Japan & related, Ultravox, No-Man, Depeche Mode, New Order and Propaganda/Brücken completist. And let’s not forget Bowie, Kate Bush, Roxy, Queen, Cure, The Human League, Heaven 17, etc, etc.

Not interested in collecting every single pressing but certainly interested in collecting all tracks & versions/masters of tracks by these artists.

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publicó un comentario en Ultravox - The Thin Wall. about 1 month ago
Well think what you like - I don't want to argue about it but as a consultant researcher for Chrysalis, predominantly on the Ultravox back catalogue, and there is zero record of the record being released with a brown swirl and - having been a fan at... Ver crítica completa
publicó un comentario en Japan - Quiet Life. about 1 month ago
Everybody seems to be getting very heated over this and people are getting really pissy over on Steve Hoffman about it. Most records don’t say who mastered the disc at then end of the day but I guess people’s expectations haven’t been very well... Ver crítica completa
publicó un comentario en Steven Wilson - The Future Bites (Ultra Deluxe Music Product On Obsolete Media Limited Edition Of One). about 1 month ago
Mac: https://sourceforge.net/projects/xld/
PC: https://www.freac.org/

It isn't hard to do this, after all.......
publicó un comentario en Japan - Quiet Life. 2 months ago
They did state what the source was prior to release but, admittedly, not until after plenty of people had placed orders.
publicó un comentario en Japan - Quiet Life. 2 months ago
The corrected pitch version is not previously released but is actually a fan-made speeded-up 7" recording.
publicó un comentario en Japan - Quiet Life. 2 months ago
Sourced from production master at 24/192khz by Alchemy Mastering, I believe.
publicó un comentario en Japan - Quiet Life. 2 months ago
Because there is nothing better and BMG wanted to give something.. You should have heard the version they wanted to release before this one fell into their hands.....

Rightly or wrongly, that's what happened and sometimes best not to look gift... Ver crítica completa
publicó un comentario en Japan - Quiet Life. 2 months ago
Actually it sounds pretty good to me. The Alchemy remaster is similar to the original Japanese pressing in tone but still stands proud in its own right.

Having access to the digital master file, the acetate, TP & both the red & black pressings,... Ver crítica completa
publicó una crítica de Japan - Life In Tokyo.. 2 months ago
This CD is effectively a lightly remastered version of a CD distributed in-house at BMG and features several tracks with MP3s as the source (easy enough for anyone to verify looking at the frequency drop off between 15khz-20khz).

It's also... Ver crítica completa
publicó un comentario en Japan - Quiet Life. 2 months ago
Incorrect Curtis: CD1 & 2 - plus the record are all remastered, as is the Life In Tokyo disc. There are also a number of tracks that are pretty scarce including one completely unreleased track.

And NONE of them have been sourced from vinyl: direct... Ver crítica completa
publicó un comentario en Thin Lizzy - Whisky In The Jar / Black Boys On The Corner. 2 months ago
Not according to the record's label....just four more words. Ish.
publicó un comentario en Frank Black - The Cult Of Ray. 3 months ago
It's OK. Better than the reissue of the first solo album.
publicó un comentario ha sido eliminado desde entonces. 3 months ago
contribuido Japan - Assemblage. 3 months ago
publicó una crítica de Prince - The Hits 1. 3 months ago
Whilst the overall sound of the music is decent, there is quite a lot of no-fill at various points in my copy - both discs.
publicó un comentario en Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition]. 4 months ago
You’re correct Paul. It was a track that Midge brought to the band during the initial rehearsals and they played around with it for a number of sessions before leaving it behind. Probably a good thing since, while it’s not a bad tune, it would not... Ver crítica completa
publicó un comentario en Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition]. 4 months ago
Agree. Having reviewed multiple test pressings of this release as well as multiple copies of the finished products, there was no sibilance over and above what you would expect from a vinyl release on using my main deck.
publicó un comentario en Blackfield - V. 4 months ago
You were wrong then - at least another record in them!
publicó un comentario en Ultravox - We Came To Dance. 4 months ago
Actually there were a number of flaws on the master for the 7:58 version which more likely caused the withdrawal in the UK. These were revisited for the 2018 Extended release and corrected.

