The Kinks 2018 digital (streaming/download) remasters

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mindgames, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

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    Just got The Kinks Are Well Respected Men on PRT. Very very good compilation - basically the Kinks' version of Past Masters, every non-album track released to that point (or, at least, most of them), presented chronologically, all in mono. Biggest problem I've found so far is a bunch of distracting volume fluctuations all throughout "A Well Respected Man" - I'm going to have to do my own edit to fix that, but I don't have the patience for that now.

    Does anybody have any recommendations for the best-sounding CD/digital version of the mono mix of "David Watts"? According to Dave Emlen's site, its first appearance was in 1997 on an EMI comp CD, which I would imagine is at least similar to the 1998 remaster (which is awful). I'm trying to make a compilation of all my favorite Kinks tracks, mono up through "Days" (chronologically) and the rest in stereo, with the best/most consistent sound possible. "Stop Your Sobbing" and "David Watts" seem to have been stereo-only until the '98 series - at least I was able to get the mono "Sobbing" from the hi-res, but "David Watts" remains elusive.
     
  2. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    Location:
    North Carolina
  3. damnit

    damnit Great Cd Mastering Only Please

    Location:
    usa
    There is one up for sale now
    I should probably jump on it?
     
  4. lou

    lou Senior Member

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    Louisiana
    Well Respected Man also had volume fluctuations on the Reprise/Rhino CD as did several other tracks in that series. Supposedly Shel Talmy was involved in the mastering of that set of CDs. I can only think that the fluctuations are on the master tape or the copy that was used for the masterings. Is it also on the Kinks Anthology and the 2cd Sancyuary releases?
     
  5. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Don't know about Anthology, but it doesn't have those volume issues on the 2011 deluxe or The Essential Kinks. I'm sure it's inherent in the tape, like that spike at the beginning of "Got My Feet On The Ground", but it sounds better fixed. Oh well. Better to be flat than overdone, I guess.
     
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