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Get Happy!!, and That's an Order !

Yes, Get Happy!! is finally being released as a two-CD set on September 9th. Man, I've been waiting for this one for a while, as my old disc has been rotting away to the point where you can see through it if you hold it up to the light. (Perfect sound forever, right !)

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popkultur
Aug. 19th, 2003 07:58 pm (UTC)
i have it!
5ive gears in reverse!
rpkrajewski
Aug. 20th, 2003 05:22 am (UTC)
Another fashionable first...
...like walking down the road to ruin
(no subject) - all_askew - Aug. 20th, 2003 06:46 am (UTC) - Expand
marm0t
Aug. 20th, 2003 07:04 am (UTC)
Re: imperfect sound forever
Vinyl is totally more pleasing to the ear than cd. I resisted buying a cd player for a ridiculously long time for precisely that reason. I don't like my sound all neatly manipulated and compressed into little digital boxes that fit nicely together, I like it all smushed into one big gooey auditory mess!
rpkrajewski
Aug. 20th, 2003 07:28 am (UTC)
Re: imperfect sound forever
big gooey auditory mess

What, ProTools doesn't have a "big gooey auditory mess" plugin ?
rpkrajewski
Aug. 20th, 2003 07:24 am (UTC)
Re: imperfect sound forever
CDs can be well-done but the current trend for contemporary radio-bound "product" and even some reissues of pre-80s stuff is to make everything LOUD. People have just gone overboard with compression; first it was a reasonable strategy, if very gently applied, to get very quiet parts out of the low-resolution zone (but supposedly there are other dithering and noise-shaping techniques for this that don't actually change the levels).

Once we're in the brave new world of 24-bit 96k kHz formats, it will sound just like records again. Or so the golden ears tell us. There's so much extra space on DVDs and SACDs that we could just have an alternate "put this through a tube amp/Abbey Road console"-mastered version.

I do trust Rhino, though. I've got the Rhino edition of This Year's Model and it does sound great without (apparent) compression.
rpkrajewski
Aug. 20th, 2003 07:32 am (UTC)
Re: imperfect sound forever (2)
So, can you hear this pleasing sound when you play back uncompressed CD of your digitized vinyl ? If so, that means that your setup is capable of reproducing that special something, and digital formats aren't at fault, just the way people use them...
(no subject) - all_askew - Aug. 20th, 2003 07:55 am (UTC) - Expand
berlinvirus
Aug. 20th, 2003 06:52 am (UTC)
Elvis
Elvis was one of my Napster-era discoveries. You heard the Juliet Letters? Sort of an operetta with a string quartet - well done.

Bb
rpkrajewski
Aug. 20th, 2003 07:34 am (UTC)
Re: Elvis
I should go back and listen to the Juliet Letters again sometime -- my brother gave it to me and I couldn't get into it then. And Costello's model for the music, the quartet, is definitely my favorite form of classical/art music.

Get Happy!! came out when I was a senior in high school. I am olde...
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