Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by PROGGER, Jun 11, 2018.
Mine still hasn’t come. My mates did though. Only half an hour drive away
Sorry, the Water's Edge. My mistake.
It's an easy mistake to make because "The Water's Edge" is a musical piece co-written by a Scottish-born, folk-influenced musician named Ian who at one point lived in Skye, whereas "The River's Edge" is a motion picture starring the daughter of Donovan, a Scottish-born, folk-influenced musician, whose name is Ione Skye. (The River's Edge also starred two actors who appeared in very different comedies about time travel.)
And it sounds pretty crappy. I realize people aren't buying these sets for the live material. But a good sounding concert would make them that much better.
If they're anything like those I got with my 'Stormwatch' t shirt, they're crap. Just focus on the wonderful music .
I wouldn't say crappy, but the boots sound better to me, just a tad smoother and more earpleasing. So if they had the tapes released just as they got them instead of fiddling with them it would have been perfect.
I think this is a case of different thresholds for “crappy”. Which is ofcourse fine.
They are as good as the ones you will find in any pub. Not a deluxe item just a nice to have. I wonder if they can be professionally laminated.
Music is where the focus should be.
We are on an audiophile forum here so yes various threshold of SQ rating and tolerance.
I cracked up the box set shrink wrapping a few minutes ago and directly went to spin to the live set. I prefer to listen to the lower SQ stuff first. Didn’t have too much expectations as I read too many negative comments about it on this thread.
Aside a few irritants, the SQ of the live set is rating from good to very good/excellent. In the old days of boot ratings that would have deserve an 8 to 8.5 on a scale of 10. Yes you can clearly hear the patchwork in some areas but I rather have this than nothing.
As for the performance itself, it is excellent. The band is tight and Martin seems on fire and outperformed himself in many solos.
The pig rules!
I got a Stormwatch postcard, a Burning Shed postcard, and some Stormwatch, TAAB, Aqualung and SFTW and Burning Shed beer coasters. Nothing was signed, though the coasters bear a printed IA signature.
I wrongfully assumed that all coasters were the Stormwatch ones. Just had a closer look. W0w! Thank for the info!
Good ole swinging pig.
No. Swinging pig only stole that logo.
Well they were bootleggers after all....
I’m struggling to understand how this item has risen in price from £35 to £49 within the past few days in Fopp in Glasgow. Some other prices have risen noticeably as well.
It's all been odd, remember it 'sold out' pre-sale for those like me who bought it on day of release. And this is one of the bands lesser albums (not by me it's a masterpiece)
It's unfortunate, but as these boxes have been slowly released over the last 5 years or so, their abundant availability disappeared after the release of Songs from the Wood, which was the first, and was then the current release. Their new release price has been creeping up too.
The previous available ones were snapped up, maybe a mix of latent Tull fans realising they were actually limited and scalpers. Apart from Heavy Horses, and TOTRAR, their prices are high on discogs and astronomical on Amazon. There are a lot dealers snapping this up, and stores like Fopp getting what they can for them.
I thought watchers of the storm sounded pretty good. I assume the live stuff is a different recording because I doubt it would sound worse remixed
I'm amazed that Burning Shed customers got their set so late. I'm in the US and got my Amazon UK order before Thanksgiving a few weeks ago. I've bought from BS many times before also and they usually get their orders out very promptly. AmUK's price was so low I couldn't resist (about $35 shipped), but due to their pushed back shipping dates and the uncertainties re this release, I got antsy and ordered one from Amazon US at the more expensive cost, but I got that right after release date on Oct 20..So now I have 2. Guess I'll see how the supply goes for this one. The last few book sets seemed to be in plentiful supply (This Was, Heavy Horses), so I'm a bit befuddled what the deal is with the supply and distribution issues re Stormwatch.
I wonder if they overestimated the demand for Heavy Horses due to the success of Songs From the Wood, thus leaving too many unsold, and then because of that they printed far less quantities of Stormwatch...
They may have futzed with the mastering (i don’t know, i haven’t got Watchers) but to my knowledge it is the same performance/recording.
You wouldn’t have had to pay any postage on an item costing that much.
I’ll be watching my post office like a hawk this week!
My last parcel from Burning Shed (Dukes of Stratosphear aka XTC) sat down there for nearly 2 weeks without any notification! I discovered it was there 1 day before it was due to be shipped back!
Thanks physical record stores...I’ve bought this beauty in Torino, Italy, from one of the few remaing huge record/cds stores, and, having a throughout look in this store, I discovered more deluxe boxes...Aqualung (My 2nd copy) and Minstrel for 30 euros each, Stand Up for 42, seems I got lucky Hooray!
The irony being that on the SFTW and HH sets there were two (mostly) complete concerts from multi-tracks and, shall we say, the mixes were a bit...average. Not bad, just...dull...somehow. Sometimes soundboards have a bit of spice that multi-tracks, mixed decades later, seem to lack.
It is in parts the tape that was used for watchers on the storm but 1 or 2 generations earlier. So in fact it is of better quality, but then needlesly fiddled with.
May I ask the name of the shop and where it is located in Torino ?
Separate names with a comma.