Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by jlf, Jan 2, 2020.
Ahh, but do you have the polo shirt?
Is there a fault on one of the songs or is it just on the 2 CD release, anyone confirm please? I’m close to ordering a few things and would be good to know if there’s one to avoid.
Last night sampled the EPK parts of the second DVD following on from the home demos. Tonight has been the remastered album, the first quarter of the book and the In The Studio CD.
The album sounded excellent to my ears. Really nice. Listened to it in a different room to my usual listening environment and perhaps therefore it sounded very fresh. Great!
Read the first part of the book which includes contributions from Steve Miller. Some nice bacground information and anecdotes that I had not previously been aware of. These books always seem to offer a very nice accompaniment to the listening experience. The musical contents this time seem well curated and presented. Having a great time absorbing all of the elements.
I know that I have been critical of the high cost of this set, and that remains, but full marks for putting together a feast of well chosen slices of pie. It is a most enjoyable meal and the table still has plenty of dishes to sample.
Think I may conclude the evening with the first DVD, In The World Tonight.
Like the idea of the Union flag Sargon. Yes been to Liverpool etc. You should try and go. I remember one time standing in Soho square in London at dusk. All the lights were on in the MPL offices and you could see all the gold discs etc. hanging on the walls.
Didn't find a neon sign macawings!
Just did an opening salvo in the car while picking up dinner.
Song We Were Singing: Ha! Never realized he was double-tracked in parts.
The World Tonight: Piano seem quieter to anyone?
If You Wanna: I seem to be liking this song more now. I love the open electric strum rhythm guitar.
Somedays: I can hear details in George Martin's arrangement more. Particularly some of the flute and oboe flourishes.
The Collectors Edition is the most amazingly beautiful release I have ever seen. I am so glad I found a way to get this thing as it exceeds my wildest expectations. Even my wife who would not talk to me for a week after she found out I ordered it is in awe of it and said it really is beautiful I am glad you got it! So a happy ending indeed!
Glad you are enjoying it!!!!! You drop that much dinero, you deserve to be happy in the end!
The book that comes in the box with information on the tracks
Mine shipped on the 30th and has been scheduled for Monday delivery but randomly showed up this afternoon! Pleasant surprise as the tracking wasn't even showing out for delivery.
Listened to most of it last night. The home demo stuff with Paul and a guitar are exquisite and very intimate. Beautiful stuff, a treasure.
I do and it still fits ( sort of )
Got most everything today from Amazon in good shape too! (stress buster!) - as expected for new releases, (huge boxes on my doorstep) - records, deluxe sets, cd, and some "other" toys.
But my Collector's editions are coming on the 6th and the other half of my deluxe lps are coming from Acoustic Sounds (as I'm in the process of transitioning toward them).
Already got my two deluxe archive boxes "fitted" in their correct size Sleevie-Wonder "pajammies", (they hardly "fussed!"), and they are now "resting" on their respective opened/unopened shelves with their archive edition "brethren".
(It may be too soon to tell, but I really think they like it here!) One thing for certain, I sure like them!
Is that Flaming Pie promo CD worth anything? I picked it up nearly 20 years ago off ebay, thought I was just getting a used copy of the regular CD, but in the case was a promo CD. Never thought much about it I guess.
Congrats! Enjoy the music, it is wonderful!
Thanks so much @ccbarr! Yes, I need to make time now to crack these open, and start enjoying the "toys" and the awesome music. Really hopeful about the stellar sound quality I've been reading about. Normally, I put little faith in anything thats not 99% analog in it's history, but I've been really impressed with the sound of these archive lps. Great reports from here so far!
Really hoping that "sound" error IS actually a guitar string pull as @dmh84 is reporting (below). As a guitar player myself, that wouldn't surprise me, but I still need to take a first listen.
Something about that sentence can easily be misinterpreted by a warped mind like mine.....
Scheduled Monday delivery for Deluxe and 3LP vinyl and Bobbie Gentry. Gonna be a late night.
Listened to disc one of the three record set (going to save the box for Monday)...and it sounds the best it has sounded on record (thanks to spreading it over two albums). So far very pleased. Love this record...
Do we have dedicated 'sound' topic/thread yet.
Man, we are loving this pressing.
Can't wait to share!
There are two possibilities I can think of when it comes to this track…
It's more instrumental than vocal, and may be better served on a collection of oddities (like Daumier's Law and 1995's "Stella May Day") than on one of these Archive editions, or
It's a demo that is interesting enough to warrant either returning to one day (a la the way "Frank Sinatra's Party" did) or putting on a collection of studio outtakes later on.
Either way, its absence can be made up for later on and will likely explain why it isn't on Flaming Pie when it is released.
The "Come Together" recording's absence is interesting, though, as Paul identified that as one of the songs he was pressing for a return of copyright for when the most recent settlement happened.
I am wondering if its absence is due to the fact that it's connected to a charity — in much the same way that, say, the Kampuchea material is — and therefore the charity controls the material.
It's the only non-live release, other than "Ballad of the Skeletons," to notably feature McCartney between 1995 and 1998 that isn't part of the other albums.
Yeah, after I posted, that possibility crossed my mind but I decided to Let It Be
And we have Collector’s Edition: #1445
Ordered from Paul’s website. Shipped to GA.. Arrived this morning.
I suspect that #1 is more plausible considering it was almost used on some charity release, which would mean it was close to complete. Then again, if it was, Paul seems to have completely forgotten it! That doesn’t seem likely at all.
The Ballad of the Skeletons is one I’m actually quite surprised WAS included in the set - and seems to have occupied a somewhat prominent spot in the Collectors Edition.
I wonder if this wasn’t our only opportunity to get a Standing Stone release. It’s featured in the World Tonight documentary and the Mill CD spends a lot of time talking about it and the tech he used to write it.
Then again, given the size of the set, it would have been way too much content...but I’ve always seen these two works as connected.
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