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Iron Maiden 'Somewhere in Time' remaster

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by rock76, Dec 27, 2004.

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  1. rock76

    rock76 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    According to what I've learned in this forum, I guess I've found a good example of an overcompressed CD.

    I'm actually listening the Raw Power remaster of Iron Maiden's 'Somewhere in Time'.
    Do you agree that this album sounds WAY overcompressed?

    Thanks in advance for your input. :edthumbs:
     
  2. bartels76

    bartels76 Forum Hall Of Fame

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    I've heard worse but yes it is compressed.
     
  3. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown Forum Resident

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    I didn't think the Maiden remasters were too bad, but I'm lucky enough to have saved the Castle reissues.

    If you want a disturbing example of overcompression, check out the new Maiden, Dance of Death, or the recent Judas Priest remasters compared to the originals.
     
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  4. rock76

    rock76 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I bought 'Turbo' and was thinking about buying 'Priest Live'
    :cry:
     
  5. bartels76

    bartels76 Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Well Priest Live has extra tracks. I have the remasters and will have to live w/ them as they have the bonus tracks.
     
  6. ybe

    ybe The Lawnmower Man

    Somewhere In Time remaster is a textbook example of compression done badly. The dynamics on my fave Maiden track "Stranger In A Strange Land" are completely ruined. Reversed actually. I have a cassette made from the LP in '86 that sounds better.
     
  7. Rotel

    Rotel Forum Resident

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    Yes indeed Somewhere In Time remaster is a pain to your ears


    OFFTOPIC!
    But Judas Priest's Painkiller Remaster is one of the worst "remasters"
    :realmad: i've heard, HOW THE HELL CAN THEY RELEASE SOMETHING LIKE THIS[​IMG]
    "Remastered" by Jon Astley , he needs [​IMG]

    Waveform of first track [​IMG]
    http://img84.exs.cx/img84/5523/painkiller4uq.jpg
     
  8. ybe

    ybe The Lawnmower Man

    Welcome, Rotel! Priest remasters are BAD indeed. That waveform confirms it. Ouch.
     
  9. rock76

    rock76 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    AMAZING!! :eek: :thumbsdn:
     
  10. antonkk

    antonkk Senior Member

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    I think Jon Astley's Priest remasters sound like DCC compared to Maiden's crap series. And sure Somewhere in Time is probably the worst one, though debut and Piece of Mind are not far behind. I got them all in one day and then had to trade them and start my search for Castle 2-CD mid 90's reissues.
     
  11. Rotel

    Rotel Forum Resident

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    :shake:
    Somewhere In Time track 7.Deja-Vu
    Original
    [​IMG]



    "Remastered"
    [​IMG]

    :help:
     
  12. rock76

    rock76 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    That's awful! :eek:
    Though I had no choice than to buy the remaster, I recently burned a copy of the Capitol edition which is much better to my ears. More dynamic.
     
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