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Hi!

 

First post in the music section, but it may be of interest for some of you, so I thought I should give it a go ...

 

A few weeks back the first set from a (complete) series of Thomas Dolbys remastered work was launched: "The Singular Thomas Dolby"

 

Including new mastered version of his singles - the known one also as some "rarities" - accomplished with a DVD which holds a "Video retrospective" of the corresponding clips.

 

I wasn`t very sure if I should "jump on it", because I still own most of his work (at least the albums), and I`ve made some very bad expiriences with these overcompressed/limited "remasterings" which are out there ...

 

But, tempted by the additional DVD and the competing price (amaon.co.uk), I ordered it along with some other stuff last week.

 

To my (great!) surprise, I must find that the remaster work is pretty well done (at Abbey Road Studios). So, no over compressed and fatiguing audio was streamed to my my ears. After some hearing I´ve also checked the levels with Wavelab, and was still be convinced that it is a really fine made remaster.

 

To me, it seems that there was some "tuning" in the frequency domain (some of the older tracks sound a bit fuller, richer), but there is not much (added) compression to the tracks.

 

After that, I`m really very excited to get hold of the next upcomming releases of "The Golden Age Of Wireless" and - to me the best album from TD - "The Flat Earth".

 

All of you, that are interested in some funny - but still real good - 80ies music should consider in getting at least "The Flat Earth" as soon its released (in Europe around the 13th - sic! - july)!

 

Here some links to follow:

http://www.thomasdolby.com/

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Singular-Thomas-Dolby/dp/B001PSQFZU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1246897308&sr=8-3

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Golden-Age-Wireless-Collectors/dp/B00288AXL8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1246897308&sr=8-1

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Flat-Earth-Collectors-Thomas-Dolby/dp/B0029358G2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1246897308&sr=8-2

 

Cheers

Harald

 

Esoterc SA-60 / Foobar2000 -> Mytek Stereo 192 DSD / Audio-GD NFB 28.38 -> MEG RL922K / AKG K500 / AKG K1000  / Audioquest Nighthawk / OPPO PM-2 / Sennheiser HD800 / Sennheiser Surrounder / Sony MA900 / STAX SR-303+SRM-323II

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I love TD. If the new remasters of the first two studio albums capture anything close to what my 12" 45 of She Blinded/Submarine had, we're in for a treat. Even "Aliens" is a fun album.

 

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Hi Icebreaker!

 

I don`t think that these DVD(-video) discs will carry higher resolution audio.

I haven`t got mine - but they should arrive within a few days - so I will report back what resolution they actually have.

 

Cheers

Harald

 

Esoterc SA-60 / Foobar2000 -> Mytek Stereo 192 DSD / Audio-GD NFB 28.38 -> MEG RL922K / AKG K500 / AKG K1000  / Audioquest Nighthawk / OPPO PM-2 / Sennheiser HD800 / Sennheiser Surrounder / Sony MA900 / STAX SR-303+SRM-323II

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"Field work"

 

is also worth looking at.

 

Dolby as the "Hunter" with alot of gadgets around ...

 

For those interested: goto:

http://forum.thomasdolby.com/viewforum.php?f=18&sid=44979df8f313859ade8c42dfcafe7270

 

and grab the additional downloads! (you`d have to be registered as member of the forum)

 

Worth having, even as mp3s ;)

 

Cheers

Harald

 

Esoterc SA-60 / Foobar2000 -> Mytek Stereo 192 DSD / Audio-GD NFB 28.38 -> MEG RL922K / AKG K500 / AKG K1000  / Audioquest Nighthawk / OPPO PM-2 / Sennheiser HD800 / Sennheiser Surrounder / Sony MA900 / STAX SR-303+SRM-323II

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