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Animals 2018 remix

Discussion in 'music' started by Muttley2, Sep 15, 2022.

  1. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    I have it coming on LP and CD, due to arrive Thursday. This is an album I've listened to maybe four times in my life, so I'm not burned out on it.
  2. MarkL56

    MarkL56 pfm Member

    If anyone has invested in a hybrid/SACD copy, can you tell me where you got it from?
    Ta M
  3. dalryc

    dalryc pfm Member

    Having just played the 5.1 mix, it's not as massive a jump from Stereo to Surround as DSOTM and WYWH are, due to the original not intended for multichannel release.
    However, as I find with all multi-channels - 5.1 or quad mixes - the ability to send individually recorded instrument tracks to multiple speakers rather than compressed down to two for stereo - is revelatory in itself.
    If you like the album and have a surround system, it's well worth it.

    I'm listening to it in a 4.1 system - I no longer feel the need for the centre channel and rely on a phantom.
    It makes purchasing speakers easier.
  4. Tw99

    Tw99 source last

    I just had a quick listen on Spotify to compare this version against the 2011 remaster.

    I agree this new one sounds more dynamic, e.g. drums have more impact, and it seems to bring out things that aren't so obvious in the old mix. So it's not a "loudness war turn it up to 11" effort, but an actual improvement on the original in my view.
  5. MotelBlues

    MotelBlues pfm Member

    I’m so out of touch even my snarky suggestions have already happened.

    More in the spirit of this thread, I bought (but haven’t yet played) the 24/192 download. It’s the first cash I’ve spent on “Animals” since the CD cost me £11.25 in 1986, so I don’t feel too fleeced.
  6. mikeyb

    mikeyb pfm Member

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    myles Intentionally left blank

  8. mikeyb

    mikeyb pfm Member

    I'm on about a third of LP buys returned with them, if this one doesn't clean up it'll be another one
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  9. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    Well I look forward to hearing it, nothing on tidal sadly.
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  10. kaypeejay

    kaypeejay Active Member

    Had a quick listen on qobuz. Sounds good, definitely more kick to the drums
  11. webster

    webster Listen & enjoy.

    That's strange - I've got it on Tidal and have listened to it several times.
  12. flapland

    flapland pfm Member

    It's 24bit 192hz on Apple Music. Will give it a whirl later.
  13. ciderglider

    ciderglider pfm Member

    Elusive Disc in the USA. It is expensive, but reliable.
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  14. suzywong

    suzywong Wot, no electrons?

    Never heard that before. Is it availabe anywhere in decent quality?

    Quite enjoying the remix (CD), for many of the reasons already noted.
  15. Theo

    Theo pfm Member

    PF have never released it officially (I believe): it's originally from the original 8-track tape. However, Snowy White issued a slightly different mix of it on his 'Goldtop' CD, which most versions on YouTube are from. This link gives you the back story:
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  16. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

    I'd love to know the rationale for the huge price difference between the BluRay and SACD. As DSD cannot be edited I'm assuming the remix was performed in PCM, so you could argue that the BluRay gets you closer to the source as it skips a conversion step to DSD. On the other hand, if the editing was done at 768kHz or 352.8kHz PCM, I guess you could argue that downsampling it to 192kHz for the BluRay release is equally or more destructive than converting it to DSD64 for the SACD release. Thoughts? :)
  17. dalryc

    dalryc pfm Member

    Manufacturing costs?
  18. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    My search voodoo must be off. I am searching through roon?
  19. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    OK found it, very odd, you have to put the specific title in and it does not show initially as an album but as individual tracks. But anyhow gonna give it a whirl!

    Went to see Think Floyd in Andover last week, they were bloody marvellous, probably better than waters in Philly to be honest.
  20. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    Just a few minutes in, but a better attempt than the recent 'later years' momentary lapse mess up, which is massively overdriven and splashy. This is a bit more thoughtful. They seem to have removed a lot of reverb/echo from the voices which was nice.

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