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The Rush cd mastering thread (part 2)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by -Alan, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. BitterMinnows

    BitterMinnows Well-Known Member

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    United States
    I was thinking that was the case, thanks for the clarification. As I said, not a big deal, the disc is still quite listenable. I'm not sure I'll replace it in some time, as I know the preferred Anthem original is quite expensive, more than I could do for a CD at the moment.

    Are the Atomics or silver faces comparable at all to the Anthem?
     
  2. Diablo Griffin

    Diablo Griffin City Pop, Rock, and anything 80s til I die

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    United States
    The Atomic/silver-face comes from the same digital transfer as the Anthem. The only change between them is that the Atomic has more bass and treble. While some people don't like that, I still think the Atomic sounds good. Given that I rarely see the Anthem for less than $40, it's honestly not worth seeking out over the Atomic unless you find one cheap.
     
  3. BitterMinnows

    BitterMinnows Well-Known Member

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    I see! Good to know they come from the same transfer, if I see a CoS Atomic pop up I may grab it to A/B against the 97 Remaster.
     
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  4. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    Think the 1997 remasters were brought up in this most excellent thread.
    Local had a Moving Pictures tonight so I picked it up out of curiosity.
    dB's are bumped up a bit, EQ's 'warmth' still intact. Actually pretty nice. If I see any more out and about for dirt cheap I'll probably grab them.
    DR11 -0.20 dB -12.87 dB 4:34 01-Tom Sawyer
    DR11 -0.20 dB -13.31 dB 6:10 02-Red Barchetta
    DR11 -0.19 dB -13.38 dB 4:26 03-YYZ
    DR11 -0.20 dB -12.27 dB 4:20 04-Limelight
    DR11 -0.20 dB -13.59 dB 11:01 05-The Camera Eye
    DR11 -0.06 dB -14.20 dB 4:46 06-Witch Hunt
    DR11 -0.20 dB -13.57 dB 4:46 07-Vital Signs
    [​IMG]
     
  5. MikeManaic61

    MikeManaic61 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    Wow this post sounds like a compliment to the 1997 remasters. Most people around here disown them outright.
     
  6. btomarra

    btomarra Classic Rock Audiophile

    Location:
    Little Rock, AR
    Thoughts on Caress of Steel AMCY-316? Picked it up because the gatefold and back artwork are restored. I know the ANC-1-1003 is recommended here.
     
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  7. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    Really? Thought there was some 'positives' brought up earlier. Was only 4 bucks and I have a couple other earlier mastering's for this title.
    The Sector 2011 pretty much sucks, I will agree with that :laugh:
     
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  8. Diablo Griffin

    Diablo Griffin City Pop, Rock, and anything 80s til I die

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    Yeah, MP was one of the better ones. Caress of Steel and A Show of Hands aren't terrible either, surprisingly! Several parts on those still retain a good amount of DR. If you count the 2004 remasters, Presto and Roll the Bones are nice alternatives to the originals and still have decent dynamics.
     
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  9. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Vintage Dust

    Location:
    Fort Worth TX
    I haven't been happy with the 40th anniversary masterings either...2112, Farewell, Hemispheres. Didn't pull the trigger on Permanent Waves and I doubt I will for Moving Pictures.
     
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  10. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    I didn't go that far up the remaster ladder Doc, but after reading some reviews I have no plans.
    Still need this on old compact (Caress), I just have the old 82 re-issue. Did I mention this one was on Quiex or one of it's variants? Man I seem to have a lot of these :laugh:
     
  11. yesstiles

    yesstiles Senior Member

    I think this one shares mastering with the early Atomic WG/US disc. And yes the artwork was very nice to have for an unremastered edition.
     
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  12. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

    Location:
    Toulouse, France
    From:
    Rush CD Mastering Comparisons
     
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  13. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Vintage Dust

    Location:
    Fort Worth TX
    I have the WG atomic...the production on this album is not greatest, but this cd sounds better than my junk vinyl copy.

    You do have a lot of those translucent records...I think they're so cool. :thumbsup:
     
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