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haresfur

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Posted: Dec 29, 2022 - 12:02pm

 Coaxial wrote:

That's a bargain.


Yeah, couldn't pass it up. I actually was getting confused between the sort of incestuous Paisley Underground groups and was thinking Dream Syndicate. 

Probably should have picked up Deja Vu to fill out tracks I don't have. There was also a best of Paul Kelly but I always feel a bit dirty buying best of CDs. He's my favourite of that era of Australian rock and I don't have much of his for some reason. Trying to decide whether to go see him with Missy Higgins as one of the starting acts but I'm actually not big on outdoor concerts. It's in February so I could really cook my brain.

Kurt: Impressive haul.
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Posted: Dec 29, 2022 - 4:58am

Just realized I haven't paid since 2019.  Anything I really want to see is $200 a ticket. I just can't pay that much.
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Posted: Dec 29, 2022 - 4:33am

 haresfur wrote:
Made a pilgrimage to the local electronics store that still sells CDs for their post-Christmas sale, even though the pickings get more and more slim each year. But weirdly they did have Mazzy Star: She Hangs Brightly. The only thing I can figure is it was left over from Mazzy's final reunion at the Vivid Sydney festival in 2018. It was only around $8.00 so what the heck. First listen, not too bad.
 
That's a bargain.
kurtster

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Posted: Dec 29, 2022 - 3:17am

Yikes, been thinking of this thread.

Spent way too much this past year.  And in October, I found HD tracks and the world of reliable hi rez wav files.

First was Animals in order to compare the new vinyl version and also the sound quality of my rips.  Then the same with DeJa Vu.
And on it went from there.  My rips do stand up rather well I'm happy to say.  But going forward, I'm pretty much done buying new vinyl.  I returned 2 copies of Animals and am still sitting on the box set with a flawed pressing.  The return rate for the vinyl of the 2018 remix is about 44% last I heard.  I'll look for a hi rez download first anymore and save the aggravation.  The files still have glitches and clicks that I used to think that were in the vinyl.  So I still have to fix the files, but with all of the work I've done with vinyl it is doable and comes out nice.  The other problem with files is that they are a terminal purchase with no resale ability to offset costs which I can do with vinyl by ripping it and reselling it to get my money back and essentially break even.  But I ♥ music and still have good hearing and it is really nice to be able to hear this stuff the way it should be and more importantly when I feel like I want to hear it.

Side note about Steely Dan.  I was thinking long and hard about buying the new $150 vinyl pressing but decided to try the 24 / 192 file first and then compare it to my 1974 vinyl copy.  Glad I did.  The file and the 1974 vinyl are pretty damn close, close enough to save a ton of money.  I'll get the rest of the Dan albums as they get done as files for the same cost as one $150 pressing and be very, very happy.

The hi rez haul from there alone ...
  
  

  

  

  

  

   

  

  

  

  



haresfur

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Posted: Dec 28, 2022 - 11:16pm

Made a pilgrimage to the local electronics store that still sells CDs for their post-Christmas sale, even though the pickings get more and more slim each year. But weirdly they did have Mazzy Star: She Hangs Brightly. The only thing I can figure is it was left over from Mazzy's final reunion at the Vivid Sydney festival in 2018. It was only around $8.00 so what the heck. First listen, not too bad.

haresfur

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Posted: Nov 8, 2019 - 5:30am



 sirdroseph wrote:
 

looks interesting
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Posted: Nov 8, 2019 - 4:59am

haresfur

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Posted: Nov 7, 2019 - 11:41pm

Only a single listen so far but I liked that Lana del Rey has moved away from the mouth-full-of-marbles sound that has been fashionable recently (and I do like her previous albums). She has a lovely voice.
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Posted: Jul 6, 2019 - 9:22pm

 westslope wrote:
kurster:  I see you bought an LP of Yes remixes by Steven Wilson.  

