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Great sound on these Sade

Discussion in 'music' started by cyrusalan, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. cyrusalan

    cyrusalan pfm Member

  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Have you compared against the original ‘80s pressings? These always were great sounding albums!
    Andy1912, Pedro83, Rob998 and 2 others like this.
  3. forester

    forester pfm Member

    The originals are so good that remastering is a crime.
    Rob998 likes this.
  4. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    Even the crappest of recordings would still be sublime.
  5. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

    Kevin Gray did some cracking AAA versions a few years ago , new ones are 24/96 as source
  6. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    Indeed, I recently got a copy of the original 1980’s Sade first album from Tony@Pfm record shop and it sounds as smooth as silk.
  7. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I really like the first three, but the first is the high-watermark. Always a guilty pleasure as I was an indie kid and it kind of sat uncomfortably next to Minutemen, Sonic Youth, Foetus, Cocteau Twins etc, but it is a fabulous album that has really stood the test of time IMO.

    PS The original issue CDs are great too (either Japanese or Austrian, black text on raw silver). Nice quiet masters with uncompressed dynamics, so turn ‘em up! The remasters just aren’t as good IMO.
  8. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    I have a UK 'no barcode' CD made in Japan.

    Sound excellent and can be picked up for next to nothing.
  9. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I have the same J for EU one.
  10. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

    universal never actually mention what the source is , but you do get a nice certficate
    how do you get a 24/96 digital file to run at half speed !
  11. leroyd

    leroyd pfm Member

    For me, the debut surpasses the rest of her catalogue by some distance.
  12. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

  13. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    If it is the black print on a silver disc (i.e. no colour paint) is as far as I’m aware exactly the same master. I’ve had them both and I can’t tell them apart.

    The copies released in the USA are very different and IIRC actually use different mixes for the singles. UK or Japanese is allegedly the one to have on CD, and UK on vinyl.
  14. Natara

    Natara pfm Member

    Yes I'd love to try these but silly money now but agreed the originals sound fantastic.
  15. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    The originals are so good and as cheap as chips so I wouldn't bother with anything else.
  16. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    Several comments on Amazon that these new pressings are poorly produced with lots of surface damage, and also reports there that there are many similar problems reported elsewhere online.

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