Démarré par roger keith, 28 Janvier 2009 à 20:42
Citation de: from Ed @ Harvested-weedsHi All,Well it's that time again!Another 'rev A' release is ready to go.This time the treatment goes to HRV-CDR-008 - BBC Archives 1967-1969.Back when this title was orginally released, Marc-Olivier did an exhaustive comparison between it and the RoIO known as "At Dawn v4.00". He found neither entity to be superior to the other. Each one had its strong points in different areas and he suggested an amalgamation of the two.A little later, we also learned that the speed used for Scream Thy Last Scream and Vegetable Man were incorrect.Another flaw existed with the 1967 sessions. These were originally mono broadcasts. But due to "old age" of the tapes, the original BBC6769 Harvested release had some channel balance problems.All this, and more, has been fixed on the 'rev A' release. Here's a track-by-track breakdown...Track 01 - FlamingOur original release was a little hissy. The "At Dawn" version had been equalized to eliminate the hiss, but this was overdone and resulted in a "bassy" track. I've reequalized our original track. The rev A version is not hissy and not bassy either. The balance has been recentered to mono too.Track 02 - ScarecrowThe balance has been recentered to mono.Track 03 - Matilda MotherThe "At Dawn" version was slightly clearer than our original. This rev A release uses the "At Dawn" version with the balance recentered to mono. Ron also reFrankentooned the first note. In addition, the tray artwork has been updated to give the correct spelling of 'Matilda'.Track 04 - The GnomeAgain, the "At Dawn" version is used here as it had slightly better SQ. We used our version to restore the start of the song that was missing on "At Dawn". The balance was recentered to mono.Track 05 - Pow R Toc HThe balance was recentered to mono.Track 06 - Vegetable ManThe "At Dawn" version is used here. And the balance was recentered. But that's not all...This is the biggest change on this release. The speed has been significantly slowed down.The recent Omnibus special on Syd Barrett and the Pink Floyd included some snippets of Vegetable Man. The RoIO used for this BBC show came direct from the BBC Archives. As such, we feel we may have found a valid speed reference. The speed of Vegetable Man on our rev A release matches that used in the Omnibus special. This is a lot slower than you're probably used to hearing for this song. But, it is very nice and natural. Enjoy!Track 07 - Scream Thy Last ScreamA balance recentered, speed corrected version sourced from "At Dawn" is used here.Track 08 - Jugband BluesA balance recentered "At Dawn" version is used here.Track 09 - Let There Be More LightOur original unchanged.Track 10 - Murderistic WomenOur original unchanged.Track 11 - Julia Dream"At Dawn" version used. Pop at 1:09 fixed.Track 12 - Massed Gadgets of Hercules"At Dawn" version used. Pop at 0:24 fixed.Track 13 - Point Me at the SkyOur original version with the original patch job at the beginning rebalanced to have a more natural transition. Glitch at 2:36 fixed.Track 14 - EmbryoOur original unchanged.Track 15 - Baby Blue Shuffle in D MajorOur original unchanged.Track 16 - Interstellar OverdriveOur original unchanged.Track 17 - DaybreakOur original unchanged.Track 18 - NightmareTo conform with the Man and the Journey theme of this performace. The title 'Cymbaline' has been changed to 'Nightmare' in the revised artwork. The song is our original unchanged.Tracks 19/20 The Beginning / Beset By Creature of the DeepOur originals unchanged.Track 21 - The Narrow WayOur original unchanged.So, as you can see, this new version of BBC Archives 1967-1969 has a lot to offer. Let the weeding begin.ftp.harvested.orgLogin: harvestedPass: BBC6769revaPort: 21Remember, for a single disc release such as this, only 3 weedlings are required to fullfill your obligations (not 5).Regards,Ed.
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