Was thinking of buying one of the early Yes albums that has some serious nostalgic appeal and was wondering if I should get the Steven Wilson remix.   A while back I downloaded a Steven Wilson remix of the Yes album Relayer as FLAC files and frankly did not notice too much difference.

Truth be known I tend to play Relayer and other Yes material when I am in the automobile by myself.   110 km/h.  Frost-stressed highways.  The views are breathtaking and the ambience is top notch but the sound quality ain't the best.  

 
missed this.  I got the box set of Steven Wilson Yes remixes.  The work he did on these albums is outstanding.  So good that I don't really care what changes he made to the music.  Been listening to Yes since their first album came out.  Never heavily listened to Relayer back in the day.  Mostly from airplay and at people's houses.  The earlier albums got worn out from being played all the time.  90125 was also played heavily back in the day, too. I'll get the set out again and put it into the pile.  I'll shoot you a pm when I get there.  There are a couple more interested as well.

haresfur

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Posted: Jul 6, 2019 - 8:24pm



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SeriousLee

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Posted: Jul 5, 2019 - 9:09am

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Posted: Mar 17, 2019 - 11:30am



 westslope wrote:


 SeriousLee wrote:

Ordered on Sunday. Got it on Wednesday. Listened to CD1 today. Sure brings out the Quebecois in me.

Westslope: Vais-je me rendre au 8ieme CD avant do mourir? 
{#Wink}

 
That much material, eh?   -hehe-   Do the CDs include some of his live material where he essentially does stand up comedy?   

 

As far as I can tell, they are all studio albums. The only live material is probably the "Bonsoir, mon nom est Michel Rivard...." double album and later quadruple album.
westslope

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Posted: Mar 17, 2019 - 10:37am

kurster:  I see you bought an LP of Yes remixes by Steven Wilson.  

Was thinking of buying one of the early Yes albums that has some serious nostalgic appeal and was wondering if I should get the Steven Wilson remix.   A while back I downloaded a Steven Wilson remix of the Yes album Relayer as FLAC files and frankly did not notice too much difference.

Truth be known I tend to play Relayer and other Yes material when I am in the automobile by myself.   110 km/h.  Frost-stressed highways.  The views are breathtaking and the ambience is top notch but the sound quality ain't the best.  
westslope

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Posted: Mar 17, 2019 - 10:32am



 SeriousLee wrote:

Ordered on Sunday. Got it on Wednesday. Listened to CD1 today. Sure brings out the Quebecois in me.

Westslope: Vais-je me rendre au 8ieme CD avant do mourir? 
{#Wink}

 
That much material, eh?   -hehe-   Do the CDs include some of his live material where he essentially does stand up comedy?   

SeriousLee

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Posted: Mar 14, 2019 - 4:58pm

 westslope wrote:
8 CDs, C$90.   Would make one helluva gift for the right person.  

SL:  Tu vas mourir de rire.  

 SeriousLee wrote:
Just purchased this 8CD set on Amazon.
 
 

 
Ordered on Sunday. Got it on Wednesday. Listened to CD1 today. Sure brings out the Quebecois in me.

Westslope: Vais-je me rendre au 8ieme CD avant do mourir? {#Wink}
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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 - 4:08am

 kcar wrote:

Good Lord, man, you should be a sound engineer instead of an optician!!!!   {#Clap}{#Notworthy}

 
i'll say

i'm happy for him

you go kurt

and i do enjoy the fruits


{#Music}
kcar

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Posted: Mar 11, 2019 - 11:11pm

 kurtster wrote:

This is the original cover that Jimi wanted.  It's from the 50th box set which is what I got.  I also have a 1973 British copy with the naked lady's.  The album was also sold as two separate albums and you buy them individually.   The early single copies are very rare.

