Unfortunately, as far as titles go, I only own the free one that came with it, so I'm in the same boat as you. There is no reason to think that the Jan. I guess it sounded pretty good, but I wasn't in a position to really sonically evaluate it. The explanation is fairly simple — once you start to listen to this disc, you only want to continue listening, not write about it. Although I'm recommending the sacd to fans of this album, I'm keeping both the sacd and dvda versions! I received my stereo L. The band was launched in Australia as a trio, although its actual genesis was in New Zealand as an offshoot of the band, Split Enz. It's just that it sounds different compared to the Mofi sacd.
Review by April 28, 2012 7 of 8 found this review helpful Performance: Sonics: After the horrible Dvd Audio with its tremendously compressed and bright sound any other release would be favored. Listen with and without headphones. Overall though, this new reissue is the best sounding of all. Select the audio stream and choose Demux 8. All were good pressings, but I've noted that, compared to previous Analog Productions L. Not sure what happened there.
I bet that plus my player's downmixing explains it. All the Beatles stuff they have released in 5. I've always been curious, but have never heard it. Sorry, kind of pathetic I guess. A good pair of cans will really bring out the depth. I've also heard good things about The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, but the review I read was praising the 5 channel mix. During the chorus, the vocal harmonies fill the room entirely, but with sounds converging in balance and discrete identity.
Try to get some Piazzolla, not the orchestral works, but something with Bandoneon. Most of the stereo mixes I have of the early songs pre Pet Sounds have lead vocals panned left and harmonies panned right with instruements in the middle. Pet Sounds took months and months and then the album was reconstructed by Brian Wilson. I'm used to listening to my music in 2 channel anyway, so as long as that sounds good I'll be happy. Mofi did a good job and its recommended. I paid by Paypal, so I've locked in the price.
This is one of the reasons, as I understand it, why The Rolling Stones have not put out their classic albums in surround sound -- so much of the vibe of the band's recorded sound came from that locked-in feeling of the rhythm section being tightly woven together in the mix. The Beach Boys breaking the surfer mode here. The 2015 remix on the Analog Productions L. With this in the back of my mind, my ears perked up when my music collecting buddy Frank told me about a special edition of Pet Sounds that was available. You must understand that what you will be getting is a Brian Wilson experiment and by that I mean that the sound on this album was very homogenized where nothing really stands out.
Wouldn't It Be Nice 2. For the purists there is a high resolution mono mix -- the original tracks are faithfully reproduced without fancy stereo or surround. I do think the mix on this was a little heavy in the rear speakers. They kindly sent me a reference Blu-ray Disc from the new set to explore, compare and contrast and possibly review here on Audiophilereview. This is not the perky, peppy sound the West Coast grew up on. I am looking forward to their Smiley Smile reissue though. My tastes are eclectic from commercial to the bizzare, and into the mid-late 60's.
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times 12. I want well recorded stuff. It's like listening to a totally different recording than the mono. This record has so often been written about and reviewed that all I want to do here is get to the sound of this recent reissue mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analog tape, and compare it to previous issues. It will continue to be a source of outstanding sound reproduction, providing the finest monophonic performance from any phonograph.
Interesting that you get a lot of it from the rear speakers. My copy is dead quiet, beautiful vinyl. In 2 channel it's ok. In the latter years of Split Enz, Neil Finn joined his older brother Timothy and became its chief songwriter. This is one of the greatest albums of all time and it's a shame that it has such a poor rerelease.
Some people seem to have had trouble with the surround mix back in the day as it wasn't particularly discrete. The music is always radiant and the surround mix is unique in its go-for-it approach to discrete surround. Although mine has a Dolby Digital 5. Without granting it the context of the music, as well as its artistic premise, one might suspect an effect that is off-kilter. The surround mix was done by Steve Genewick of Capitol Studios in 2002, and was mastered for surround by Robert Vosgien, also of Capitol. It sounds like I'm listening to it with headphones.
Perhaps at best they might be able to pull out sections of instruments such as strings or horns which might have been overdubbed separately. I suspect that's how it sounds on the stereo version. Acoustic Sounds made my decision for me. One can argue this is not as good an approach as an existing discrete vocal track, but if it's not there, there's not much else you can do. I bought that reissue a few years back when I saw Best Buy had it. Perhaps some odd manufacturing anomaly impacted that portion of the music files contained on the disc. Love that it lists each musician from each session for each song, Glen Campbell really played his part on this one.