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by Andreas
Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:18 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Mr. Soul/Bluebird/Merry Go Round/Uno Mundo Mixes
Replies: 39
Views: 30997

How is the single mix of For What It's Worth? I only have the stereo album mix in my collection.
by Andreas
Tue Dec 28, 2004 4:26 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Interesting Pet Sounds thread on the Smile Shop board
Replies: 36
Views: 15200

czeskleba wrote:
Andreas wrote:Brian, Mike, Al and the estate of Carl. Bruce is not a voting member of BRI.


Doesn't Dennis' estate have a vote, too?

No. They were paid off for giving up their vote.
by Andreas
Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:50 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Interesting Pet Sounds thread on the Smile Shop board
Replies: 36
Views: 15200

Xenu wrote:Any speculation on why they cared this time around?


My theory is that they were alerted by someone who had a personal problem with Brad. His initials would be ML, and it is not Mike Love that I am speaking of. (This is pure speculation.)
by Andreas
Sun Dec 26, 2004 8:14 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Interesting Pet Sounds thread on the Smile Shop board
Replies: 36
Views: 15200

Xenu wrote:The Beach Boys = Mike and Bruce?

Brian, Mike, Al and the estate of Carl. Bruce is not a voting member of BRI.
by Andreas
Thu Dec 23, 2004 4:03 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Interesting Pet Sounds thread on the Smile Shop board
Replies: 36
Views: 15200

Xenu wrote:Didn't Brad get into trouble with some project he was working on? IIRC, it was an expanded edition of the Lost and Found material, no?


It was to be called "First Wave: The complete Hite-Morgan sessions", a double CD set. It was to be mastered by SH. The non-release is a real loss.
by Andreas
Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:20 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Interesting Pet Sounds thread on the Smile Shop board
Replies: 36
Views: 15200

The source for the story of the "NY tape" was Beach Boys historian Brad Elliott. His point was that the real master tape and the first generation copy were lost even before any CD of Pet Sounds was released. He is known from writing a Beach Boys book ("Surf's Up 1961-1981") and liner notes for the 1...
by Andreas
Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Interesting Pet Sounds thread on the Smile Shop board
Replies: 36
Views: 15200

The beginning of Wouldn't It Be Nice (mono) on the 1999 Pet Sounds CD sounds very odd, much different from the 1996 Mark Linett mastered version or the DCC version, worse, muddy and with less hiss. I'd say, NR was used on that intro, but it could be something else. Andrew Sandoval himself has claime...
by Andreas
Sat Dec 04, 2004 3:16 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Deja Vu CDs
Replies: 34
Views: 14672

After some more comparisons, I have to say that with the exception of the intro of Deja Vu, the differences are really not big. No other passage is narrowed on the Gastwirt remaster. And there is probably no NR. Maybe just some muted high end. On "4+20", there is some distortion on the first "four" ...
by Andreas
Sat Dec 04, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Deja Vu CDs
Replies: 34
Views: 14672

There are different types of NR, aren't there?
by Andreas
Sat Dec 04, 2004 7:29 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Deja Vu CDs
Replies: 34
Views: 14672

I finally got a chance to require an older Deja Vu CD. It is a German pressing with the catalog numbers SD 19118-2 and Europe: 250001. It beats the Joe Gastwirt remaster in every way: More open sounding, no narrowing of the stereo image, more natural hiss. Also, surprisingly, more clarity without be...
by Andreas
Tue Nov 23, 2004 2:29 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Sterling Sound remastering US Beatles albums
Replies: 166
Views: 66236

Great job, Luke!

That was the first time I heard a Capitol version of a Beatles song. I think all three versions suck compared to the mono version. But that was not really the point.
(Luke's version A sounds the best, but very close to version B.)
by Andreas
Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:27 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Complete Motown Singles on CD
Replies: 14
Views: 6493

How many CDs would it take to just include every charting (pop or R&B charts) A-side from 1959-1972? Something about 15 CDs? That would have been an awesome set. But 60+ CDs is too much for me.
by Andreas
Wed Nov 17, 2004 4:03 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Complete Motown Singles on CD
Replies: 14
Views: 6493

It would be great to have another 4 CD-set, called "Motown Hitsville 1959-1972 Volume 2", with 100 additional tracks. This would solve the randomness in the track selection. Something like: 12 more tracks by the Supremes (including all the remaining top 5 hits) 12 more tracks by the Temptations 10 m...
by Andreas
Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:17 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Jefferson Airplane "Surrealistic Pillow" tidbit
Replies: 35
Views: 23518

Interesting: 1. The four versions are quite different. 2. The Gold CD sounds better to me than the Irwin remaster. Not clearer, but more pleasant and less upfront. 3. The noise reduction only becomes apparent when compared to the other versions. I had number three, but nothing else to compare to, an...
by Andreas
Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:04 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Jefferson Airplane "Surrealistic Pillow" tidbit
Replies: 35
Views: 23518

And now the audio. These are uncompressed WAV files - so they're big. About 32 megs each. I found them on my 'puter from the original blind test. Four complete samples of "She Has Funny Cars" from various CD pressings. The noise-reduced one should be fairly obvious. At least, it was to those who ha...