czeskleba wrote:The thread about this disc over at SHTV is appearing and disappearing, getting edited, locked, and unlocked over and over. Luke, am I mistaken or did I see you post that you just received a copy of this disc before the thread was scrubbed and relocked? I'm just curious if it actually features vintage mixes of the Blonde on Blonde material or (more likely) uses one of the various remixes. If you do have the AF disc, I'd be happy to upload all the various mixes so you can compare and determine what's on there.
Funny...I saw your name in the "who is online" thing in that thread and almost e-mailed you. This is what I posted, which kept getting deleted:
My copy arrived today.
Overall I'd say it's pretty similar to the 1999 GH remaster, although some tracks vary more than others. I Want You is arguably an upgrade on the AF; the '99 disc sounds somewhat nasal in comparison. There were a few other tracks that I thought sounded nicer on the AF. Beyond that, the two discs were still different, but not necessarily better or worse.
Roger Ford believes it is all the original mixes, and it seems to match the '99 GH CD, mix-wise:
"The BoB tracks are undoubtedly taken from the -3 stereo mix tapes. They're definitely not from the Brauer 1999 remix. So they're the same mixes as on the '99 GH CD. To me the sound is marginally better on the AF but not dramatically so."
Roger indicated Positively 4th Street is a half second longer than the '99 GH, but I haven't been able to check closely yet.