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8 weeks ago
Geir
Having just posted the above message, I open a newsletter from CD Japan and find this link: Boston "Third Stage"
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8 weeks ago
Geir
QuoteLARocks It pays to be able to read the obi strip. I’m sure it does, LARocks. I had a look at 20 or so Japanese reissues in my collection bought in recent years, however, and only a single CD among these – an Airplay mini-LP style reissue from around 10 years ago – stated anything in English about being remastered. If that means that you read Japanese and that this information is usu
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8 weeks ago
Geir
I’d like to follow up on the question further down the board with regards to whether Rock Candy do their own remastering or not. In a few cases – Dokken, Vandenberg and Le Roux are the ones that spring immediately to mind - I have both the recent Japanese reissues, as well as the Rock Candy editions of the same albums. Now, while I haven't done extensive comparisons of most of these,
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8 weeks ago
Geir
Great stuff - thanks for posting, MSL! :-) PS: Needless to say, I'm curious about those reissues now. "Madman Across the Water" is certainly one of my EJ faves!
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2 months ago
Geir
It's cool to hear that Lee Aaron still has it, based on her Rockingham performance. That reminds me that I need to get her new album, which I kind of forgot about after the initial promo campaign. Yeah, I know it won't be "Metal Queen part 2", but that's not really an issue. ...Did she do any new material at Rockingham, by the way? As far as the ECT performance from 1985 goes - I had
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2 months ago
Geir
That's an excellent cover of one of my favourite Joseph Williams-era Toto songs - well done, Michael & Fanfields! :-)
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3 months ago
Geir
Glad to hear that you're not in trouble, Phil! ;-) Anyway, seriously - just want to chime in that I find the new Mayday remasters excellent, too! To these ears, Jon Astley has managed to "unmurk" the frequencies where the vocals and guitars/keys primarily reside, while on the other hand staying fairly true to both the high and low end of the original mixes and mastering. On a
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3 months ago
Geir
To me, "Back for the Attack" is the one reissue in the Dokken Rock Candy series that really packs some extra punch. The others are good, too, but I have a certain sense that the EQ has been altered to more (and great) effect in the case of "BftA". It's also marginally less bright than the Japanese remaster, but for that in turn perhaps slightly tighter in the bass end of th
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3 months ago
Geir
Hi Richard, and thanks for setting me straight as far as "Nevertheless" goes. I have never heard the 1984 Indianpolis radio show broadcast, but I guess "Feels Like Love" originally may have been culled from that and included on the "Burning Heart" single to showcase that Jimi J. could handle Dave B. material, as well - that seems logical somehow. While "F
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3 months ago
Geir
I could have sworn that I at some point read about there being an early version of the song "Nevertheless" (later rerecorded for "Reach") which was released as a B-side of a single at some point during the "Eye of the Tiger" album era, although I'll be damned if I can find any proof of that currently... The "Eye of the Tiger" single appears to mainly hav
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4 months ago
Geir
Don, try Frank Zirone via the contact link on this page.
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4 months ago
Geir
"Venus in Overdrive" would be my favourite among Rick's recent trio of albums, although they are all excellent albums. The one thing that bothers me slightly on "Rocket Science" are the whoa-whoa's suddenly making a comeback from the 1980's, when Rick ironically didn't use them much in his backing vocals, if at all... It would seem that they have (at least partially) been
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5 months ago
Geir
Thanks for weighing in, Huster - exactly the kind of feedback I was hoping for! I see there are some Bandcamp samples available - I'll check those out later. Later edit: Based on listening to the first couple of mintues of each track on "Ostrich", this record appears to be Crack The Sky gone funk. "White Music", on the other hand, always struck me as a pretty successfu
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5 months ago
Geir
Carl, on the initial CD/merch page, it says "Can't figure out the best way to order or can't find something you'd like? Use the contact link below and just ask for help", so I figure there might be hope for the rest of us if one asks nicely enough? I won't be doing so just yet, but there can be no harm in at least trying, I guess. :-)
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5 months ago
Geir
Just wanted to update that the first four Crack The Sky studio albums are seemingly in print after all, at least if the band's official webstore is anything to go by. "Animal Notes" and "Strength in Numbers" are still coupled together as a single disc release, while the debut and "White Music" now are separate reissues, both featuring bonus tracks. On the othe
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5 months ago
Geir
Terry, the "2 on 1" CD reissues were as follows: "Crack The Sky" and "White Music" "Animal Notes" and "Safety in Numbers" In both cases, a track or two was dropped from the original releases for the albums to fit on one disc. Furthermore, four tracks from "Live Sky" were included as bonus cuts to accompany the seven track "
