If you could have one album re-mastered what would it be?

LL21

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Bruce Springsteen...most of the albums i have heard, particularly
- Born in the USA
- Darkness on the Edge of Town
 

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Emmylou Harris-Spyboy.
The original is good,but when I heard the remastered Wrecking Ball album which is outstanding, I hope they might remaster Spyboy.
 
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CD or LP? LPs sound fine. CDs would only sound good on an MSB, like Mike has :)

LP, and to add I have never heard an MSB I didnt like, a lot!

Yeah, out of all the Rush albums, I wouldn't pick "Signals" as the one needing better (re)mastering. I kinda like that not-quite-fully-80s-new-wave production. Of course, soon after that they'd totally lose it with the follow up, that was 80s through and through. "Signals" is the last truly good Rush album.

Mostly agree, they lost me for awhile after Signals but I do like Power Windows,Counterparts and love Clockwork Angels, the music is amazing but the recording is shite.

I think I have it as a SHM-SACD. Unbearable to listen to. Needs the Steven Wilson remix magic.

I completely agree here about SW magic and also adds to my inability to throw money at something that probably does not exist.

Yeah I got that SACD as well. That one was actually WORSE than a regular CD I also had lying around. Shameful. Those SHM-SACDs were pretty hit and miss, BTW.

I have the SHM of Steely Dan Aja and like it alot.
 

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That's one of my faves well! But quickly going through my digital versions, none of them are downright offensive. The (recent remaster) CD and 24/96 are similar, loud and punchy. The MFSL is their usual job, soft and muted. The 24/48 is my fave, along with the MQA, which seems to actually be derived from the 24/48 files, as they're fairly similar (MQA slightly more natural).

In comparison, the previous album, "Moving Pictures", is far flatter sounding, less punchy, lacking low-end, etc.

Moving Pictures on my original vinyl sounds pretty ok, as does my Hemispheres. My original vinyl Signals, bought in 1983, sounds just ok as do all the remasters I have heard. It is not that it is offensive...just a bit murky or "congealed" sounding. Separation of instruments is kind of poor and "hear through" factor is fairly low.
 

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Only one real wish for me.

The entire David Bowie back catalogue to be remastered AGAIN - however correctly like the awesome job Ken Scott did on Ziggy a few years back - in analog and preserving the original UK mixes and masters..

The vinyl remasters that they have been doing over the past couple of years with the box sets have been an absolute insult to Bowie's legacy so bad they sound. digitally smoothed over to remove almost every bit of life from the recordings, bass pumped - nothing like the attack and vitality the original UK pressings have.
 

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Emmylou Harris-Spyboy.
The original is good,but when I heard the remastered Wrecking Ball album which is outstanding, I hope they might remaster Spyboy.
And release it on vinyl ! Wrecking ball came out great.
 

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Lyle Lovett, Pontiac.
 
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cjf

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Careful what you wish for, these days its very likely that a "Remaster" will sound WORSE than the original you think sounds bad now. Sad but true.

BUT...

If I were to assume that a particular "modern remaster" will sound better than its original my choice would be:

Every Album by TOOL that was created after "Undertow".

Dude went off the rails with compression after the first album but the content is so good I listen to it anyway. It could be so much better though.
 

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The remaster needs a remaster!
 

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Might have been done already.
 

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Quick story.
I grew up in a a particularly tuff neighborhood in D.C. I recently walked through it to discover that at the base of East Capitol Street NE where it crossed the Maryland line adjacent to the Capitol Heights Metro Station they had constructed the Marvin Gaye Memorial Park. It was filthy. I began to clean it up. It mostly involved picking up trash. After spending the better part of a day, I was finished . I lay exhausted on one of the benches. At that point someone emerged from the recreation center with two bottles of ice cold water. After drinking them I went back to my childhood home. True story.
 
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Quick story.
I grew up in a a particularly tuff neighborhood in D.C. I recently walked through it to discover that at the base of East Capitol Street NE where it crossed the Maryland line adjacent to the Capitol Heights Metro Station they had constructed the Marvin Gaye Memorial Park. It was filthy. I began to clean it up. It mostly involved picking up trash. After spending the better part of a day, I was finished . I lay exhausted on one of the benches. At that point someone emerged from the recreation center with two bottles of ice cold water. After drinking them I went back to my childhood home. True story.

Thats how you change the world. Thank you. :eek:
 
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How about the early Steely Dan albums? I think they lost the masters, however. Sad
Tom
 
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Brothers and Sisters, Eat a Peach, or Chicago Transit Authority.

Great live and the music aged well relative to the period.
 

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Bruce Hornsby's The way it is album that was horribly mangled by Steven Marcussen needs to be properly redone.
 
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