This 50th was remastered by Bernie Grundman who seems to be doing the best job on critical vinyl lately.  The 50th beats my 73 British copy and the early CD version for that matter, hands down.  Voodoo Chile all by itself on this is worth the price of admission on this box set.  It is done sofa king good.  It takes your breath away, especially when you consider that it was a live studio jam that fortunately they had tape running to capture it.  Hendrix and Winwood going back and forth. Guitar vs Hammond organ.  Call and Response.  Doesn't get any better.   I might get around to putting it up when I get caught up on things.  The demos are interesting but the concert really sucks.  It's interesting as a historical event and also hearing how the sound of a concert like that in those days would break down as things went on.  But you play on and finish the set.

The Hendrix Estate has been very active protecting his work.  That may be why you can't find it on youtube.

Amazon Music Unlimited ?  I have no idea, never listened to it.  Not interested to tell you the truth.  Might very well be 128k, or some crappy VBR thing.  Amazon is funny with music.  With the Moody Blues 50th of DOFP, I first tried from Amazon.de and the pressing sucked.  Tried twice from Amazon here in the states.  Both had digital downloads to accompany the albums.  Both versions were pressed in the same plant in Czech Republic, but with the Amazon.de purchase, I got a download of the album in a 16 bit / 41 khz wave file, while the US was only a 192 CBR mp3 file.  The 16 bit wav file is really nice and makes up for the aggravation kinda.  I don't think that Amazon here in the states cares very much about the provenance of the source music.  As usual, the Europeans and the Japanese both seem to care more about the overall quality of the music they put out while we get the dreck in the states.  Same as it always was since the 70's.

What was supposed to be so special about the 50th of DOFP was that it was the first time the original stereo mix from the original master has been available since the mid 70's.  The original master tape got damaged and put aside.  Everything from the mid 70's on was from a safety copy with a bit of a different mix that is noticeably different and many think to be lacking.  There are not very many 1st pressings of the album left in good shape.  Mine is good enough where if I take the time, I can mine out the music from underneath all the scratches.  But that is 50 plus man hours drawing with the mouse using a pencil tool on the wav file. 

Right now, I'm working on a 1st pressing of Tommy and side 2 for the past week and a half of and on.  I already have 1753 markers where I have edited clicks and have done at least twice as many without marking them.  I'm about 90% done now.  Side 3 is going to be just as bad.  Sides 1 and 4 are done.  I'll pull out the CD and play it against the rip when I get side 2 knocked out to see if the difference makes it worth finishing.  Some of the sections on this side 2 have taken over an hour just to clean up 10 seconds of music.  It does keep me busy though ...

 
Good Lord, man, you should be a sound engineer instead of an optician!!!!   {#Clap}{#Notworthy}
kurtster

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Posted: Mar 11, 2019 - 11:00pm

 kcar wrote:

Was this the British cover for EL? Don't think I've ever seen it.

Strange factoid—can't find "Voodoo Chile" on YouTube. "Slight Return", sure but not the same. 
Hey Kurt, you pride yourself on having great ears so I ask you (and others, if they want to chime in): is it me or does the sound quality on Amazon Music Unlimited absolutely suck? Sounds like 128k MP3 to me...
 
This is the original cover that Jimi wanted.  It's from the 50th box set which is what I got.  I also have a 1973 British copy with the naked lady's.  The album was also sold as two separate albums and you could buy them individually.   The early single copies are very rare.

This 50th was remastered by Bernie Grundman who seems to be doing the best job on critical vinyl lately.  The 50th beats my 73 British copy and the early CD version for that matter, hands down.  Voodoo Chile all by itself on this is worth the price of admission on this box set.  It is done sofa king good.  It takes your breath away, especially when you consider that it was a live studio jam that fortunately they had tape running to capture it.  Hendrix and Winwood going back and forth. Guitar vs Hammond organ.  Call and Response.  Doesn't get any better.   I might get around to putting it up when I get caught up on things.  The demos are interesting but the concert really sucks.  It's interesting as a historical event and also hearing how the sound of a concert like that in those days would break down as things went on.  But you play on and finish the set.

The Hendrix Estate has been very active protecting his work.  That may be why you can't find it on youtube.