Personally, I don't believe the 'over-modulation' as it... Ver crítica completa
publicó un comentario en Various - The Original Masters: Afro Mania Vol. 6. 4 months ago
For the life of me I really don't understand why something like Japan's 'Life In Tokyo' would be on a compilation called "Afro Mania".....
publicó una crítica de Kraftwerk - Manchester 2009. 5 months ago
How rude! This appears to be my recording of the gig AKA "Neon Bikes". :-D
publicó un comentario en Ultravox - Vienna. 5 months ago
Check the timeline of the comments.....they weren't referring to you and were referring to the daft comment about 'black vinyl being coloured vinyl/do some research' which wasn't a comment about the release. Or it was referring to me saying that some... Ver crítica completa
publicó un comentario en Arctic Monkeys - Live At The Royal Albert Hall. 5 months ago
I was thinking the same thing listening to it just now....
publicó un comentario en Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. 6 months ago
HMV are ultimately just as bad. They are currently selling it for £39.99 themselves: £10 over the pretty inflated original price.
publicó un comentario en Ultravox - The Thin Wall. 6 months ago
As above: you're wrong unfortunately: it is not a mispress but a 'tea-stained' clear vinyl disc that has reacted to something in the environment. many Thin Wall (and Midge Ure's 'Wastelands') have suffered the same fate.
publicó un comentario en Ultravox - The Thin Wall. 6 months ago
You're wrong unfortunately: it is not a mispress but a 'tea-stained' clear vinyl disc that has reacted to something in the environment. many Thin Wall (and Midge Ure's 'Wastelands') have suffered the same fate.
publicó una crítica de Chrysalis. 6 months ago
I am a little biased since I consult with them but I think the effort & care that Chrysalis/Blue Raincoat are taking with their heritage releases is simply superb

Artwork is painstakingly recreated/restored using source materials where possible, the... Ver crítica completa
publicó un comentario en Various - This Are Two Tone. 6 months ago
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Maybe the sound is a little bit too warm for my taste, but it has a very good presence. Very, very silent vinyl, no noise whatsoever. The record itself is flat and shiny. The packaging and labels are nice. Quite enjoyable.


I... Ver crítica completa
contribuido Robert Fripp - Exposure. 6 months ago
publicó un comentario en ReMission International - TOS2020. 6 months ago
Finally arrived. Let's hope that any Discogs resellers that make a turn on this release make an extra contribution to the worthy causes. After all it's for the people that have risked their lives to protect the rest of us.
publicó un comentario en Silversun Pickups - Neck Of The Woods. 6 months ago
Yes and often clean with my Okki Nokki. Didn't help this pressing.
publicó una crítica de Suede - Live At The Roundhouse (15th December 1996). 7 months ago
If you are recording this for your own entertainment you may wish to check whether you have any phase issues: I found quite a few phase issues across the disc, much more than I would normally find on a record, and it's worthwhile considering using a... Ver crítica completa
publicó un comentario en Nothing But Thieves - Moral Panic. 7 months ago
"My barcode is 1 94397 90561 and ordered the Marble Orange | This listing has 1 94397 85631... Strange..."

No - the one listed was wrong. I corrected to the actual barcode earlier.
publicó un comentario en Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition]. 7 months ago
Speak up! :-)

1 2 3 4 5 6 words!
publicó un comentario en ReMission International - TOS2020. 7 months ago
Does anyone have any information as to when the 12" release will be released (and so all of us that ordered both the CD & 12" will actually get theirs)?
contribuido Nothing But Thieves - Moral Panic. 7 months ago
contribuido Nothing But Thieves - Moral Panic. 7 months ago
publicó una crítica de Visage - Fade To Grey | Mind Of A Toy | Visage. 7 months ago
A lack of noise is great for this and - noting that the tracks themselves have not been remastered - the vinyl mastering itself is good on side A since it suits the songs. However, the B side deserves more attack in the vinyl mastering and it isn't... Ver crítica completa
publicó una crítica de Pixies - Hear Me Out / Mambo Sun. 7 months ago
A really nice piece of plastic: low noise floor, no clicks and just generally sounds - and looks - good.

Edit: What may concern collectors, however, is that the shrink-wrap seems to be to old type that continues shrinking: you may wish to consider... Ver crítica completa
publicó un comentario en Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition]. 7 months ago
Because it's still the case that most people only have DVD players & not DVD-audio or BR players.
publicó un comentario en Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition]. 7 months ago
It's amazing that people are complaining about the length of tracks on the digital version of this release and NOT this version. The physical product has the correct tracks in the right place. The distributor screwed up the digital product and this... Ver crítica completa
publicó un comentario en Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition]. 7 months ago
Because that was included on the 2018 Extended release. The same can be said of the 2017 Lament issue which included the single edits with the extra LP: it was a conscious decision that Extended would house the 12"/extended versions & the album... Ver crítica completa
publicó un comentario en Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love. 7 months ago
Depends how you define 'masters' to be honest: it can apply to both the multitrack 'master' copy or the 'productions masters'.
publicó un comentario en Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love. 7 months ago
Only had the CDs to be fair so can't comment on the DVD.
publicó una crítica de Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love. 7 months ago
I've had this for some time now and have listened through several times. Whilst I understand how frantic the fans of this have been given it's much touted & delayed release, it is one of those collections that is a morass of slightly similar versions... Ver crítica completa
publicó un comentario en Talk Talk - It's My Life. 7 months ago
Agree - definitely not HMV exclusive & available from, amongst others, Banquet Records, Rough Trade and even Amazon UK.
publicó un comentario en Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition]. 7 months ago
There are zero 'studio' versions of 'Sound On Sound' or 'Face To Face' - the archive review for this release has been extremely thorough over the last two years.
contribuido Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition]. 7 months ago
contribuido Ultravox - Vienna. 8 months ago