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Van Der Graaf Generator coming in 5.1

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by R E Faust, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. jwoverho

    jwoverho Licensed Drug Dealer

    Location:
    Mobile, AL USA
    I'm in! I didn't join the VDGG party until the past five years or so. They are the dark side of progressive rock that I really like. The early records are certainly classics, but I find myself drawn to the GODBLUFF-STILL LIFE era of the band. Either way, this is an essential purchase. The last batch of reissues are just too expensive now.
     
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  2. riskylogic

    riskylogic Forum Resident

    Getting the four 3 disc sets is less than half the price of the box. If you just want the surround mixes, that's the way to go. I do want the video bluray too though. Going to be a tough decision.
     
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  3. fRa

    fRa Conny Olivetti - Sound Alchemist

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    Q: Is the link broken, for buy or listen, or is it just me?
    No one else seems to bother about it, so wondering :-/
     
  4. UlisesLima

    UlisesLima Forum Resident

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    Croatia
    Will this box sell on Amazon eventually?
     
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    riskylogic Forum Resident

  6. Music Geek

    Music Geek Forum Resident

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    England
    The boxset is much cheaper at Burning Shed, which has copies with a signed postcard.
    I usually have reservations with Burning Shed because they take the money in advance with pre-orders and their delivery fees are excessive but I think I will make an exception this time.

    PS: Given the price I assume the single albums will have the 5.1 mix on DVDs, not Bluray discs.
     
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  7. riskylogic

    riskylogic Forum Resident

    I was all ready to place an order with them, but shipping is 47 pounds. I'm hoping there will be a US supplier.
     
  8. Trainspotting

    Trainspotting Senior Member

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    Los Angeles
    LOL... Just when I was getting excited.

    And I couldn't find it at Burning Shed either.
     
  9. riskylogic

    riskylogic Forum Resident

    Found it a Burning Shed under Peter Hamill
     
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  10. fRa

    fRa Conny Olivetti - Sound Alchemist

    Location:
    Sweden
    LInks in post 255 works fine :)
     
  11. four sticks

    four sticks Senior Member

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    Pennsylvania
  12. Tristero

    Tristero Touching from a distance

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    MI
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  13. Slim Zooms

    Slim Zooms Forum Resident

    Ordered!

    Thank you so much for providing the links!

    :bdance: :pineapple: :bdance: :goodie: :tiphat:
     
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  14. Thanks for the links. Just ordered from Burning Shed. 140.77 pounds shipped to US (w/signed postcard).

    Can’t wait! This is my most anticipated release of the year.
     
  15. Progatron

    Progatron Wealthy industrialist philanthropist & bicyclist

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    Ontario, Canada
    I'm teetering on the fence over whether to splurge on the full set or grab the 4 individual remixes. Do we know if the original stereo mixes are going to be newly remastered, or just a repressing of those horror show remasters from 2005?
     
  16. The press release from universal says all discs are remastered from first generation tapes.

    The Charisma Years
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2021 at 11:20 AM
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  17. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Spray paint!!! Avoid breathing the vapors

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  18. According to the Burning Shed listing, the Blu Rays include 5.1 mixes, stereo remixes and also original mixes. Fantastic.
     
  19. Mr Matchbox

    Mr Matchbox Forum Resident

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    NE England, UK
    I'm interested to know how they are packaging the discs in the box. It doesn't look like the discs are getting individual sleeves which is a shame given VDGG had some great cover art. Hopefully the book will have some good quality cover photos in it.
     
  20. Mr Matchbox

    Mr Matchbox Forum Resident

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    NE England, UK
    Actually I can see from zooming in the discs are going in two large sheets of fold out card, similar to the Tangerine Dream sets. Can't believe they've made the discs all white as well. It's not going to draw your eye to the disc you want. Still enough complaints, it otherwise sounds like a very nice set.
     
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  21. Trainspotting

    Trainspotting Senior Member

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    Los Angeles
    OK, I ordered from udiscovermusic for $270. Then saw the Burningshed offer for $203 and placed an order. Now I can't figure out how to cancel the udiscovermusic order. When I look at my order history on their site, there's no option to cancel, and they never even sent me an email once I placed the order - only paypal did. Not sure what to do.
     
  22. viennesewaltz

    viennesewaltz Well-Known Member

    Some initial reactions to the 'Refugees' remix on a PH/VdGG facebook group: "very heavy-handed, and Hugh's beautiful counter-melody in the 'West is where all days will someday end' section has been murdered..." "Just listened to "new" Refugees. Massacred imho..."
     
  23. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft Forum Resident

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    Isle of Bute, UK
    Worrying. According to the blurb everything had been listened to by all the band members....
     
  24. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    That one's on there somewhere. I actually have the single.
     
  25. stephenwtayler

    stephenwtayler Well-Known Member

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    Not quite sure what this is about as the track was not remixed for this particular collection - let alone who would have heard it yet?
     
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