Does a remastered cd normally have audible/modernized differences compared to the original release?

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    And I mean when you’re using typical/consumer music equipment. Does the music, in most cases, sound clearly a bit more modern, or clear. That would something I wouldn't be fond of, because I really prefer hearing the original release, the way it came out.

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    Some remasters are great, some are awful.
    It depends on the title, who is doing the remaster, and why?

    In a lot of cases remasters are just a cash cow with little or no difference to earlier releases, in others its a genuine attempt to get the best from the original master tapes.

    For example , the early 90,s remasters of jimi hendrix were eq,d to fit in with the grunge scene at the time. They are horrible!
    The best remasters of those are the late 80,s polydor P20P,s.

    There has never been a decent master of led zeppelin on CD and now there probably never will be.
    The latest remastered box sets all come from the stereo master tapes and not the original multitracks, indicating that the multitracks may be decayed beyond decent usage.
    The best way to listen to those is on vinyl.

    The latest remaster of Roger Waters Amused to death, waters actually re recorded some tracks and significantly changed one of them.

    So, theres no straight answer to your question, remasters have to be considered on a case by case basis, some are much better than others, and some are truly awful.
     
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    O.K.
    Thanks for the reply


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