Amazon Music Unlimited ?  I have no idea, never listened to it.  Not interested to tell you the truth.  Might very well be 128k, or some crappy VBR thing.  Amazon is funny with music.  With the Moody Blues 50th of DOFP, I first tried from Amazon.de and the pressing sucked.  Tried twice from Amazon here in the states.  Both had digital downloads to accompany the albums.  Both versions were pressed in the same plant in Czech Republic, but with the Amazon.de purchase, I got a download of the album in a 16 bit / 41 khz wave file, while the US was only a 192 CBR mp3 file.  The 16 bit wav file is really nice and makes up for the aggravation kinda.  I don't think that Amazon here in the states cares very much about the provenance of the source music.  As usual, the Europeans and the Japanese both seem to care more about the overall quality of the music they put out while we get the dreck in the states.  Same as it always was since the 70's.

What was supposed to be so special about the 50th of DOFP was that it was the first time the original stereo mix from the original master has been available since the mid 70's.  The original master tape got damaged and put aside.  Everything from the mid 70's on was from a safety copy with a bit of a different mix that is noticeably different and many think to be lacking.  There are not very many 1st pressings of the album left in good shape.  Mine is good enough where if I take the time, I can mine out the music from underneath all the scratches.  But that is 50 plus man hours drawing with the mouse using a pencil tool on the wav file. 

Right now, I'm working on a 1st pressing of Tommy and side 2 for the past week and a half of and on.  I already have 1753 markers where I have edited clicks and have done at least twice as many without marking them.  I'm about 90% done now.  Side 3 is going to be just as bad.  Sides 1 and 4 are done.  I'll pull out the CD and play it against the rip when I get side 2 knocked out to see if the difference makes it worth finishing.  Some of the sections on this side 2 have taken over an hour just to clean up 10 seconds of music.  It does keep me busy though ...


kcar

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Posted: Mar 11, 2019 - 9:06pm

 haresfur wrote:


 kcar wrote:

Was this the British cover for EL? Don't think I've ever seen it.

Strange factoid—can't find "Voodoo Chile" on YouTube. "Slight Return", sure but not the same. 
Hey Kurt, you pride yourself on having great ears so I ask you (and others, if they want to chime in): is it me or does the sound quality on Amazon Music Unlimited absolutely suck? Sounds like 128k MP3 to me...

 

I thought the British cover was the bare breasts one

 

Yeah, you're right. Apparently the photo with the kids was shot by Linda Eastman McCartney, Paul's wife (I gather not yet married to him at the time). That's the photo that Hendrix wanted but the record company didn't listen: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Ladyland#Cover

Hendrix had written to Reprise describing what he wanted for the cover art, but was mostly ignored. He expressly asked for a color photo by Linda Eastmanof the group sitting with children on a sculpture from Alice in Wonderland in Central Park, and drew a picture of it for reference. The company instead used a blurred red and yellow photo of his head while performing at Saville Theatre, taken by Karl Ferris.

Track Records used its art department, which produced a cover image by photographer David Montgomery, who also shot the inside cover portrait of Hendrix, depicting nineteen nude women lounging in front of a black background. Hendrix expressed initial displeasure and surprise with this "naked lady" cover (but later told Rolling Stone Magazine that he "dug it anyway"), much as he was displeased with the Axis: Bold as Love cover which he found disrespectful. The cover was banned by several record dealers as "pornographic", while others sold it with the gatefold cover turned inside out, or in a brown wrapper.

In France and the Benelux countries, Hendrix's albums were released on Barclay Records.




haresfur

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Posted: Mar 11, 2019 - 8:55pm



 kcar wrote:

Was this the British cover for EL? Don't think I've ever seen it.

Strange factoid—can't find "Voodoo Chile" on YouTube. "Slight Return", sure but not the same. 


Hey Kurt, you pride yourself on having great ears so I ask you (and others, if they want to chime in): is it me or does the sound quality on Amazon Music Unlimited absolutely suck? Sounds like 128k MP3 to me...

 

I thought the British cover was the bare breasts one
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