- Mar 30, 2009
- London, England
Shouldn't you better utilize THIS time to alphabetize your vast music collection into DISCRETE, NON DISCRETE and/or PATHETICALLY INSOUCIANT?
I received the 5.1 mix today from a fellow member and friend, and after careful analysis, I am extremely certain that tracks 1 & 2 are definitely upmixed from the two-track stereo. There's practically no separation at all between any of the 5 channels in the 5.1 mix.
Track 5 ("Cold is Being") is also an upmix, but it's not nearly as obvious as it is on the first two tracks because of the nature of the recording (only organ & vocals)
Oof. And the other tracks? (My copy is supposed to be showing up on Saturday, and after I wipe it down with disinfectant I'll give it a spin.)
ah Ralphie, Ralphie, Ralphie.. i'm mostly using this time trying not to a.) go bust, b.) go mad and c.) die. the music's a very welcome refuge from the current daily grind of survival, stay safe mate!
Thanks for the info...good to knowBy the way, I cancelled my Amazon order and instead ordered from Cherry Red.
I got it yesterday, Royal Mail International Tracked No Signature Required.
Six days from dispatch Dartford, UK to my mailbox in the geographic center of the USA.
The Gong album You from the box set was 1/2 original quad half upmix the upmix was absolutely brilliant.There's a clear difference in quality and separation from the three tracks mentioned above and the other three tracks, so basically half the album was properly remixed and the other half was upmixed.
But they should’ve at least acknowledged that some tracks are upmixes. Having to figure that out by ourselves after buying the reissue is quite displeasing.I wonder if long-term it will discourage bonus surround discs on on these types of sets if one guy opines the disc mix isn't as discrete as he likes, another deduces that half the tracks are upmixes, and the cancellations flood in.
They may think there's no pleasing these folks, so why bother?