New Pink Floyd vinyl reissues

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ptijerm, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. marcel

    marcel Alea Iacta Est

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    I still would like to know if these LPs are going to be legitimately reissued, and if they are AAA or just the 2011 digital remasters on vinyl
     
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  2. spintheblack72

    spintheblack72 Forum Resident

    If I was a betting man I'd say they'll be like the recent DSOM, WYWH & The Wall vinyl reissues and digital masters.
     
  3. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

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    You haven't heard the UK - a US Columbia I had sounded very poor in comparison. These will be digital if they appear I'm sure, but likely better sound than US. The current WYWH is fine though DSOTM and The Wall are anemic compared to original UK or 30th Anniv DSOTM.
     
  4. RingoStarr39

    RingoStarr39 Forum Resident

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    One thing that nobody's mentioned or probably even thought about is that if they were AAA, what tapes would they use? A lot of PF's original masters are in poor shape, especially for some of the earlier albums. I think if done right, that the digital remasters would be better on vinyl.
     
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  5. Mrtn77

    Mrtn77 Forum Resident

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    Does AAA even make financial sense for mass-market releases ?
    (The Mono Beatles, for instance, were marketed as limited editions, and their European prices were a far cry from mass-market prices.)
     
  6. Graham

    Graham Forum Resident

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    The 2011 (?) WYWH reissue, digital or not, sounds great to me?!?
     
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  7. Farthingscat

    Farthingscat Forum Resident

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    Agreed re the WYWH reissue, it sounds very good. Tempted to by Dark side reissue now......
    Still think with a bit of marketing and a quality box set it would be a win win for the record company and the consumer...
    What's the view on the Dark Side latest reissue?
    Gary
     
  8. Crazyhorse11

    Crazyhorse11 Professional Nobody

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    Dark side reissue is fantastic. To my ears anyways.
     
  9. Opeth

    Opeth Forum Resident

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    I have the wywh and dsotm recent vinyl and they are great but get th EU optimal pressed ones. I had US presses I think from rainbo and barf ... Poor quality and non fill...

    WYWH is the stand out however, never heard the wall reissue and I probably won't because they are all $50 and I can't tell if they are EU or not in the store lol
     
  10. chumlie

    chumlie Forum Resident

  11. tim185

    tim185 Forum Resident

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    AAA totally makes financial sense. Those who dont know or care, buy it anyway.
    Plus, you get the nuffies like us drooling and buying 3 copies each!
    Wont happen though.
     
  12. Farthingscat

    Farthingscat Forum Resident

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    Thanks Crazyhorse, I just ordered a copy from what records, £25 is worth a punt in my mind.
    Gary
     
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  13. RHCD

    RHCD Forum Resident

    Anyone have a link to the specific recent pressings of Wish You Were Here and Dark Side of the Moon being praised above?
     
  14. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

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    The 2011 WYWH is exceptionally good. Wish I could say the same about 2011 DSOTM and The Wall which are both rather anemic. Try and find a 30th Anniversary DSOTM (2003) which is AAA.
     
  15. Farthingscat

    Farthingscat Forum Resident

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    Cheers classic rock, I have a 30th edition of dsotm and it's good but can't help feel it could be better....... That said it's an amazing amount of money for a 1st edition.....

    Gary
     
  16. Crazyhorse11

    Crazyhorse11 Professional Nobody

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    I wasn't at all impressed with the anniversary edition of DSOTM, maybe need to listen again.
     
  17. keiron99

    keiron99 Forum Resident

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    I have the European versions of all three of those albums. For me, all of them are spoilt by being extremely noisy. A great shame. Underneath the noise I think they probably sound good though!
     
  18. Opeth

    Opeth Forum Resident

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    That's a shame, I have one WYWH and 2 DSOTM all pressed @ optimal and pretty perfect and quiet. I get lucky sometimes !
     
  19. The Beave

    The Beave My Wife Is My Life!

    I posted NUMEROUS posts in another SH thread a month or so ago and all of you pooh poohed the information, so here it is again.
    I just bought(last month or so) all three of these from AS and everyone sounds, imo, stunning. I don't mean good, I mean stunning.
    AND DSOTM and WYWH are both 201 gram whereas the 2011's issues, which these still purport to be, were 180 gram.
    But they sound, well, just jaw droppingly superb.
    the beave
     
  20. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

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    I don't know if those 1st press often with solid blue triangle are better (some had a flaw), but the 30th to my surprise is pretty much equal to my A3/B3 pressing. It certainly is superior to any later pressing I have owned.

    These likely sound fine unless you have something better to compare. I have a UK 1st press Wall and the above mentioned DSOTM versions - and those 2 really don't compare. WYWH is nearly as good as an early UK with quieter backgrounds but I found it preferable to the Nimbus Supercut.
     
  21. jfine

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  22. dtuck90

    dtuck90 Forum Resident

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    There's still plenty of time for this to be announced if it's a July 29th release date
     
  23. marigoldilemma

    marigoldilemma Forum Resident

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    Am I right in thinking that most Amazon preorders are not typically 3 months in advance? Most are a month, maybe 2.
     
  24. Mrtn77

    Mrtn77 Forum Resident

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    You're not, no. There's no standard time involved. Some are more than a year away.
     
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  25. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

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    Does anybody really believe it is more expensive to get out the tape and cut AAA? If the tape is in good condition there is no restoration required. Likely if tape is fragile it will be baked and transferred to hi-res for cutting.That is the only legit reason for going digital and it has extra time and cost involved. So apart from preserving tapes digital is just for convenience and laziness. No effort to look for the master if there is a digital copy that can be downloaded from the labels servers. A lot of effort was made to transfer all PF to digital so it's convenient to use these files for any vinyl release. If the tapes are OK I can't see significant time and cost in drawing them out of Abbey Road vaults. Vinyl cutting and set up process would be little different apart from loading tape reels to the transfer deck. Abbey Road are set up to do all this no problem.
     
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