The Police: Every Breath You Take- Nice!!!

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  1. Gary->dee

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    So I was in BB taday after work and I was intent on getting Daredevil but I happened into the music area and saw this:
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    picked it up to look at it and BAM! SOLD! Came out in March and it presents every(?) Police video from 1978 to 1986 and then some. Fantastic collection. This DVD is a corner stone of a great rock music DVD collection. And it's extra good on a Friday afternoon.
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    Btw I put Daredevil back. I could have afforded them both easily but for some reason I didn't feel like getting both. I think I'd like to wait for a used copy of Daredevil for like $15. The Police DVD was labelled $17.99 but when I got to the counter the girl charged me only $10.81 so maybe it was on sale. [​IMG]
     
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    I got this last month... Great sounding DTS track [​IMG]
     
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    what bit rate is the DTS track is it 768, 1.544 or open rate like the DTS CD?? Thanks for the info I'll prolly go pick this up.
     
  4. Gary->dee

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    Sorry I have no idea as far as the bit rate but this is a mandatory purchase. I can watch this over and over. I'm taking it to a friend's house tomorrow for show and tell. [​IMG]

    The Old Grey Whistle performance of Can't Stand Losing You is excellent. Andy has an amazing solo.


    Off topic but this is my next music DVD purchase when it comes out later this month. [​IMG]
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    Then the Pink Floyd classic albums DVD... it's a great time for this stuff!!
     
  5. Sam Owens

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    It's a pity that the M/C mixes by Bob Ludwig suck when compared to the David Tickle mixes ported from the DTS CD. This is one of the first, but certainly not the last, case of Electronic Unwrap encouraging laziness in the mixers.
     
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    1 little nitpick... At least on the DD trk. "Every little Thing" is different! (Actually, it sounds like an entirely different alternate take...)I play drums, know the trk. and all it's drum fills VERY well, and it's DEFINITELY a diff. trk. The famous fill at the end is gone. If you watch the same video on the "Documentary", it is the proper original trk... Do an A/B, you will be surprised. There's also some cheesy delay added to "Can't stand losing you" that's not on the album...(Listen to the opening drum fill...)

    Minor quibbles... but still....
     
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    Check out the 2-channel track too- parts of some songs seem to be missing (listen to "Wrapped Around Your Finger" and you'll see what I mean.)
     
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    Nope - it was De Do Do Do that was redone (on the DTS CD and SACD M/Ch). There is ongoing debate as to whether it was a demo used or a tape from the '86 sessions
     
  10. Dave Mack

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    Well, The take they used for "Every little Thing..." at least on the DVD is inferior to the original. And it isn't just a case of the original tracks being remixed in a different way. The vocals are different, the guitars and especially the drums. The famous snare fill near the end, da da da da, da da da da da, da da DUM is gone. What's funny is watching Stewart playing it in the video while there is now no fill. Watch the documentary version instead. It might not be in 5.1, but it still sounds MUCH better....
     
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    The first couple of times I watched this DVD it sounded awkward. Some songs just sounded plain weird, different versions etc. Then finally it dawned on me that I don't have a DTS receiver and that if I push the audio button on my remote to change the audio on the disc- walla! Traditional versions of the songs I love. Or at least it sounded a helluva lot better for me and my setup. [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, the 2-channel track is on Audio 1, and it seems to be missing some instruments.
     
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    Ok I'm confused. I thought audio 1 was DTS while audio 2 was normal 5.1. So audio 1 is 2-channel while audio 2 is really the DTS track? Then when you get to the Special Features section there's an audio setup area that I believe has DTS, 5.1 and 2 channel stereo.
     
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    That's the order it's listed, but the audio tracks are actually:
    1- Dolby 2-channel
    2- Dolby 5.1
    3- DTS
     
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    At least on the 2 Dolby trks. Every little thing is a completely different take. Not just missing instrument trks. or a new mix. Different tracks. Diff drums, Diff. vocals, and diff gtr. licks... Play Every little thing on the Jools Holland documentary and compare. THATS the orig. Notice the big snare fill at the end. It is non-existant on the "Video"...
     
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    It's still an awesome collection. Earns the Golden Spliff Award. [​IMG]
     
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    Every little thing is one of my favorite Police songs, actually one of my fav songs period. Oh well, I'm gonna go get this. Somene sent me some links to some police stuff on youtube the other day and I've got some Best Buy money to spend.
     
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    Listened to the stereo track (both 5.1 tracks sounded like crap).

    After one listen/viewing at lower-than-I'd-Like levels (wife) I'd say there are possibly only 3 or 4 videos/songs that have the original audio. The differences range from that sounds different to WTF!? Very bizarre.

    At first I was pissed. Then I thought it was kinda cool. I already have the orig. music so now I have some different versions. Now I'm somewhere in between. The bogus versions are cool but it'd also be nice to watch the videos with the 'real' music.

    Dave Mack is exactly correct. It appeared to me that all videos (not just Every Little...) on the Montserrat feature have the orig. audio (but poorer video).

    Regarding Don't Stand... '86; I had heard and seen it years ago and was able to block it from my memory. What a horrendous miscalculation. The nightmares are back.
     
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    Yup!

    Also the Montserrat doc. has "Demolition Man" and "One World".

    I agree, the alternate audio of "Every little Thing" is just average...

    Now have you ever heard Sting's original demo from the song back in like '77...? VERY interesting and much more like his post police jazzy stuff!

    http://www.amazon.com/Police-Academy...e=UTF8&s=music
     

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