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by JWB
Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Beefheart - Plain Brown Wrapper - Sundazed LP
Replies: 12
Views: 13483

Grow Fins (Remastered) vs. Sundazed LP:

https://www.yousendit.com/download/Q01GSXQ1YUlTSUEwTVE9PQ
by JWB
Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Beefheart - Plain Brown Wrapper - Sundazed LP
Replies: 12
Views: 13483

I just did a comparison of "Korn Ring Finger" (the lone song out) and the two CD sources have a ton of hiss. The LP has much less, which I thought was good, until I listened closer and realized that the Sundazed version has been heavily NR'd. That's right folks! "Grow Fins" is th...
by JWB
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Beefheart - Plain Brown Wrapper - Sundazed LP
Replies: 12
Views: 13483

Beefheart - Plain Brown Wrapper - Sundazed LP

I just wanted y'all to know that I picked this up, and all the hype surrounding it is just that...hype. It doesn't sound as good as the old sequel disc. It's shrill and "baked" sounding and the stereo channels aren't as wide. If it comes from better tapes, then it wasn't mastered very well...
by JWB
Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Stones to leave Virgin and move to Universal
Replies: 20
Views: 16571

I found the Virgins to sound exactly like the old CBS, only louder. Except Sticky & Exile, which have been "pumped up" on certain tracks. I'm curious to see what the new ones will sound like. Does this mean that 40 Licks is going out of print?
by JWB
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Quadrophenia / Love Reign O'er Me mix question
Replies: 6
Views: 5919

It's original mixes all the way for me, except the song Rael, for obvious reasons.
by JWB
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Going Underground
Topic: Floyd BBC Atom Heart Mother
Replies: 21
Views: 20959

I haven't tackled '71 yet.
by JWB
Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Going Underground
Topic: Floyd BBC Atom Heart Mother
Replies: 21
Views: 20959

I made my own remaster of the 1970 session today, utilizing the BBC disc linked to above, and the Harvested set to fill in the blanks. I'm pretty happy with the results, but the Harvested parts are lousy sounding and raped by noise reduction, compared to the BBC disc. These Harvested guys have no id...
by JWB
Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Going Underground
Topic: Floyd BBC Atom Heart Mother
Replies: 21
Views: 20959

Is there a good place to find Floyd's 68-69 BBC stuff? There appears to be a few Westwood One discs with this mateiral.
by JWB
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: Going Underground
Topic: Floyd BBC Atom Heart Mother
Replies: 21
Views: 20959

That is an excellent question! I just downloaded the Harvested sets yesterday, and they're indeed shit. I'd like to hear the untampered mono broadcasts as well. If you do find them, let me know please! Pink Floyd collectors have very bad taste when it comes to audio. Every Syd Barrett rarities set I...
by JWB
Tue May 27, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Beck's "Mixed Bizness"
Replies: 6
Views: 4946

I don't know how that works. He sampled The Frogs on "Odelay" but there's no mention of it in the liner notes. I guess it depends on how much of it you use.
by JWB
Wed May 07, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: 13th Floor Elevators oddity
Replies: 29
Views: 20252

How rare are the Elevators LP's? I'm tempted to pick them up and drop them myself...
by JWB
Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Huge breakthrough!
Replies: 2
Views: 6070

Hilarious. You gotta love these nutjobs.
by JWB
Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: My Generation DE remixes/multitracks
Replies: 10
Views: 7917

I'm with Luke. I haven't played the Deluxe Edition since the day it came out, the mixing disgusted me so much. The Classic Records LP is where it's at.
by JWB
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Move Reissues - Discuss!
Replies: 19
Views: 14805

It's not really "brickwalled." The dynamic range in a screenshot evinces digital manipulation, but it doesn't have significantly less dynamic range than, say, the Movements version. Not true. Movements has more dynamic range. Unfortunately it sounds like poo in comparison to a properly EQ...
by JWB
Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Move Reissues - Discuss!
Replies: 19
Views: 14805

Okay, the new remaster definitely comes from a better tape, but it's mastered like shit. It's shrill, compressed and brickwalled. At least there doesn't seem to be any NR, at least on the first song. Looks like I'll have to pick this one up after all.