Another Remixed album- Mind Games?

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Postby DylansMrJones » Sat Sep 13, 2003 10:07 pm

CDs of analog recordings as released in the 80's and early 90's more often than not SOUND AWFUL compared to the newest remastered versions of classic old albums. Compare the first CD releases of The Who with the newest versions. The technology for transferring analog recordings to digital CD has come a long way. I welcome any re-release if it improves the sound quality. The recently remastered YES cds on Rhino/Elektra are wonderful. I bought all 8 gladly, even though I already had the old versions. Well worth it!

I happen to like at least half of the MIND GAMES album a lot.
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Postby Berkeleyan » Tue Sep 16, 2003 12:13 pm

I agree wholeheartedly with you, including your opinion on Mind Games. [:)]
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Postby Gastro (gone) » Tue Sep 16, 2003 7:54 pm

The singing is great on Mind Games. I think the album should have sounded like Meat City, that roughhouse production would have been a revelation in 1973. Also the acoustic version of Aisumasen is great, I think the song had more potential than the finished version.
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Postby Berkeleyan » Thu Sep 18, 2003 12:02 pm

Meat City is a very hard to top ROCKER...assuming it´s possible to top that. In my book it´s in the top five of John´s solo stuff. [:)]
The production is superb !
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Postby admiralvanderbilt » Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:26 am

quote:Originally posted by stevew628
Remastered or not, I'll pass. It's like putting ear-rings on a hog. They still smell and act like pigs.


Attractive turn of phrase there, Steveo. [;)]
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Postby Berkeleyan » Fri Sep 19, 2003 12:16 pm

What if they're hundred carat diamond earrings ? I bet quite a few fellas will become interested in the hogs [:D]

Just wanted to add one more post [:)] - I feel lonely today...
Some people when lonely/depressed tend to hog on something like food, for instance.
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Postby Helter Skelter » Wed Oct 08, 2003 8:22 am

I like this album a lot! And why shouldnt Yoko remaster the albums?? the early cd versions sounds very dull compared to the new remastered albums.

i can´t wait until W&B, STINYC an RnR comes out, anyone heard of dates?
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Postby Steve-o » Wed Oct 08, 2003 8:44 am

quote:Originally posted by Helter Skelter
I like this album a lot! And why shouldnt Yoko remaster the albums?? the early cd versions sounds very dull compared to the new remastered albums.

i can´t wait until W&B, STINYC an RnR comes out, anyone heard of dates?
I'll skip STINYC, thank-you very much. Twice as bad as the below average tired-sounding Mind Games. Pure clap-trap.
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Postby Berkeleyan » Thu Oct 09, 2003 7:14 am

I agree w/ Steve on STINYC, I disagree w/ Steve on Mind Games.
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Postby Harry » Thu Oct 09, 2003 8:21 am

I like all of John's solos works. Mind Games is abit soft but some nice songs all round. I really like SINYC. It was the most honest John and Yoko collaboration. I think people dismiss it because it wasn't successful. My favourite song on it is the Luck of the Irish.
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