Worst Edit you've ever heard...

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

  1. Brother Maynard

    Brother Maynard Forum Resident

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    The radio edit of the Steve Miller Band's Jet Airliner. "Funky kicks going down in the city"?

    The radio edit of Brown Eyed Girl is up there too.
     
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  2. mretrain

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    Not hearing the problem with this one - I can see how you might argue it on an aesthetic level, but technically it sounds fine.
     
  3. dharma bum

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    Kiss - Detroit Rock City (45 single) ...which I believe was edited with a chainsaw.
     
  4. Man at C&A

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    I am. I got the 1995 remix CD and then got an original Track mono LP about ten years later. I'd read about the cleaner incident in the booklet but wasn't expecting it to be that bad, with a chunk missing! Does the original stereo mix not have that bad edit?
     
  5. central616

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    That's why I'm happy with Meddle. I sold the compilation, and never missed it.
     
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  6. Man at C&A

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    If can't think of a band less suited to compilations than Pink Floyd. At least post Meddle. I've just remembered Relics is great and flows very well.
     
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  7. sixtieswerebest

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    The same thing with the Yes Roundabout single. It's jarring.
     
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  8. sixtieswerebest

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    That final chord of ROB was definitely tacked on.
     
  9. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    I've heard those radio edits hundreds of times. In the studios, as I've played them. Under headphones.
    They sound competantly-engineered, and expertly-re-inserted into the context of the original recordings.

    Once you get right with the idea that it was the record companies and the artists who agreed to make the
    necessary changes to facilitiate radio play so they could promote their music, and they chose and
    approved the verbiage, you shouldn't have a problem with either of these edits technically.
     
  10. Mullin

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    You can never have too many solos from Kossoff....
     
  11. lukpac

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    Edited? What?

    I don't think that's an edit, but rather a bad punch-in.

    Rael:

    No, it's not. The damage was done to the 4-track, which was "fixed" by copying the intro from a rough mono mix back to a new section of 4-track, which was then edited back to the rest of the song. The mono mix wasn't damaged.

    The original mono and stereo LP mixes both have "edits", but 1) they aren't identical and 2) they seem to be crossfades rather than edits.

    The "early mono mix" on the Deluxe Edition doesn't have an edit, and my understanding is there are other vintage mono and stereo mixes without it as well.
     
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  12. sixtieswerebest

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    Manassas Bound to Fall. Ending chord tacked on. Even the reverb sounds different.
     
  13. lukpac

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    It's not clear if that's an edit or simply the instrumental tracks being quickly muted. Either way, the reverb is different simply because it was being changed in the mix.

    It's an effect, and I think it's one that works.
     
  14. apesfan

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    Went to 5 towns and Adelphi because some of the audio courses at NYIT Westbury(CarlePlace) did not have some of of the best equipment. My college and degree was from NY Tech. This was in 1978-79.
    Agree with the McCartney edit. John M.
     
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  15. Man at C&A

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    Now you mention it, I haven't played the deluxe for years but I do remember being surprised to hear the missing few lines on a mix from the era. It surprises me that they went with such a bad cross-fade / edit on what was an ambitious track for them at that time.
     
  16. jparis51

    jparis51 I mostly like bands with names that begin with B

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    Heroes and Villains is modular too of course but the splice at 1:26 on the Smiley Smile version still makes me wince.
     
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  17. jparis51

    jparis51 I mostly like bands with names that begin with B

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    Crimson and Clover is one of the few songs I'd rather hear in the shorter 45 version and it's all because of that edit! I've always wondered if they grew the album version from the 45 instead of the other way around.
     
  18. SoporJoe

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    Life’s Been Good by Joe Walsh.
     
  19. lukpac

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    Yes.

    "Based on suggestions from radio stations, Tommy James and The Shondells chose to create a longer version of "Crimson and Clover" for the album. The first two verses were copied without lead vocals and overdubbed with guitar solos by Shondells guitarist Ed Gray using steel guitars and fuzz guitars. During tape copying a slight speed error was inadvertently introduced. This resulted in a small drop in pitch during the new guitar solo sections, which went unfixed."

    Crimson and Clover - Wikipedia
     
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  20. Apollo C. Vermouth

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    5 Towns in Seaford...yeah, I was there for the first year and then they moved to the Dix Hills campus and we literally had to do our final projects in rented studios because the new studio in the new school wasn't set up yet with the 48 track total recall board/desk yet. I loved 5 Towns...in the end though it just didn't pay the bills. Especially with having to be a tape operator and getting paid squat.

    NYIT Old Westbury had Al Brodax as a Professor if I am not mistaken. That would have blown my mind being that he is so well known for Yellow Submarine.
     
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  21. jparis51

    jparis51 I mostly like bands with names that begin with B

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    Thanks, guess I shoulda looked it up instead of pondering it for years.
     
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  22. Zack

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    Agree 100%. With Heroes and Villains, the whole modular method sort of went off the rails with so many great bits to fit together that the thing kind of all fell apart. No idea why the "la la la" verse was in any way necessary to splice in, and in such a crude fashion. That's why I'm a 'Cantina' man all the way. It captures again some of the GV modular magic Brian created with GV.
     
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  23. zen

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    Woman from Tokyo :buttkick:
     
  24. Harry Hood

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    Great for 2.16, then What the hell was THAT???

     
  25. Brother Maynard

    Brother Maynard Forum Resident

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    Perhaps I've misunderstood the OP. I thought it meant edits regardless of how or why they were engineered they way they were. I gave examples of two edits I don't care for as I hear them on the radio. If the OP was intended strictly for audiophiles then my apologies.
     

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