David Bowie - Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001) [Box set #5]

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  1. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons to be cheerful Part 1

    Dutch mountains
    Did you miss this one ?

  2. Lonestar

    Lonestar Well-Known Member

    I cancelled my Amazon order for the CD set and went with What Records as it was a few quid cheaper, even with the cost of shipping.

    Ordered Tuesday, dispatched yesterday, due to be delivered tomorrow.
  3. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Essex, UK
    Amazon have taken the money but not shipped yet. I paid £91.99.
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  4. EdwinM

    EdwinM Grumpy old man

    Bought my box for 100 euro shipping included at bol.com. just got mail that it arrives tomorrow :cool:
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  5. mr fish

    mr fish Forum Resident

    Had e-mail yesterday to say mine's been shipped from What Records (UK). Not seen a better price on it since I placed my order either.
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  6. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    Yes, on my account it still maintains the boxset will arrive on the 26th, but nothing's moved yet.

  7. Nicode70

    Nicode70 Overspending completist

    Shipping confirmation from Amazon.fr for the vinyl boxset. it should be here tomorrow.
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  8. MGW

    MGW Less travelling, more listening

    Scotland, UK
    My Amazon delivery is still scheduled for delivery Friday but not as yet shipped. This seems to happen quite a lot - ships late the day before delivery is due and seems to work.
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  9. Azorbz

    Azorbz Forum Resident

    Swindon, England
    My Amazon UK order is set to arrive tomorrow; however, disappointingly, I'm not getting home until the Friday after.
  10. Terry

    Terry Senior Member

    Amazon just billed me $161, yet today it's listed as $137. Isn't there supposed to be a lowest price policy?
  11. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Essex, UK
    If they're anything like Amazon UK, they do retrospective refunds. So they charge you the $161, and then a day or so later you'll get an email saying something like - "Congrats! You saved additional money!", after which you get the difference. I think you're supposed to feel special.
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  12. Bfunkthe1

    Bfunkthe1 Forum Resident

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  13. Frankie_Collector

    Frankie_Collector Bowie nut extraordinaire

    Mexico City
    Seen it and hated it.
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  14. Markyp

    Markyp Forum Resident

    Vaughan is correct. Maybe it’s because it’s possible it’ll drop again before tomorrow. Saves doing refunds piecemeal.
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  15. MGW

    MGW Less travelling, more listening

    Scotland, UK
  16. Jmetamatic

    Jmetamatic This is the end of our oxygen supply.

    Glasgow, Scotland
    The fade in and out between the BBC tracks, spoil the flow.
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  17. Mo0g

    Mo0g Forum Resident

    Got my Burning Shed delivery email, tomorrow via FedEx. Was starting to worry as there was no update at all up until the FedEx email today.
  18. Cast Iron Shore

    Cast Iron Shore Forum Resident

    Listening to it right now. It's overly compressed and louder than I'd like, but not limited, and could sound much worse. Listening to Black Tie/White Noise and Buddha of Suburbia for the first time. I'd never given either of these a chance. There are some good songs there, but they suffer from a dated production sound. Strangers When We Meet for example has that 1980s sounding big drum sound and it's drenched in reverb. On the BBC CD Parlophone made some unfortunate choices, such as fading up the beginning of tracks and fading out the ends. They cut out one of the best parts of the show, the chatter between songs. On the boot, Bowie tells a compelling story about a suicide attempt and how it relates to the previously played song, "Always Crashing In the Same Car," and it's missing here.
  19. Curveboy

    Curveboy Forum Resident

    New York City
    Shipping notice from JPC for the CD set...
  20. Fabrice Outside

    Fabrice Outside Forum Resident

    Unbelievable :(
    I assume you're refering to the official release in
    the BA box ?
  21. aphexj

    aphexj Sound mind & body

    My store has the box early! Going to get it now
  22. melkor_morgoth

    melkor_morgoth Forum Resident

    I've been comparing the tracks from Nothing Has Changed with the new release, and they are 100% different mixes. Looking again at the quote(s) from Uncut, and just listening here, I feel confident enough to assume (although I'll continue comparing with previously released versions to be sure!) that they're all fresh mixes from 2021 (per Plati's comments re: working on it "this year").

    Generally, I'd say that the new Plati mixes feature more reverb than Visconti's mixes; they can sound a bit wider and more atmospheric, sometimes at the cost of clarity of the different elements, but YMMV. They're not bad by any stretch. A couple concrete examples of differences are:

    • The Visconti mix of "Toy (Your Turn to Drive)" is longer than the new mix by ~0:47;
    • The Visconti (?) mix of "Let Me Sleep Beside You" gives precedence to the lower vocal during the chorus, while the Plati mix favours the higher vocal.
    Sad to hear about the fades/cuts in the BBC set, that's lame.

    EDIT: Compared all the previously officially-released tracks, and they all fit the pattern above. The tracks from the box-set are all very consistent, so, again, they're likely all new mixes from 2021. Digging it, too, and good fodder for my own Toy:Heathen mashup!
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2021
  23. Cast Iron Shore

    Cast Iron Shore Forum Resident

    I'm not Jmetamatic, but yes, the fade ins and outs of the BBC material are in the official release in the BA box.
  24. Fabrice Outside

    Fabrice Outside Forum Resident

    Absolute deal-breaker.
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  25. falldog

    falldog Forum Resident

    LOL. In that case, I can't wait to read the thread comments in the next few weeks :laugh:

    Me too. It surely wouldn't have been a big deal to cross-fade them to make it continuous audio, would it? Maybe the reason will be clear when I hear the particular tracks in question.

    Still waiting for my shipping confirmation (Amazon/UK, delivery to UK, order delivery date still says tomorrow) :confused:
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