Joined: April 2000
||Posted: Mar. 20 2011, 20:03
|Quote (Robert_Logan @ Feb. 28 2011, 20:09)|
|I'm surprised the 'Boxed' mix doesn't get more love.|
This a somewhat very late reply, but nevertheless a reply.
Robert, apart from the fact that "get more love" sounds weird to me [I'd rather talk about affection, admiration, fondness... I don't think anyone or anything can "get love", as I don't think love is something you get - you are loved, but you don't "get love". I have absolutely no intention of being rude to you by talking like this, these are just my thoughts.]... apart from that, I think that there isn't a great deal of fondness or affection towards the Boxed mix going on here simply because all of us who post in this board are aware that it's a remix. The fact that it's a remix implies that there was an original version before that, which Mike O. remixed, and of course the original version wasn't available on CD until the release of the 2010 Deluxe Edition... and actually it still isn't available, because the mix that it's on the second CD of the Deluxe Edition, labeled as "Original 1974 stereo mix", has been re-touched in several places. The actual original 1974 stereo mix is only on the 2010 vinyl edition, as it always was - only on vinyl, I mean. All of this essentially means that people here have always been bitching about how Mike, in his 1976 mix, altered stuff that was in the original 1974 mix and about the fact that the 1976 mix is inferior to the 1974 one because of the alterations. Of course different people here have different thoughts, but I think that the 1976 mix is generally plagued with inferiority to the 1974 one. At least in here.
Ugo C. - a devoted Amarokian