound any better?
  19. noname74

    noname74 slimline 2cd jewel cases are dead to me.

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    Probably because everything SW has remixed turned out well...can't think of a single stinker. So if he took this one on I'm sure he'd find a way to squeeze something good out.
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  20. jsayers

    jsayers Cosmic Member

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    On your way out, please make sure the door is closed behind you, and be sure to leave your key on the counter.
    Thank you.
    :wave:
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  21. rtsurroundfan

    rtsurroundfan Member

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    Yeah we don't know a date for "Trilogy" yet, but no doubt it's coming.
    Chris Welch, who did the liner notes on the first 2 reissues said this on his Twitter a week ago:
    Sure it's actually 2CDs & 1 DVD-A like the other 2 reissues, but we will find out soon enough! :)
  22. rtsurroundfan

    rtsurroundfan Member

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    I think this reissue will be the definitive version simply because it will have both the original mix and the new mixes in high-resolution, whereas the SACD only has the original mix and no 5.1
    Wilson did not master or remaster the original mix. He doesn't do any mastering whatsoever. He only works in the mixing area, so it will be interesting for those of you who own the SACD to see how it compares to the high-res master of the original mix on the upcoming DVD-A.
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  23. brimuchmuze

    brimuchmuze Forum Resident

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    It would not be so bad if the band announced their intent so fans could plan what to purchase. With this release it's a case of double or triple dipping this year.
  24. MYKE

    MYKE Awaiting The Fellow In The Bright Nightgown

    Yeah, squelch potential impulse buys, that's how you rake in the cash. :laugh:
  25. whiskeyvengeance

    whiskeyvengeance Active Member

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    God, this is getting to be an expensive year! First Hoffman's CTTE SACD, then his GFTO, then the announcement of King Crimson's "Road to Red" box set and now this ...
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