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5 months ago
Geir
I owe my knowledge of this band to two friends of mine from the City Boy forum, and "Safety in Numbers" and "White Music" are my particular favorites, although the latter is certainly far removed from the vintage Crack The Sky sound. I have the Crack The Sky self-titled album and possibly "Animal Notes" on CD-R somewhere, too, and should probably give them a re-l
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6 months ago
Geir
Extremely classy move by Mr. Cordola - thanks for sharing, Mik! :-)
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6 months ago
Geir
Hi all! Thanks for the perspectives on "Beautiful Broken" - I'll be buying that out of sheer curiousity, I think, having passed on Heart's other last couple of releases. As for the eighties albums of Heart, to my knowledge they've been more or less ignored in terms of remastering, although there have been countless repressings, such as this recent, Japanese SHM-CD edition. The
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6 months ago
Geir
Hiya, Don (and not doncherry this time)! My initial answer was/is targeted at doncherry - with a tag like that, I figured he is a Don, as well, although who really knows in this internet world...? ;-) I'm glad to hear that the Rick Springfield info might be of some use to you, too, though: I've been a fan of Rick's since I bought "Living in Oz" in 1983, so it's a subject I'll glad
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6 months ago
Geir
Hi Don! "Rocket Science" is the only album of Rick's with a slight country tinge, but "Karma" (1999) is also at times somewhat laid-back, albeit from a slightly different musical angle, while "Rock of Life" (1988) would arguably be the long player to resemble "Rocket Science" the most among his eighties run of albums, if you're not already familiar with
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6 months ago
Geir
Love it - thanks a lot for posting the Soundcloud link! :-)
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6 months ago
Geir
Thanks yet again, Hustler - that was a good read! :-) I guess I can understand Styx's concern in terms of keeping the touring machine going in a reasonably lucrative fashion, but for how long can you really keep going and keep inspired, simply playing the greatest hits? Somehow, I suppose it'll reign itself in when they suddenly realize it's a choice between doing a set centred around one o
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6 months ago
Geir
Hustler, thanks for sharing that info. I had no idea such a project was in the making, and I will be awaiting that record with some anticipation. For whatever it's worth, I think Ricky Phillips is the right guy to mastermind such a project - the brilliant "Frederiksen/Phillips" album immediately springs to mind! And am I the only one who thinks it's a waste that Styx seemingly won't
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6 months ago
Geir
I get the feeling that there's a fair bit of ambivalence on Rick's part toward "Jessie's Girl": He has vented frustrations towards being coined "a one hit wonder" because of it and yet there are no less than three re-recordings of the song in his catalog, not counting the various official live renditions of it. For someone with such a catalog of such strong recent albums, I
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6 months ago
Geir
Thanks a lot for posting, Act - I'll second the other posters who find that this sounds very promising! By the way, am I the only one who thinks Ronnie Platt has quite a John Elephante-like hint to his voice at times here? Oh, and if this somehow fails, they've still got the Native Window option, as well - that's an album I liked a lot and would love to see a sequel to!
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7 months ago
Geir
Hiya, PB! Never really thought about the possibility of those drums being triggered, although that was definitely in vogue at the time - will have to relisten for that now! Anyway, whatever those Alias drums are, Deen Castronovo truly obliterated the competition at the time - not sure I can think of a drum sound from that era that I like better...? And out of curiousity - can you? :-) G
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7 months ago
Geir
"Bad English" for me, although I certainly played both albums a lot back in the day. Bad English was a supergroup that truly made good on its potential - very few such groups genuinely do - and there is real magic in some of the songwriting to these ears: I recall some of John Waite's lyrics really made me sit up and pay attention - "Forget Me Not" and particularly "Gh
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7 months ago
Geir
Roar, whatever that Japanese re-pressing of "Beast..." was, it certainly went under most people's radar, mine included. Do you even know for a fact that it was remastered and not merely a repress of the original Japanese edition? A friend of mine got it and enthusiastically sent me an MMS of it, but I completely forgot to quiz him further about it at the time. Perhaps now is the time
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7 months ago
Geir
Roar, I'm fairly sure I read somewhere that Rock Candy hope to reissue "Beast from the East", possibly in the autumn? I don't think it's one of their confirmed releases yet, though, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens... As for the mysterious headline, perhaps that was simply an unintended left-over from an earlier post, or, indeed, from Mick Brown's latest "
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