R.E.M´s 'Automatic for the People' reissue confirmed for 2017

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Lynd8, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Closet optimist

    Dayton ohio
    I was previewing the tracks and I think you're right. Sounds like Stipe is just la la la-ing through each track
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  2. ccbarr

    ccbarr Forum Resident

    Iowa, USA
    My set arrived today, listening to the 24/96 high res rip from the blu ray on my Pono, the album sounds really good. This seems to be a perfect album to get the high res treatment. Can't wait to dig into the other two discs tonight!
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  3. Johnny Wong

    Johnny Wong Forum Resident

    Milwaukee, WI
    I dig Ignoreland! Something about it always reminded me of later era Zeppelin. The guitar changes feel Pagey to me for some reason?
  4. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose

    I was thinking today that it's the only song from Automatic that hints at what's to come (Monster.)
  5. ccbarr

    ccbarr Forum Resident

    Iowa, USA
    I was only 7 years old when this album came out, but damn if I don't feel old listening to Michael describe the "new" solar powered generators powering the recording truck on the live disc.
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  6. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    Completely different mixes done more than a decade apart.
    George P likes this.
  7. Lucidae

    Lucidae AAD

    I think the question is referring to the stereo mix, not the surround mix.
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  8. Grampire

    Grampire Forum Resident

    29 Palms
    How's the sound on Live at the 40 Watt?
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  9. Jaffboy151

    Jaffboy151 Well-Known Member

    Don't get all the hate for ignoreland..
    The album would be in danger of becoming somewhat flat without it, leaving Sidewinder the only fast pace track on the album, so it gets my vote.
    I agree With George, most of the extra tracks are mildly interesting to listen to once but that's about it, Still think they would have gotten mileage out of maybe including a Ltd. edition 33rpm 7" vinyl with say 4 of the best Demo tracks included with the Vinyl Re-Release, Bit like this from the 1991 European pressing of Out of Time.
    R.E.M. - Out Of Time
    Would have made it a more interesting buy, hell... maybe even go wild and colour the vinyl grey.
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  10. musictoad

    musictoad Forum Resident

    Salt Lake City, UT
    Seriously though, I'm itching to know if the vinyl is a significant improvement over the CD that's been out since its original release date. Anyone??
    Dan Burns likes this.
  11. richbdd01

    richbdd01 Forum Resident

    Or the last vinyl repress....
  12. Audioresearch

    Audioresearch Forum Resident

    Not Good compressed thin sounding.
  13. Porkpie

    Porkpie Forum Resident

    How are other people's vinyl pressings? It seems the European pressings have a few issues with surface noise and/or non-fill, is the American pressing the same?
  14. Teufelzkerl

    Teufelzkerl Forum Resident

    Here's some light for the wave fans. Above MOTM the High-Res download, below the old DVD-A High Res. I guess the new remaster is not totally brickwalled, but the old version sure is a shining beauty of total dynamic range.

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  15. Teufelzkerl

    Teufelzkerl Forum Resident

    But not all is lost, the quieter songs don't miss much, just mastered differently. See Sweetness Follows, upper new and below the old version.

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  16. prunus-

    prunus- Forum Resident

    Analyzed folder: C:\Users\my3ap\Desktop\R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (25th Anniversary Edition) (2017)\
    DR Peak RMS Filename

