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posted a comment on Janet*, Daddy Yankee - Made For Now (Dirty Werk Remix). 10 days ago
As brickwalled as one can get. Painful to listen to. No air! What's the purpose of the Hi-res format here?
submitted Mylene Farmer* - Désobéissance. 12 days ago
posted a comment on Mylene Farmer* - Tristana (DJ Remix). about 1 month ago
Track B1 segues into track B2 abruptly. There is no pause between them.
posted a comment on Pet Shop Boys - Behaviour.. about 1 month ago
A bad sibilance I wouldn't say that much but a sibilance indeed, and this both on last tracks of side A "Only The Wind" and side B "Jealousy". And a few crackles already when I played the record for the first time. A great sounding LP nonetheless.
posted a comment on Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame | The 12" Singles. 2 months ago
"I do appropriate fade outs, repair edits, remove hum, or any other fixes".
Well this looks like a fair amount of work engineers usually carry out for remastering...
posted a review of Pet Shop Boys - Did You See Me Coming?. 2 months ago
A missed opportunity, that's what this release is about.
Both of these songs deserved decent remixes, the kind of remixes that were made for "Love Etc." the previous single. But there is nothing here that deserves attention.
PSB tend to consider their ... See full review
posted a comment on Pet Shop Boys - Please / Further Listening 1984–1986. 5 months ago
Yeah the mix is different. It's not just a different edit compared to the dance mix, there are various segments that are quite altered.
To this day the original 7" mix of Opportunities and the original dance mix remain unreleased on CD.
posted a comment on Underworld - World Of Underworld In Electronic Sound. 5 months ago
You'd be surprised to see what they can squeeze on a 7" single: Phil Collins - If Leaving Me Is Easy
posted a comment on Mylene Farmer* - A Quoi Je Sers.... 6 months ago
Track B2 is the single version with a slightly different mix. There is an acoustic guitar that plays during the choruses with an extra chord played at the very end of the song. And additional percussions also appear in the choruses.
posted a comment on Simple Minds - Walk Between Worlds. 6 months ago
Cheap pressing with poor mastering. Not much definition in the treble range. Sound is quite indistinct most of the time. Vocals sound distorted. And the soundscape is narrow.
posted a comment on Phil Collins - If Leaving Me Is Easy. 7 months ago
There was easily room for two or three extra B-sides on this seven inch. What a waste of space...
posted a comment on Pet Shop Boys - Introspective / Further Listening 1988-1989. 8 months ago
2001 and 2018 editions have the exact same content in every way. Only the catalog number and the presentation of the back of the slipcase and CD case have changed a bit in order to match the recent Further Listening releases. The remastered audio comes ... See full review
posted a comment on Pet Shop Boys - I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing (The DJ Pierre Remixes). 9 months ago
27 minutes of the same pattern over 4 mixes and only 1'10" of vocals from the original song structure at the beginning of the club mix. Too damn long !
Wild Pitch mixes can be skipped. Just listen to A2 or B1. That's all you need.
submitted Mylène Farmer - Plus Grandir. 11 months ago
posted a comment on R.E.M. - Automatic For The People. 12 months ago
Yes the price is way too high. But don't forget that you're also paying for the 60 page book which is very well done with amazing phothographs.
posted a comment on R.E.M. - Automatic For The People. 12 months ago
If you wonder what the videos look like on blu-ray format, let me tell you that I am somewhat disappointed here. I kinda knew that those videos were originally shot, edited and mastered on standard definition equipement. But I thought the 2017 HD ... See full review
posted a comment on Björk - The Gate. about 1 year ago
Crystal clear sound. Bass range is not as deep one would expect, at least not as deep as on the vinyl pressing of Vulnicura (I don't have the digital version of The Gate, so I don't know if it's a deliberate mix choice).
One thing that is very impressive ... See full review
submitted Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - The Punishment Of Luxury (Remixes). about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Liza Minnelli - Results. about 1 year ago
It all depends on what we expect from a release like this. To me we deal with low standards of quality here. The outer case is poorly done with a front cover replicated with too much contrast and it manages to be more out of focus than the original cover ... See full review
posted a comment on Liza Minnelli - Results. about 1 year ago
Having read your comments, I didn't think those problems you mention would be that much of a problem... But they are!
I compared the sound of CD1 to the original 1989 LP I own, and the sound is far more enjoyable on the latter. "Twist In My Sobriety" is ... See full review
submitted Pet Shop Boys - Fundamental / Further Listening 2005–2007. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Pet Shop Boys - Please / Further Listening 1984–1986. about 1 year ago
"A Man Could Get Arrested" track 2-1 on this release is not the regular twelve-inch B-side also referred to as the 'alternative version'. The whole intro (16 seconds) has been removed replaced by an extended cut of the rhythmic tracks (drums, bass, ... See full review
posted a comment on New Order - Music Complete. about 1 year ago
This has already been discussed somewhere but it seems pointless to argue. I agree that "Complete Music" and "Music Complete" should each have a separate Master Release. Only releases with the same main content are supposed to belong in the same MR. Here ... See full review
posted a comment on Underworld - Long Slow Slippy / Eventually But. about 1 year ago
Should have been a single-sided 7" with "Eventually But" only.
