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    Default Re: R.E.M. - IN TIME The Best Of [DVD-A]

    Ok, so with the announcement of "Out of Time" getting reissued on Blu-Ray in November, there's been a lot of talk about these R.E.M. 5.1 surround mixes once again.

    Over the past day or so, I have compared all of the R.E.M. 5.1 mixes on this compilation ("In Time") with the 5.1 mixes on the individual albums, and I can now say with utmost certainty that all of the 5.1 mixes on this compilation are the same as they are on the individual albums with the only exceptions being "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" and "Losing My Religion".

    Also, in case anyone's looking for opinions on the differences between those two mixes, "Losing My Religion" on "Out of Time" is clearly the better 5.1 mix of that song, as it's not only more discrete on the album, but the low end has more power and punch to it. It's very satisfying!

    As for "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?", the album 5.1 mix is definitely more discrete, but the "In Time" mix retains more of the original sound and feel of the stereo mix, so neither one is perfect.

    Hope this all helps!

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    Default Re: R.E.M. - IN TIME The Best Of [DVD-A]

    Thanks for doing the comparisons, Ryan! I believe Kenneth is an upmix on In Time which would explain why it would retain the original sound and feel of the stereo mix.

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    Default Re: R.E.M. - IN TIME The Best Of [DVD-A]

    Is this a DVD-v or DVD-audio?

    Discogs has two variants listed. The first appears to be the topic of this poll. The second looks like a true DVD-audio release.

    https://www.discogs.com/REM-In-Time-...elease/2243998

    https://www.discogs.com/REM-In-Time-...elease/3971836

    Which is the better audio quality? Interesting that the Discogs entry for DVD-audio (2nd link above) is cheaper. I'd expect it the other way around.

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    Default Re: R.E.M. - IN TIME The Best Of [DVD-A]

    I own both these releases and the DVD disc in both packages is, as far as content is concerned, identical. Both are DVD-A with a corresponding DVD-V layer. The only differences are the packages where one is delivered in a traditional DVD-A Super Jewel case and the other is delivered in a 6-panel digipak and comes with a CD version of the album. The printing on the DVD-A discs differs slightly, but these are both the same and feature MLP lossless stereo and 5.1 versions on the DVD-A layer and DD and DTS 5.1 and PCM stereo versions on the DVD-V layer.

    The Discogs entry for the CD/DVD-A version needs some tweaking to match the tracklist of the DVD-A only version. I'll try and take care of this at some point.




    Quote Originally Posted by sbrom View Post
    Is this a DVD-v or DVD-audio?

    Discogs has two variants listed. The first appears to be the topic of this poll. The second looks like a true DVD-audio release.

    https://www.discogs.com/REM-In-Time-...elease/2243998

    https://www.discogs.com/REM-In-Time-...elease/3971836

    Which is the better audio quality? Interesting that the Discogs entry for DVD-audio (2nd link above) is cheaper. I'd expect it the other way around.

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    Default Re: R.E.M. - IN TIME The Best Of [DVD-A]

    Thanks, that helps a lot!

    Nice to know that the 5.1 audio is the same for both, makes the decision on which to order much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Failed Muso View Post
    I own both these releases and the DVD disc in both packages is, as far as content is concerned, identical. Both are DVD-A with a corresponding DVD-V layer. The only differences are the packages where one is delivered in a traditional DVD-A Super Jewel case and the other is delivered in a 6-panel digipak and comes with a CD version of the album. The printing on the DVD-A discs differs slightly, but these are both the same and feature MLP lossless stereo and 5.1 versions on the DVD-A layer and DD and DTS 5.1 and PCM stereo versions on the DVD-V layer.

    The Discogs entry for the CD/DVD-A version needs some tweaking to match the tracklist of the DVD-A only version. I'll try and take care of this at some point.

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    Default Re: R.E.M. - IN TIME The Best Of [DVD-A]

    I'm hearing a lot of digital pops and glitches on "Imitation of Life" on the DVD-A version. Anyone else?
    Also it seems like the two new songs are a bit louder than everything else. Otherwise, a really nice collection with some really nice mixes. Nothing crazy but immersive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popshop View Post
    I'm hearing a lot of digital pops and glitches on "Imitation of Life" on the DVD-A version. Anyone else?
    Also it seems like the two new songs are a bit louder than everything else. Otherwise, a really nice collection with some really nice mixes. Nothing crazy but immersive.
    I thought this disc was really good when I first got it, but now I have to say that the individual album discs are superior.

    Personally, I found a lot of my favorite songs were not included on the best of ("Country Feedback", "Endgame", "Drive", "Bittersweet Me", "The One I Love", etc) and as rtbluray pointed out earlier in the thread, some songs have inferior mixes compared to their album counterparts ("Losing My Religion", "What's The Frequency, Kenneth"). I suppose the best of was sort of thrown together under pressure and everything was fixed when they rolled out the catalog the following year.

    I also find that there is an unusual focus on Stipe's lead vocal over the backing vocals, which is weird as ES usually balances the supporting layers nicely in his mixes.

    I pieced together my own "Best Of" disc for the car from various albums a while back and I still play it a lot. I don't think I'm alone in saying that these R.E.M. discs aren't ES' best work, but they're still pretty good. If I had to recommend one and only one to buy it would be "Out Of Time".

    I'd give this disc a 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popshop View Post
    I'm hearing a lot of digital pops and glitches on "Imitation of Life" on the DVD-A version. Anyone else?
    Also it seems like the two new songs are a bit louder than everything else. Otherwise, a really nice collection with some really nice mixes. Nothing crazy but immersive.
    Hey Ian, I don't hear any glitches or volume mismatch. Doesn't mean they aren't there. Just didn't stand out to me.

    I find this disc to be great for casual, background listening. Lots of activity in the rears throughout much of the disc.
    If the individual album mixes sound better, they must be quite awesome, indeed! This disc makes me happy though.
    And I think I have the individual albums I'm truly interested in. If I find others at a bargain, I'm in though.
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