Golden Earring - new boxset "The Complete Studio Recordings"

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  1. MJConroy

    MJConroy Forum Resident Thread Starter

    East Coast
    Coming next month.
    I am tempted - even though I have all the albums already!

    Contents The Complete Studio Recordings:

    Just Ear-rings (1965)
    Winter Harvest (1967)
    Miracle Mirror (1968)
    On The Double (1969)
    Eight Miles High (1969)
    Golden Earring (1970)
    Seven Tears (1971)
    Together (1972)
    Moontan (1973)
    Switch (1975)
    To The Hilt (1976)
    Contraband (1976)
    Grab It For A Second (1978)
    No Promises ... No Debts (1979)
    Prisoner Of The Night (1980)
    Cut (1982)
    N.E.W.S. (1983)
    The Hole (1986)
    Keeper Of The Flame (1989)
    Bloody Buccaneers (1991)
    Face It (1994)
    Love Sweat (1995)
    Paradise In Distress (1999)
    Millbrook U.S.A. (2003)
    Tits' N Ass (2012)
    The Hague (2015)
    Non-album tracks 1 (1965 - 1969) (The Golden Earrings)
    Non-album tracks 2 (1969 - 1980)
    Non-album tracks 3 (1982 - 2003)

    Read more at Studio recordings Golden Earring voor het eerst samen in monumentale box - uDiscover Music Holland »
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  2. Mr. H

    Mr. H Forum Resident

    Here's a (poor) English translation:

    Golden Earring brings together for the first time all the studio recordings. Debut Just Ear-rings from 1965 to the tribute to hometown The Hague in 2015 - all 26 studio albums from Dutch most legendary rock band gathered in the monumental box Complete Studio Recordings, plus up to three CDs full of non-album tracks. Complete Studio Recordings appear on February 10, 2017 and is a joint publication of Universal Music and Red Bullet.

    Golden Earring is already more than fifty years the largest and most influential rock band from the Netherlands. No group had much international success and built such unprecedented body of work: since 1965 appeared 26 studio albums. In addition, there are dozens of recorded songs that were not found on the albums (called non-album track), including classics such as That Day, Sound Of The Screaming Day, Another 45 Miles, Holy Holy Life and hard to find songs like So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star / LA Woman and Give You My Love.

    Earring put as many as 307 songs on tape and are now for the first time together in the Complete Studio Recordings box set, including extensive liner notes by album by respected music journalist Tjerk Lammers. Adjust the volume to 11 and listen to a beat band from The Hague became Dutch biggest and best rock band ever!

    Read more at Studio recordings Golden Earring voor het eerst samen in monumentale box - uDiscover Music Holland »
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  3. Mr. H

    Mr. H Forum Resident

    it's 139.99 at Amazon US right now. That's under $5/disc. I wonder about the mastering on this set.
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  4. Boaz

    Boaz Forum Resident

    I was always curious about this band. I don't have any CDs by them. Yet, so many CDs. seems a little over the top... especially when I'm only interested in their 70's albums...
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  5. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    It mentions Red Bullet in their advertisement, so I bet they will use the earlier remasters. The Polydor discs should be kept by anyone lucky enough to own them.
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  6. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    I didn't realize they had so many albums in the '80s and '90s...
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  7. RickA

    RickA Senior Member

    Tampa, FL
    I just checked the 6 titles I have, 4 Red Bullets, one "Moontan" that Steve did (MCA) and a title called "The Hole" from W.Germany on 21 records.

    I think I can going to sell the Red Bullets and the proceeds applied to the box since it is so encompassing. Hopefully they have re-mastered but at this price one cannot be assured until stated.

    Rick A.
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  8. Boaz

    Boaz Forum Resident

    are the remaster from 2001 consider to be good, or are they loud and compress ?
  9. Claus

    Claus Eating is a need, enjoying is an art.

    bad mastering!!!
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  10. Claus

    Claus Eating is a need, enjoying is an art.

    I strongly doubt they were newly remastered.... probably only repackaged.
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  11. Wurzelsepp

    Wurzelsepp Well-Known Member

    Hamburg, Germany
    I'm curious whether they finally have the guts to include the withdrawn 1966 45 "Not To Find". So far the band always vetoed its official re-release due to "bad English". As if that matters after all these years!
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  12. kollektionist

    kollektionist Forum Resident

    According to the on-line tracklisting it's not on the box...

