800 Club - QQ All-Star
- May 2, 2005
His equipment was much better thane mine, He had Misplaced Childhood, It sounded amazing, I think the first DDD, recording I had heard, On top of that, I really liked the music.
I thought Misplaced was recorded on 30 IPS analog?
In some regions, the manufactured CDs indicated DDD and some indicated ADD.
It was the early days of digital and commercial CDs. I don’t think the labels actually knew or settled on how to properly use the codes. Much like Amazon and other retailers today not identifying the proper type of sound codec.
At worst they bending the truth from a marketing perspective to make the release format sound sexier.
As for Misplaced Childhood, multiple sources attributing quotes from the band indicate that this was an analog production.
In the documentary video on the recent deluxe set, the band talks about recording in long takes that were broken up periodically to change reel tape.
In the two most credible Marillion book documentaries, it indicates that the all of their major label releases were mixed down to analog.