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Poorly Recorded "Classic" Albums You Wish They Would Sort Out Please List!

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by Magnet & Steel, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. Magnet & Steel

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    heres 2 to start

    Guns And Roses - Appetite For Destruction (on the back cover it says that it was recorded for analog which means nothing to me)

    Jamiroquai - Return Of The Space Cowboy (no excuses for this multi million selling album, theres a definate unintentional muffled thing going on there, and i have this on vinyl and cd) (and as a side note, the cameraman headbutting him was hilarious, maybe he had bought the album :laugh: )

    so anyone else care to grace us with some other badly recorded classic bloopers?

    :)
     
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    Think this is better in this forum than GC. ;)
     
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  4. Magnet & Steel

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    aw come on, this isnt for here. :(
     
  5. Floodedstatue

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    One of the other threads highlighted 'And Justice For All...' by Metallica - that is a poor-sounding album that certainly needs some work!

    Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab did a gold cd version of 'Appetite For Destruction' during their short life, which sounds better than the regular cd. They obviously recognised that some work could be done to make it sound better.

    Work is underway on Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' in surround sound, I would love to have the whole back catalogue in surround sound so I could enjoy gems like 'Echoes' or anything off Animals in 5-speaker-glory!! :D
     
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    No, I disagree. Its actually better on cassette than CD. The CD is awful and lifeless and the Cassette actualy sounds pretty good, except for the hiss (Id rather have the hiss than Dolby).
     
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    Killing Joke - Killing Joke.......bl@@dy awful on CD, the vinyl blows it away and then some.

    Some of the early releases on CD are being rehashed and sound much better, but KJ is still on the original release :mad: Good job I have a nice vinyl copy :thumbsup:
     
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    I have always thought Joshua Tree was a quiet and average recording. Also Thin Lizzys second Live album (blue cover) is one of the worst sounding CD's I have. However John Sykes mental lead guitar is still top.

    Rog
     
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    1)ROTSC is not a "classic" album (half the man is great though)
    2)JK deserved more than head-butt!

    DT
     
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    It is music, nowhere else is more suited to get a worthwhile opinion. :)
     
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    1. was a classic to millions (i loved it) and yes half the man was a good un

    2. yep
     
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    i have "digitally remastered" version of wish you were here from 97 or 98 and it sounds great.

    did the gold version of appetite for destruction come out on official release?.

    it cant be that hard to do if they stiill have the original analog tapes....we can only wonder.
     
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    Not that these albums were badly recorded - quite the opposite in fact - but when are we going to get a long overdue digital re-mastering of

    The Beatles
     
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    I wish there was just one album by The Damned that was recorded properly. They're all so muffled!
     
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    It did, but not for long, and possibly only in America or Japan? I dont know the whole story, but I know MFSL who made them went bust and stopped making the CDs, so there aren't that many of them out there.

    There's one on ebay here (just to show you what one looks like):

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=307&item=4702246358&rd=1&ssPageName=WD2V
     
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    Bruce Springsteen's "Darkness on the edge of town"
    it's crying out to be remastered.
    "born to run" was done a few years back and sounds great
     
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    When was "Born To Run" remastered? :confused:
     
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    ages ago, there was a Gold CD released.

    There's something in the pipe line for this year as its the BTR 30th Ann.

    heard it could include a DVD of the show from the Bottom Line from '75
     
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    Yes I remember the Gold CD (thought you meant something more recent) but we could definitely do with an upgrade of that one. As you say the 30th Anniversary is the likeliest.
     
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    Has to be Animals -Pink Floyd
     
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    Depeche Modes Black celebration.
     
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    Jethro Tull - Aqualung
     
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    I bought a japenese CD copy of Animals around 1990 and it sounded much better than the EMI europe release. I haven't heard the 24 bit version from a few years ago though so can't comment on that. but I once heard an interview with Alan Parsons who did DSOTM and he said he could have done a much better job with WYWH and Animals.
     
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    FWIW,Mobile Fidelity are back in action,producing vinyl,SACD and CDs,to their usual high standards,and of course,prices.

    Highly recommended for some of the best remasterings of some of the best recordings.

    www.mofi.com
     
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    Not necessarily an album but I'm listening to Queen - Greatest Hits 2 at the moment and it's unbelievably flat and lifeless. They've done them for the DVD releases so couldn't they just press the PCM tracks onto CD? :)
     
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    As someone mentioned earlier U2 Joshua Tree, one of the best albums ever made & it sounds truly awful on cd.

    I also have to mention Oasis Whats the story, this is an appalling recording. I must have played it twice. I love the album just can't stand the recording quality of it.

    Regards

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    Agreed - it sounds very flat and lifeless. Then again, most of U2s stuff sounds pretty bad (sound-quality wise) on CD, 'Pop' being the worst IMO.

    I doubt it's lack of money to do a good recording so I can only assume it was a creative decision by their producers at the time. Just compare the 'new mixes' on their recent 1990-2000 Greatest Hits to the originals on Pop.


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    Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother

    what is the Atom Heart Mother remaster like?
    I've got the original CD release prior to remaster and that is as dull as you can get (the exception being Aqualung ;) )

    does the remaster offer much improvement?
     
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    The sound quality of "Joshua Tree" varies greatly depending on when you bought the disc.

    In the early days of the format, the band asked for a recall of the disc as they were far from happy with the mastering job. Essentially it sounded like the tapes EQ'd for the vinyl masters had been used to produce the CD.

    A re-mastered version emerged a few months later, but in the meantime Island did not recall the original and indeed continued producing it until the new version was ready.

    So a lot of copies of the crappy sounding version are out there.

    However I agree, this band's back catalogue is one I am longing to hear in remastered to current state of the art standards.
     
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    RHCP-Californication......awful quality, did anybody actually listen to it, before they pressed the discs?
     

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