Joined: Dec. 2004
||Posted: Nov. 04 2007, 17:58
Interesting article, thanks for sharing Tati .
I guess with the "football to croquet" comparison Mike was saying they're as different as chalk and cheese, It's a bit like comparing drag racing to knitting, unless of course someone invents "Extreme Knitting" when it comes to leisure persuits.
I agree with Mike about how Tubular Bells was real fingers on real instruments. I don't know why Mike felt the need to remake Tubular Bells as TB 2003, but I think that maybe it was something he felt a need to do at the time. I can see his point about early Rolling Stones recordings, having a raw energy too them, especially if on an old LP or 45. I feel that over remastering old recordings, can make then loose some of that raw edge, and can sometimes sound a little too "clinical" in their transfer onto CD. Wasn't Tubular Bells flat music??? well not flat in tone, but flat as in created in a flat. It can't be called garage music, as most flats don't come with a garage.
BTW I was very gratefully given a copy of Elgar's "Symphony No.2 and "In The South" recorded in 1927, but to listen to the CD I can't believethey're so old, sound as if they could've been recorded recently. I love old Laurel and Hardy films, and about 12 years ago I bought many of them on video, yep they've been cleaned up, but they still maintain that old magic. I think what I'm trying to say is technology is a wonderful thing, but it's possible to have too much of a good thing sometimes.
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