    CD 27
    1: Chunk of steel
    2: That day
    3: The words i need
    4: If you leave me
    5: Waiting for you
    6: Things go better
    7: Rum and coca-cola
    8: Daddy buy me a girl
    9: What you gonna tell
    10: Don't run too far
    11: Wings
    12: Sound of the screaming day
    13: She won't come to me
    14: Together we live, together we love
    15: Dong-dong-di-ki-di-gi-dong
    16: Wake up - breakfast
    17: Where will i be
    18: It's alright but i admit it could be better
    CD 28
    1: Another 45 miles - single
    2: I can't get a hold on her
    3: Holy holy life
    4: Jessica
    5: Stand by me
    6: The song is over
    7: Instant poetry
    8: Lucky number
    9: Babylon
    10: I need love
    11: Can't talk now
    12: Only a matter of time
    13: I do rock 'n roll
    14: Triple treat
    15: Annie
    CD 29
    1: King dark
    2: Shadow avenue
    3: Something heavy going down
    4: Gimme a break
    5: You gun my love
    6: Time warp
    7: Steam roller
    8: Madame zou zou
    9: So you want to be a rock 'n' roll star / l.a. woman
    10: Try a little tenderness
    11: Burning stuntman
    12: Mood indigo
    13: Miles away from nowhere
    14: Yes, we're on fire
    15: Gypsy rose
    16: Adrenaline
  13. Pim

    Pim Forum Resident

    It's a shame they only added "studio recordings" to the bonusdiscs - and not alternate versions like single edits, extended versions, remixes etc. Still, great to see tracks like Annie, The Song Is Over etc back in print.
  14. Endymion

    Endymion Forum Resident

    I actually find the Red Bullet remasters okay. Yes, they are rather "modern" and compressed which I normally don't like but IMO they are not unlistenable and in some cases probably better than the super dull original CDs that were mastered from who knows what tapes. I'd be happy if the Golden Earring catalog would be remastered more audiophile friendly but the chances for that are very slim.
    That said I have most albums on Red Bullet and Steve's "Moontan" so I will probably skip this box unless I get it cheap.
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  15. JoelWat

    JoelWat Forum Resident

    Dubai, UAE
    so...Mad Love Is Coming after all :) Great opportunity to post this again - feast your ears on THIS ... and we can go on :)
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  16. bcaulf

    bcaulf Forum Resident

    They have a lot of albums...
  17. MJConroy

    MJConroy Forum Resident Thread Starter

    East Coast
    Nope. It is only available on Pebbles collections of dubious authenticity. (Made it out momentarily on a singles collection, but that is almost as rare as the original withdrawn 45 - of which they were supposedly 5 of them.)
  18. Barnabas Collins

    Barnabas Collins Forum Resident

    All of GE's albums from "Eight Miles High" (1969) through "Contraband" (1976) are really great, IMO. The 60s Golden Earrings have a 'beat' music charm, but aren't really essential either. There are some good moments after the 70s records, but the magic disappeared.
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  19. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    The Naked Truth concert is fantastic. The version of Vanilla Queen was really well done, I did not think they could pull that off unplugged. It worked.
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  20. MJConroy

    MJConroy Forum Resident Thread Starter

    East Coast
    If you have Sirius/XM and if you hear any tracks from that album, you are listening to the cd I gave them for their library. "Mad Love" is played sometimes on Deep Tracks.
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  21. zphage

    zphage inappropriately touching the out of touch

    Cudos to you for giving them a copy, cudos to them for playing it, but a bit disappointing they couldn't afford their own, or their 'deep' knowledge didn't extend that far.
  22. Dave Thompson

    Dave Thompson Forum Resident

    I'm tempted, but probably not. They're one of those bands that I like in theory, but never get around to listening to any more. Maybe this would inspire me to do so... but just as likely, it'll sit unplayed on the shelf
  23. owsley

    owsley Senior Member

    Will Winter Harvest FINALLY be issued in mono on CD instead of rechanneled stereo? Looks like the band still refuses to reissue their early 45 'Not To Find'
  24. Todd Pence

    Todd Pence New Member

    Fairfax, VA
    Looking at the tracklist for CD 27, I notice there is no listing for the song "I Wonder", which was the B-side for the 1967 single "Together We Live, Together We Love". Maybe this set really isn't complete?
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  25. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    Under $95 at Import CDs if anyone is interested.
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