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Pink Floyd Discovery Box is here...

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by TONEPUB, Sep 16, 2011.

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  1. puffyrock2

    puffyrock2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Louisiana
    If this seems to be the general consensus with these remasters, I'll probably just pass on them. All the PF discs I have are from '92 and '97 I believe. Doug Sax remasters. I am very happy with the sound so if the difference is only slight, I think I'll stick with what I have.
     
  2. Runt

    Runt Forum Resident

    Location:
    Motor City
    Hahahaha...impossible to get any kind of consensus on this thread. I'll probably just buy the freakin' boxes and be done with it. :D
     
  3. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident

    Location:
    Arkansas, USA
    The gorts will probably kill me for suggesting this but......has anyone considered starting separate threads for each of the remastered albums in the Discovery box. This was done for the Beatles remasters a couple of years ago (man, has it been 2 years already).

    Anyway, this would allow discussion about each of the albums to be separate and perhaps easier for people to just read the comments for the disc(s) they are interested in.

    What do you all think?
     
  4. ammoj2

    ammoj2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ontario
    I disagree, I find the new Animals remaster to sound much cleaner and better defined than the Doug Sax remaster. Especially in the drums.
     
  5. swanlee

    swanlee Active Member

    Location:
    Alpharetta
    Ok just to clarify a little, some of these are louder then previous versions however they are not louder and not brickwalled compared to recent remasters from other bands.

    Another point, the sound difference from the main albums like DSOTM, WYWH, Meddle,The Wall, Animals is not that huge a difference from all the various versions already out there. These new ones at least stand toe to toe with the best versions and to me I like the sound of them.

    Now when you are talking the lesser known albums like More, Obscured by Clouds, ASFOS, The Studio side of Ummagumma these are light years above previous versions.

    Piper is better than the 2007 version but I really really want a version that is a tad warmer, I'd like them to run the master through a tube DAC or something to bring out the warmth that is lacking in all the versions out there.

    The great thing about this box set is you buy one box set and you instantly have either the best CD version of the Album or something very very close to it, instead of trying to track down cd's from different remasters, plant pressings, catalog numbers etc.
     
  6. Runt

    Runt Forum Resident

    Location:
    Motor City
    Cool...thanks, I appreciate your input.
     
  7. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now

    Location:
    Beaver Stadium
    Fine by me. We did it with the Beatles remasters a couple of years ago.
     
  8. pmckeeaalaska

    pmckeeaalaska Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
    I'd be interested to hear if the new remaster of The Final Cut is an improvement over the 2004 version...which I love.
     
  9. schugh

    schugh Forum Resident

    I think I might have to pick up this set.
    But then all I've ever listened to is DSOTM and The Wall. :sigh:
    After a little research it seems I have missed out on a lot of good music and this box set is aptly named for someone like me.

    -- Sanjay
     
  10. Lyle_JP

    Lyle_JP Forum Curmudgeon

    Location:
    Danville, CA, US
    Rfi,

    Thanks for the peak levels, but you seem to have listed Meddle twice, and forgot to list Wish You Were Here. Do you have readings for that one?
     
  11. axeugene

    axeugene It don't matter if yer by my side, I'm satisfied


    All in all my bottom line is this:
    Pink Floyd is my top band. I have listened and listened to these albums, I can play most of the songs on guitar or piano or whatever, I could literally write out the lyrics for at least a couple or more of them blah blah blah....

    This whole reissue business has me listening to them with fresh ears again and just appreciating the evolution of this bloody effing great band. I love this band and I love when I get to remember how much I love this band.
    Are the masterings better or worse? They sound great. For me it's almost beside the point when I get sucked into Fearless, or The Thin Ice again.
     
  12. Masza

    Masza Forum Resident

    Location:
    Finland
    I've listened it a little bit. For me it sounds almost as loud as the 2004 remaster but not so compressed. Maybe it's also a bit more clearer

    Wish You Were Here remaster sounds fantastic over the 1994 European release!
     
