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#1
I'm not just talking about taking old albums and improving the sound. I was listening to some Scar Symmetry today (awesome band, check them out), more specifically, their first album. I love it, and the mixing/production isn't too bad, but their newer stuff's production quality is much higher.

I've thought this before, but can't think of any other examples in my current, sleep-deprived form.

So, Pit, which albums, modern or classic, would you want to be improved/remastered or re-mixed (not a remix)?
#2
inb4 Death Magnetic.

Seriously though. I got a headache listening to Death Magnetic the first time.
#3
I have them on spotify!

I'm in 2 minds about remastering, sometimes it works well and some times it just takes away the magic of the original song.
#4
A great way for companies to make money.

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I have them on spotify!

I'm in 2 minds about remastering, sometimes it works well and some times it just takes away the magic of the original song.


I agree that it can take away the magic, but for a genre like metal where sound is oh so important, rather more than general feel, I think it's a good idea, if it's done well.

For something more classic rock, yes I would tend to agree with you.
#6
The Slo Burn Demo by Kyuss. There's some kickass songs on there, but they're really rough sounding.
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#7
...And Justice For All

Needs a bit of Newsted in there.

Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good could use some remastering in my opinion.
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#8
Queens of the Stone Age just put out a remastered version of their self titled album. Sounds great to me! The sound is just a bit more pollished, they added a little more bass.
But of course it's just a way to earn more money in the end....
#10
^ the first QotSA album would be on my list of albums that should never never be remastered.

All of Sleep's albums would benefit from remastering IMO
#11
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...And Justice For All

Needs a bit of Newsted in there.

Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good could use some remastering in my opinion.


...And Justice For All is the one Metallica album I don't have on CD. I'm waiting for it to be remastered
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I agree that it can take away the magic, but for a genre like metal where sound is oh so important, rather more than general feel, I think it's a good idea, if it's done well.

For something more classic rock, yes I would tend to agree with you.


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#14
Yeah, it is a way to make money, but certain albums could benefit from it, provided it's done right.
#15
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#16
I love the production of Symmetric In Design though I do think Holographic universe is the best.

I'm all for remastering, as long as it doesn't lose the original feel. Can't think of anything that I specifically want remasterd
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...And Justice For All is the one Metallica album I don't have on CD. I'm waiting for it to be remastered


All of us Metallica fans are waiting for that album to be remastered. We are also waiting for a real snare sound in St. Anger.

For me, personally, I thought Death Magnetic sounded fine to me. I don't know what everyone is bitching about there.

Oh, and DegaDeth.... You need to sit down and watch Star Wars.... Like right now.
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#18
At the Drive-In's Relationship of Command. Not that the mastering isn't good, I just want to hear it mastered more like In/Casino/Out or Acrobatic Tenement.
#19
The one's I wanted remastered were the older Megadeth albums, but hey, wish granted
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All of us Metallica fans are waiting for that album to be remastered. We are also waiting for a real snare sound in St. Anger.

Seconded! We need some Newsted lovin' on AJFA, the guy's awesome.
Although I still don't get why everyone hates so much on the snare on St. Anger, it's fine, and also pretty much fits the sound of the album.
Although a remastering to make it sound a bit more like the Live In The Studio would be appreciated, I hate part of Some Kind of Monster's intro on the studio version.
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The one's I wanted remastered were the older Megadeth albums, but hey, wish granted

Seconded! We need some Newsted lovin' on AJFA, the guy's awesome.
Although I still don't get why everyone hates so much on the snare on St. Anger, it's fine, and also pretty much fits the sound of the album.
Although a remastering to make it sound a bit more like the Live In The Studio would be appreciated, I hate part of Some Kind of Monster's intro on the studio version.


Oh, I know. I'm with you on that one.
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#21
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...And Justice For All

Needs a bit of Newsted in there.

Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good could use some remastering in my opinion.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5cjbQkBIyE

That will have to suffice for you right now, but I'm pretty sure all of the songs on AJFA have fanmade remixes on youtube that bring out the bass.

