Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: June 14 2009, 14:44
Mmm...I'm not very crazy about this new remaster (can't stand, for example, the clumsy bell sound), but the strange thing is...it doesn't sound very new to me!
Six or seven years ago I bought in England a vinyl version of "Boxed" which was quite a surprise to me, because, while HR, OM and "Collaborations" were exactly as I expected, TB was very different from both the original album AND the remixed "Boxed" version that I knew (I had the CD too).
I was never able to find what this version was, but now I've heard the 2009 remaster and...well, I haven't checked the rest, but two things on this version were ALREADY in that 'Boxed' version too:
1) the longer 'moribound chorus' section starting at 13:49
2) the acoustic guitar chord at 17:28
But apart from this the overall sound is similar to that version....
...can someone clear this up?
The last 80 seconds of 'Amarok' are one of the reasons for being happy to live in this planet.