Best of Blondie CCD 1371 Chrysalis West German CD - opinions on the mastering

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  1. Jack_K.

    Jack_K. Forum Resident

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    48:51 (Chrysalis Holland)
     
  2. btomarra

    btomarra Classic Rock Audiophile Thread Starter

    Location:
    Little Rock, AR
    Mine clocks in at 49:19.
     
  3. btomarra

    btomarra Classic Rock Audiophile Thread Starter

    Location:
    Little Rock, AR
    Agreed! :agree:
     
  4. Larry Geller

    Larry Geller Surround sound lunatic

    Location:
    Bayside, NY
    49:16 UK release West German pressing
     

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  5. serj

    serj Forum Resident

    Location:
    Moscow
    Mine Japan CD (TOCP-53503) clocks in at 48:56.
     
  6. Downsampled

    Downsampled Forum Resident

    I'd like to resurrect this thread if I could... I have the Holland-for-UK pressing which has been mentioned here. There seems to still be some confusion about whether this mastering is different than the WG disc -- which I think has the same songs, yes?

    Here are the peak levels:

    100.0 / 99.5 / 84.4 / 81.5 / 96.7 / 79.3 / 69.1 / 100.0 / 83.7 / 81.8 / 80.8 / 86.7 / 70.3 / 65.5

    Would anyone be interested in posting the peak levels for the WG pressing?
     

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  7. Downsampled

    Downsampled Forum Resident

  8. button

    button Forum Resident

    Here's the peaks of my WG pressing.

    Track 1 - 49.8
    Track 2 - 48.6
    Track 3 - 40.1
    Track 4 - 36.6
    Track 5 - 40.7
    Track 6 - 35.1
    Track 7 - 33.9
    Track 8 - 54.9
    Track 9 - 34.8
    Track 10 - 35.5
    Track 11 - 45.1
    Track 12 - 44.3
    Track 13 - 35.4
    Track 14 - 37.2
     
  9. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

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    I have an early version and it sounds awful. Not sure if it's the version you have but it's terrible.
     
  10. Downsampled

    Downsampled Forum Resident

    Whoah. Those levels are scary-low! :eek: Are you sure?

    Anyhow, thank you very much. Really, I appreciate it. :wave:
     
  11. button

    button Forum Resident

    Yeah, they're low, but with a little extra volume, I think it sounds OK.

    Here's the full EAC log:

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    Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

    EAC extraction logfile from 25. October 2008, 9:17

    Blondie / Best Of Blondie

    Used drive : HL-DT-STDVD+-RW GSA-T11N Adapter: 1 ID: 0

    Read mode : Secure
    Utilize accurate stream : Yes
    Defeat audio cache : No
    Make use of C2 pointers : No

    Read offset correction : 667
    Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
    Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
    Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
    Null samples used in CRC calculations : No
    Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000
    Gap handling : Not detected, thus appended to previous track

    Performing a test extraction only


    TOC of the extracted CD

    Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    1 | 0:00.32 | 4:35.58 | 32 | 20714
    2 | 4:36.15 | 2:18.57 | 20715 | 31121
    3 | 6:54.72 | 4:42.18 | 31122 | 52289
    4 | 11:37.15 | 2:32.65 | 52290 | 63754
    5 | 14:10.05 | 3:06.15 | 63755 | 77719
    6 | 17:16.20 | 3:08.37 | 77720 | 91856
    7 | 20:24.57 | 2:26.65 | 91857 | 102871
    8 | 22:51.47 | 5:37.50 | 102872 | 128196
    9 | 28:29.22 | 2:58.50 | 128197 | 141596
    10 | 31:27.72 | 3:23.70 | 141597 | 156891
    11 | 34:51.67 | 2:43.43 | 156892 | 169159
    12 | 37:35.35 | 3:33.50 | 169160 | 185184
    13 | 41:09.10 | 4:42.62 | 185185 | 206396
    14 | 45:51.72 | 3:25.60 | 206397 | 221831


    Track 1

    Filename C:\Music\Blondie\Best Of Blondie\01. Heart Of Glass.wav

    Peak level 49.8 %
    Track quality 100.0 %
    Test CRC C0BA277E
    Accurately ripped (confidence 6) [FC112877]
    Copy OK

    Track 2

    Filename C:\Music\Blondie\Best Of Blondie\02. Denis.wav

    Peak level 48.6 %
    Track quality 100.0 %
    Test CRC FEDEDC8C
    Accurately ripped (confidence 6) [B9ED13D9]
    Copy OK

    Track 3

    Filename C:\Music\Blondie\Best Of Blondie\03. Tide Is High.wav

    Peak level 40.1 %
    Track quality 99.9 %
    Test CRC 791694C2
    Accurately ripped (confidence 6) [38C7BACF]
    Copy OK

