Pet shop boys reissues

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by fozl1986, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. fozl1986

    fozl1986 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Stuttgart, Germany
    According to Neil Tennant they are working on a reissue project. Any wishes for that.....
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  2. nlgbbbblth

    nlgbbbblth Forum Resident


    Disco reissue.
    CD singles box sets.

    Maybe more Further Listening.

    Super deluxe editions for all albums.

    DVDs to include It Couldn't Happen Here
    Show Business.

    Relentless to be included in the Very package.
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  3. boyjohn

    boyjohn Forum Resident

    You have to wonder how much, if any, control they have over their back catalog. It could be something really interesting, or it could be just a record company trying to make some cash. I guess time will tell.
  4. Yost

    Yost Always Wondered How Other People Did This

    - Remastering by Steve Hoffman
    - 80's dynamic range figures
    - also release on CD
    - of course Disco should be included
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  5. Jerry Horne

    Jerry Horne Blue Rose Speedway

    West Coast
  6. fozl1986

    fozl1986 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Stuttgart, Germany
    What about a 5.1 Mix in 96/24 like Tears for Fears "Songs from the big chair"?
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  7. NickE123

    NickE123 Forum Resident

    Would be lovely to see a re-release of the Mark Farrow designed 'Yes' album, with the eleven multi-coloured squares on vinyl or cd.
  8. Scottb

    Scottb Forum Resident

    Nanuet, NY, USA
  9. RushFrance

    RushFrance Member

    Metz, FRANCE
    It will be interesting only if the remastering is available in 24/192 .
    If remasters are only available on CD , it's useless.
  10. Nathan Aaron

    Nathan Aaron Forum Resident

    - No vinyl!? Alright, could you please send me vinyl copies of their Behavior and Bilingual albums. I'll give you my mailing address shortly. Because apparently you've got PLENTY to spare! ;)
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  11. Bruno Republic

    Bruno Republic Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    As much of their 80s material (and possibly 90s) was mixed to 16/48, I'm not sure there's much point in a super-hi-rez release.
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  12. RushFrance

    RushFrance Member

    Metz, FRANCE
    Thank you for this information. :righton:
  13. nlgbbbblth

    nlgbbbblth Forum Resident


    Standalone vinyl is fine. I can then avoid as I already own it.
    Don't want it in a super deluxe set.

    I used to see a few copies of Behaviour in the second shops here. Bilingual is a tough pull alright.
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  14. Not make Behaviour sound terrible :rolleyes:

    Hopefully, a regular edition, a 2 disc edition, and an actual deluxe edition for Please-Very. Actually needs a DVD of It Couldn't Happen Here
  15. GabeL

    GabeL Forum Resident

    It would be great if they did 5.1 mixes; music that is electronic in nature sounds amazing in surround sound :)
  16. The Snodger

    The Snodger Forum Resident

    Sydney, NSW
    Steve's style of mastering on PSB material would be a disaster. You are obviously not familiar with one or the other to even suggest that.
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  17. Yost

    Yost Always Wondered How Other People Did This

    How would Stevie's mastering not be suitable?
  18. The Snodger

    The Snodger Forum Resident

    Sydney, NSW
    Because you can't master 80's synth pop with the "warmer" mastering sound and expect it to sound good. 60's/70's classic rock - yes, 80's electronic - no way.
  19. sunspot42

    sunspot42 Forum Resident

    San Francisco
    Here's what I'd like to see:
    • Download only via HDTracks or some other online store.
    • Extensive high-res PDF booklets with all original artwork for the albums and singles of the era, lyrics and extensive liner notes.
    • The original sample rates and bit depths for the digital masters - whatever those were.
    • 24/192 for anything that was analog.
    • No effing compression. Perhaps just subtle limiting. Including Very and subsequent releases, all of which are already available in compressed-to-hell form. I'm guessing uncompressed mixdown masters exist somewhere. Use those. DR values of 10 or greater for each record.
    Otherwise, what's the point?
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  20. Yost

    Yost Always Wondered How Other People Did This

    I think that AF did a great job with the Phil Collins remasters. So I won't expect problems with the early PSB releases. Most 80's coldness is in the effect equipment and in the mastering, not in the synths as such. Steve won't make it artificially warmer, just use valve compression to get the best from the master tape.
    Please remember that Please had an album DR of 14, and Actually, Introspective, Behaviour and Disco (1) were DR 13.
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  21. JP Christian

    JP Christian Forum Resident

    Didn't they record digitally from day one? Apart from those early versions they made before they hit big, those recordings are probably analogue...

    I'd like to see Behaviour spread across two LPs and cut at 45rpm - I know it's digital but it's such a wonderfully lush album it deserves the deluxe treatment :)
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  22. I would like to see the old 12" remixes of It's a Sin, Always, Heart and Domino Dancing on CD.
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  23. jeffmo789

    jeffmo789 Give The Gift of Music!

    New England
    Early 80s with analog synths can sound very warm and lush actually.
  24. JP Christian

    JP Christian Forum Resident

    I don't see why - he did a fine job of the two Kate Bush albums he did, I don't see why he couldn't apply the same magic to the PSBs...
  25. mestreech

    mestreech Forum Resident

    I think the Pet Shop Boys are capable enough to produce and mix/master their own stuff.
    I always liked their records and how they sounded.

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