So, I still struggle to understand the ins and outs of creating a multi-channel mix. Why would someone choose a harsh EQ? If you had a choice, why? Seriously?I just borrowed this from a friend and was surprised to find that - unlike "Year Of The Cat" - the 5.1 mix of the title song doesn't match the DTS-CD 'test mix' that leaked some years ago. This new version is considerably more discrete, with the opening keyboard line completely isolated in the rear speakers. When the electric guitars and sax play in unison at around 3:30, the sax is in the front channels and the guitars are split between the rears! That old mix had basically everything upfront, with only the strings isolated in the rears. Curiously enough, the strings are present in both front and rear on the new mix.
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The new mix is a definite improvement surround-wise, but I just don't understand the harsh EQ they're using on these Al Stewart releases - this one seems a bit less bright than Year Of The Cat, but I still had to back off the volume a lot.
Either the person doing the mixing / mastering has lost the upper range of their hearing, or they really don’t know what they’re doing.So, I still struggle to understand the ins and outs of creating a multi-channel mix. Why would someone choose a harsh EQ? If you had a choice, why? Seriously?
Mine were the same way, same discs as yours; but other than that all was well!
Hey Gary - I also ordered from importCD. I received my shipping confirmation from them yesterday at 8AM Central.I’m still waiting for my copy. I preordered from importcds. Importcd’s site now says this title is back ordered.
Anyone know if the US release has been delayed?
Oh. That's disappointing. I was looking forward to reading the booklet.Wow, they really phoned-in the book on this one, huh? There are a bunch of updated images, which are nice, but it feels like over half of the text is exactly the same as what's in the YOTC cat book. I mean, OK, if someone only buys Time Passages you want/need to set that up properly... but the amount of content that is directly lifted from YOTC, same quotes and everything... that plus page after page of just full bleed shots of the tape boxes... that's a pretty shady way to get the page count up. Just sayin'.