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Where can I buy the remastered version of Sting's "The Soul Cages"?


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#1 of 9 Ron Reda

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Posted May 13 2003 - 04:41 AM

I really enjoy this CD, but have never been too crazy about how it sounds. I've read (I can't remember where, maybe here) that the remastered version sounds a good bit better, but I haven't been able to find it on the Internet. Can anybody point me to a website that carries it?
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#2 of 9 Jesse Skeen

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Posted May 13 2003 - 08:43 AM

What was wrong with the first edition?
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#3 of 9 Ron Reda

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Posted May 13 2003 - 11:03 AM

Jesse,

I think that it sounds a tad thin or "digital," that's all. With all of the sounds on that album, I felt as though it should sound more robust.
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#4 of 9 Darren Pillans

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Posted May 13 2003 - 10:48 PM

It does sound quite a bit better. Louder, fuller, punchier and cleaner.

I believe they were only remastered in Europe, yet you can get them anywhere over here (Australia).

Have you tried Amazon UK or HMV UK?

Should be able to get 'em on those sites.

#5 of 9 Ron Reda

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Posted May 14 2003 - 03:06 AM

Darren,

Great...louder, punchier, fuller and cleaner is what I was looking for!

Pardon my ignorance, but what are the URLs for those UK sites and how much does the CD run?
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#6 of 9 Darren Pillans

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Posted May 14 2003 - 09:31 PM

Amazon UK is the best place to get it.

http://www.amazon.co....355915-0770847

This copy has the same serial number as my one - (540 996 2).

The CD runs at 48 minutes, 16 seconds.

It also has a CD-ROM video of "All This Time".

This is probably my second favourite Sting album behind Nothing Like The Sun.

He's got a new album coming in September. Hope it's a good one!

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DARREN

#7 of 9 Paul.S

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Posted May 19 2003 - 08:16 PM

Darren, Ron et al.:

I guess the fact that a quick check at TowerRecords.com does show all of the 1998 remasters as imports for us Statesiders confirms Darren's comment (in post #4) that the remasters were released in Europe.

They're still available from domestic Websites though. Here's The Soul Cages at two sites on this side of the pond:

http://www.towerreco...px?pfid=1596751

http://www.amazon.co....436244-6764131

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#8 of 9 Ron Reda

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Posted May 20 2003 - 12:30 AM

I checked and it appears that they also carry it at CD Universe...and it's even cheaper!

http://www.cdunivers....61&style=music
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#9 of 9 Ron Reda

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Posted May 29 2003 - 01:39 AM

Darren,

Everything you said about the remastered version is accurate...it sounds a good bit better than the first release. In addition to being fuller, punchier and cleaner, I think that the details are a lot more resloved. I mean, I've listened to this CD a million times and on this new release, I heard plenty of things that I've never heard before. Thanks for the recommendation!
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