Boston's first album on CD and hi-rez

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  1. Tim Bexter

    Tim Bexter Well-Known Member

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    Is Mastersound CD brighter than 2006 Remaster? I haven't listened Mastersound...
     
  2. RnRmf

    RnRmf Forum Resident

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    I have not heard the Tom Scholz remasters (I'd like to but am hopeful for a new hi-res, eventually) but I have the original first Japan pressed discs of S/T and DLB that a lot of people prefer, and in the case of "DLB," the 80's 2nd issue remaster/repress and the SACD of the S/T album. I never sought out the 2nd 80's issue of the S/T because of its bad reputation.

    My favorites for both of those albums are the Mastersound Gold cd's. They were fairly cheap because of their ubiquity, and their somewhat bad reputation.
    I think they're wonderful. They rectify the thin sound of the early cd issues and in the case of the s/t, moderates the splashy cymbals and backing vocals that can at times become a mess. The Mastersound sorts it out much better, to me.

    Interestingly, Mark Wilder remastered both the Mastersound and the SACD versions of the S/T but the SACD is brighter and just doesn't hold together as well throughout. The SACD has its moments, but I'd pick the Mastersound disc as my favorite.
     
  3. ChristianL

    ChristianL Forum Resident

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    The MasterSound edition is brighter than the 2006 remaster.
     
  4. Tim Bexter

    Tim Bexter Well-Known Member

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    So, Is 2006 remaster better than SACD or Mastersound? If so, i'm gonna buy it.
     
  5. ChristianL

    ChristianL Forum Resident

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    If You can tolerate some compression, You might like the 2006 remaster better than the overly bright MasterSound edition.
     
  6. Jack_Straw

    Jack_Straw Forum Resident

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    Can someone post the UPC or catalog number for the 2006 remaster? It is very hard to do a search for "Boston" and "Boston" :sigh:
     
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  7. c-eling

    c-eling Somehow I See There Are Ships In Her Eyes...

    C'mon Jack, it's easy :winkgrin:
    Boston - Boston
     
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  8. Jack_Straw

    Jack_Straw Forum Resident

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  9. Jack_Straw

    Jack_Straw Forum Resident

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    Steve and others have recommended the original ‘80s release with matrix “DIDP 20006”. Is there any significance to that matrix, or are all of the EK 34188 discs the same mastering?
     
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  10. Time Is On My Side

    Time Is On My Side Forum Resident

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    I have the original CD which I think sounds fine.
     
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  11. L.P.

    L.P. Forum Resident

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    I've seen a used copy of a digipak version of this, that's probably ca. 1998. Is this any good/better than the 2006 remaster?
     
  12. Lucidae

    Lucidae AAD

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    I know there are at least two different masterings of the original CD:
    DIDP 20006 11B4
    EK-34188 2B6 74
     
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  13. powerq

    powerq Forum Resident

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    I have the DIDP 20006 11A4. Did I score?
    If I did, I'm not bragging. Just that I paid the price as an early adopter. I just paged through my 3x5 index cards. Bought it 10/24/1986.

    Side note 10/24/2301 is the 45th anniversary of that release. :D
     
  14. Jack_Straw

    Jack_Straw Forum Resident

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    I think all of the DIDP 20006 discs are the good mastering.

    Apparently some of the other EK 34188 discs have the good master and some do not.

    I just checked mine - it's a "1A EK34188 33 B1" and it's the good one. In this case, lower dynamic range = better sound.
     
  15. powerq

    powerq Forum Resident

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    Obviously I meant 2031. I musta got lost. Or drunk.
     
  16. Spaceboy

    Spaceboy Forum Resident

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  17. c-eling

    c-eling Somehow I See There Are Ships In Her Eyes...

    Looks like the good ol' run of the mill mastering :cheers:
    Japan for Europe manufacture, nice find :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2018
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  18. BrucePadgett

    BrucePadgett Forum Resident

    I just got a brand new EK34188 with matrix 1A EK34188 38 C3.

    Did I score?
     
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