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Post by RMA » 14 Jul 2004 23:29

Mother do you think they'll drop the bomb
Mother do you think the'll like this song
Mother should I build a wall
Mother should I run for president
Mother should I trust the government
Mother will they put me in the firing line
Mother am I really dying

It may be 25 years ago, but it could easily have been last week.

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Post by michaelwnz » 15 Jul 2004 05:44

Hmmm...what's the best vinyl version of The Wall ?

UK ? US? Japanese ?

One of the LP's I ruined by Permostating

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Post by Gerard » 15 Jul 2004 08:47

UK......I think.
Permostating????

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Post by michaelwnz » 15 Jul 2004 09:31

Permostating ...application of Permostat anti-static treatment.

It turned out to be unstable over the course of 10+ yrs.

:oops:

http://www.hificables.co.uk/ProductDeta ... ID/2411/v/

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Post by Guest » 19 Jan 2005 02:58

Atom heart mother the album you never hear Floyd fans talk about,even Floyd themselves hated making it...Brilliant this is when floyd were brilliant in my view,although Dark side is an excellent album.It's really Wish you were here album thats the weak albums of theres really,all the same Legendary band.

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Post by euclid » 19 Jan 2005 04:29

My sister introduced me to Atom Heart Mother in the early 70's. It is still one of favorite Pink Floyd albums. I do not like Dark Side of the Moon as much. Its only great. I remember it as the album that finally hit after years of great music. The music on Piper At The Gates Of Dawn is very different compared to their later albums. Relics is a “Best Of” album. A Nice Pair is a combination of “A Saucerful Of Secrets” and other cuts.

My Pink Floyd collection includes:
Piper At The Gates Of Dawn -- 1967 US Tower ST9053 (1970s pressing)
Meddle -- US Harvest SMAS-832
Atom Heart Mother -- US Harvest SKAO-382
Ummagumma -- US Harvest/EMI STBB-388
Obscured By Clouds -- 1972 US Harvest ST-11078
Relics -- US Harvest SW-759
Dark Side Of The Moon -- 1973 US Harvest SMAS-11163
Dark Side Of The Moon -- 1973 German Harvest/EMI 1C062-05 249Q (SQ Quad)
A Nice Pair -- 1973 US Harvest SABB-11257
Atom Heart Mother -- 1974 German Harvest 1C062-04 550Q (SQ Quad)
Wish You Were Here -- 1975 US Columbia PC33453
Wish You Were Here- - 1975 US Columbia PCQ33453 (SQ Quad)
Animals -- 1977 US Columbia AP-1 (DJ Copy)

Now that they are off the shelf, I must play a few.

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Post by Guest » 19 Jan 2005 05:02

Great colection of Floyd you have there...looking at that lot you only need 'Obscured by clouds','The wall' & 'Final cut' & your just about complete.Floyd wer'nt really worth a light after Roger Waters left.Happy listerning.

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Post by thommo_work » 19 Jan 2005 09:57

Not forgetting "Music from the film "More"

http://www.musicstack.com/listings.cgi? ... edia=Vinyl

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Post by Guest » 19 Jan 2005 11:42

OOPS! I always forget about 'More'..& the Floyd stuff on 'Zabriski Point' soundtrack.Back to 'More',anyonr hear Hawkwinds version of Floyds 'Cymbaline' track??

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Post by Finger Painter » 14 Nov 2007 23:18

On the subject of 'thick vinyl' I've just unwrapped a delivery of the 30th Aniversary edition of 'Dark side of the moon'. Now this is thick and must be a 200g pressing at the least. .

Does it sound better than the original?

I don't know if I'm deluding myself, but it just sounds vastly superior. Through the OC9 it is just so so spacious and involving, the detail appears to be extracted better. Too thick for use with a clamp though, but then again it is just so flat in the first place.

Side by side with the original it is a new level.

Pity 'Wish you were here' is my favourite Floyd album and I can only hope this is released in the same format.

Wonderful!!

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Post by michaelwnz » 23 Nov 2007 01:14

Finger Painter wrote:On the subject of 'thick vinyl' I've just unwrapped a delivery of the 30th Aniversary edition of 'Dark side of the moon'. Now this is thick and must be a 200g pressing at the least. .

Does it sound better than the original?
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The 30th Ann. DSOTM is on 180g vinyl.

My original UK Harvest LP sounds better.

The 30th Ann. still sounds very good and is easier to find than an original.

For some background on the 30th Ann. LP

http://store.acousticsounds.com/browse_ ... e_ID=11084

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Post by J_Orrell » 23 Nov 2007 07:31

michaelwnz wrote:The 30th Ann. DSOTM is on 180g vinyl.

My original UK Harvest LP sounds better.
I once read on a webpage written by one of Mobile Fidelity's ex sound engineers that they accidentally wiped segments of the master copy during cutting the half-speed MFSL transfers in 1979. I can no longer finding the webpage. Seemingly, subsequent releases have been mastered from either a third or fourth generation "backup master" on Betamax tape. If that's the case then it would be interesting to know how the recent 5.1 version was managed.

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Post by Finger Painter » 29 Nov 2007 05:10

Hi Michael

Thanks for the confirmation it is only 180g. Still that's thick enough for me!

Funny enough I have the original release, but for some reason prefer the 30th anv edition, to me it just seems to have the edge and appears to be a better pressing. Plus I wish to preserve the original somewhat.

I've also recently got 'Transformer' on 'Speakers Corner', now that to me is far ahead of the original in the quality stakes.

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Dark Side of The Moon 30th Anniv. let down...

Post by bena » 24 Nov 2008 09:53

Well I splashed out £18 on the 30th anniv. pressing of this and I've got to say I'm a little underwhelmed.
Now I'm not the type of audiophile that sits there analyzing all the various pressings/media types of this record as they believe it is the holy grail - I just love the album and my '73 version is pretty beat up.
BUT, despite the original being well played and not best looked after (it's 2nd hand), it still sounds much, much more open than the new one.
The new one IS a fantastically quiet bit of vinyl, but other than that it seems really stiffled, like the bass and midrange are great but there is no openess or space. I actually thought the stylus was really dirty.

Has anyone else found this about this album, or have I somehow got an iffy pressing? (unlikely I would have thought...)
Could it be a fair bit of release agent effectively filling up the detail areas of the grooves? I've given it a clean with an alcohol based solution, but not had it on an RCM (as I haven't built it yet :lol: )

Opinions / experiences appreciated.

Ta

Ben

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Post by Finger Painter » 24 Nov 2008 11:41

Strange there Ben. I have both the original and the 30th and to be honest I think there's nothing in it except the heavier pressing is quieter. I rather liked the whole package and it's something nice to have in the collection.

Maybe yours is an iffy pressing as I can't fault it.

Still pleased to have an original at the same time.

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