A-side is pure nonsense, a bad joke really. Must make some kind of sense along with the T2 movie but as a standalone track it doesn't work at all. One would have expected a minimum amount of ... See full review
posted a comment on Pet Shop Boys - Disco 2. about 1 year ago
No this is the other way around. The track on the "Disco 2" CD is the ambient mix (no drums on it), also available as track 3 on "Being Remixed" CD single or B2 on its vinyl equivalent. The "After Hours Climax" mix is supposed to have drums among other ... See full review
submitted Wyve - Birth. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Marvin Gaye - What's Going On. about 1 year ago
Same here. But it looks like that glitch already appeared on the original 7" version...
posted a comment on Underworld - Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future. about 1 year ago
Warning: the sound of this album is mixed or mastered in a way that puts bass range on the foreground. There is little definition in the treble range. Most of the time this record sounds muffled, especially on the first four tracks. But it gets better ... See full review
posted a comment on Phil Collins - The Singles. over 2 years ago
This has not been released as a treat to the fans who actually listen to the records they buy but only to please those who buy everything about Mr Collins no matter what, and usually collect all releases keeping those religiously without removing the ... See full review
posted a comment on Enigma - Sadeness (Part II). over 2 years ago
Michael Cretu himself seems to have forgotten that Sadeness Part I was named as such for the single release back then (no Part I on the album) and that Part II was originally used in the name of the Mea Culpa single release. In other words, the first ... See full review
posted a comment on New Order - Tutti Frutti. over 2 years ago
The Extended 12" Mix for Tutti Frutti (or Extended Mix Two as it is different from the Extended Mix issued on the Music Compete box set), is weird in its structure. Besides the fact that the chorus is repeated far too many times, it seems there is an ... See full review
submitted Enigma - A Posteriori (Private Lounge Remix). over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Roxette - Good Karma. over 2 years ago
A few seconds after the end of "April Clouds" there is a musical loop of some sort that plays, and this one carries on to the end of the runout groove playing on and on until the needle is lifted.
submitted Pet Shop Boys - Heart. over 2 years ago
submitted Underworld - If Rah (Remixes). over 2 years ago
submitted Underworld - Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Underworld - I Exhale. over 2 years ago
Where is the video version or radio edit ? What is the point in getting the lengthy album version as a single ?
posted a comment on New Order - Restless. over 2 years ago
The structure for the single version of Restless has been changed.
Album version: verse 1 / b-section / verse 2 / b-section / chorus 1 / verse 3 / chorus 1 / verse 1 / chorus 2
Single version: verse 1 / b-section / chorus 1 / verse 2 / b-section / chorus ... See full review
posted a comment on Simple Minds - Once Upon A Time. over 2 years ago
12" versions of Ghostdancing (CD3-9) and Jungleland (CD3-11) are both about 20 seconds longer than the versions initially released in 1986 on 12" and CD single or in 1990 on Themes Series CD singles.
The Hi-Res version featured on the DVD in stereo (as ... See full review
submitted New Order - Restless. over 2 years ago
submitted Mylene Farmer*, Sting - Stolen Car (Remixes 2). over 2 years ago
submitted Mylene Farmer*, Sting - Stolen Car (Remixes). over 2 years ago
submitted The Chemical Brothers - Sometimes I Feel So Deserted (C2 Trigger Rmx). over 2 years ago
submitted R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now. over 3 years ago
submitted Janet* - Unbreakable. over 3 years ago
submitted Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Dazzle Ships Live At The Museum Of Liverpool. over 3 years ago
submitted The Chemical Brothers - Sometimes I Feel So Deserted (Skream Remix). over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Simple Minds - Sparkle In The Rain. over 3 years ago
Wrong 2014 stereo mix, wrong 2014 5.1 surround mix. Only the original stereo mix is correct on the initial faulty copies of this blu-ray release. As the original mix doesn't benefit much from the hi-res treatment, this release is rather pointless. Only ... See full review
posted a comment on Vulnicura Remixed - Part 1. over 3 years ago
Those releases are not about the content but about the artwork. All those remixes are available as downloads in CD quality for cheap if you want them. The Vulnicura project only has 6 physical releases aside the main album (Biophilia had 40: 20 CDs and ... See full review
posted a comment on Simple Minds - Sparkle In The Rain. over 3 years ago
It might be a huge improvememt over the DVD mispress but the mix (MLP, DTS and DD) is the same as the one on the Blu-ray mispress. The new Blu-ray has a different mix.