Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by hbbfam, Dec 25, 2012.
Has anyone else experienced a problem with the DTS layer not working on the DVD?
No problems with DTS on the DVD here.
Any word on when this will be released on vinyl?
Got my Stand Up Elevated Edition today. So I unpacked and shock and horror - what? I didn't order a book dammit! But ahh found three discs in the last pages
It ripped fine with DVDAE, now on my server
"Stand Up" is one of three great LPs by this group.
A lot of fun to play it, to this day.
I received my copy of Stand Up (The Elevated Edition) yesterday from amazon.com. I gave the stereo remix CD a spin, and I came away pleased with the result. Steven Wilson was pretty successful in his quest to stay true to the original mix and also upgrade the sound quality. The biggest improvement I hear is an increased sense of delicacy and finesse in the treble. Clive Bunker's cymbal work has more clarity and air with less noise coming along for the ride. Articulation is the word the audio scribes would use. Also, the sound is more fleshed out. There's more body in the bass and midrange.
In short, the improvements are similar to those I experienced with the remix of Aqualung, but not to the same degree. The remix is less brash, less harsh, less crude than the original. Of course, some may not like this take on Stand Up, and therefore, they may prefer the original. But hey, that's OK too as the original mix is preserved in high resolution on the DVD.
Yes, I had to turn my head around a few times with regard to the treble. I thought it was something ambient (from outside my flat) but it was from my hifi.
I played the 2.o remix on CD yesterday as I live in a 2.o world and I was thrilled with it. I am in the camp where I have always appreciated a SW remix, but rarely was I blown away by them. They did what they did, and things were usually better for it, but something always seems to nag at me where I somehow get a sense of the digitalness of things done to accomplish it; it is probably my mind playing tricks on me more than anything, but they tend to have a bit of slickness to them perhaps, where I don't feel totally sucked in on an organic level I suppose. With Stand Up none of that lingered, in fact it was the first time I can remember where there was no characterization to the remix other than the music itself. I don't know enough about this album to compare or comment beyond that, but it was a wonderful musical experience with lots of wonderful imaging delights even in 2.0, all well highlighted and plenty organic.
I wouldn't be at all surprised if there was something new in someone's transfer, mixing, or mastering chain; maybe a new ADC perhaps. More likely though it is just a case of SW being on top of his game and all the tricks he has learned in the past meeting a really good tape ready for the picking. Again I loved this remix, wonderful stuff, great album.
Very fine remix. I would, however, have liked if SW had moved all vocals center. And drums too.
yes, but it is better on the remix than on the original mix.
I can hear that much more comfortable with my headphones.
Not a bad idea....but then you would have a thousand old geezers pissed off...complaining that SW botched the remix.
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the video of the 2 songs is terrific, never saw them perform this young before.
No, but I've had another vexing problem with both this and Benefit on my Oppo BDP80: After a playing for a while, it will just freeze up completely and I have to turn off my player. I don't think I've had this kind of a total lock up on any of my other music DVD/BR stuff on this player. Has anyone else experienced this? Any advice would be appreciated.
Yep. Thank me later.
Clear the Persistent Storage on the player. That should clear it up.
Has anyone received a copy with the dvd in the paper envelope that was NOT scratched on arrival? Thanks.
Mine wasn't scratched
It surprised me to read that Ian Anderson ranks Aqualung in his top three Tull albums. I thought he wasn't very keen on it. For example, he's very hesitant to praise it in the interview that's on the wretched Aqualung '96 reissue.
As usual, the liner notes as excellent. I really enjoyed reading about their reflections on the early US tours, seeing the Elvis show and lip-synching TV performances. Martin Barre's story about Top Of The Pops is amusing but also quite sad. It shows, I suppose, what a successful band has to fight - being the flavour of the month, without most of the "fans" really liking or caring about the music.
Do any of the vocals sound different? Ians voice sounded a bit dorky in A new day. Sings with the top of his throat. A bit of reverb would fix it. How's the remixed version?
As much as I admire the guy, I do tend to tire of his interviews. He likes to talk about himself a lot and I get the impression that he is being creative with his embellished recollections. You may find that on the matter of Aqualung he expressed a different rating for it in the past than he does now. Many of the accounts of the original "band life" and "band issues" are told differently by My Anderson than the other band members. At different times he has loved or hated A Passion Play and I think he has changed his position on Thick As A Brick now that Prog is a bit more acceptable/popular.
Saying that, when I'm in the right mood I find Ian quite "chatty" and he spins a good yarn.
Consider Ritchie Blackmore as a contrast - the interviews I have seen of him appear to be straight out trolling and leg-pulling. Every reply is a wind up.
Can I ask which seller you bought from? My copy came from Amazon.com.
Mine wasn't scratched either. I bought from Amazon. I don't care if it's scratched though (as long as it plays correctly), I only checked to see since you inquired. Bummer yours was scratched though. If the artwork was damaged however, I would have been mad.
Exactly, that cosmetic crapola not something I care about.
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