Xenu wrote:Does anybody seriously want me to do Face Dances or It's Hard? (I think for one of those I actually now have POlydor--from JWB--MCA and WB copies).
Why the fuck not?
Rspaight wrote:FWIW, cddb recognizes my MCA copies of It's Hard and Face Dances as exact matches for "It's Hard - Warner Bros." and "Face Dances - Warner Bros."
dudelsack wrote:This is for the original MCA CD, made in Japan at the JVC plant, catalog # MCAD-37003, matrix info MCAD 37003 M3E 12
EAC extraction logfile from 6. May 2005, 10:44 for CD
Who / Who Are You
Used drive : SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T Adapter: 1 ID: 0
Read mode : Secure with C2, accurate stream, NO disable cache
Combined read/write offset correction : 0
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Peak level 88.9 %
Peak level 96.6 %
Peak level 100.0 %
Peak level 93.2 %
Peak level 96.1 %
Peak level 85.7 %
Peak level 88.5 %
Peak level 73.2 %
Peak level 84.4 %
No errors occured
End of status report
Xenu wrote:I finally am unpacked enough to get down to business...I compared the much-vaunted Polydor original CD of Who Are You to a Canadian MCA copy generously donated by JWB.
Here's what Fang says about this:CD (original mix) comments: The Polydor (Germany) sounds wonderful. The MCA (USA) is as dull as a door, drowning in artificial bass. The MFSL is "OK", but doesn't sound anywhere as near as good as the Polydor (Germany).
The MCA issue is slightly louder. When normalized, of course, they cancel out completely.
Xenu wrote:Did he, like, just make everything up, or does everyone happen to stumble upon "good" pressings of everything?
Xenu wrote:The MCA issue is slightly louder. When normalized, of course, they cancel out completely.
Rspaight wrote:"drowning in artificial bass"
Andreas wrote:Dudelsack's numbers are almost exactly my numbers multiplied by 1.0718 (which equals 100/93.3), i.e. the volume increase that is needed to make the CD peak at 100%