    DR8 -0.00 dB -10.95 dB 01 - R.E.M. - Drive.mp3
    DR8 -0.00 dB -9.38 dB 02 - R.E.M. - Try Not To Breathe.mp3
    DR7 -0.00 dB -8.39 dB 03 - R.E.M. - The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite.mp3
    DR7 -0.00 dB -9.19 dB 04 - R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts.mp3
    DR11 -0.12 dB -13.92 dB 05 - R.E.M. - New Orleans Instrumental No. 1.mp3
    DR8 -0.00 dB -10.12 dB 06 - R.E.M. - Sweetness Follows.mp3
    DR8 -0.00 dB -9.13 dB 07 - R.E.M. - Monty Got A Raw Deal.mp3
    DR7 -0.00 dB -8.57 dB 08 - R.E.M. - Ignoreland.mp3
    DR9 -0.00 dB -10.80 dB 09 - R.E.M. - Star Me Kitten.mp3
    DR6 -0.00 dB -8.49 dB 10 - R.E.M. - Man On The Moon.mp3
    DR9 -0.00 dB -10.73 dB 11 - R.E.M. - Nightswimming.mp3
    DR7 -0.00 dB -9.75 dB 12 - R.E.M. - Find The River.mp3
    DR8 -0.00 dB -10.33 dB 13 - R.E.M. - Drive (Live).mp3
    DR8 -0.00 dB -9.65 dB 14 - R.E.M. - Monty Got A Raw Deal (Live).mp3
    DR9 -0.00 dB -12.92 dB 15 - R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts (Live).mp3
    DR9 -0.00 dB -11.33 dB 16 - R.E.M. - Man On The Moon (Live).mp3
    DR9 -0.00 dB -10.07 dB 17 - R.E.M. - Losing My Religion (Live).mp3
    DR11 -0.17 dB -13.13 dB 18 - R.E.M. - Country Feedback (Live).mp3
    DR8 -0.00 dB -8.95 dB 19 - R.E.M. - Begin The Begin (Live).mp3
    DR8 -0.00 dB -10.46 dB 20 - R.E.M. - Fall On Me (Live).mp3
    DR8 -0.00 dB -9.77 dB 21 - R.E.M. - Me In Honey (Live).mp3
    DR9 -0.00 dB -11.10 dB 22 - R.E.M. - Finest Worksong (Live).mp3
    DR9 -0.00 dB -10.47 dB 23 - R.E.M. - Love Is All Around (Live).mp3
    DR8 -0.00 dB -10.40 dB 24 - R.E.M. - Funtime (Live).mp3
    DR8 -0.00 dB -9.13 dB 25 - R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe (Live).mp3
    DR8 over -10.31 dB 26 - R.E.M. - Drive (Demo).mp3
    DR7 over -8.20 dB 27 - R.E.M. - Wake Her Up (Demo).mp3
    DR6 -0.00 dB -7.88 dB 28 - R.E.M. - Mike
  17. VeeDub

    VeeDub Forum Resident

    Denver, CO
    So the core album went from about a DR of 10 (1992 CD) to 8. Not horrible, but also not necessary.
  18. Justin Brooks

    Justin Brooks Forum Resident

    forgive me for the intrusion, but did someone, in some thread, say that the cover artwork was altered for some of the previous deluxe editions? i can't seem to see any that are different, aside from AFTP that is.

    thanks in advance knowledgeable people!
  19. fsutall

    fsutall Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN
    The vocal always seemed whiny to me but otherwise I agree with you. Not a huge fan but it does provide some variety.
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  20. John Adam

    John Adam An Introvert In Paradise

    And I-Tunes you can cherry pick also, individual tracks.
    c-eling likes this.
  21. J_D__

    J_D__ Forum Resident

    Mooresville, NC
    Maybe because John Paul Jones arranged the strings for the album?
  22. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

    Out of Time's was altered too.
  23. anthontherun

    anthontherun Forum Resident

    Waiting on a price drop before I spring for this, but are any of the songs alternate mixes (like the female backing vocals that popped up on "Radio Song" on the OOT reissue)?
    Matthew Tate likes this.
  24. JayB

    JayB Forum Resident

    "Photograph" was left off the album and given to Natalie Merchant. She sang lead on her version with Michael doing backing vocals and the band backing her. It's on a bunch of her comp. albums but I can't recall what album of hers it was originally on. I've always loved this song and am excited to her finally here the original demo by REM.
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  25. J_D__

    J_D__ Forum Resident

    Mooresville, NC
    Photograph was originally released on a completion album called "Born to Choose"

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