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Posted: 06 Dec 16, 12:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, of course there will be an update.

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Posted: 06 Dec 16, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you :)

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Posted: 10 Dec 16, 09:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

40 years ago today...
Good reason to listen to the album again...

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Posted: 02 Jan 17, 02:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

CMI i sent you a private message

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Posted: 07 Jan 17, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Many thanks for your hard work and outstanding quality

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Posted: 16 Jan 17, 03:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's no "Don't Say No" in track list but anyway...

16th January 2017 

QUEEN - "JAZZ"   

EXPANDED STUDIO COLLECTION

2017 CMI Music 

Original album release date: November 1978
This edition compiled and remastered in 2017     


Attachment: 20171161433017005.txt 6 KB
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Posted: 16 Jan 17, 05:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks CMI! thanks

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Posted: 16 Jan 17, 06:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Cool !! thanks CMI !!

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Posted: 16 Jan 17, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After downloading and taking a look I had a few quick questions....

a. I could be wrong but I thought the Royal Orb set was released in 2011, same as the reissues...I looked at Amazon and that stated it was released Dec 5, 2011. Now I know Amazon often mistakes their dates as well which is why I bring the question here...

b. I see that on the main album for both Leaving Home and Don't Stop Me Now you used the two sources but no details as to why - was it to fix something, or to expand on something?

c. What is the reasoning behind expanding the single edits? I've seen you do that a few time where you take a single edit but give it a full ending, etc. Doesn't that basically defeat the purpose?

Either way this has been a grand undertaking so far and I'm loving reexploring these albums in superior ways. You have a great knack at taking the best sounding versions!

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Posted: 16 Jan 17, 09:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ Thanks for your post!

a. Yes, indeed. My fault from the previous release. Corrected.

b. In both songs longest endings were restored and there was a small glitch (lost samples) in main source of 'Don't Stop Me Now'. Corrected.

c. I restore edits which don't work for my taste. I think the fade out of 'Fat Bottomed Girls' ruins the whole song. The same reason for 'You Don't Fool Me' (single edit) from 'Made In Heaven'.

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Posted: 16 Jan 17, 13:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^

a. Excellent!

b. Cool. Figured it was something similar - but figured it was easier to ask than try to figure out exactly what was going down.

c. Fair enough - you're project, you're desired result :D



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Posted: 17 Jan 17, 01:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

CMI - excellent job, as always !

I especially love the extra ad libs from Freddie in at the end of Fat Bottomed Girls from the 1991 remix. Nice that those are in there.

Just one question from me - why does the "instrumental" Fat Bottomed Girls still have the vocals at the beginning and in the choruses? That would make it a karaoke version. Bicycle Race is an instrumental, and the same thing is possible with the Rock Band stems. Would you consider doing that !?

I've attached an approximation of it, but my sources are lossy.

Attachment: 2017117213070490.mp3 5 MB
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Posted: 17 Jan 17, 01:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ Bob, thanks for your questions.

Yes there was a consideration to use true intrumental version of 'Fat Bottomed Girls' mixed from stems but the reason is the quality of available 'Guitar Hero' stems. It's 'very' lossy as I can call it. There was an attempt but I discarded it in the end. 

I think I'll make another approach to mix true instrumental version in the future... Probably it will be a mixture of three sources to create the most complete instrumental version.

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Posted: 17 Jan 17, 03:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, CMI! Looking forward to hear your work :-)

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Posted: 17 Jan 17, 07:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Forgive my ignorance here and maybe this post is as much for another thread as this but I'll see where this goes....If you have a Hi Definition mix of something....what exactly does that mean? I mean is it a true remix or is it basically a process that makes things cleaner, crisper, etc....I ask here because if you are going through the efforts of finding the best audio for the basic album...why wouldn't we use the hi def mix of Teo Toriatte or in this case your own hi def mix of Bicycle Race as the new "standard" album version?



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Posted: 17 Jan 17, 08:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm.
Personally I'd have preferred Jealousy as it's always been, ie, no bass kick....!

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Posted: 17 Jan 17, 09:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

2soxtalon

MAIN ASPECT: All albums feature original stereo mixes restored/fixed/remastered.
So I don't replace original mixes with newly produced remixes because of clarity or something. One exception is 'Jealousy' which is a semi-original stereo mix for known reasons.

All new remixes are added as an alternative to the original mix. 'Bicycle Race' for example now features the original piano during the a-capella intro which was omitted from the original mix.

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Posted: 17 Jan 17, 09:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ Fair enough! Thanks again!

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Posted: 17 Jan 17, 15:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cmi wrote:

Yes there was a consideration to use true intrumental version of 'Fat Bottomed Girls' mixed from stems but the reason is the quality of available 'Guitar Hero' stems. It's 'very' lossy as I can call it. There was an attempt but I discarded it in the end. 


Lossless sources must be out there somewhere.

But it may be a pretty extensive search !



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Posted: 18 Jan 17, 08:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brians wig wrote:

Hmmm.
Personally I'd have preferred Jealousy as it's always been, ie, no bass kick....!


Now the bass drum is quite delicate, not right behind your face... And overall listening experience of the song now is even more enjoyable.