EDIT: Looks like this man has them all, but I didn't listen to them all so I apologize if its bad. http://www.youtube.com/user/apd65#p/u
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#22
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I love the production of Symmetric In Design though I do think Holographic universe is the best.

I'm all for remastering, as long as it doesn't lose the original feel. Can't think of anything that I specifically want remasterd


Agreed. The production is good but not great. Unfortunately, it's their newest, and worst, album that has the best production. But Holographic Universe is a very close second. I had such high hopes once I heard The Iconoclast, but it was all downhill from there
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Quote by kurt_cobain9
...And Justice For All

Needs a bit of Newsted in there.

Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good could use some remastering in my opinion.


...And Justice For All needs so much work that they might as well rerecord the album. The remaster of KIMBABIG sounded great to me
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5cjbQkBIyE

That will have to suffice for you right now, but I'm pretty sure all of the songs on AJFA have fanmade remixes on youtube that bring out the bass.

EDIT: Looks like this man has them all, but I didn't listen to them all so I apologize if its bad. http://www.youtube.com/user/apd65#p/u


I like it. Thanks a million.
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#27
Be carefull what you wish for my favourite album was remastered and it ruined it, the rawness & the little imperfections that gave it charachter all gone, and don`t get me started on the trumpets! Can`t buy the original anymore, so my 20 year old CD gets treated like a porcelin doll! OK I get why Dave done it to Killing, cos it was recorded in a shoebox!
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Quote by kurt_cobain9
...And Justice For All

Needs a bit of Newsted in there.

Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good could use some remastering in my opinion.


Pretty sure Killing... has been remastered.
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Pretty sure Killing... has been remastered.


it has. I just didn't like it.
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#31
I liked the remaster of killing... much better than the original. RIP on the other hand bwaah five magics seems more like a parody of thrash metal

But yea, AJFA and Death magnetic by metallica. They should just re-record the guitars in DM becasue they sound awful on most tracks. Also, it sucks having a playlist where one song is 10x louder then the rest.
#32
Anything that has Josh Homme (note: I only know of QOTSA and TCV) needs remastering or re-recording or something. I get that they're going for that lo-fi sound, and it works for them, but I just don't like it.
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I liked the remaster of killing... much better than the original. RIP on the other hand bwaah five magics seems more like a parody of thrash metal



I may be the only person on this planet that prefers the Remaster of Rust in Peace to the original, the quality was improved and it doesn't sound so, quiet.
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I may be the only person on this planet that prefers the Remaster of Rust in Peace to the original, the quality was improved and it doesn't sound so, quiet.


I liked the remaster of Rust in Peace as well. I also like the original just fine.
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#35
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I may be the only person on this planet that prefers the Remaster of Rust in Peace to the original, the quality was improved and it doesn't sound so, quiet.


most tracks sound way better, but songs like take no prisoners and five magics are so bad that they just kill it for me
#36
The remaster of Killing is My Business still sounds like it was recorded in a garage. I would like to see what it sounds like higher quality. Who knows, though, it could lose the magic.
#37
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For me, personally, I thought Death Magnetic sounded fine to me. I don't know what everyone is bitching about there.

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#38
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I may be the only person on this planet that prefers the Remaster of Rust in Peace to the original, the quality was improved and it doesn't sound so, quiet.

I like it too, although, for example, Take No Prisoners sounded a bit better on the original in my opinion.
#39
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The Slo Burn Demo by Kyuss. There's some kickass songs on there, but they're really rough sounding.


Slo Burn by Kyuss? Are you sure it was Kyuss cos Slo Burn was John Garcia on Vocals, Chris Hale on Guitar, Damon Garrison on Bass and Brady Houghton on Drums.
#40
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At the Drive-In's Relationship of Command. Not that the mastering isn't good, I just want to hear it mastered more like In/Casino/Out or Acrobatic Tenement.

That album shouldnt be mastered like those albums. It's got too many things Omar was doing and you couldn't hear them as well. It would sound terrible. Vaya is the closest that album should sound.
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