Cure Kiss Me Chris Bellman Pressing Question

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bret Polish, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Bret Polish

    Bret Polish Active Member Thread Starter

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    Los Angeles
    Does anybody know if this pressing on discogs is the same as the Rhino red vinyl pressing of Kiss Me Kiss Me by the Cure (The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me )?

    The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me

    I just wanted to make sure the black vinyl is the same Chris Bellman cut as the red one. I've heard the "Robert Smith" remastered version is terrible...
     
  2. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Bellman signs his lacquers with "CB" so you need to check the deadwax. But it's my understanding all recent Rhino US reissues use the "CB" lacquer.

    The EU Version is terrible because it uses the "Robert Smith" digital remaster and put that to wax through some anonymous in-house mastering/ cutting.
     
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  3. vinylontubes

    vinylontubes Forum Resident

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    I updated the Discogs record for the matrix data for the May 13, 2016 US release. The OPs links were unhelpful, so the OP is being punished for supplying poor links. He didn't link me, so I won't link the OP or directly answer the question. Feel free to add a follow-on post with your answer. It's included in the update. The data was actually there previously, but, the release review committee did it's magic and deleted the matrix data with a merging of release records.
     
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  4. c-eling

    c-eling Somehow I See There Are Ships In Her Eyes...

    Did Chris just cut with Smith's digital or did he actually have access to do a new mastering?
     
  5. jimhb

    jimhb Forum Resident

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    Denver, CO, USA
    I can’t imagine it not being the RS mid cut by Bellman to vinyl.
     
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  6. c-eling

    c-eling Somehow I See There Are Ships In Her Eyes...

    Exactly what I'm thinking as well Jim.
    Big misconception that cutting engineers automatically master as well.
     
  7. Bret Polish

    Bret Polish Active Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Thanks!
     
  8. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host

    "Kiss me, Chris Bellman, ya big lug!"
     
  9. Jerry James

    Jerry James Rorum Fesident

    Are you speaking of the recent MPO pressing, or the GZ pressing? I've had the GZ and agree that's crap, but the MPO sounds fantastic, to me at least...
     

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