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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. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

    Location:
    Europe
    Phil, I ordered it from Badlands UK. The current issue they have in store has Marc Bolan on cover and the Pink Floyd article

    http://www.uncut.co.uk/magazine/
     
  2. Maidenpriest

    Maidenpriest Setting the controls for the heart of the sun :)

    Location:
    Europe
    Brilliant, cheers for that :wave:
     
  3. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

    Location:
    Europe
    You're welcome. Enjoy the mag! My copy should arrive within 10 days..:sigh:
     
  4. Bruce Burgess

    Bruce Burgess Forum Resident

    Location:
    Hamilton, Canada
    Personally, I prefer the WYWH from the Shine On box to the Mastersound CD, which I find a bit too harsh for my tastes. I know I'm going to get killed for that.
     
  5. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    Becauase they know some people will buy the same albums over and over. :)


    This new release is another example.
     
  6. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    Oh and sound reviews please. :)
     
  7. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Yeah, how do they compare to the Doug Sax masters?
     
  8. Norm Apter

    Norm Apter Well-Known Member In Memoriam

    Location:
    Worcester, MA
    Based on this thread, I made a special trip to Barnes & Noble Booksellers store here (in Worcester, MA) this afternoon to look for the Uncut magazine. On the shelf I found both the Uncut edition with Marc Bolan on the cover (that includes Nick's interview and a preview of the Wilco album, as PF and Wilco are two of my favorite bands). I also located on the same shelf a special edition of Uncut called "Pink Floyd - The Ultimate Music Guide" with the four members of the classic lineup pictured (along with a small picture of Syd's face).

    The Uncut featuring T. Rex was US$9.99 and the Pink Floyd special edition was US$12.50. I can't remember ever spending 22 on two magazines before, but these will be worth it, I think.

    The Pink Floyd edition includes interviews, "a new look at each album" "rare photos and supposedly Syd's last interview.

    Just an FYI for those who are near B&N stores but don't have a subscription to Uncut...
     
  9. Maidenpriest

    Maidenpriest Setting the controls for the heart of the sun :)

    Location:
    Europe
    :righton: Cool, I wish I had one of those stores here in rural wet Wales !!
     
  10. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    Location:
    City of Angels
    Not really, WYWH from the Shine On box is rich and liquid deep. It has all the warmth, detail, spaciousness, and a lack of generational hiss. A perfect remaster not yet topped.
     
  11. SammyJoe

    SammyJoe Up The Irons!

    Location:
    Finland
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    Thats pretty good magazine, I bought it straight-away as I found it sometime ago.'
    Has all the albums discussed, facts told along with archive-interviews. One full mag of great Floyd.:agree:
     
  12. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Senior Member

    That set sure looks nice!
     
  13. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now

    Location:
    Beaver Stadium
    Didn't that remaster from the Shine On box become a standard issue?
     
  14. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

    Location:
    Europe
    According to Vernon's site, these are the EAC peack levels for the Shine On (US Columbia) version:

    100 / 100 / 100 / 90.2 / 94.5

    Then we have the US Columbia 1997 anniversary version (Doug Sax) and subsequent Capitol reissues:

    100 / 100 / 99.9 / 88.8 / 92.2

    I haven't made a comparison, but there could be a difference.



    Shine On (UK version); we have four issues, these are the here EAC peak levels for Wish you were here.

    first issue (discs pressed in Austria):97.7 / 97.7 / 97.7 / 87.6 / 92.0

    second issue (EMI Swindon): no EAC peak numbers available on Vernon's site

    third issue (discs pressed in Holand): 97.7 / 97.7 / 97.7 / 87.6 / 92.0

    fourth issue (CDs that were pressed at Sony's Pitman, New Jersey pressing plant using European masters): 100 / 100 / 100 / 98.5 / 100

    All of these information from Vernon's site, of course

    http://pinkfloydarchives.com/DUKCDbs.htm#SOBS4

    :eek: Confusing, isn't it?
     
  15. JeffMo

    JeffMo Format Agnostic

    Location:
    New England
    thanks Norm - looks like a B & N trip is necessary today and btw welcome to New England!
     
  16. Levitated

    Levitated Forum Resident

    Location:
    Littleton, MA
    Any Newbury Comics should have it as well:thumbsup:
     
  17. apple-richard

    apple-richard Overnight Sensation

    Agree with you on all counts. I love my Shine On box. :thumbsup:

    Thankfully I'm not one of those Crazed Pink Floyd fans you speak of. :laugh:
     
  18. Myke

    Myke Listening

    And the Shine On box, which I obviously forgot. So I'm buying the box for 3 out of 6 discs...:sigh:

    Then there's the WYWH Immersion set. Already own the Japan-for-US 2 Track CD, and 4 different copies on vinyl, but the box looks irresistable, and I tell myself that by passing on the SACD I'm not a "crazed " Pink Floyd fan. :help::laugh:
     
  19. leefarber

    leefarber Forum Resident

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    While we're on the topic of the "Shine On" set, does anyone know where I can find decent scans of the individual black jewel cases for the albums in the set? I'm importing all the different versions into my music server, and I want to stay true to each release's cover variation.

    Vernon's site only has tiny scans...
     
  20. Maidenpriest

    Maidenpriest Setting the controls for the heart of the sun :)

    Location:
    Europe
    Could you not just scan your copies ??
     
  21. leefarber

    leefarber Forum Resident

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    I have a pretty low-end scanner, so I just thought if someone had already done it better than I could, I could grab those scans.

    It's interesting... I have found cover art online for every one of the 2000 discs I've ripped to my server (most of it fairly hi-res), and haven't had to scan a single booklet, even the obscure titles. Funny that the one that I couldn't find is for a huge artist like Pink Floyd.
     
  22. Maidenpriest

    Maidenpriest Setting the controls for the heart of the sun :)

    Location:
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    Maybe the majority of Floyd fans are still listening to the old vinyl albums, which IMO is the best way :D
     
  23. JeffMo

    JeffMo Format Agnostic

    Location:
    New England
    Good point, and I do try to support them as much as possible (ha ha!).

    But, since I'm a B&N member I got a discount and also had a coupon. Therefore I was able to buy both mags Norm mentioned plus the Mojo PF special with the covers album. Probably some redundant info among the three but I have an upcoming flight to Florida and needed some good reading entertainment while I rock out to an ipod fully-loaded with various PF releases...and yes, I am a lunatic.

    Let the year of Floyd Immersion officially begin!!
     
  24. eyeCalypso

    eyeCalypso Forum Resident

    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    Good point.
     
  25. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now

    Location:
    Beaver Stadium
    Good grief. I can't believe the album would have been remastered so many times in such a short period for one set.
     
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