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Re: Do you still listen to Blue and Lonesome?
Date: October 8, 2020 00:59

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How can a (more or less) live recording in the studio be over-produced?

It's under-produced. The drums are hardly EQ'ed and the guitars sound as old school as they get to my ears. I've heard way worse modern mastering, too.

Perhaps overproduced is the wrong term. If not overproduced, Blue and Lonesome was mastered in a certain way that created a specific sound. Again, to my ears despite the high quality of musicianship, Blue and Lonesome does not have a natural sound to it except for Micks vocals and superb harp playing. That said I still like the album.

You have the cd or the vinyl?

I have just the CD for this album. Was tempted to buy the vinyl...

I have both. The cd sounds a little harsh, imo. The vinyl sounds a little more organic and 'softer.

Re: Do you still listen to Blue and Lonesome?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: October 8, 2020 01:01

You have the cd or the vinyl?

5 CD Deluxe sets
1 CD Deluxe Japanese pressing
3 Vinyl



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Re: Do you still listen to Blue and Lonesome?
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: October 8, 2020 01:17

Well no wonder it sold so well, Rockman himself almost cornered the market!

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Re: Do you still listen to Blue and Lonesome?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: October 8, 2020 01:44

I'm kinda like a bra ... Gotta support the stones

Hhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa



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Re: Do you still listen to Blue and Lonesome?
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: October 8, 2020 02:24

Those CD Deluxe sets were being sold for apprx. $10 a piece (regular price apprx. $45) via AmazonUK w/free shipping during a massive sell to help build up sales not long after B&L was released. Even though I didn't care much for the album, I bought three of them. Gave one away for X-mas, opened one to play and to see the contents (and played it maybe three times), and still have one brand new and sealed. Truth be told, there's nothing really "deluxe" about it other than it came in a slightly larger box than a cd, included a few postcard/photos, along with a mini booklet. There were no extra tracks whatsoever, and in the end it's probably only worth the $10 they were being sold for....maybe $15 because of the nice looking box itself.



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Re: Do you still listen to Blue and Lonesome?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: October 8, 2020 03:08

Man you're so negative
Always looking for the low shot ....



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Re: Do you still listen to Blue and Lonesome?
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: October 8, 2020 03:20

Just an honest and truthful opinion - it didn't come anywhere near what every other Stones Deluxe set has offered.
Even Keith's Talk is Cheap Deluxe included everything but the kitchen sink! But this one left a lot to be desired, and was sort of pointless IMO.

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Re: Do you still listen to Blue and Lonesome?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: October 8, 2020 03:39

Ya know what I mean ...



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Re: Do you still listen to Blue and Lonesome?
Posted by: filstan ()
Date: October 9, 2020 16:38

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How can a (more or less) live recording in the studio be over-produced?

It's under-produced. The drums are hardly EQ'ed and the guitars sound as old school as they get to my ears. I've heard way worse modern mastering, too.

Perhaps overproduced is the wrong term. If not overproduced, Blue and Lonesome was mastered in a certain way that created a specific sound. Again, to my ears despite the high quality of musicianship, Blue and Lonesome does not have a natural sound to it except for Micks vocals and superb harp playing. That said I still like the album.

You have the cd or the vinyl?

I have just the CD for this album. Was tempted to buy the vinyl...

I have both. The cd sounds a little harsh, imo. The vinyl sounds a little more organic and 'softer.

Thanks DP. This was my complaint with the CD. Rough on the ears when played loud after a few tracks. I had read that the vinyl was easier on the ears. I see it's a reasonable offer at $25 by Amazon. While it probable makes sense from a SQ standpoint to make it a double album, it would have been nice if it was pressed as a single LP for convenience purposes.

Re: Do you still listen to Blue and Lonesome?
Posted by: sf37 ()
Date: October 9, 2020 17:49

For me, the standout track on this album is “Hate To See You Go”, and I still listen to this song regularly. The rest of the album is fine but not among my favourite Stones albums, and I tend to play it less frequently.

Re: Do you still listen to Blue and Lonesome?
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: October 9, 2020 18:14

It's all outstanding to me! When I first discovered early Stones, I was fascinated by the great covers, Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Solomon Burke. I loved reading up on these greats and listening to their own music.

I sort of accepted they were past that phase, but deep down I always wished them did some of those covers again, sort of like what they did with Little Baby on Stripped (admittedly, not all that great a cover, but still pretty cool).

My best Stones buddy is the same way, to us, it was heaven to get an album like Blue & Lonesome at this late stage in their career. I just assumed most Stones fans were like us, I get shocked each time I read something negative about this release, it doesn't make sense to me. This is such a great album to have, I put it right up there behind the 'big four' ... maybe not # 5, but certainly in my top 10!



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Re: Do you still listen to Blue and Lonesome?
Posted by: mickschix ()
Date: October 10, 2020 04:37

Of course I still listen to it and every time I hear something new to love about it! What's NOT to like!? It's the STONES doing what they do best!

Re: Do you still listen to Blue and Lonesome?
Posted by: Sighunt ()
Date: October 10, 2020 06:51

...the short answer is yes! I still listen to Blue and Lonesome. I think it is a great later day Stones blues feast for the ears that they probably should have released earlier in their career.

However, as much as I like the Stones Blue and Lonesome, the one blues tune that I CONSISTENTLY come back to (that doesn't even feature all the Stones on it) ended up on the obscure (and eventual bargain bin) release of Jamming with Edward: "It Hurts Me Too." There is something in the way Jagger delivers that rough vocal as he conveys real heartache and anguish-even if it was just a quick throw-away jam. He gets it right.



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