Early Era Steve Miller Band CD BEST masterings('68-'73 era)?

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  1. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

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    I have Book of Dreams & Fly Like An Eagle Gold DCC CDs. But, I am curious as to the best mastered CDs releases for the '68-'73 catalogue? Any thoughts?Original Capitals? US? Japan?Thoughts opinions would be greatly appreciated. Even links to threads I somehow "missed" I found a few closed & very shorts threads that I wished provided more to go off of. Thanks for reading & or helping out here;)
     
  2. S. P. Honeybunch

    S. P. Honeybunch Presidente de Kokomo

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    Paul McCartney sounds great on the original Brave New World Capitol CD.
     
  3. If it's any help to you I have a good compilation called 'The Best of 1968-1973 '.It's missing a few tracks I'd like to have on it but what is there is choice.
     
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  4. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    I have the Capitols of the first three, and I think they're OK, but I've never compared them with other reissues.
     
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  5. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    No clue on early mastering's, if any differences exist
    On US Capitol JAX manufactures I have-
    Brave New World
    Children Of The Future
    Both sound natural
    Here's peaks for the geeks :D
    *Future
    DR9 -2.10 dB -14.90 dB 3:00 01-Children Of The Future
    DR10 -2.22 dB -14.58 dB 0:39 02-Pushed Me To It
    DR10 -2.14 dB -13.54 dB 0:53 03-You've Got The Power
    DR9 -1.51 dB -13.84 dB 7:35 04-In My First Mind
    DR10 -2.59 dB -16.97 dB 5:18 05-Beauty Of Time Is That It's Snowing (Psychedlic B.B.)
    DR12 -1.07 dB -18.11 dB 3:17 06-Baby's Callin' Me Home
    DR11 -1.25 dB -13.81 dB 3:09 07-Steppin' Stone
    DR10 -0.04 dB -11.51 dB 2:30 08-Roll With It
    DR10 0.00 dB -12.92 dB 2:30 09-Junior Saw It Happen
    DR11 -0.83 dB -14.74 dB 3:10 10-Fanny Mae
    DR12 -1.43 dB -17.79 dB 6:19 11-Key To The Highway
    *World
    DR10 -1.12 dB -13.23 dB 3:30 01-Brave New World
    DR11 -0.61 dB -13.15 dB 2:31 02-Celebration Song
    DR10 -1.17 dB -12.94 dB 2:32 03-Can't You Hear Your Daddy's Heartbeat
    DR10 -0.33 dB -13.02 dB 2:27 04-Got Love 'Cause You Need It
    DR10 -0.69 dB -14.53 dB 4:28 05-Kow Kow
    DR10 -2.92 dB -14.72 dB 3:51 06-Seasons
    DR11 -0.46 dB -13.14 dB 4:56 07-Space Cowboy
    DR11 -0.67 dB -14.57 dB 2:30 08-LT's Midnight Dream
    DR9 0.00 dB -10.65 dB 3:06 09-My Dark Hour
     
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  6. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

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  7. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

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  8. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    That be it. EMI JAX would be a later run using the same mastering.
    Good question on those Japan's.
    I'm sure @Dave will recommend the one that was manufactured on Pluto, they only made four, one ended up accidentally missing us and got caught up in the moons orbit :laugh:
     
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  9. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

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    When Steve did the Greatest Hits('74-'78) DCC Gold CD I read this morning trying to get info it appears the Orig. Capitals had the 45edit versions on the CD releases & Steve opted for the album length versions for this DCC CD release(Greatest Hits). So,curious "if" there could be 45edited versions on the '68-'73 era Cds as well. Or maybe the "hits" that were shortened were only from the popular side of the SMB releases('75 onward) Because that was his commercial turning point?

    Just noting this as I prefer the album length version of any song in the digital (CD)form.
     
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  10. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

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    calling on @Dave :)
     
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  11. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    That's good info, I had no clue!
     
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  12. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

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  13. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

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    I was rifling through many threads this morning can't find the reference to the ORG Capitals having the edited versions though
     
  14. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Just a hint: it's Capitol :)
     
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  15. George P

    George P Notable Member

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    I cheated (didn't buy the albums) and got this CD instead. The sound is decent. Made in 1990:

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

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    O as on DOH!!!!:doh: I stand corrected & thank you for the point out there:targettiphat:
     
  17. George P

    George P Notable Member

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    I knew what you meant.
     
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  18. knob twirler

    knob twirler Forum Resident

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    It was a gateway drug for me, as I just purchased the 68-73 albums box set.
     
  19. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

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    What release? There are many it appears that were issued in '90? US release? I'm assuming these are all the same mastering (Discogs link below):)

    Steve Miller Band - The Best Of 1968 - 1973
     
  20. George P

    George P Notable Member

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  21. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

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    Thanks George:)

    Interesting observation I noticed (maybe just a listing typo?) The first Track-The Joker on this release you posted has a run time 4:23
    The Joker album 4:26 but,the Greatest Hits ('74-'78)DCC Gold release runtime 3:26? Steve Miller Band - Greatest Hits 1974-78

    Gotta be a typo. Equally interesting, The Joker appears on both Greatest hits(68-73) &(74-78) but, according to Discogs, the longer version is on the 1st GH comp.:confused:
     
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  22. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

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    correct me if i am wrong, but aren't those early capitol steve miller CD's kind of hard to find?
     
  23. George P

    George P Notable Member

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    dBPoweramp reads 4:25 for Joker on my CD. 4:28 on my DCC GH.
     
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  24. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING Thread Starter

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    a big typo then by DCC....Thanks George
    [​IMG]
     
  25. George P

    George P Notable Member

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    No problem, my friend. Better they make the mistake this way than the other. :)
     
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