Are the remastered 80s albums worth getting?

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Are the remastered 80s albums worth getting?

Postby Vic Flange » Fri May 22, 2009 8:36 pm

Greetings one and all, first time poster here. I've been toying with the idea of buying the remastered versions of the 80s albums, and wondered what the general concensus was of them sound quality wise. Has a good job been done on the remastering? I've had the old CD versions of everything from Solid Pleasure to Flag for years, and certainly You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess didn't survive the transition to CD very well. Any views or recommendations would be most welcome.
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Postby Bjossi » Fri May 22, 2009 10:34 pm

I would expect the remasters to be much better quality-wise, since back in the 80s the CD was new technology and audio engineers were still learning to work with them. Plus it doesn't escape our ears that Yello know how to deliver good sound quality, CD or not, so I imagine they would put some real effort into the remasters to update their older work.
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Postby zaz965 » Sat May 23, 2009 6:51 am

hello Bjossi at representation everyone about music start up it there will be a vinyl cd( CD-R of CD-RW DWD-R DWD-RW DVD+R DVD+RW) and many other things on which it is possible to write down and compress the information but I never will exchange vinyl and simple CD quality of a sound live and I buy only firm disks yello for me it very important. And music I listen on lamp capacity amplifiers separately preliminary deck amplifiers only cd without everyones mp3 and a good player to vinyl of disks.

The new disk yello leaves in a format cd

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Postby Bjossi » Sat May 23, 2009 7:37 am

Redbook audio covers more than what the human ear can perceive in terms of frequency range, the only true limit it has is dynamic noise range which is only ~96 dB. Vinyl does allow for much, much higher frequency range than 22.05 kHz but whether humans can perceive those extra frequency bands in some way (ears or not) is still a myth yet to be proved right or wrong.

If you want a faithful digital reproduction of vinyl recordings, DVD audio may be your best storage friend, up to 96 kHz frequency range and ~120 dB noise range. This is all just speculations but with fancy gear you should be able to get a perceivably identical reproduction of the vinyl recording. And you can use lossless codecs like flac for ripping DVD audio in full 192/24 quality, so no need to shuffle the DVDs around all the time. :)
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Re: Are the remastered 80s albums worth getting?

Postby julz » Sat May 23, 2009 1:54 pm

Vic Flange wrote:Greetings one and all, first time poster here. I've been toying with the idea of buying the remastered versions of the 80s albums, and wondered what the general concensus was of them sound quality wise. Has a good job been done on the remastering? I've had the old CD versions of everything from Solid Pleasure to Flag for years, and certainly You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess didn't survive the transition to CD very well. Any views or recommendations would be most welcome.


The remasters sound great. Especially the older albums make you feel like you're listening to them for the first time. I can't wait till they remaster the succeeding 5 albums.
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Postby zaz965 » Mon May 25, 2009 8:03 am

hello Bjossi It is possible to come nearer to quality of vinyl.
But to reproduce flight of a bumblebee in a digital format remains for today dream?????
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Postby Bjossi » Mon May 25, 2009 9:00 am

Well, has anyone tried recording that sound with today's state of the art technology? I have no idea myself, but I do know that digital audio reproduction can reproduce any audio signal. If the reproduction is not (perceivably) accurate it is a limitation of the recording gear, the listening gear or the storage medium, not the mathematical model. :)
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Postby zaz965 » Mon May 25, 2009 9:58 am

And as whom you work, can we will pass to a new theme on but technologies.
I work more than 20 years "Elektroniks Service the Center" on repair of audio of video of equipment and present quality of equipment speaks for itself and what sound there can be a conversation.
All that now let out so it MADE IN CHINA qualities not what only quantity
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Postby Bjossi » Mon May 25, 2009 1:17 pm

Heh, it is indeed the quality that matters, not the quantity. It is sad to see how the world has come to nowadays, everyone ripping their music CDs to 128k mp3 files and listening to them with their $8 headphones/speaker system. I do not understand how anyone can possibly appreciate music, especially Yello, when played at such dreadfully bad quality.
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Re: Are the remastered 80s albums worth getting?

Postby Vic Flange » Thu May 28, 2009 11:46 pm

julz wrote:The remasters sound great. Especially the older albums make you feel like you're listening to them for the first time. I can't wait till they remaster the succeeding 5 albums.


Thanks for the recommendation, I thought it best to find out from the fans what the remasters were like. I'm a bit light in the money department right now, so these days if I'm going to buy records it's got to be the right thing! I imagined that Yello wouldn't allow any shoddy remastering as they've always been keen on a high quality sound.
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Postby Bjossi » Fri May 29, 2009 8:37 am

And that is putting it mildly. One of the main reasons I fell in love with Yello is the sound quality of their music, it is just a joy to listen to. Great music + great sound quality = Heaven. ;)

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