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submitted The Chemical Brothers - The Darkness That You Fear. 16 days ago
submitted Roxette - Joyride. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Mylene Farmer* - Les Clips L'intégrale 1999 • 2020. 6 months ago
Music Videos 1 to 13 are presented in a SD-to-HD upscaled picture, offering an OK result on blu-ray. True High Definition appears from video 14 "Appelle Mon numéro" to "L'âme Dans L'eau".
posted a comment on Pet Shop Boys - A Red Letter Day. 7 months ago
To my knowledge, this is the only Pet Shop Boys release on which there is literally nothing remotely related to their work. Three remixes, or to be more accurate, three dub remixes that feature nothing from the original songs they derive from (tune,... See full review
posted a comment on Enigma - Sadeness (Part I) - Anniversary Edition † 30 Years. 7 months ago
Why on earth would anyone include "Return To Innocence" on a "Sadeness" reissue ? That just makes no sense. Sadeness, Mea Culpa and Principles Of Lust (Find Love) were all part of the same album. But "Return To Innocence" was not. It's a song from the... See full review
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posted a comment on Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Enola Gay. 7 months ago
What you wish for has already been released in 2020
> Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Enola Gay
posted a comment on Dubstar (2) - I Can See You Outside. 9 months ago
There is no mastering credits for this release. And I have to say that it sounds un-mastered. You have to crank the volume up to have a decent level. Dynamic range is very narrow. The soundscape is pretty narrow too. The other 12" release "Hygiene... See full review
submitted Dubstar (2) - I Can See You Outside. 9 months ago
submitted Jean-Michel Jarre - Amazônia. 9 months ago
posted a comment on Pet Shop Boys - Love Life. 9 months ago
Funny thing is that, these days, copies of this 7inch single are cheaper than copies of the Further Listening edition of Release...
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posted a comment on Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love. 10 months ago
A blu-ray audio with 16bit 48kHz resolution for the stereo tracks ? Not even 24bit ? Why bother including the 2015 remaster on the blu-ray ? CD1 already offers the same audio quality (48kHz vs 44,1kHz is no improvement). It's disappointing.
posted a comment on Pet Shop Boys - Ultimate. 10 months ago
An edit of the Disco Mix is a correct description of what the track is, and to put it more simply, it's just the single version released in 1988...
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 11 months ago
posted a comment on Steven Wilson - The Future Bites. 11 months ago
What mix are you talking about ? Stereo ? 5.1 ? My DAC says 96kHz, as intended for the stereo track.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 12 months ago
posted a comment on Pet Shop Boys - A Red Letter Day. about 1 year ago
The track "The Boy Who Couldn't Keep His Clothes On" on this "Red Letter Day" CD single is presented here in a unique edit. This is based on the International Club Mix. But the intro is different (beginning with percussions and shorter). That version... See full review
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posted a comment on Björk - Volta. about 1 year ago
Don't tell me you didn't try playing those records at 45RPM...
posted a comment on Pet Shop Boys - Love Is A Bourgeois Construct. about 1 year ago
I quite like the Claptone remix here. And Claptone also produced a vocal one that is not commercially available anywhere. At some point, you could download it legally, but that option is gone. Now you only have the remix and instrumental that are... See full review
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posted a comment on Sandra - In The Heat Of The Night. about 1 year ago
No there are several differences, not just the last two minutes. The UK / french version is more raw sounding than the german one. It has been mixed differently (please listen carefully and switch from one version to the other, especially during... See full review
posted a comment on Pet Shop Boys - 哀しみの天使 / I Like It Here, Wherever It Is.. about 1 year ago
Both CDV and Laservision logos appear on this release.
DiscoVision, Laservision, Laserdisc (LD), CD Video (CDV) are basically variants of the same format (not to be confused with CED and Video-CD for instance) that came with three different sizes (5",... See full review
posted a comment on Pet Shop Boys - Psychological (Ewan Pearson Remix). about 1 year ago
Low quality off center pressing with a lot of sibilance. I recently found out that I had purchased a counterfeit copy. Now I understand a lot more why this sounds so bad.
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posted a comment on Simple Minds - Street Fighting Years. about 1 year ago
The 2020 digital version released on Qobuz states that this is the 2002 remaster of the album. And Simon Heyworth gets credited as master technician for both the 2002 (2003) reissue and the 2020 reissue. Did he really remaster the same album twice ?... See full review
posted a comment on Frankie Knuckles - House Masters. about 1 year ago
A technical comment only:
81:47 for CD1 and 84:01 for CD2 !! Far beyond red book specifications.
