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HiRez Poll Yes - RELAYER [DVD-A/BluRay Audio]

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5.1 4 Life

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I love the Steven Wilson 5.1 mix of Relayer by Yes. I remember when the original LP came out in 1974 and although it's a departure from their earlier albums (especially on "The Gates Of Delirium" & "Sound Chaser"), it's always been one of favorite records by Yes. And once again, the 5.1 mix opens up the sound quality on Relayer (I don't even miss the "battle sound effects" on this version of "TGOD"). Also with all the extras (the original mix, the instrumental mix, the demos and the live tracks), this is my favorite release of this classic album.

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ergalthema

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When I put this Blu-ray in, go to audio setup, and select "lpcm 5.1 surround" , it starts playing in surround, but the screen shows "lpcm stereo" underlined. If I move down and select "lpcm surround", the sound doesn't change. So, it seems like there's just a little authoring bug going on. Anyone else noticed that? Just curious.
 

ssully

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Tried 'To Be Over' again...

Nope. Ugh.

SW added digital 'verb to everything except the bass. It sounds bad and *definitely* not capturing the magic balance of the original mix. Just wrong.

Is it maybe time to say that Steve Wilson really was not the right guy for Yes remixes? (He's good at Crimson remixes.)
 

Ninecats

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Tried 'To Be Over' again...

Nope. Ugh.

SW added digital 'verb to everything except the bass. It sounds bad and *definitely* not capturing the magic balance of the original mix. Just wrong.

Is it maybe time to say that Steve Wilson really was not the right guy for Yes remixes? (He's good at Crimson remixes.)
If anyone can pull it off it’s him I’m sure - I am however not sure if an album like CTTE suits for surround, with its thick sound wall. Steve Hoffman said it was a tough one to remaster even in stereo (yes I know the difference in remix/remastering, his remaster is the best sounding CTTE I’ve heard in stereo). But all the other Yes remixes are fine to me, I hold The Yes Album as one of his best remixes overall.
 

himey

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Tried 'To Be Over' again...

Nope. Ugh.

SW added digital 'verb to everything except the bass. It sounds bad and *definitely* not capturing the magic balance of the original mix. Just wrong.

Is it maybe time to say that Steve Wilson really was not the right guy for Yes remixes? (He's good at Crimson remixes.)

I think it sounds perfect and I doubt many people around the globe want him to stop mixing Yes in surround. Sorry you don't like it. It has the original mix too so you don't have to sell it.
 

himey

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If anyone can pull it off it’s him I’m sure - I am however not sure if an album like CTTE suits for surround, with its thick sound wall. Steve Hoffman said it was a tough one to remaster even in stereo (yes I know the difference in remix/remastering, his remaster is the best sounding CTTE I’ve heard in stereo). But all the other Yes remixes are fine to me, I hold The Yes Album as one of his best remixes overall.

Your post is confusing. Is it in the correct thread? CTTE sounds excellent...
 

Ninecats

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I was addressing ssullys opinion on SW Yes’ remixes in general, and used CTTE as an example where a remix can be tricky because of the nature of the recording. My personal opinion of course.
 
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von kulper

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I'll keep this short as I have little to add to what's already been said in this thread. For me this is a solid 8. Musically, I love it, but it's not an easy one to grasp. I don't like it as much as CTE, but prefer it to TYA. To Be Over is a beautiful closer, and a reference song and mix. This is from beginning to end, a fun, engaging surround mix. I have no issues with "harshness" on my setup, and I can rock it LOUD without succumbing to ear fatigue. With that said, I was not familiar with previous versions of this album prior to the surround mix.

So yeah, an 8. But caveat emptor; the music here is often times... adventurous.
 
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WBP

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Always loved Relayer - its a very ambitious album musically but they pull it off with style , they seem inspired by Moraz and its shame this line up only recorded one album. The mix is great for what is a very dense recording - its a joy to listen to
 

The Rang

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When I put this Blu-ray in, go to audio setup, and select "lpcm 5.1 surround" , it starts playing in surround, but the screen shows "lpcm stereo" underlined. If I move down and select "lpcm surround", the sound doesn't change. So, it seems like there's just a little authoring bug going on. Anyone else noticed that? Just curious.
I noticed the same things, I used the coloured buttons on the remote to choose the version I wanted
 
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