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surforia

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  1. I know every generation says the music they grew up with was better than “the sh&t the kids listen to nowadays,” but I’m about your age (I was 11 in ‘91), and for our generation it’s absolutely true!
  2. yeah, thanks for the update @troccoli
  3. What were the actual recommendations you made to them?
  4. I don't post very much, but I had to quote this comment. So funny and so true. I consider myself a hardcore GNR fan and they've managed to beat the excitement out of me. Maybe if i had an extra $10k to drop on a pinball machine, I'd be excited right now, but being a hardcore fan of this band isn't fun for me anymore. It's just not.
  5. At least it's something. Baby steps with these guys. Listening to it now. Some parts are great.
  6. Any reviews on the sound? Is the pressing good? Does it sound better than the CD? Any DR measurements?
  7. I still check this thread everyday, but why? It's an existential question.
  8. What a joke. When CD dropped in ‘08, I never thought in my wildest dreams that we’d be waiting a minimum of TWELVE years for another album. I thought the guy finally got comfortable releasing music. Nope.
  9. Not sure if you guys saw this, but Linkin Park just announced a reissue SDE box. It’s got 3 vinyl albums, 5 CDs with some containing unreleased demos, b-sides, etc., 3 DVDs featuring a documentary, backstage footage, 2 entire live shows and another 90 minutes of unreleased live footage, a cassette tape, an 80 page book and some trinkets - $200. I’m not a fan of Linkin Park but here’s another example of a band celebrating an important album in a way that I think is cool. The only thing this set is missing is a 5.1 or Atmos mix. I am hopeful that we’ll get something like this
  10. never gonna happen with this band, unfortunately. what they should do is press Hardschool on a bonus 7 inch that comes with the version you buy direct from GN'R's website. That would be waaaaayyyy too obvious though for Team Brazil.
  11. No, I saw the last show of the Axl/DC tour in Philly. He was out of the chair by then and he sounded even better than these videos.
  12. Yeah, I agree - that is really cool how they did that. The sound quality on the vinyl is excellent, as well.
  13. Yep, and I'm specifically referencing this pressing: https://www.discogs.com/Nirvana-Nirvana/release/7807206
  14. Sometimes GH LPs get remastered for vinyl. There is a Nirvana GH double LP that plays in 45rpm (instead of 33rpm) and it sounds awesome on an audiophile rig. Blink 182 put out a GH package that remixed/remastered some of their old stuff (e.g. the song Damnit sounds 1,000 times better on the GH LP than it does on any pressing of the underlying album Dude Ranch). The attractiveness of the GN'R release really hinges on the sound of the vinyl and whether any of the tracks are remastered. For those that don't play or like vinyl, nothing to see here (although it is interesting that SOYL was adde
  15. No, I haven't seen any confirmation of remastering - just speculating.
  16. Interesting - I'll wait for reviews to see how the vinyl sounds. Seems like they'll be using the remastered AFD songs from the recent reissue, and if the UYI songs are remastered, that's a good indication of how far along they are with respect to the UYI reissue. Lastly, if the SI tracks are remastered, maybe that means they'll repress/reissue that album, as well. I just picked up an original European press of SI and it sounds ridiculously good, so that album probably doesn't need a remastering treatment, actually.
  17. Just listened to it twice. I like his version of the outro melody - just different enough to keep it interesting but loyal to the original. He had such a great voice. I was lucky enough to catch one of the Temple of the Dog shows - they played No Quarter by Zeppelin and covered Sabbath if I recall and his voice absolutely wailed on those tracks.
  18. Seeing this thread bumped caused me to go back and watch part of this show. If Axl sounded like this on the NITL tour, I would have taken a second mortgage on my house and seen every single show within a 300 mile radius of my house.
  19. I have basically the same stylus (om 30) - playing on a Pro-Ject Essential III -> Pro-Ject S2 preamp -> Denon AVR (my weak link) -> B&W 606 bookshelf’s. Amazing. Guess I just got really really (really) lucky. I’ll pop on the 1st LP this week and check the inner grooves to test that one. I hate SOD so I’ll have to test Catcher.
  20. What shape needle is your stylus? I used to have really bad distortion and sibilance on some records when I had an elliptical stylus, but then I sucked it up and upgraded to straight line stylus (which costed more than my turntable - ouch), and most of those issues went away. Not sure whether it would matter for your copy of CD.
  21. I listened to side C - Sorry and IRS (both the inner tracks) and they sounded great. Quiet, no surface noise, etc.
  22. Listened to my US pressing last night. Sounds good - no issues with the inner grooves. I guess I got lucky. Also, I’d throw in for a custom printing of one of the other covers/booklets.
  23. At least 1 complete (previously unreleased) live show on Blu-ray + another complete (previously unreleased) live show on vinyl. Also, give me 5.1 and Dolby Atmos mixes of UYI - the 5.1 AFD remix was one of the highlights of the first box set. For the inevitable remasters of the albums, they should be cut straight from analogue, and mastered by Chris Bellman.
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