XTC Black Sea reissue

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Re: XTC Black Sea reissue

Post by eumaas » 27 Sep 2017, 12:51pm

All the XTC cds I have are in the Japanese mini-lp issues. They sound decent.

Black Sea is a tremendous album.
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Re: XTC Black Sea reissue

Post by Kory » 27 Sep 2017, 12:57pm

Marky Dread wrote:
27 Sep 2017, 12:47pm
Kory wrote:
27 Sep 2017, 12:33pm
Marky Dread wrote:
27 Sep 2017, 12:23pm
Kory wrote:
27 Sep 2017, 12:20pm
Marky Dread wrote:
27 Sep 2017, 3:29am


The XTC remasters are superb.
Sure, I've picked up on that, just making conversation. :mrgreen:
Oh for sure mate. I totally agree with you as well there is nothing worse when we repurchase an item for it's remastering and it doesn't sound as good as the original.
Steve Hoffman forums are a good resource for it (as long as anyone is talking about the remaster you're wondering about), but the problem you get there is that (of course) taste is totally subjective. So where one person will prefer a certain remaster, others will dislike it, and this can change drastically even between albums in the same remastering set! So you have to buy all of them to see if it's to your own taste. I think remasters should come with a press release that states definitively something like: "the bass is rounder and more prominent, and the guitars are quieter but no less tonally sculpted than the previous master," etc etc etc. No value judgments, just hard facts.
I think the answer to all this is just going back in time where you used to be able to go into a little booth and listen to a record before you buy it. In this case they should put up some samples of the remaster in Flac to download to have a listen to. Of coure as you say it's subjective to oes taste. I have visited the Hoffman forums on occasion and enjoyed the comments at times although some are unbelievably nit picking.
Yeah, the booth doesn't allow for A/B comparison, but the Flac download certainly would. Just a couple tracks would be sufficient and they could even make them self-destruct after a couple listens or something if they were worried about it.
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Re: XTC Black Sea reissue

Post by 101Walterton » 27 Sep 2017, 2:35pm

My ears aren't good enough but I'm a sucker for any added on songs.

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Re: XTC Black Sea reissue

Post by Marky Dread » 29 Sep 2017, 11:47pm

101Walterton wrote:
27 Sep 2017, 2:35pm
My ears aren't good enough but I'm a sucker for any added on songs.
The XTC reissues are very thorough packages with demos/sessions/outtakes/videos all included.
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