HiRez Poll Jones, Howard - HUMAN'S LIB [Blu-Ray Audio (Dolby Atmos)]

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well - there is a lucky bell in every track - but there is also the Rupert/Stephen lucky charm on one of the tracks (we used to hide this little easter egg on all our productions during the 80s...)
Even on recordings by The Fixx?
 
Just listened to this. I'm going to join the chorus and say this is excellently done! Wonderful, immersive mix. Also great to hear this album again after all this time.

(note: I don't have an Atmos setup, so I didn't listen to the 3 tracks in Atmos. I'm guessing some people might be disappointed that there are only 3 tracks in Atmos.)
 
I'm guessing some people might be disappointed that there are only 3 tracks in Atmos.)
I’ve seen occasional comments that prove your guess correct. IMO, it would have been best to omit the Atmos tracks. One does not have to play them, but their presence detracts a bit from the main point of the release: an album re-envisioned, in stereo, 5.1, and graphically, by the original engineer.

If the incomplete nature of the bonus tracks are going to make some feel shorted, all the more reason to omit them.

This comes from someone who loves Bob Clearmountain’s work!

I’m guessing he was commissioned to do certain tracks for an unrelated project.
 
I’ve seen occasional comments that prove your guess correct. IMO, it would have been best to omit the Atmos tracks. One does not have to play them, but their presence detracts a bit from the main point of the release: an album re-envisioned, in stereo, 5.1, and graphically, by the original engineer.

If the incomplete nature of the bonus tracks are going to make some feel shorted, all the more reason to omit them.

This comes from someone who loves Bob Clearmountain’s work!

I’m guessing he was commissioned to do certain tracks for an unrelated project.
The liner notes indicate he asked Howard if he could remix some of his hits.

Could be he did it just for the love of it? 🤷‍♂️
 
This project was all set to go, as I had arranged it with Howard and the label. Then at the last minute Howard was staying with his pal Bob C and it felt like a nice opportunity to try a few tracks in Atmos for a special release - and the label and Howard thought it might be a nice idea to also include them in the set. They thought it would be a nice extra feature.

But it seems to have created confusion and also disappointment and diverted the attention away from the whole point of this remake. A distraction. People saying why on earth didn't we do the whole thing in Atmos?

Anyway I totally put my heart and soul into all of this, so I hope that people get the concept and focus of what is going on here!! SWTx
 
But it seems to have created confusion and also disappointment and diverted the attention away from the whole point of this remake. A distraction. People saying why on earth didn't we do the whole thing in Atmos?

Anyway I totally put my heart and soul into all of this, so I hope that people get the concept and focus of what is going on here!! SWTx

My perspective may be biased as I am not set up for Atmos, only 5.1. Also, while I was familiar with the hits, I had never heard the whole albums before. But I have found both of these releases exceptional and do not regret my purchases in any way. (I am even plugging these releases on my humble little radio show here in Connecticut). If more of HoJo's catalog gets the same treatment, I will certainly buy. These are truly great packages.
 
This project was all set to go, as I had arranged it with Howard and the label. Then at the last minute Howard was staying with his pal Bob C and it felt like a nice opportunity to try a few tracks in Atmos for a special release - and the label and Howard thought it might be a nice idea to also include them in the set. They thought it would be a nice extra feature.

But it seems to have created confusion and also disappointment and diverted the attention away from the whole point of this remake. A distraction. People saying why on earth didn't we do the whole thing in Atmos?

Anyway I totally put my heart and soul into all of this, so I hope that people get the concept and focus of what is going on here!! SWTx
Just to reassure you, I personally don't think this is happening to any significant degree, apart from the odd comment I've seen here on QQ.

From my perspective, having just bought the albums, the new 5.1 mixes very clearly sit right up-front as the album proper. And they're terrific. (I'm listening to the mix through my humble 5.1.4 system with Auro 3D enabled.) The Atmos bonus tracks are great to have and demonstrate the generosity of the production team (or whoever it was) to make sure they are also included for us. :) In fact, I truly believe, if the atmos tracks hadn't been included, many would be saying, what a shame they haven't been included! In the end, it's just a nice, extra thing, and great that they also have the same video graphics.

Oh, and as this is a poll thread, I rate it ten.
 
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I totally put my heart and soul into all of this, so I hope that people get the concept and focus of what is going on here!! SWTx
Your heart and soul come through splendidly, in both your work on these records, and in this interview. Quite a fascinating and enjoyable talk.

Interview With Stephen W Tayler - Recording and Mixing Howard Jones in stereo and 5.1 + Atmos Talk
 
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Your heart and soul come through splendidly, in both your work on these records, and in this interview. Quite a fascinating and enjoyable talk.

Interview With Stephen W Tayler - Recording and Mixing Howard Jones in stereo and 5.1 + Atmos Talk

Watching and listening to this brilliant insight with Stephen on your YouTube channel Mike.
So nice to see your son taking part and engaging with Stephen.
It's almost like a visual autobiography of Stephens musical, mixing life.
Which I find fascinating.
It's not often we get to hear how the nuts and bolts of albums are put together.
Thankyou :love:
 
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Your heart and soul come through splendidly, in both your work on these records, and in this interview. Quite a fascinating and enjoyable talk.

Interview With Stephen W Tayler - Recording and Mixing Howard Jones in stereo and 5.1 + Atmos Talk

One of your best videos yet, Mike. I usually can't sit still in front of YouTube for long videos, but the hour flew by watching this. Great insights from Mr. Tayler and well thought out questions. (y)(y)(y)(y)(y).(y) (5.1 thumbs up! :cool:)
 
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