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Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Posted by: Irix ()
Date: October 6, 2020 16:50

Again no Vinyl, but the Studio-Albums 1971-2016 (except GHS) are available as Japanese SHM-CDs with mini-LP Cardboard sleeve. Mostly 2011 DSD-Master as well as 2009/15/16 Master.

4-Dec-2020: [www.Universal-Music.co.jp] , [Store.Universal-Music.co.jp] , [www.CDJapan.co.jp] . Also available at jpc.de.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2020-10-08 10:30 by Irix.

Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Posted by: UrbanSteel ()
Date: October 6, 2020 17:09

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Irix
Again no Vinyl, but the Studio-Albums 1971-2016 (except GHS) are available as Japanese SHM-CDs with mini-LP Cardboard sleeve. Mostly 2011 DSD-Master as well as 2009-16 Master.

4-Dec-2020: [www.Universal-Music.co.jp] , [www.CDJapan.co.jp] .



I screwed up this reply, I was completely wrong.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2020-10-06 17:16 by UrbanSteel.

Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Posted by: DiamondDog7 ()
Date: March 25, 2021 12:37

Here's a good review/opinion of a vinyl expert with good points;




Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Posted by: Irix ()
Date: June 10, 2021 22:40



Summer-Sale (US): 25% off storewide with code SUMMER25 - [Shop.uDiscoverMusic.com] .

Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Posted by: jackflash27 ()
Date: June 10, 2021 23:41

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DiamondDog7
Here's a good review/opinion of a vinyl expert with good points;



These reviews are not concerning the Box edition, but the separate issues. Nevertheless I think these should contain the same mastering.
The review is not that good I think, it's a bit boring. He only says: 'it's bad, stay away from it'', or 'it's okay, not spectacular, not bad'. He is not elaborating a lot on the 'why'.
Interesting though that the review is really on the negative side, most reviews of the box are mainly positive. The work of Miles Showell is regarded as very succesfull mostly. The main criticism of the reviewer is about not taking any risks, the sound being too flat and dull.

Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: June 11, 2021 04:39

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jackflash27
Quote
DiamondDog7
Here's a good review/opinion of a vinyl expert with good points;



These reviews are not concerning the Box edition, but the separate issues. Nevertheless I think these should contain the same mastering.
The review is not that good I think, it's a bit boring. He only says: 'it's bad, stay away from it'', or 'it's okay, not spectacular, not bad'. He is not elaborating a lot on the 'why'.
Interesting though that the review is really on the negative side, most reviews of the box are mainly positive. The work of Miles Showell is regarded as very succesfull mostly. The main criticism of the reviewer is about not taking any risks, the sound being too flat and dull.

Given how monotone his delivery is, you'd think he'd have liked the flat dull mastering.

Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Posted by: jackflash27 ()
Date: June 11, 2021 08:24

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treaclefingers
Quote
jackflash27
Quote
DiamondDog7
Here's a good review/opinion of a vinyl expert with good points;



These reviews are not concerning the Box edition, but the separate issues. Nevertheless I think these should contain the same mastering.
The review is not that good I think, it's a bit boring. He only says: 'it's bad, stay away from it'', or 'it's okay, not spectacular, not bad'. He is not elaborating a lot on the 'why'.
Interesting though that the review is really on the negative side, most reviews of the box are mainly positive. The work of Miles Showell is regarded as very succesfull mostly. The main criticism of the reviewer is about not taking any risks, the sound being too flat and dull.

Given how monotone his delivery is, you'd think he'd have liked the flat dull mastering.

Exactly. It’s a miracle he managed in working the whole catalogue through, without falling asleep. What a boring person.

Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Posted by: frankotero ()
Date: June 11, 2021 10:43

If I remember right before he started rating the records separately he explained the whole set was subpar, and very unusual for Abbey Road standards.

Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: June 11, 2021 17:48

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frankotero
If I remember right before he started rating the records separately he explained the whole set was subpar, and very unusual for Abbey Road standards.

I had only heard great reviews for this set. There's always at least one fly in the ointment though.

Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Posted by: frankotero ()
Date: June 11, 2021 20:02

I had the VL copy from this series. First I was put off that it's pressed in the "EU" which means The Czech Republic. No offense to them but they're not known for quality records. After playing a few songs I realized it's no better than any other over compressed trash that's released these days. I sold it for less than half I payed just to get rid of it. So, basically I share this guy's opinion. Lately all the releases are plagued with over driven sound that stops me from listening, even at lower volumes. Maybe it's my hearing that's to fault. Certainly I won't live another 50 years until they un re-master all this stuff. Oh well.

Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: June 11, 2021 20:16

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frankotero
I had the VL copy from this series. First I was put off that it's pressed in the "EU" which means The Czech Republic. No offense to them but they're not known for quality records. After playing a few songs I realized it's no better than any other over compressed trash that's released these days. I sold it for less than half I payed just to get rid of it. So, basically I share this guy's opinion. Lately all the releases are plagued with over driven sound that stops me from listening, even at lower volumes. Maybe it's my hearing that's to fault. Certainly I won't live another 50 years until they un re-master all this stuff. Oh well.

I'd heard that was the complaint for the 1971-05 set, and the reviews were positive for this later release.

Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Posted by: frankotero ()
Date: June 11, 2021 20:37

Maybe it's a matter of taste. The way I see it if you're willing to cut the master at Abbey Road why chose a hack company to press it. That's my first concern. Actually I'm very disappointed in almost every release by The Stones anymore. Sorry to say, believe me.

Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: June 12, 2021 01:29

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frankotero
Maybe it's a matter of taste. The way I see it if you're willing to cut the master at Abbey Road why chose a hack company to press it. That's my first concern. Actually I'm very disappointed in almost every release by The Stones anymore. Sorry to say, believe me.

Here's an interesting article on the largest Czech vinyl producer...apparently the largest in the world, with a RS reference:

[www.theguardian.com]

Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Posted by: frankotero ()
Date: June 12, 2021 11:58

Thank you for the link. I just wish they could focus more on quality, but that would probably increase cost and hurt profits. Always the same story I suppose. It is what is.

Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Posted by: Irix ()
Date: June 12, 2021 13:30

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frankotero

I just wish they could focus more on quality, but that would probably increase cost and hurt profits.

The German HiFi-Magazine Audio wrote about the Vinyl-Edition of the 2016 Mono-Box in Audio 12/2016, p. 141 about GZ Media: "The Czechs can do everything from lousy to excellent when it comes to pressing quality. This time - hats off! - they did a particularly good job." and gave for the quality of the pressings 4.5 out of 5 stars. The by Audio (8/2018, p.118) tested edition of The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016 was pressed by MPO France. There was no further comment (or ranking) about the quality of the pressings except that they "do not run completely free of side noise and do offer above-average smooth running by today's standards".

Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Posted by: Irix ()
Date: June 12, 2021 15:40

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frankotero

I had the VL copy from this series.

Pressed by MPO France - [iorr.org] .

Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Posted by: frankotero ()
Date: June 12, 2021 19:44

I bought VL seperate, not in the box. Maybe there's a difference? Speaking of Czech pressings I'm playing Robert Plant's new one RSD 2021 right now and it's very good! So maybe I can lighten up on the Czechs.

Re: 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' - 15 June 2018
Date: June 12, 2021 20:45

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frankotero
I bought VL seperate, not in the box. Maybe there's a difference? Speaking of Czech pressings I'm playing Robert Plant's new one RSD 2021 right now and it's very good! So maybe I can lighten up on the Czechs.

You should. GZ Media is an institution when it comes to vinyl pressing. Never heard any complaints about the quality of their work smiling smiley

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