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    My Bloody Valentine Remasters - Emperor's new clothes?

    So, for those who've had the pleasure of hearing what its taken Kevin Shields over 4 years to perfect - what are your listening impressions?

    True to the originals (= sensitive and appropriate treatment) OR
    Can't hear much of difference (= thanks for nothing Kevin)??????
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    Quote Originally Posted by crimsondonkey View Post
    So, for those who've had the pleasure of hearing what its taken Kevin Shields over 4 years to perfect - what are your listening impressions?

    True to the originals (= sensitive and appropriate treatment) OR
    Can't hear much of difference (= thanks for nothing Kevin)??????
    I get the feeling he didn't spend the whole 4 years working on this
    Absolutely zilch wrong with the original, so if it aint broke........

    Under the terms of The Trade Descriptions act, remastering would be more accurately titled RE-MARKETING.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barneys dad View Post
    Under the terms of The Trade Descriptions act, remastering would be more accurately titled RE-MARKETING.
    Well at least that makes a change from the remastering = "taking out all dynamic range and making it a far inferior listen than the original" that seems to be all too common.
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    I only have the EPs collection since I too could find nothing wrong with the original Creation CDs (or vinyl for that matter) of the two albums. I had a good listen comparing the original Creation CD singles with the new comp, expecting it to simply sound louder and more compressed, but... I didn't even get that. To my ears, it sounds a smidge louder but otherwise no different at all.

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    There's no way I feel confident that I could accurately and repeatably identify the original from the 'remaster' under controlled blind test conditions!
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    I'm pretty certain I couldn't, if the levels were matched. Haven't heard either of the album remasters though, but based on the EPs CD I would expect no significant audible difference.

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    Make sure you are listening to the right disk:

    http://thepowerofindependenttrucking...remasters.html

    Seems the CDs have been pressed wrong and mis-labeled
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    Right... Nice job Sony. Based on the comments regarding the analogue source, I'll give them a go although I do actually like the dense mesh of sound on the original albums. A widening of the image would make for a different experience for sure.

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