    Track 4

    Filename C:\Music\Blondie\Best Of Blondie\04. In The Flesh.wav

    Peak level 36.6 %
    Track quality 100.0 %
    Test CRC 4AA02BF6
    Accurately ripped (confidence 6) [0D691678]
    Copy OK

    Track 5

    Filename C:\Music\Blondie\Best Of Blondie\05. Sunday Girl.wav

    Peak level 40.7 %
    Track quality 100.0 %
    Test CRC 98DC4F78
    Accurately ripped (confidence 5) [3BB54797]
    Copy OK

    Track 6

    Filename C:\Music\Blondie\Best Of Blondie\06. Dreaming.wav

    Peak level 35.1 %
    Track quality 100.0 %
    Test CRC 5E12BD65
    Accurately ripped (confidence 6) [D99B7B22]
    Copy OK

    Track 7

    Filename C:\Music\Blondie\Best Of Blondie\07. Hanging On The Telephone.wav

    Peak level 33.9 %
    Track quality 100.0 %
    Test CRC 3633C9C4
    Accurately ripped (confidence 6) [7BF6B73F]
    Copy OK

    Track 8

    Filename C:\Music\Blondie\Best Of Blondie\08. Rapture.wav

    Peak level 54.9 %
    Track quality 100.0 %
    Test CRC D57243E2
    Accurately ripped (confidence 6) [D569F7E5]
    Copy OK

    Track 9

    Filename C:\Music\Blondie\Best Of Blondie\09. Picture This.wav

    Peak level 34.8 %
    Track quality 99.9 %
    Test CRC 5D12D4C5
    Accurately ripped (confidence 6) [F67302B6]
    Copy OK

    Track 10

    Filename C:\Music\Blondie\Best Of Blondie\10. Union City Blue.wav

    Peak level 35.5 %
    Track quality 100.0 %
    Test CRC 63946257
    Accurately ripped (confidence 5) [F29B02F7]
    Copy OK

    Track 11

    Filename C:\Music\Blondie\Best Of Blondie\11. Presence Dear.wav

    Peak level 45.1 %
    Track quality 100.0 %
    Test CRC 84B04CE8
    Accurately ripped (confidence 6) [F3E4C7B8]
    Copy OK

    Track 12

    Filename C:\Music\Blondie\Best Of Blondie\12. Call Me.wav

    Peak level 44.3 %
    Track quality 99.9 %
    Test CRC 2F5DDFED
    Accurately ripped (confidence 6) [B24BF4D3]
    Copy OK

    Track 13

    Filename C:\Music\Blondie\Best Of Blondie\13. Atomic.wav

    Peak level 35.4 %
    Track quality 100.0 %
    Test CRC 5DDEB2FE
    Accurately ripped (confidence 6) [26D648F9]
    Copy OK

    Track 14

    Filename C:\Music\Blondie\Best Of Blondie\14. Rip Her To Shreds.wav

    Peak level 37.2 %
    Track quality 100.0 %
    Test CRC 92A4E289
    Accurately ripped (confidence 6) [AC5CC413]
    Copy OK


    All tracks accurately ripped

    No errors occurred

    End of status report
     
  12. darkmatter

    darkmatter Gort Astronomer Staff

    I too find this disc to sound excellent and obtained the same readings as well

    Simon :)
     
  13. Larry Geller

    Larry Geller Surround sound lunatic

    Location:
    Bayside, NY
    Good trick if you want to see how truly horrible this disc is---just A-B the matching tracks from Steve's Paralell Lines gold disc. Beyond NO comparison. The early one is a complete joke. The only reason I kept mine was for the two unique remixes.
     
  14. All of the 1981 remixes are on the "Greatest Hits" set that came out in 2002, FYI.
     
  15. There is no "trick" in hearing how horrible the original WG gray face CD pressing of 'Blondie Best Of' is. Just compare it to a U.S. VK pressing, or a Japan Black Triangle pressing. The WG gray face CD of 'Blondie Best Of', sounds really bad. No matter how much you turn it up, it still sounds muffled and lifeless. Don't waste your time or money with this one.

    Blondie.jpg
     
  16. I've been doing some comparisons of my various Blondie 'Best Of' pressings, and I sitll can't recommend this WG gray face CD. It really does sound bad.
     
  17. Larry Geller

    Larry Geller Surround sound lunatic

    Location:
    Bayside, NY
    Just avoid this album completely. All of them are bad, the VK included. Just not as horrible as the grey one.
     
  18. pauleyh

    pauleyh Audiophile and Music Archivist Expert

    Location:
    toledo ohio, usa
    I love it!!!
     
  19. pauleyh

    pauleyh Audiophile and Music Archivist Expert

    Location:
    toledo ohio, usa
    It sounds good on my stereo I can turn it up all the way and no crackling just clean sweet music
     
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