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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DE-002 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire(CD, Album) Distort Entertainment DE-002 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
HWCY-1141 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire(CD, Album, Enh) Imperium Recordings HWCY-1141 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
EVR89 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Equal Vision Records EVR89 US 2003 Sell This Version
LXVI Alexisonfire Alexisonfire(CD, Album) Defiance Records LXVI Germany 2004 Sell This Version
Sore018cd Alexisonfire Alexisonfire(CD, Album) Sorepoint Records Sore018cd UK 2004 Sell This Version
CTX241CD Alexisonfire Alexisonfire(CD, Album) Distort Entertainment CTX241CD Australia 2004 Sell This Version
aof040001 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RM) Dine Alone Records aof040001 Canada 2013
aof040001 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire(11xFile, MP3, Album, RM, 320) Dine Alone Records aof040001 Canada 2013
DAV060 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire(2xLP, Album, RE) Dine Alone Records DAV060 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
DA080 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire(CD, Album, RE, RM) Dine Alone Records DA080 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
DAT007 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire(Cass, Album, Ltd, Whi) Dine Alone Records DAT007 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
DAT007 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire(Cass, Album, Ltd, RP, Gre) Dine Alone Records DAT007 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
DAV060 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire(2x12", Album, RE, Gre) Dine Alone Records DAV060 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none Alexisonfire Alexisonfire(LP, Album) Defiance Records (2), Distort Entertainment none Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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blerg322

blerg322

April 25, 2018
edited 7 months ago
referencing Alexisonfire, 2x12", Album, RE, Gre, DAV060
These are the 15 year anniversary pressing. I wouldn't think these are the same as the Exclusive Pop-Up Store version. Same colour, but different run of 100. The EXCLUSIVE obi makes me think it should be a separate release
JoeyOnTour

JoeyOnTour

December 2, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Alexisonfire, 2xLP, Album, RE, DAV060
I had originally ordered the LP from Dine Alone Records thinking that they had repressed the original mastering. Upon the LPs arrival I saw that they had remastered it. I gave it a listen thinking that it would be unfair to not give it a shot. To say that it was a massive let down is an understatement. For 42 minutes I endured the butchering of one of my favorite albums. This remaster sounds flat out terrible on vinyl and when I listened to the remaster again digitally just to see if I got a bad pressing my feelings were still the same.

Part of what makes Alexisonfire's self titled release so great is the original mixing. The original mastering sounded tight and cohesive; no instrument or voice overtook another. This remaster sounds entirely disjointed on most tracks as each layer seems to fight for your attention.

This album is a big culprit of "loudness" that you find on almost every remaster. For some reason these producers think that every remastered album needs to have the volume artificially increased.

The drumming on most tracks completely dominates every other layer and will have you straining your ears to hear Dallas or Wade. Dallas' vocals have been given some reverberation to them which I find completely unnecessary and distracting. It seems like the producer just wanted to play with the effects more than actually attempt to improve the vocals. George's vocals have come out relatively intact and have had their clarity increased. You can really notice the difference in songs where he speaks (.44 Caliber Love Letter, Adelleda & A Dagger Through the Heart of St. Angeles).

There have been major changes to some tracks that new fans won't notice but old ones will be quite upset about. Adelleda has had the piano outro at the end of the track completely cut. The reasoning for this? Completely unknown to me. I wasn't aware that remastering included rewriting. I wonder what the band would say if they knew this had happened.

The only track I didn't notice any major changes to was Polaroids of Polar Bears which still sounds nearly identical to the original. Little Girls Pointing and Laughing is the second track where they actually got it right. The song does sound faithful to the original mastering but going 2 for 11 doesn't save the rest of this cacophony.

Aside from the cutting of the piana outro from Adelleda, my most massive gripe is with their version of Pulmonary Archery. The original cut has this beautiful haunting melody that resonated through the intro. The new version completely guts that for this big hollow sound. 10 seconds into the remastered version and the song is already ruined. Sure, George's screaming is clearer and you can understand more of what he's yelling; but is it worth it when all you can focus on in the song is the over tuned drumming and echo that lingers whenever Dallas' vocals appear?

Avoid this remastering at all costs.
3rdwave

3rdwave

November 6, 2015
referencing Alexisonfire, LP, Album, none
I'm currently on an adventure in Helsinki and Amsterdam. If anyone has this record and is willing to sell, hit me up.
Brentosthefreshmaker

Brentosthefreshmaker

November 2, 2014
referencing Alexisonfire, 2xLP, Album, RE, DAV060

All I can say is this release sounds absolutely beautiful. So full of colour and rich with texture. I can't think how they could have made this reissue any better.
thegl0w

thegl0w

April 27, 2013
referencing Alexisonfire, LP, Album, none
Anyone willing to sell this for a reasonable price? I want this more than anything... also, check out my collection to see if there is anything we can work out in a trade!