  13. swanlee

    swanlee Active Member

    Location:
    Alpharetta
    Good call, I listened to it and thought it sounded ok but then compared to a vinyl rip I have and it stomps this cd, and yeah it is way compressed and does not sound very good. Seems to be the only one they kind of messed up on. The rest of the cd's sound really good but you nailed it on AMLOR it sounds very dull and compressed almost MP3 ish.
     
  14. Duck Feeling

    Duck Feeling Forum Resident

    Location:
    France
    I think the greatest improvements are A Saucerful Of Secrets and More. They sound clearer and more powerful. Meddle is a bit better too, especially on the "rock" moments.

    Other albums (I only bought Piper to Dark Side) sound a lot as the old versions. Digisleeves are just fine, not so deluxe, but impressions are great. I like it.
     
  15. Big A2

    Big A2 Active Member

  16. Norm Apter

    Norm Apter Well-Known Member In Memoriam

    Location:
    Worcester, MA
    Does anybody know if the Target sale (9.99 for single CD remasters and the $5 coupon) was just a one-day deal or if it might continue through today?

    I want to pick up Saucerful of Secrets and More, even though there is a good chance we'll get a Piper/Saucer Deluxe next summer, I think my current Sax remasters could use some improvement and would like to pick these up soon. Maybe I'll throw The Wall in there since I don't even own a copy of that one (not one of my favorites of theirs).

    Relics was not reissued. Is that correct?
     
  17. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now

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    Listening to Wish You Were Here from the Discovery box now. No comparisons, but the disc sounds quite good on its own. One thing I always listen for is harshness in vocals. I do not hear that on this disc. When I get a chance, I will compare it to the 35DP 4 CD, but I like the remaster at this point.
     
  18. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Play that fast thing one more time

    Location:
    Dayton Ohio
    As much I love box sets, I think with this one I am going to just buy a few select titles and wait and see if the do Immersion sets for other albums.
     
  19. SammyJoe

    SammyJoe Up The Irons!

    Location:
    Finland
    Thats correct, unfornately Relics is not part of the reissue campaing.
    But, maybe just maybe they will do more Experience or Immersion sets that would contain those songs and many more stuff thats not on these releases.

    Nick Mason has already hinted that there will most likely be Immersion set of PATGOD/SOS, which should be out next summer or so.
     
  20. Masza

    Masza Forum Resident

    Location:
    Finland
    I had a EU pressing that should have been un-remastered but was remastered in 1997 or so and it had almost the same problems. It felt really compressed and it had also distortion. It was louder than this Discovery edition but I'm still disappointed with this. Could someone tell how the first pressing of AMLOR sounds?
     
  21. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    I hope it's still on. I want to use my $5 gift card to buy 2 more discs and get another $5 gift card.

    You won't find those at Target, I'm afraid.


    Correct.
     
  22. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

    Location:
    Europe
    For an ultra quiet pressing of A momentary lapse of reason you may want to track down the third or fourth Columbia US pressing.

    These are the peak levels (courtesy of Vernon's excellent PF website)

    36.9 / 57.5 / 53.5 / 51.3 / 48.9 / 57.5 / 23.5 / 57.4 / 22.8 / 53.5

    http://pinkfloydarchives.com/DUSCDPF.htm#MLOR3
     
  23. Masza

    Masza Forum Resident

    Location:
    Finland
    It doesn't need to be so quiet, I would just want it to sound non-compressed. I really like this album, it's so much fresher than for example Final Cut. That's why it's sad that both of the versions that I've heard sound a bit compressed and lack punch. Why couldn't they remastered this as the others which sound lively and dynamic? I'm not saying that this 2011 remaster is bad but I think that it is one of the worst of these.
     
  24. Masza

    Masza Forum Resident

    Location:
    Finland
  25. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

    Location:
    Europe
    Then the early european EMI cd will do..plenty of used copy like this one:

    http://cgi.ebay.it/Pink-Floyd-A-Mom...?pt=UK_CDsDVDs_CDs_CDs_GL&hash=item1c1f2ac426

    Just be sure to obtain the one that has catalogue number CDP 7 48068 2.

    And as they say, the search function is your friend:)

    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=170679&highlight=momentary+lapse+reason

    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=117756&highlight=momentary+lapse+reason

    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=177094&highlight=momentary+lapse+reason
     
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