Pink Floyd remixing "The Wall"?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by BGLeduc, Mar 5, 2010.

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  1. BGLeduc

    BGLeduc Senior Member Thread Starter

    Saw this linked over at Stereophile forum:

    Heer is the relevant text:

    Pink Floyd" is working with Producer "James Guthrie" on a new re-mix and master of "The Wall" using the original Stephens 821B Tape Deck from Glenn Brown Productions to create the most authentic masters possible. The project will be synchronized using two machines and transfered from the original 2 inch masters on GBP Studios Stephens 821B using the original MagLink Synchronizer. (tech assistance by "Charlie Bolois" - Vertigo Recording Services Los Angeles).

    As I commented at Stereophile, I find it interesting that what is largely a Roger vehicle would be remixed w/o his involvement. Or IS Roger involved?

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  2. markbrow

    markbrow Forum President

    James does the mixes then brings them to Roger and the rest of the members for input and approval.
  3. BGLeduc

    BGLeduc Senior Member Thread Starter

    Of course...makes perfect sense. A big "duhhh" on my part. ;)

    Personally though, unless they were going to do a hi-rez 5.1, I am not sure what good could come of this. My LP and original CD of The Wall sound pretty damn good to my ears.

  4. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    City of Angels
    I could see them doing a 5.1 of that album, but a totally new stereo remix would seem odd being that the original mixes are so good.
  5. Grant

    Grant Life is a rock, but the radio rolled me!

    United States
    And, I wonder why they are remixing it. It's great the way it is, unless they are trying to rewrite history.
  6. TheHypnoToad

    TheHypnoToad Forum Resident

    Crossing fingers that this means that this means a high res version will be appearing.
  7. ponkine

    ponkine Senior Member

    Villarrica, Chile
    What a great news! :righton:

    I'd love to hear that
    I really hope it will include all those 20+ min cut at the last minute before pressing the LP, like What Shall We Do Now, the extra guitar solo at the end of Comfortably Numb, the piano intro on Thin Ice, etc, etc

    THAT I'd love to hear :wave:

    ... and the long-time awaited Wall Live 1980-1981 DVD
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  8. utenteanonimo64

    utenteanonimo64 Well-Known Member

    Another 5.1 mix waiting for a format to be published? (see Wish You Were Here)
  9. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    City of Angels
    Yes Grant, rewriting history is always the motive.
  10. rstamberg

    rstamberg Senior Member

    Riverside, CT
    I understand Mick Taylor's been brought in to overdub some guitar parts. :)
  11. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    City of Angels
    But it might be just a way for Roger trick Dave into working with him again?

  12. Agreed.
  13. numer9

    numer9 Beatles Apologist

    Philly Burbs
    Who is Pink Floyd these days...
  14. indy mike

    indy mike Forum Pest

    Floyd wonders "Should I take a little off the top?"

    Attached Files:

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  15. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    In the grand scheme of things I would think they could use the time to do more pressing things besides fooling around with an album that already sounds great. I mean the concensus on this forum of VERY finicky people is that the Floyd catalog sounds just fine.
    How about official live releases of the BBC material or other unreleased live shows. A live Animals show from '77 would suit me just fine. :)
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  16. agentalbert

    agentalbert Senior Member

    San Antonio, TX
    I am 100% not the least bit interested in a new 2ch mix of The Wall, no matter who is involved. I love it the way it is.

    A hi-rez surround mix on the other hand - now I'm interested. Just please, don't water it down with a lossy codec!
  17. ledsox

    ledsox Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA
    They could be remixing this in part for use in the upcoming Wall tour if that actually happens. What's the latest on that?
  18. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    City of Angels
    No, I think you'd be all over a remixed stereo Wall album with an additional 22min. of music cut from it in 1979.
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  19. Pinknik

    Pinknik Senior Member

    Interesting. I've sent an email off to Brain Damage to see if they know anything. I like the idea that it's for a Wall tour. Another possibility is a remix for a forthcoming blu-ray of the film. Maybe a Genesis style box set, with 5.1 mixes. Isn't speculation fun?
  20. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    I'm hoping it's a high res version. I already several different masterings of it and their all good....
  21. sbsugar

    sbsugar Representing Benton County since 2010

    Wonder if Rob Trujillo and Mike Bordin are going lay down alternate bass/drum tracks, a la
  22. Audio72

    Audio72 Forum Resident

    So Cal.
    Cool. Hope it's a 5.1 mix.
  23. happy2behere

    happy2behere Forum Resident

    NY NY
    i know that guthrie is working on a blu-ray of the movie. and there will be a new discreet, hi res 5.1 mix of that.
  24. Pinknik

    Pinknik Senior Member

    There's your answer, FishBulb.
  25. ymenard

    ymenard Forum Resident

    Montreal, Quebec
    There is a lot of potential for something triple movie+album+live boxset

    Are parts of the movie mixed in 5.1 for the music?
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