Moodys have been remastered recently.Also available on MFSL Gold discs.
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I'd like to see (hear) the Fabulous Thunderbirds many CDs combined and re-mastered using the JVC 20Bit K2 process.
BTW, Ramstl, you finally won me over and I recently acquired a Marantz Professional CDR500 CD Recorder-- really like that machine. My daughter escaped with my Pioneer CD-R;>) Cheers. Craig
Now sadly relegated to footnote status, England's Fingerprintz were one of the few bands that lent credibility to the marketing-inspired expression "new wave." Formed by Scottish-born singer/guitarist Jimmie O'Neill in 1978, the 'Printz slowed down punk's careening guitar rock, adding clever, rhythmic twists and turns, and offering up deftly written stories about lust, angst, and urban desolation. The problem was finding an audience; the music was certainly spot-on, but one can only guess as to what kept hordes of people away. Certainly it wasn't the quality of their recorded work, which, despite occasional concessions to slick production, is mostly smart and insightful. Perhaps it was simply a matter of being out of step with the zeitgeist or simply not getting a break. O'Neill decided to call it a day after the third and final 'Printz record, Beat Noir, in 1981. However, the story has a sort of happy ending: O'Neill and fellow 'Printz guitarist Cha Burns formed the Silencers in 1987, a band that reaped much greater commercial success than did the 'Printz. Ironically, the Silencers' records weren't nearly as good as that of Fingerprintz. All three Fingerprintz records are long out of print, which is a thinly veiled recommendation for someone to compile a CD anthology. — John Dougan
Most of the Dylan output still requires upgrading.
The difference between the recent Street Legal and the orignal CD release is night and day in terms of improvement.
There are some releases due out but in typical Sony style they are all over the place in terms of order.
Fleetwood Mac's classic West Coast incarnation could do with a polish up too........
The Beatles ONE obviously featured remastering which I would have thought meant the whole catalogue would get done.
Similarly Floyd though the CD incarnations have been done three times previous to Echoes(not counting the Gold CD's)might mean the band are reluctant.....
My wish list isn't only stuff I'd like to see re-mastered, but possibly re-recorded: Jethro Tull "Thick as a Brick", Spooky Tooth "The Mirror", Alice Cooper "Killer", Bruce Springsteen "Darkness on the Edge of Town", Frank Zappa "Tinseltown Rebellion", J. Geils Band "Monkey Island", Max Webster "Diamonds Diamonds", Pete Townshend "Empty Glass", Red Rider "Don't Fight It", Split Enz "Time and Tide", Supertramp "Even in the Quietest Moments ", The Fixx "Reach the Beach", Eric Clapton "461 Ocean Boulevard", The Clash "London Calling", Bruce Cockburn "Waiting for a Miracle", Daryl Hall & John Oates "Live at the Apollo Theatre", Bob Marley and the Wailers "Legend", Elton John "Madman Across the Water", Midnight Oil "10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1", Saga "In Transit", Styx "Crystal Ball", Trooper "Two For The Show", Stevie Ray Vaughan "Couldn't Stand the Weather". *whew*
Sean....Jethro Tull's early work with the exception of 'Benefit' has all been remastered on vinyl at least once. 'This Was' is available from EMI and is an excellent recording. I bought this album when it first came out and still consider it to be one of the best. 'Stand Up' has also been remastered by EMI and sounds very good. 'Benefit' is compressed sounding although hardly offensive. Perhaps it would benefit (had to say it!) from a remaster. 'Aqualung' was a disappointing recording to begin with (bright and lacking bottom end), but it has been remastered by both MFSL and DCC. 'Thick As A Brick' is an excellent recording and has been remastered twice. I have the EMI version and am not sure who did the other one (MFSL?), but it is out of print. IMHO Jethro Tull went rapidly down hill beginning with 'Passion Play' and never recovered. So I can't comment on their later work. With the exception of Aqualung and possibly Benefit I would hardly say their early work sounded like junk (far from it), which makes me wonder what LPs you are listening to (hopefully not the CDs considering your comments)and what you are using for a source.
Tsugury...Tony Williams Lifetime 'Believe It' was released on CD several years ago with 'Million Dollar Legs' on a single CD by Columbia Legacy titled 'Tony Williams Lifetime - The Collection.' It was a 1992 release and you should be able to find a used copy if you look. Don't know if it's still available new. Great music though.....
Well, this goes way beyond remastering, but I've often wondered if modern techniques could do anything with the Yardbirds' 1968 Anderson Theater concert. To cover up repeated recording mistakes, the record company overdubbed crowd noise at seemingly random points, making it sound like the audience is repeatedly shouting "Ole!" during the concert. Jimmy Page hated it so much he blocked its release for a while. For Led Zep buffs, this concert includes the first recording of "Dazed and Confused."
I had noted that you purchased a pro unit and was going to e-mail you directly but I got to busy. I hope you are enjoying it. BTW if you check out American Digital's web site you can get 100 TY's for $27.00.
I'm glad people mentioned Tull, Paul Simon and Van Morrison. These are some of my other favorites which I would agree need remastering. Now how do we lobby the industry?
Most of Gentle Giant's recordings have been remastered. I have In A Glass House that is a copy of the original record jacket. It also has a live version of Glass House on it. Great band. Ian Anderson liked them so much that he got them signed to Chrysalis. Of course they were somewhat similar but I think G.G. was a little more progressive.
And Sean, have you heard the newest Tull album J Tull.Com?
It's quite good.
Then Play On is probably my fav. Fleetwood Mac album and really could benefit from a remaster.
peter gabriel remasters came out 5/7/02
I'd like to see Neil Young (when's the 10 disc (overkill)box set
seriously - Todd Rundgren japanese remasters very nice but expensive
Steely Dan remasters well worth the upgrade
King Crimson remasters very nice - old stuff still in record bins
Van Morrison - some have been remastered - Moondance has not
too many cheap copies floating around
how about a box set of fairport convention?
What about the old Fresh Aire albums?
I would pay Chip Davis and crew 10,000 to replay, note for note Fresh Aire 1 through 5.
Also, Welcome to the canteen..... Ahh to send Stings engineers back in time with todays equipment to capture that album...
Stan Rogers. All his albums. Great as they stand, but again.....where are the sound people for Sting when you need them?
The Dead, all of it.
Arc of a diver.
On and on and on......
I would like to see just about every Jazz/Rock fusion recording remastered, especially those from the mid 70's. I'm not an analog purist by any means, but the rush to market for these CD's left me longing for the original LP's.
As far as the Rolling Stones are concerned, love the music but have to wonder if remastering can help music that was so poorly recorded in the first place.
The single most dubious recording of all time to me has to be Miles Davis "Sketches of Spain", love the music but I just can't listen to the recording.
I'd like to see Smashing Pumpkins remastered, even though they were released in the 90's. If Melon Collie..... had the recording quality of the Tool releases, it would be an all-time great rock album, IMO. Unfortunately, it's all sort of mushed together (guess that's why they called it grunge). -Kirk