What is the best CD of the Joshua Tree?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by John Sanders, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. John Sanders

    John Sanders New Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Colorado
    Is the new booklet with CD remaster any good?
     
  2. Mike in OR

    Mike in OR Through Middle-earth...onto Heart of The Sunrise

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    I enjoy the MOFI, a bit expensive though nowadays.
     
  3. street legal

    street legal Forum Resident

    Location:
    west milford, nj
    What are you looking for, exactly? The best sounding CD or the best booklet? :)
     
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  4. bluesbro

    bluesbro Forum Hall of Shame

    Location:
    DC
    The remaster is all I need.
     
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  5. John Sanders

    John Sanders New Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Colorado
    The best CD of course. I just did not know how to describe the one with the booklet.
     
  6. Mr Sam

    Mr Sam "...don't look so good no more"

    Location:
    France
    +1 for "the new booklet with cd remaster" aka the remaster :thumbsup:
     
  7. joelee

    joelee Senior Member

    Location:
    Houston
    MFSL is very, very good.
     
  8. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Location:
    Greater Vancouver
    The one that beat all others for me including the MFSL is the Japanese 1st pressing catalog #P35D-20034.
     
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  9. dwmann

    dwmann Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Houston TX
    MFSL here.

    Haven't heard the Japan 1st pressing, though.
     
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  10. voicebug

    voicebug Forum Resident

    Location:
    now in Houston, TX
    How's the original U.S. CD version? I got rid of mine years ago when my collection was getting too big. It's on my rebuy list, but I was planning on buying a used copy of the original pressing.
     
  11. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

    Location:
    MA, USA
    YES it's VERY good.:righton:
     
  12. John Sanders

    John Sanders New Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Colorado
    I have to try the new remaster. Thank you.
     
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  13. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Location:
    Greater Vancouver
    IIRC it is very similar to the original Canadian and W. Germany pressings. These don't sound too bad, but do not have the sense of realism like the Japan 1st does is all.
     
  14. Ditto this. Won't part with the MFSL.
     
  15. I found the bass to be really hard sounding. No bounce, rhythm or bloom. Too processed.

    I preferred the original US cd to the new one, although it was not my
    favourite ever version by any stretch.
     
  16. Jose Jones

    Jose Jones Outstanding Forum Member

    Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
    They should just sell you the new booklet separately if you want it.
     
  17. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Is the mastering any different?
     
  18. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Down by the old mainstream

    Location:
    Ohio
    The new remaster is a bit loud. I have the original U.S. and actually listened to it the other day. It sounds quite good and can be found for a couple bucks usually.
     
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  19. JayB

    JayB Forum Resident

    Location:
    CT
    Agreed. Pricey, but it's the best sounding version IMO.
     
  20. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    I have the MFSL UDCD 650 UDII and the Island P35D-20034 JPN. I won't part with the MoFi, but I listen to the P35D-20034.
     
  21. Randy W

    Randy W Original Member

    I prefer the MFSL over the 1st Japanese P35D.
     
  22. Dam

    Dam Forum Resident

    Location:
    Australia
    I agree...you took the words right out of my mouth, Metralla!!
     
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  23. Davidmk5

    Davidmk5 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Marlboro , ma. usa
    I just bought the lastest 2 cd remaster 3 weeks ago , it's the only copy i own so can not compare it to anything else , it's really good , could be a bit better , but by no means is it terrible ..

    I will agree to this a bit , it could be a bit "warmer & more open"

     
  24. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Location:
    Greater Vancouver
    I don't remember to tell you the truth if you're speaking of the USA, Canadian and W. German pressings as I only still have the Japan. Between the Japan and MFSL the difference is in the presentation. The MFSL bass and treble sound squeezed and overly present ie: too far forward compared to the mid-range and sound kind of flat and artificial to the point of distortion when turned up loud. The Japan remains smooth, relaxed and dynamic throughout volume gain with incredible staging and definition.
     
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  25. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Post a sample?
     

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