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DCC Archive The Who: MCA 1st editions vs. MFSL vs. MCA remixes

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Holy Zoo, Sep 26, 2001.

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  1. wes

    wes Forum Resident

    Ice Magazine eh?

    Hmmm....musta been how they were mastered. I have the nearly identical mofi version. I wonder if they used the original masters for the ones that weren't remixed? Wow, they all sound remixed. At least I think so.

    -Wes :p
     
  2. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Heh...I think it was something like he came to that conclusion, but I wasn't paying attention at the time. Later on I was comparing versions and found that. So, David found it first, but I did find it on my own... :)

    And, yeah, WGFA is most certainly NOT remixed on the WN CD. Check out the terrible noise reduction in the synth in the intro. I'd say if you want a "crisper" version than Steve's, check out the (real) remix on the best of CD. A bit toppy, but a lot better.
     
  3. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    I really doubt it. Probably one of the same EQ tapes they've been using all these years. Considering the master is/was in the US, I kind of doubt they would have used it. They *still* haven't used the stereo mix of Magic Bus (again, US only).
     
  4. Unknown

    Unknown Guest

    Humility, thy name is Luke. :D
     
  5. Douglas

    Douglas New Member

    I have a US MCAD version but how do I tell if it's the Steve mastered one? It sounds great, but is there any way I can tell for sure if he mastered it?
     
  6. Holy Zoo

    Holy Zoo Gort (Retired) :-) Thread Starter

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    Santa Cruz
    I suggest that you purchase the Canadian version and compare to your US copy. That's what I did - and my US copy sounded completely different than the much cleaner Canadian mastered by Steve.
     
  7. JPartyka

    JPartyka I Got a Home on High

    Location:
    USA

    I finally decided to break down and do this ... while I have assumed my US MCABD copy is the "Hoffman" based purely on how it sounds (quite good), I want to be sure I have the best version, so I placed my order at HMV.com. Can't pass it by at that price.

    I also ordered the "Meaty Beaty" CD from them while I was at it. If even some of it sounds good, it's worth it for less than US$6!!
     
  8. Gary

    Gary Nauga Gort! Staff

    Location:
    Toronto
    I think you made a good decision, Jeff! The USA Hoffman version is quite rare. Only 3,000 copies were made. Why so few? It was back in the mid '80's (85?) and there were LESS than 3,000 CD players in existance!

    I remember these stats from the old board. I think these were Steve's comments!

    I'll bet you'll find a difference! :D
     
  9. JPartyka

    JPartyka I Got a Home on High

    Location:
    USA

    We shall see ... I look forward to it. "Who's Next" is my 2nd favorite Who album (behind "Sell Out" ... I still play my Decca US LP of that; some liberties were taken with the remixed version, and I don't recall the original US MCA CD being very good ... though I should dig it out and give it another spin).
     
  10. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

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    Milwaukee, WI
    Well, I know Steve said something to that effect, but we really don't know. It may have been only 3,000 came out in the first run. Obviously that tape was used again in the future, in particular for the Canadian CD, so it's certainly possible that some US MCA repressings (be they in the US or Japan) used that tape as well.
     
  11. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    I still have yet to find a copy, but I've been that the old US MCA sounds the same as the Polydor CD, and that they both sound pretty good...
     
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