Music that ABSOLUTELY needs to be remastered

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  1. Javier_Huerta

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    I can think of a couple of instances where music really, REALLY needs to be remastered before the master tapes fade into obscurity.

    How about you?

    I'd like to see re-released (in DVD-A, SACD, or plain ol' 44.1/16 CD):

    1) The entire back catalogue of The Alan Parsons Project. "I Robot" on 96/24 and "Tales of Mistery and Imagination" from MoFi are spectacular. And he was nominated for a Grammy for "best engineered recording" a couple of times.

    2) Al Stewart's back catalogue. "Year of the Cat" deserves to be heard in its original glory, not on the current hissy CD package.
     
  2. Mike Broadman

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    Some Grant Green, like Matador, could use a remastering.

    There's a lot of Dizzy Gillespie that has only been released as part of compilations, mastered poorly, or just never on any digital format at all.
     
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    U2's early stuff
     
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    Metallica's early albums.
     
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    I dunno if this has been done, but from listening to my own collection, I'd sure like to hear some tasty remasters of the Elvis Costello and Aretha Franklin catalogs.

     
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    I always thought "The Joshua Tree" was poorly recorded from the start.

    But then, I got my hands on the MoFi UltraDisc of the album. And now I know for sure: the album was, indeed, very poorly recorded from the start [​IMG]

    So I guess there are some times when remastering is not nearly enough.

    Another example I can think of: Don McLean's "American Pie". Even if the MoFi reissue is incredibly clean (when compared to the standard CD), it sounds as if McLean recorded it using a compact cassette tape.
     
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    The Beatles Catalog really needs it.
     
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    ...And Justice For All was the first thing that popped into my mind as well. Every song on the CD is a brilliant piece of music, and deserves to sound, much, MUCH better.
     
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    Not that they sound horrible or anything...but VAN MORISONs MOONDANCE and ASTRAL WEEKS were never redone. The rest of his music from the seventies and most of the eighties was remastered and sounds pretty good. Youd think these 2 absolute awesome albums would be totally redone to cash in on their popularity at least[​IMG]
     
  15. Javier_Huerta

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    There are funny moments when remastering takes place, too.

    I own Journey's "Escape" I think the remastering sounds too shrill in the highs - as if someone had been playing with the 10K-20KHz EQ bands while the process was taking place. Terrible.

    And it was done by none other than Bob Ludwig in SBM-22 bit sound. Ack.
     
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    The following artists:

    U2
    Prince
    Styx
    The rest of Cheap Trick starting with "Dream Police"
    Genesis after "Abacab"
    Yes after "Drama"
    Moody Blues starting with "Octave"
    The Beatles
    Most of ELO (some have been done)
    Most of Kansas (same as ELO)
    The first four King's X albums

    More I can't think of right now.
     
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    Um, to name a few;

    1) Bruce Springsteen catalogue, up to an including 'Tunnel of Love'. No title to go un-remastered, no song to be given less attention than another.

    2) The Beatles - 'nuff said.

    3) Sly & the Family Stone albums,

    and probably the granddaddy of them all

    ) The entire Motown catalogue prior to 1970. What I would do to have the Four Tops leap out of the speakers as they must have done in the 1960's when their records and albums were first released. Or the Temptations, or the Supremes, or Smokey Robinson. The list could go on.

    It's a pity the Motown vaults are in the state they are apparently in - which is rumoured to be a complete shambles.
     
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    Even though they are fairly new, the Goo Goo Dolls Dizzy up the Girl and Gutter Flower desperately need remastering. But the CDs sound so compressed and distorted that I'm afraid the master recordings are bad.

    Tears for Fears Songs From the Big Chair could use a touch up, as well as all the Alan Parsons Project albums.
     

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