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Which album should Paul NOT remaster?

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Last post 20/08/2018

Posted by cheerdown

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      I think we can all agree that like any artist with career longevity, among Paul's many hits, there have been some misses.

      In that spirit, which album should Paul not bother to remaster, as it needs to remain locked away in the vault? 

        jasonru405_47411 wrote:

        I think we can all agree that like any artist with career longevity, among Paul's many hits, there have been some misses.

        In that spirit, which album should Paul not bother to remaster, as it needs to remain locked away in the vault? 

        Too late, he already did McCartney II - lol

          I'm not a great fan of remastered albums to be honest. I think its just a con to get people to buy the same music twice. If I want to improve the sound quality of a recording I just simply adjust the temperature and furnishings of the room I'm listening in.  

            Kestrel wrote:

            I'm not a great fan of remastered albums to be honest. I think its just a con to get people to buy the same music twice. If I want to improve the sound quality of a recording I just simply adjust the temperature and furnishings of the room I'm listening in.  

            I agree, never bought a remastered album and never will.

              Well, I'm a sucker because I've bought many reissues for many reasons.

              Often (but not always), there's been a big difference in sound quality, which has added a great deal to my appreciation of an album. Sometimes the reissue is a box set, which provides a lot more material, unreleased songs, a DVD, and a decent booklet. 

              Some releases have featured 5.1 surround sound mixes which radically alter how you hear an album. In the case of the fantastic Sgt Pepper 50th anniversary reissue, I prefer Giles Martin's new stereo mix to the surround sound, but it's all great. The new stereo mix is so much better than the old one and it's nice to have the mono version too.

              Which albums should Paul not reissue? The only ones that wouldn't interest me much would be Give My Regards to Broad Street (same goes for the film) and Press to Play. But that's purely personal and I'm sure there are those out there who love those albums. 

              And I'm quite fond of McCartney II - it has a quirky edge to it and he's clearly having fun by himself in the studio. Paul having fun making music is always great to hear. 

              But if some fans aren't interested in any remasters and stick to their old versions, that's fine. I just don't think it's a rip off if you're genuinely interested in the artist (or band).

                NEW...because it's, well, new.  The sound quality is great.  I don't see how it can be improved....unless there are some choice songs left off for some reason.  I want Press To Play because I KNOW there were several songs left off that were better than some that were included, e.g., "Write Away" and "Once Upon a Long Ago."  

                  I know off topic

                   

                  I got into RAM which I think is a great album because of the publicity of it being released

                  listened to few songs when originally came out but never purchased it.

                  so there is a place for remastering some albums

                  can see while Broadstreet does not appeal to some, even thogh I have it.The 80s sound seem a bit dated.So that might be a commercial failure to remaster and promote

                    Perhaps that may be the main reason that GMRTB should be remastered... the fact that how it sounds as original may not appeal... all the more. Who knows?

                      "Give my regards to broad street" is really the less loved Macca album for me! is pointless! but it have "No more lonely nights" and i really love that one! About "McCartneyII" why is still people around who don't love that electronic masterpiece? give me "McCartney II" every day! but at the end of the day is just a matter of taste.

                        carlos guerreiro wrote:

                        "Give my regards to broad street" is really the less loved Macca album for me! is pointless! but it have "No more lonely nights" and i really love that one! About "McCartneyII" why is still people around who don't love that electronic masterpiece? give me "McCartney II" every day! but at the end of the day is just a matter of taste.

                        Correct. We must agree to disagree. I like GMRTBS, but dislike McCartney II. 😉

                          I think  I have to agree with Broad Street; the only song worth remastering there has been remastered and included on compilations.

                          As Broad Street catered (or tried) more to popular tastes, I also prefer McCartney II precisely because it is quirky and electronic and sounds unlike the rest of McCartney's ouevre (although it precedes some experimental work later).

                          Love "Temporary Secreatary" "Waterfalls"  & "Summer Day's Song" (which uses the same mellotron from "Strawberry Fields.")