Worst Edit you've ever heard...

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Apollo C. Vermouth, May 12, 2019.

  1. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    That's an edit which is no shorter than the album version. There's two extra bars of instrumental after the " look out, look out, look out, look out" bit.
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  2. ChristianL

    ChristianL Forum Resident

    Berlin, Germany
    The cringeworthy single edit of 'Song For America' by Kansas. Cut from 10:03 to 2:59 :crazy:
  3. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

    Portland, Oregon
    Steppenwolf - Monster. It's a long song that tells a story, but the heavily edited 45 has parts out of sequence that ruin the flow. The absolute worst.
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  4. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    The single edit of Song for America by Kansas is just abysmal.

    That first edit at around 10 seconds should be taught in engineering classes as an example of what not to do.

  5. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Some of the worst edits I've ever heard, were end-credits themes on television shows in the 1960's & '70s. I don't know what it was about network broadcasts that assumed nobody cared once you got to the tail-end of the show, but if there were credits rolling, there were ham-fisted guys with razor blades and splice blocks out there, who couldn't count four bars if you bought 'em a round for their birthdays. And I'm not talkin' about syndication (although that opened the doors for some atrocious editing too), I'm talking about full-blown, prime-time, direct-from-the-net hackery.

    I gew up in a small market, but we got our net feeds directly from Ohio, like everybody else in the state of Indiana did.
  6. Platterpus

    Platterpus Forum Resident

  7. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    North Carolina
    Nothing tops "House Of The Rising Sun". IIRC Mickie Most convinced the label in the UK (EMI?) to release the single unedited, but MGM in America wouldn't be swayed and put this atrocity out. Skip to 1:40 and brace yourself:

  8. Jimi Bat

    Jimi Bat Forum Resident

    tx usa
    Send My Love To Linda from the Hendrix Both Sides Of The Sky CD where it goes from solo to band version. Makes edits done in the past on other Hendrix projects by people like Alan Douglas and Ed Chalpin seem smooth as silk.
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  9. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

    Can't say iam shocked.
  10. Paul Saldana

    Paul Saldana jazz vinyl addict

    SE USA
    If you're speaking of the mono version, it's to cover tape damage caused by the evening cleaning crew. They should have remixed it instead IMO
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  11. Blastproof

    Blastproof Forum Resident

    Certainly not the worst, but it has always bugged me how the narrator's loop at 1:14 doesn't say the full word.... "Eldorad, Eldorad, Eldorad, Eldorad, Eldorad,"

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  12. Former Lee Warmer

    Former Lee Warmer Emotional Rescue

    Yeah, but at least there's the unedited version on the 2 disc Live At the Fillmore set, so I've heard the unedited version enough - I've never heard the unedited version of "Message of Love" or "Power of Soul" - that "Power of Soul" one is pretty bad, too, the one right before the "jellyfish" line...
  13. J Alesait

    J Alesait Forum Resident

    Buenos Aires
    Shout on Anthology 1...
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  14. Jimi Bat

    Jimi Bat Forum Resident

    tx usa
    The version on Live At The Fillmore is edited as well. The complete version with mostly Buddy vamping goes on for at least 16 or 17 minutes.
  15. The irony was it wasn't needed. It's not like the longer version (or at least most of it) wouldn't have fit just fine on a 45. Yes, it represented the radio version but...so what?
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  16. TheSixthBeatle

    TheSixthBeatle Forum Resident

    Chicago’s Mississippi Delta City Blues, at about nine seconds. I’m sure somebody loves it, but it makes zero sense to me.
  17. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    True, I don't think the whole song would fit on a single at 45 without losing volume and power, but it didn't have to be that short. 6 minutes could have been done easily.

    Having said that, MacArthur Park was very long a couple of years earlier.
  18. colinu

    colinu I'm not lazy, I'm energy saving!

    If you are referring to mastering engineer Wally Traugott - I am pretty sure that he wouldn't have done the editing.
  19. woosh1956

    woosh1956 Forum Resident

    Menasha, WI
    Dave Brubeck Quartet "Let's get away from it all" from the LP Angel Eyes (Columbia CS 9148). After Paul Desmond's solo, Dave's comes in abruptly at what seems like an even faster tempo. I wonder if the respective original takes were really so bad that they needed to do that.
  20. dartira

    dartira rise and shine like a far out superstar

    It does, although it overlaps with the echo. His 'o' is in the right channel and the first echo starts just at that moment in the left. He does say it, but very soflty.
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  21. Tony L

    Tony L Forum Resident

    The original album version of Drad Dog from Miles Davis’ wonderful Someday My Prince Will Come album. A truly superb tack with a solo inexplicably hacked out so crudely it sounds like the record jumps and then lands again at a different tempo! The current CD thankfully restores it to its correct length. It is just so much better and flows perfectly, the tempo/dynamic lift feeling just right. I have no idea why the edit was originally deemed necessary.
  22. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    In my opinion that one works really well, actually.
  23. JCade821

    JCade821 Active Member

    Owensboro, KY
    Vinnie Vincent Invasion Love Kills. Right after the guitar solo there's a part about dying embers etc. but the single edits it out completely. Strangely the single version is what was put on the 2000 reissue of All Systems Go. Perhaps not the worst edit out there, but it's jarring after hearing the 1988 album version for a long time.

    Stutter '78 single and the cutting up of Ace's guitar solo. The guitar solo in Strutter '78 is the best thing about that remix IMO.
  24. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    "Darlin'" by The Beach Boys comes to mind.
  25. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    If they didn't do those edits, the CD would've been too long.

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