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Music on CD (Dutch Record Label) Opinions?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Vaughan, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Essex, UK
    Can anyone give me any insight into "Music on CD" as a label? Are they silver pressed CD's? Do they remaster, and if so, how are the results?

    They have some titles I'd be tempted try to see if they offer improvements over current versions I have - but too many to waste money on without some more info.

    Any background or experiences?

    Music On CD
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  2. gazatthebop

    gazatthebop Forum Resident

    yes silver.
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  3. strippies

    strippies Forum Resident

    The Walker Brothers - Nite Flights: same digital master as the old Columbia Rewind cd.
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  4. Mik

    Mik Forum Resident

    Barcelona, Spain
    These are pressed cds, with no new mastering. The sleeves and the cd face are just the same as the original releases (adding the “Music on cd” logo).
    Sometimes they issue the previously remastered edition, if available.
    If you don’t have any of the titles, go for them, but if you expect new masterings, don’t buy them again.
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  5. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

  6. moops

    moops Forum Resident

    Geebung, Australia
    Yeah, they're fine. It's just like the "Music On Vinyl" reissues.

    I've bought the Gene Clark and Swervedriver discs and other than some updated packaging ( clear disc trays ) they're identical to the original releases. And the quality of everything, discs, artwork, paper stock is first class.

    I think the Swervedriver discs are the remasters though.

    I bought Gene Clark's Echoes and Roadmaster just out of curiosity and they have Sony and Universal plastered all over them.

    They must license them direct from the majors.

    From my experience with them, buy with confidence.

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  7. FireBrigade

    FireBrigade Active Member

    The only release on this label I have is the 'Surrender To The Rhythm' compilation of Brinsley Schwarz from 2018 - an exact reissue of the 1991 release, and while I don't own the original to compare, it definitely seems like it's identical mastering just reissued - it still retains all of the 1991 notations (like the use of No-Noise), the only main difference is the face of the disc itself really. The only thing I thought of particular interest (which is why I'm adding a comment) is that they did alter the cover artwork - as the original was in 1991, the cover art (as part of the design) mentions 'EMI Records Ltd.' but on this they've actually changed it, re-doing the entire body of text on the cover in similar (but not identical) fonts - only changing the EMI part which naturally now says 'Parlophone Records'. I think the different fonts actually makes the cover art a bit more sleek visually, but I do wonder if they changed technicalities like this on one release if any other releases on this label were subject to similar altering...!
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  8. angelo73

    angelo73 Cast Your Fate to the Wind

    Orbiting Sgr A*
    great reissue label, imho
  9. DVDRowe

    DVDRowe Forum Resident

    I picked up the classic account of Brahms' Serenades by Haitink and the Royal Concertgebouw. Sounds as glorious as I remembered and on a press disk. Very happy and the price was right with the full original notes in multiple languages.

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