Remastered - Reissued - Remixed - Regurgitated

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Remastered - Reissued - Remixed - Regurgitated

Post by moodyblue » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:00 pm

Anybody as cynical as me on this?
It seems to be a favourite of the record companies in recent years by offering the long fleeced music fan a different take on classic artists and their products.
Kate Bush is the latest to have her back catalogue remastered. The first in a series of her earlier albums retails around £59 whilst the second instalment comes in at a hefty £99.
Now part of me is interested in what they put out but part of me is very cynical at how these artists continually find ways of churning out their back catalogue in slightly different formats at an exorbitant cost.
If one has all the albums/cd's then would one then simply throw away the first issues in favour of the newer versions? It has taken me years and years of collecting to amass what I have let alone the cost of doing so. Lloyds of London may well be interested in how much they might make by insuring what I have who knows.
Of course it takes an artist quite a lot of capital outlay in order to make their album but many of them have more than covered their costs over the years only to now repush their wares at vastly inflated prices. Capitalism in music like everything else does not escape the opportunity for making mega bucks out of fans the world over. I swear it wasn't meant to be that way once!

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Re: Remastered - Reissued - Remixed - Regurgitated

Post by theaussiefloydian » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:03 pm

I can see how one might become jaded/cynical towards this sort of behaviour - a lot of the time it seems rather redundant. The one exception I have with that is the Beatles remixes hitting the stores these days - I have always felt that those albums sorely needed a remix (no disrespect to George Martin of course, but the hard panning that was prevalent on those albums can be distracting). I'm glad that they're getting around to it, and I hope that continues.

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Post by DarkSideFreak » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:01 pm

Not sure Kate is the best example for this, since people have clamored for reissues of her albums for years on SuperDeluxeEdition.com

And personally, if you give me a nicely compiled, not bloated, well-mastered (or well-mixed) reissue, I won't complain.

What annoys me is the overpriced and underthought items. Like the Rush boxes, or Roger's Wall Live monstrosity. Worst thing is if you're paying for a sound that's worse (usually overcompressed) than the original, just to get extras.

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Re: Remastered - Reissued - Remixed - Regurgitated

Post by Jimi Dean Barrett » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:04 pm

One weird thing about remasters. I bought the Wish You Were Here. An album obviously known as the back of my hand (or your hand) first time I heard it the sounds kept warping. I thought "Ah! All that money and I get the dud version!".
Guitars, vocals, drumming! Everything began to warp.
Listened to it afterwards to prove it was defective and... No warp! Everything sounded as it should.
What is that? Is it our memories clashing with how it actually sounds? So I'm interested in more remastering of albums I know just for the experience of hearing it sound all wrong on first listen .