Marillion "Fugazi" Deluxe Sets

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  1. Norco74

    Norco74 You can tell me by the way I walk...


    An obi is a strip that is looped over one side or folded over the top or bottom of jackets, books, cd and dvd cases, and video games.
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  2. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

    Minneapolis, MN
    i like the new mix of Script , just not the mastering. :cry:
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  3. AdrianSoundchaser

    AdrianSoundchaser Forum Resident

    Sheffield, UK
    I know. I was being humourous.
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  4. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

    United Kingdom

    Only you can save us (from badly mastered CDs) Obi-Wan
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  5. JulesRules

    JulesRules Operational, partially functional

    Obi is also the name of a hardware store in Germany.
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  6. ytserush

    ytserush Forum Resident

    Northeast US
    Yes. It's definitely a mixed bag on the proper album. But I got this for the live show and the doc so I'm considering this another gift.
  7. Arjan

    Arjan Forum Resident

    We got great gigs through these boxes. Montreal 1984, Utrecht 1985 and Edinburgh 1987. I love these boxes. The price is also great.
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  8. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    I really enjoy the concerts also. Just not the 24 bit mastering of the original remastered albums which was a huge disappointment to me.
  9. Eric Weinraub

    Eric Weinraub Forum Resident

    The new mix of Fugazi is fantastic. Based on the interview about the band's disappointment and slow sales upon its original release, I feel they finally got it right
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  10. Hawkmoon

    Hawkmoon Eternal Champion, Master of the Universe

    Surrey, UK
    Anyone else finding the new mix/mastering on this Fugazi box set of the original album overly bright? Some of Steven Rothery's guitar solos make my ears hurt they are so bright. I found the same with the boxset remaster of Script tbh.
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  11. JulesRules

    JulesRules Operational, partially functional

    I just read that in a couple of Amazon reviews too. After I didn't like the Clutching remix and skipped on Script, I'm not too hot on pulling the trigger on this one.
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  12. Hawkmoon

    Hawkmoon Eternal Champion, Master of the Universe

    Surrey, UK
    I mean it could partly be system dependent - I have a fairly bright system built around Cyrus class D amplification which tends towards bright, but this takes it to a whole new level of bright
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  13. RockAddict

    RockAddict Forum Resident

    Fugazi 2021 is definitely on the bright side. If I didn't have a warmish sounding system, it would be a difficult listen (putting mixing / mastering matters to one side as separate debating points).
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  14. J_Surround

    J_Surround Forum Resident

    Southern NY
    I actually found it less harsh than the original mix, but the compressed dynamics make it a frustrating listen.
  15. krimson

    krimson Forum Resident

    I’m pretty sure this album was recorded and mixed bright. No mastering will fix that. In Assassing when Steve’s guitar comes in, it is recorded bright and thin. Steven Wilson in an interview recently said that these bright mixes are what is called in the industry ‘cocaine mixes’. Apparently when you are high on cocaine, you crank the treble more because it sounds exciting when high on it.

    I just recently picked up a copy of Fugazi on a early German press vinyl and it sounds really nice. Very punchy. I will have to compare it to my 80’s CD master.
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  16. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    Yes. I feel that way about the entire series.
  17. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    My system is voiced warm, & I find the series bright.
  18. M2225

    M2225 Caesar's Lab

    Helsinki, Finland
    I have the original EMI CD + the 1999 24 bit remaster CD and used to have the UK vinyl, all versions did always sound very bright in any version compared to e.g. "Script" or "Clutching". I have always experienced Fugazi to be a somewhat "bright hi-fi" recording. It just sounds cold/clinical
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  19. KDubATX

    KDubATX A Darby Man Never Says When

    I still need to get this but I’m still mostly ambivalent for this album on the whole and feel minimal urgency.

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