What are the best sounding Heart CDs?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by atoxique, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. atoxique

    atoxique Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    As the thread title says, what are the best sounding CDs of the band Heart’s albums?

    Edit: fixed title. I accidentally forgot to write the rest of it!!!! :eek:
  2. Crawlin From The Wreckage

    Crawlin From The Wreckage Custom Titled

    Other than the DCC and the MFSL (definitive versions) they're all original 80s reissues and sound very good. Little Queen and Dog & Butterfly are Japan for Europe pressings. I don't know if there were different masterings for any of these titles. I got off the bus with Bad Animals.

    Dreamboat Annie - DCC GZS-1058
    Little Queen - CBS CDPRT 82075
    Dog & Butterfly - CBS CDPRT 83080
    Bebe Le Strange - Epic EK 36371
    Private Audition - Epic EK 38049
    Passionworks - Epic EK 38800
    Heart - MFSL UDCD 597
    Bad Animals - CAP CDP 7 46676 2
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  3. Hi Lizard

    Hi Lizard Forum Resident

    ^^^Sums it STRAIGHT UP right here^^^
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  4. George P

    George P Sing Your Life

    Dreamboat Annie - DCC
    Magazine - Audio Fidelity
    The rest (including S/T) - Original CDs
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  5. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Greater Vancouver
    :D This just may be the most agreed upon thread in SH Forums history. I believe these Japan CD's carry the same mastering as the Japan for Europe CBS discs. For the S/T album both the Black Triangle and MFSL have very similar characteristics.

    Dreamboat Annie DCC GZS-1058
    Magazine SACD Audio Fidelity AFZ-171
    Little Queen Japan Epic/Sony 25·8P-5052
    Dog & Butterfly Japan Epic/Sony 25·8P-5051
    Bebe Le Strange Japan Epic/Sony 25·8P-5053
    Heart Black Triangle Japan Toshiba/EMI CP32-5078
    Heart MFSL UDCD 597
    Bad Animals Japan Toshiba/EMI CP32-5399
    Brigade Japan Special Edition Capitol/EMI TOCP-6130
  6. TNTguy

    TNTguy Well-Known Member

    United States
    Interesting. I didn't know the Japan-for-Europe masterings were the same as Japan-for-Japan.

    I have really liked the Black Triangle pressing of the S/T album. Sounds less bright to me than the standard US release. However on the DR website a submitter said the Black Triangle clips. Is that correct? If true that's odd as I prefer the BT.

    Also I have listened to both the US and Japan Brigade and they both sound a tad bright to me. Is there only one mastering for Brigade?
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2019
  7. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident

    Where the heck's Magazine??
  8. Crawlin From The Wreckage

    Crawlin From The Wreckage Custom Titled

    Left it in the rack. :sigh:
  9. steelvelvet20

    steelvelvet20 Forum Resident

    United Kingdom
    Greatest hits 1985-1995 remaster

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