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Re: Bowie - A New Career In A New Town boxed set

Postby yomptepi » 01 Oct 2017, 11:35

It sounds very lush. I am not sure that it should. At least they haven't corrected any of the mistakes... But I like it a lot. Red Sails sounds as huge as it should.
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yomptepi wrote:It sounds very lush. I am not sure that it should. At least they haven't corrected any of the mistakes... But I like it a lot. Red Sails sounds as huge as it should.


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Postby jimboo » 01 Oct 2017, 11:57

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ConnyOlivetti wrote:
yomptepi wrote:It sounds very lush. I am not sure that it should. At least they haven't corrected any of the mistakes... But I like it a lot. Red Sails sounds as huge as it should.


What ?


the guitar drop outs on Red Sails are still there...
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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 01 Oct 2017, 14:26

yomptepi wrote:
ConnyOlivetti wrote:
yomptepi wrote:It sounds very lush. I am not sure that it should. At least they haven't corrected any of the mistakes... But I like it a lot. Red Sails sounds as huge as it should.


What ?


the guitar drop outs on Red Sails are still there...


Interesting, did not know of them. :?
But as you and I have different source,
( me listening to RCA cds, and you on EMI? )
could
you tell me where they are ?
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Postby Nervous Ned » 01 Oct 2017, 15:17

The coda to Boys Keep Swinging has been altered. Instead of the guitar solo being comprised of different takes it now sticks with the first, allowing Belew's solo to play out, as is.
Not quite sure what that has to do with 'improving the mix'. Totally wrecks the song.

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Re: Bowie - A New Career In A New Town boxed set

Postby trans-chigley express » 02 Oct 2017, 05:21

HALLELUGAH wrote:
Tom Waits For No One wrote:
HALLELUGAH wrote:I've read dozens of reviews of people absolutely wanking over the sound on Lodger. Knowing Bowie gave it a big thumps up to Visconti when he heard it is pulling me in, pulling me in....


Dropbox is your friend ;)


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Postby trans-chigley express » 02 Oct 2017, 05:27

Hugh wrote:I do think that the remix is "better" to someone listening in 2017 bur I don't think for a minute that when Visconti was doing the original mix he thought that he could do a half arsed job and then patch it up in thirty-odd years time.
Its a good job Rembrant, Picasso or Vermeer couldn't remix their paintings to suit contemporary viewers

According to the notes Visconti was not happy with it at the time due to lack of equipment in the studio they used and lack of time to mix it how he wanted so it never did sound the way he envisaged.

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Postby trans-chigley express » 02 Oct 2017, 05:29

I’m not familiar with Lodger so hearing it for the first time in its entirety I am definitely preferring the remix to the original.

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Postby Nervous Ned » 02 Oct 2017, 07:42

I don't have the boxed set but by all accounts the version of the original Lodger included isn't particularly good (?)

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trans-chigley express wrote:
Hugh wrote:I do think that the remix is "better" to someone listening in 2017 bur I don't think for a minute that when Visconti was doing the original mix he thought that he could do a half arsed job and then patch it up in thirty-odd years time.
Its a good job Rembrant, Picasso or Vermeer couldn't remix their paintings to suit contemporary viewers

According to the notes Visconti was not happy with it at the time due to lack of equipment in the studio they used and lack of time to mix it how he wanted so it never did sound the way he envisaged.


Interesting! Did not know that!
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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 02 Oct 2017, 12:15

Lots of issues with this box set

from Amazon UK
"1. The volume drop in Heroes is pretty much unforgivable. Real amateur hour stuff.
2. Numerous small problems with the 'original' Lodger.
3. Low now has a very odd sound on some ( not all) of the tracks, most noticeably Speed of Life where the bass is boosted to a ridiculous degree.

It's a real shame - this should have been arguable the crown jewel of these Bowie boxes but we've been delivered paste instead of diamonds. I couldn't in all conscience see people pay full price for a fatally flawed premium product. Hopefully the number of people flagging this in the first few days after release may lead to Parlophone revisiting the flawed areas, but I sadly doubt it."

"Sound significantly drops on "Heroes" at about 2:50 as others have reported. This really needs fixing and replacement discs sending out as it totally ruins arguably the most important track. I have the vinyl version and it's exactly the same on Spotify so it obviously a mastering issue. How can no-one have noticed this before the release. Disgraceful. "

And the Hoffmans going gaga over all the errors!
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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 03 Oct 2017, 08:48

And....
"Amazon UK says they are "out of stock", which one must assume is a euphemism for "it's pulled".
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Postby never/ever » 03 Oct 2017, 09:35

ConnyOlivetti wrote:And....
"Amazon UK says they are "out of stock", which one must assume is a euphemism for "it's pulled".


:(

Our order still stands. But I will check it out on our end too.
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Postby Jeemo » 03 Oct 2017, 09:40

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never/ever wrote:
ConnyOlivetti wrote:And....
"Amazon UK says they are "out of stock", which one must assume is a euphemism for "it's pulled".


:(

Our order still stands. But I will check it out on our end too.


third party sellers! ?
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Postby never/ever » 03 Oct 2017, 11:45

ConnyOlivetti wrote:
never/ever wrote:
ConnyOlivetti wrote:And....
"Amazon UK says they are "out of stock", which one must assume is a euphemism for "it's pulled".


:(

Our order still stands. But I will check it out on our end too.


third party sellers! ?


I run a music/DVD-store...of course I stock this too.
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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 03 Oct 2017, 12:06

never/ever wrote:
ConnyOlivetti wrote:
never/ever wrote:
:(

Our order still stands. But I will check it out on our end too.


third party sellers! ?


I run a music/DVD-store...of course I stock this too.


Ah, sorry, misunderstood your post... :oops:
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