I was wondering why ripping those CDs in my computer didn't go well. Now I know: exceeding CD limitations along with poor pressing and a CD that gets... See full review
posted a comment on The Chemical Brothers - Surrender. about 1 year ago
Wasn't "Hey Boy Hey Girl (Soulwax Remix)" supposed to have "superstar DJs" replaced by "2 many DJs" in vocals? On this 2019 release, the original full vocal samples are used.
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posted a comment on The Chemical Brothers - Out Of Control (21 Minutes Of Madness Mix). over 2 years ago
21 minutes of boredom mix.
What's the point in releasing this 20 years after? Should have stayed in the vault really. I secured a copy because I like "Out Of Control" and I thought the idea of a super extended mix of it was awesome. But after... See full review
posted a comment on Underworld - Drift Series 1. over 2 years ago
What is this ? Hi-res files for the additional audio but not for the actual tracks of the box set ? Not even on the blu-ray ? All in CD quality. I really don't get it.
That's no big deal as I imagine, being mastered by Miles Showell, it already sounds... See full review
posted a comment on Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Souvenir. over 2 years ago
I don't think the mastering is that awful. But it's not up to today's standards, that's for sure. The oldest songs here sound as if they were not remastered. I think the idea was to modify the balance of the original masters the less possible. All... See full review
posted a comment on Mel & Kim - That's The Way It Is. over 2 years ago
The "U.S. Remix" for "I'm The One Who Really Loves You" as track 2 on this Maxi CD is also known as the "Kickin' Live Mix" by Clivillés & Cole. It is also available on the second UK 12" Single for "That's The Way It Is" (the one with the "House Remix"... See full review
posted a comment on Mel & Kim - That's The Way It Is (Remix). over 2 years ago
According to Mel&Kim official website, the "U.S. Remix" for "I'm The One Who Really Loves You" on side B of the second UK 12" single is also known as the "Kickin' Live Mix" by Clivillés & Cole. So it's not the same remix as the one pressed on side B... See full review
posted a comment on Mel & Kim - That's The Way It Is. over 2 years ago
According to Mel&Kim official website, the "U.S. Remix" for "I'm The One Who Really Loves You" on side B of the first UK 12" single is the "Stardom Groove Club Mix" by Clivillés & Cole. So it's not the same remix as the one pressed on side B of the... See full review
posted a comment on Pet Shop Boys Featuring Years & Years - Dreamland. over 2 years ago
The b-sides are really good. But the mastering of this CD sounds dull. Like I'm listening to a low quality mp3. It's all about bass. High frequencies are tame and sound undefined. It's the first time Tim Young delivers such a sound. Funny that... See full review
submitted INXS - Kick 30. over 2 years ago
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posted a comment on The Beatles - Abbey Road. over 2 years ago
There is no blu-ray only release for this. Stereo hi-res files are available to purchase online. If you want to listen to the surround mix, you will have no other option than buying this super deluxe set. You can still proceed as I did: buy the box... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 3 years ago
submitted Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses | The 12" Singles. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl. over 3 years ago
Along with Cold Hearted (Extended Version), Paula Abdul's best 12" version on this FYG CD single. This can even be considered as one of the best 12" version of the 80's. A flawless production that gives to each of the song arrangements and song parts... See full review
posted a comment on Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. over 3 years ago
Only LP colour consistent with the artwork of the album: Glow in the dark version. Too bad I can only purchase the orange version in France as it doesn't suit the album mood at all. How come there isn't a regular black vinyl available ?
There isn't a... See full review
posted a comment on OMD* - Dazzle Ships. over 3 years ago
Cool packaging indeed but my copy, although sounding very good at the beginning, sounds awful towards the end of side A. A lot of sibilance affecting the Hi-Hats on "International", one of my most favourite OMD songs ever. Quality tends to drop when... See full review
posted a comment on Paula Abdul - (It's Just) The Way That You Love Me. over 3 years ago
Funny that the only Paula Abdul vocals of "The Way That You Love Me" you'll find on this release are featured in the megamix on side B. Disappointing remixes that sound too much alike.
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posted a comment on Simple Minds - Walk Between Worlds. over 3 years ago
"Barrowland Star" is based on "Celtic Strings", b-side to the 1995 single "She's A River".
posted a comment on Simple Minds - Once Upon A Time. over 3 years ago
Tracks CD3-5 to CD3-8 (all the tracks from the "All The Things She Said" 7" & 12" singles) have a mastering issue. They all sound muffled like there is a high cut filter that has been used. Tracks that play before and after on the same CD (from 1 to 5... See full review