Pink Floyd - The Early Years 1965-1972 Box Set - Realiz/ation (Content, tracks, etc. ONLY!)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by stereoptic, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. rnranimal

    rnranimal Forum Resident

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    My complaint isn't about vintage sound vs modern. It's about the poorly balanced (imo) mixing choices. VM new mix has Syd's guitar buried and his lead vocal sounding like it's being recorded from the back of the room and Scream is lopsided and piercing. The older mixes were much better, imo. Not because they were vintage sounding, but because they were simply better mixes. But it's all just our opinions. Some people like them, some don't. I personally hate them and find it the biggest disappointment of the set for me. I was greatly looking forward to official releases of these tracks, so I could retire the bootlegs. I dislike these mixes so much that I'll continue listening to the bootlegs, despite not being thrilled with their sound quality.

    Even if I liked the new mixes, I'd still have to re-EQ them to get rid of the massive treble boost much of this set has. That isn't all from the mix as "Matilda Mother" is treble boosted vs its original appearance on the Syd Introduction CD. The singles are also greatly treble boosted vs previous releases (and even compared to the same tracks on the blu-ray/DVD, which sound much better). The treble boost on this set is one of the biggest I've heard.
     
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  2. andrewskyDE

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    50 years ago today.

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  3. andrewskyDE

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    I'm listening to the CDs from the first volume sub-box right now, the Stockholm gig is amazing!
     
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  4. andrewskyDE

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    The slice sounds are present in the original early releases, too.
    In the (in Holland released) Best Of Pink Floyd compilation it's audible as well, though the track is in duophonic there.
    The song was probably cut from several takes or had a longer running time and was edited short.
     
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  5. Beeb Fader

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    Stockholm has proved very popular on here ! Great recording.
     
  6. andrewskyDE

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    Just finished watching the Cambridge St/ation bluray. So much great footage!
    One of my favorites is that lost and found BBC/Top Of The Pops performance of 'See Emily Play'. Actually the whole disc is amazing.
     
  7. andrewskyDE

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    Careful with those guns, guys.

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  8. chrisrsprague

    chrisrsprague New Member

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    Huh. Roger should know that recoil doesn't remind anybody of sex...
     
  9. Glubluk

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    As I said before, I do like them but I perfectly understand that you don't and why you don't. I like them not because they are modern or even treble-boosted (for me it's a plus), but because I simply find them an enjoyable listen. It's all opinions indeed and I would't like to press mine on anyone, I can even agree with you that the new mixes are objectively worse. Subjectively, I like them more.
     
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  10. footlooseman

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    Looks like Syd is seeing a pink effervescent elephant
     
  11. redflag

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    I bought Devi/ation and am really happy with it. Yeah yeah yeah, they could have done all kinds of things different, but whatever. I dig what I got. Well worth it. Now I have Amazon gift card to spen on another and am trying to figure out which to get. Reverb/eration covers my favorite album, but looks a little light as far as content goes. What say you?
     
  12. andrewskyDE

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    I made some artwork for the Stockholm concert recording. Which sleeve do you think is the best looking one?

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  13. Ben Adams

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    I think the second one is best, especially for Stockholm, as it has a "cool" vibe.
     
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  14. andrewskyDE

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    Cool thanks! Originally I used this pic for a second Syd/Floyd studio album but decided to re-design it completely.
     
  15. EndlessRiver

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    Kindly disagree that Nick was a "session drummer" for TER. Both David and Nick recorded some new parts and touched up others. Andy Jackson and Phil Manzanera with Youth were session producers. At the end of the day they must have a lot of mutual respect for one another because they are the only 2 people on earth who own the name Pink Floyd.
     
  16. posnera

    posnera Forum Resident

    There aren't any recent DSOTM Immersion threads, so I'll stick this here:
    Did a google search for dark side of the moon immersion. A link/ad came up for deepdiscount.com selling the box for $36.01.
    Searching on deepdiscount itself does not bring up the item. Order placed!
    The other 2 Immersion sets don't come up this way.
     
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  17. revolution_vanderbilt

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    The second and third are both pretty good, but I'd give the nod to the second one.
     
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  18. rontoon

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    Nick had nothing to do with this project except to play a few new drum tracks basically being brought in as a session drummer. Of course he was/is a member of Pink Floyd but his involvement in this project was minimal at best. The vision was David's and the other producers and Andy did most of the work.
     
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  19. Wow, thanks! Just placed an order myself. This set was always too rich for my blood (at least previously), because all I really wanted out of it was the bonus CD with the early mix version, plus the couple demos, etc. But $41 shipped to my door was too tempting to pass on. Thanks again!!
     
  20. Rekkerds

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    I like the first and second best, and give the nod to the first one. Great work as always!
     
  21. Lecords

    Lecords Forum Resident

    Great tip, thanks! I just did the Google search and found it for $26.80 + 5.99 shipping through Importcds. Order placed.
     
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  22. posnera

    posnera Forum Resident

    Very strange. I assumed the deepdiscount was an error, but that is quite a coincidence.
     
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  23. superstar19

    superstar19 el Borracho caliente

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    Wow, that's a sweet deal on that set. I felt pretty good about getting mine for $75.
     
  24. EndlessRiver

    EndlessRiver Well-Known Member

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    Respectfully disagree. Nick have 2 writing credits on this one. Was he a session drummer since dark side? Nope. He worked with David and the other producers on The Endless River. By the way his drumming is fabulous on the record. David said same thing. Yes ihe is half of the legal entity Pink Floyd.
     
  25. Six Bachelors

    Six Bachelors Troublemaking enthusiast

    When was this taken? Never seen it before.
     

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