Worst Re-issues

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doomedplanet
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Post#61 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:24 pm

I found out the hard way last year, don't mention in detail the worst reissues or you might insult someone and get raked over the coals for it.
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nightsblood
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Post#62 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:47 pm

doomedplanet wrote:I found out the hard way last year, don't mention in detail the worst reissues or you might insult someone and get raked over the coals for it.


That's a shame; nothing says 'asshole' like doing a shitty job and then acting like a crybaby when people call you out on it.

I know some people are overly anal and unrealistic in their expectations- not every reissue can come with a 120-page booklet and collect every single note the band ever put on tape. But people paying for a reissue expect a bit more than a rip from a 8th-generation tape dub w/ some pixelated artwork on it and no liner notes.
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Post#63 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:34 am

Still beating the dead horse. Nice

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Post#64 » Thu May 31, 2012 2:43 pm

Some band re-issues come plain because the band never kept a thing from the old days.

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vansinne
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Post#65 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:00 am

I'm listening to the CD reissue of Retrosatan - Grito Mortal that came out a couple of years ago and the sound is horrible, compressed like 64 kbit mp3s. Anyone know what they used as source material?

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Post#66 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:57 pm

vansinne wrote:I'm listening to the CD reissue of Retrosatan - Grito Mortal that came out a couple of years ago and the sound is horrible, compressed like 64 kbit mp3s. Anyone know what they used as source material?


no wonder why is so cheap, thanx for the heads up...

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lox
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Post#67 » Tue May 13, 2014 11:40 am

The Sentinel wrote:Hmm, shit. So, I have to add the Taist Of Iron LP back on my wantlist then, crap! I have to hear the original to compare.


Yes. Ask doomedplanet for his old vinyl rip (since it cant be posted), compared to that the reissue sound like a weirdly eq'ed demo, the volume goes randomly up and down, it's even worse than the Skol CD.

but

It's not fair to single out Skol records for bad sounding reissues, big labels with more money are releasing crap constantly without much complaing, we need a thread about that.

Labels can't rely solely on bands to provide good sounding tapes, they have to work on this, comparing original vinyl, tape copies and even bootlegs. If there is no good sounding audio source: please don't release it and demand money for it.

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ION BRITTON
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Post#68 » Tue May 13, 2014 12:02 pm

lox wrote:If there is no good sounding audio source: please don't release it and demand money for it.
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Post#69 » Tue May 13, 2014 3:10 pm

That is true that Skol is not the only label. Greek labels Sonic Age and No Remorse use very suspicious sources.
Titan Force reissues - Sound goes up and down
Maltese Falcon demo cd's - mp3 source
Manilla road Crystal Logic on Shadow Kingdom - mp3 source....

List goes on and on

What is common to a lot of reissues and not on these labels only, majority of them suffer from loudness and very poor sound processing. If the label doesn't have master tape, which is understandable, use vinyl or good tape.
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Post#70 » Tue May 13, 2014 4:55 pm

The Sentinel wrote:Hmm, shit. So, I have to add the Taist Of Iron LP back on my wantlist then, crap!


Seconded.

It's not fair to single out Skol records for bad sounding reissues, big labels with more money are releasing crap constantly without much complaing, we need a thread about that.


Agree on non-singling out and the thread. Where to put it? VoT as well?
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omen of hate
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Post#71 » Tue May 13, 2014 6:47 pm

If my memories are good, there was an old thread about bad re-releases, don't remember if it was in VOT or IB though.

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lox
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Post#72 » Tue May 13, 2014 7:57 pm

omen of hate wrote:If my memories are good, there was an old thread about bad re-releases, don't remember if it was in VOT or IB though.


''Search'' does not delivered aynthing for me. Only vinyl 1995-20xx or something. I guess a reissue sticky thread about CD & vinyl reissues (the good and the bad!) is needed?

Preferably with detailed release info with links to discogs and/or RYM. And people should post only if they have the actual release in their hands or heard it thru their stereo. Rumours & hearsay is not corro worthy.

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omen of hate
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Post#73 » Wed May 14, 2014 2:35 pm

I've found the old thread about bad re-issues, it's in Metal Conquest, here : http://www.thecorroseum.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=5427&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

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Post#74 » Wed May 14, 2014 4:14 pm

Maybe not the "worst" reissue but does anybody have any problems with Dark Rails Records reissue of Fuck Off's "Hell On Earth"? The sound is kind of distant and bassy compared to the original vinyl and I think the Patac reissue also. It says the CD is remastered so I think that might be the problem.
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Post#75 » Wed May 14, 2014 6:14 pm

I have the Picap reissue (with no bonus tracks) and did not notice sound issues.

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