Got my copy on Thursday from Burningshed, so far I’m loving it. You need to crank it up to enjoy this. Haven’t decided on a rating yet, need to listen to the MCH tracks a few more times, and all the other accompanying discs (there’s a lot included).
As requested: https://www.quadraphonicquad.com/forums/showthread.php?24367-Bruford-SEEMS-LIKE-A-LIFETIME-AGO-Dolby-DVDThanks great info. Yes we should get a poll up for this. I kind of lost the plot on this release myself. Getting to where I might monkey around with it.
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If these 5.1 mixes are being reissued later on by Cherry Red records, I would hope that the DVDs are much better quality than the very disappointing ones in this box set. These discs had some of the worst fidelity that I have ever heard from a 5.1 DVD, so I happily and quickly unloaded my set to someone else.BS also mentions that Bruford's "catalogue will be reissued at a later date via Bill’s new Cherry Red label."
Yep, couldn't agree more with your analysis.Finally listened to these 5.1 mixes. These are both a really crude mono mix in the C channel. Kind of unmixed and howling away around 300Hz. Then a scattering of the percussion overdubs and keyboard parts in the rest of the speakers. The lossy dolby is both audible and a moot point. These shouldn't have been released at all in this state what the heck?
I thought the original stereo mixes were on the low budget sounding side of things. Great music but a little diminished by the mixes. This of course after being spoiled by some of the Yes and Crimson mixes that had outrageous budgets. I have a new appreciation for those original mixes now.
I have the box and I still haven't gotten around to listening to the surround from the DVDs. To add insult to injury, the original stereo mixes included on the DVDs were in abysmal AC3 Dolby Stereo. If they reauthor the DVDs, in addition to DTS surround, the stereo should also be lossless.Cherry Red are reissuing "Feels Good to Me" and "One of a Kind" outside of the big box set...
I'm sure these sets will contain the same crappy Dolby DVDs that were in the box set, but if they actually reauthored these DVDs to include DTS audio, then I may have to give them another try.
These remixes were done by Jakko Jakszyk, the current lead singer for King Crimson and since ALL the KC remixes have included Lossless 5.1/Stereo remixes, one could only hope the same might be included for these Bruford Remixes. I'll be very surprised if they replicate the original VERY LOSSY DD 5.1/Stereo remixes ..... and will certainly await reviews before adding these two remixes to my collection. And thankfully, the prices are amazingly affordable.I have the box and I still haven't gotten around to listening to the surround from the DVDs. To add insult to injury, the original stereo mixes included on the DVDs was in abysmal AC3 Dolby Stereo. If they reauthor the DVDs, in addition to DTS surround, the stereo should also be lossless.
I don't get the impression that this is what's going on at all. The box set was also "personally" overseen by Bruford, and the album artwork/listed content for the CD/DVD sets is exactly as in the box. I'm with Ryan in that I expect these to be simple represses.And its commendable that Bruford listened to the critics of the abysmal and pricey box set and saw fit to take matters into his OWN hands and rectify the issue.
Apologies for misinterpreting your post. I was under the impression they were new remixes. In that case, I'm sure they'll duplicate the DD 5.1/Stereo codecs or risk p~off those who sprung for the whole enchilada!I don't get the impression that this is what's going on at all. The box set was also "personally" overseen by Bruford, and the album artwork/listed content for the CD/DVD sets is exactly as in the box. I'm with Ryan in that I expect these to be simple represses.