DCC Archive Sony Rewind / Nice Price

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Gary, Sep 16, 2001.

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  1. Gary

    Gary Nauga Gort! Staff Thread Starter

    Anyone have any comments / experience with Sony Rewind? I've just picked up Randy California - Kapt. Kopter and the (Fabulous) Twirly Birds (ex-Spirit)! A very rare LP, the CD sounds great! I'm sure we'll never see it anywhere else! I believe some Uriah Heep is also on Rewind / Nice Price.

    Check out: http://www.niceprice.net

    A quote: Nice Price is the name given to Sony Music's mid price catalogue of classic albums. Each title is a re-release of the original album in its entirety with no changes in the recording. Any changes that are made will be where we have included some additional bonus tracks or improved the sound quality..... Also included are albums from Sony's Legacy series - quality retrospective collections from music's leading influences past and present. Plus our Rewind series, rare and collectable albums from the 60's, 70's & 80's reissued with the full original artwork and all at mid price.

    They also have mid price mini-discs if you are into that sort of thing....

  2. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    I'd be interested to know more details about Uriah Heep releases that you mentioned. Are they readily available? How would the recording of the cd you purchased say compared to a Steve Hoffman recording? :D
  3. Gary

    Gary Nauga Gort! Staff Thread Starter

    Going from memory (what I've been told), all of these Sony Rewind are imports (to Canada). Everyone I talked to is not sure *where* they are imported from. US? Europe? They are in the local warehouse.... :confused: some warehouse somewhere.... :rolleyes:

    There are copies of Magician's Birthday, Look at Yourself and maybe a few others in the local CD stores here. Demons and Wizards is very hard to get - Europe only - don't know why.

    No "standard" release is as good as a DCC release, of course. I would not call this an audiophile recording. But this one at least (Randy California) won't give you headaches. It's not heavily "electronically remastered" as we seem to see these days.

    But it's groovey, man! :D
  4. Unknown

    Unknown Guest

    Didn't Rhino release this album on CD years ago?
  5. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

    Milwaukee, WI
    Quoth Gary
    Well, I wouldn't say that. Just look at all those budget MCA CDs from Canada. Maybe the artwork sucks, but the sound is right up their with DCC's own releases.
  6. ruyeno

    ruyeno New Member

    Honolulu, HI
    Besides Who's Next (the referral to which I think we owe you thanks for), what other "budget MCA CDs" are you referring to? Thanks!
  7. Sckott

    Sckott Hand Tighten Only.

    South Plymouth, Ma

    It's a mixed bag. It goes right along with things in life. Sometimes you find something awesome for cheep, then you pay $30 for an import that...well..sucks. It never has to makes sense.

    Same with Japanese imports. A lot of them are just phenominal, and sometimes you have to wonder how they did it. Then, something else with an OBI on it makes you wonder...how they let it sound so horrible. Canadian stuff sometimes (now), emulates or mirrors a lot of old stock CDs where in America, they've been fried with Sonic Solutions or similar. If you look closely to the reissue market, every country may or may not release a reissue that deserves praise. A lot of people went for the CANADA Grand Funk Railroad reissues to aviod the Japanese issue high-prices (only example I can think of at the moment) and although most woulnd't complain about the horrible print jobs, the discs inside were almost un-listenable. Then you blame yourself for wasting money and ya shoulda bought the JPN releases anywayz.

    This board and the information music fans have on the newsgroups will give you a heads up on "icky" reissues.

    Along with that, a lot of the best printing jobs on LP and CD come from several companies in Canada too, for US releases! There's no way to generalize where the bad reissues are, and some people's opinions may be too heavy handed, or not heavy enough. Caviat Emptor a la audio! :)

    Sometimes the best sound comes from the most unlikely of places and sources. It's good to hear that some people are getting a good listen for their money.
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