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Reply #60 posted 02/11/19 6:52am

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how're all you listening to these? filling a room with sound or headphones?

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Reply #61 posted 02/11/19 6:59am

Rimshottbob

peedub said:

how're all you listening to these? filling a room with sound or headphones?

I've done both, headphones and on the 'proper' stereo in my living room...

all three sound fantastic, and so much richer, warmer (and without brickwalling/distortion) than the original CDs in all three cases that they almost sound like different albums... they're fantastic!

And yes, I can confirm, A/Bing between vinyl and (original) CD, that there's lots of bass here, particularly in the likes of Black Sweat, Musicology (the song), 3121 (the song), etc... a much better sound than on the CDs... it feels like these albums are at last available to be heard as they were meant to be...

I'm very happy with these reissues.... they've really done a great job with them - let's have every album reissued this way please!

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Reply #62 posted 02/11/19 7:48am

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I got 'planet earth' and '3121'. Everything's got the right stickers. They sound like crap. NO bottom. The grooves are so shallow it hardly looks like a record. Save your money.

I don't know what source they used for these, but "No bottom" is definitely not how I would describe it. What kind of gear are you using? What's your setup? Particularly your turntable and stylus? Musicology had my whole house shaking.

There was a little sizzle on some of the high hats, but without A/Bing it back to the CD, I know prince sometimes recorded things a little hot (there is a lot of this on Rainbow Children), probably just a preference for overdriven analog sound. I'd have to go back and check. But there was plenty of low end on my system.

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Reply #63 posted 02/11/19 1:07pm

NorthC

Looks like the positive reviews are outweighing the negative ones. I might wanna get these...
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Reply #64 posted 02/11/19 1:43pm

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peedub said:

how're all you listening to these? filling a room with sound or headphones?



Tried to post a pic but it’s screwing up.
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Reply #65 posted 02/12/19 7:35am

JAYJOE

How are the CD's compared to previous versions? Are the booklets the same does planet earth have a booklet, disc art etc?
he might have better luck if he was drummin with his Dick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply #66 posted 02/13/19 7:09am

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I bought all 3 of them too. Don't know why musicology had to be a double album though. It could fit on a single album.
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Reply #67 posted 02/13/19 10:53am

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Don't know why musicology had to be a double album though. It could fit on a single album.

No that wouldn't have worked. It's 48 minutes worth of music. For something loud and dynamic like this, you're going to pretty much max at 45 or 46 minutes unless a lot of compromises are made. It CAN be done, but things start getting hairy in a hurry.

To start squeezing more than 22 - 23 minutes a side, they have to cut shallow and narrow. You can do it with something quiet, but not with booming drums and bass - needs a deeper cut and wider groove to give the stylus room to move. And if they tried to cut it quiet, they still would have a sequencing problem without breaking Cinnamon Girl in half across side 1 and 2.

It's annoying flipping every couple songs, but it is what it is. Not all albums work well optimally with the format. Prince just didn't have vinyl in mind when he did this one. Sounds great though.

[Edited 2/13/19 10:55am]

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Reply #68 posted 02/13/19 1:14pm

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JAYJOE said:

How are the CD's compared to previous versions? Are the booklets the same does planet earth have a booklet, disc art etc?


Everything is the same as far as I can tell. PE has no booklet just like before.
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Reply #69 posted 02/13/19 2:04pm

liltalkm

All three records sound great and a bit more dynamic to me.

Planet Earth isn't my favorite album by a long shot, but it sounds especially fresh on vinyl.

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and the reality that you believe in begins to bind.
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Reply #70 posted 02/14/19 4:45am

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Reply #71 posted 02/14/19 5:28am

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There we go. Sounds great in here lol

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Reply #72 posted 02/14/19 11:34am

tomds

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tomds said:


Don't know why musicology had to be a double album though. It could fit on a single album.


No that wouldn't have worked. It's 48 minutes worth of music. For something loud and dynamic like this, you're going to pretty much max at 45 or 46 minutes unless a lot of compromises are made. It CAN be done, but things start getting hairy in a hurry.



To start squeezing more than 22 - 23 minutes a side, they have to cut shallow and narrow. You can do it with something quiet, but not with booming drums and bass - needs a deeper cut and wider groove to give the stylus room to move. And if they tried to cut it quiet, they still would have a sequencing problem without breaking Cinnamon Girl in half across side 1 and 2.



It's annoying flipping every couple songs, but it is what it is. Not all albums work well optimally with the format. Prince just didn't have vinyl in mind when he did this one. Sounds great though.

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Makes sense. But planet earth is one disc
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Reply #73 posted 02/14/19 2:42pm

johnnyribcage

tomds said:

johnnyribcage said:



tomds said:


Don't know why musicology had to be a double album though. It could fit on a single album.


No that wouldn't have worked. It's 48 minutes worth of music. For something loud and dynamic like this, you're going to pretty much max at 45 or 46 minutes unless a lot of compromises are made. It CAN be done, but things start getting hairy in a hurry.

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Makes sense. But planet earth is one disc


Right. That precisely proves my point. Planet Earth is 45 minutes long. So it fits nicely on one record without any compromises or early fades.
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Reply #74 posted 02/15/19 11:06am

lion88

I received all 3 lp's. My opinion, lot's of detail compared to the cd's. I heard things I did not hear before. Overall enjoyable and great to have the album covers.

The sound is a bit thin and too much high end, so no audiophile sound, which I also did not expect.

I did have the original Musicology lp and I think I remember it sounded better. Maybe someone on prince.org can compare the lp's?

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Reply #75 posted 02/15/19 11:28am

lion88

I really enjoy the The marrying kind and If eye was the man in ur life songs from the musicology lp.


It reminded me a bit about the deliverance cd, maybe because of the flow of the songs.

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