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Is the remastered CD of Wish You Are Here better than the 1980s CD?

Discussion in 'music' started by uncl_nigel, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. uncl_nigel

    uncl_nigel pfm Member

    It's all in the title really.

    I have had Wish You Were Here on CD since the second half of the 1980s and was wondering if the recent-ish reissue on CD is an improvement or just marketing hype.

    Same question could be asked of the other reissues from this decade.
     
  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Short answer: No. Long answer can be found in multiple hundred page threads over on SteveHoffman.tv

    If you have an SACD player the fairly recent Analogue Productions dual layer SACD may be worth a punt if you can find one. I have a copy, though haven’t got an early copy to compare it to. FWIW I prefer my Nimbus vinyl to it, but that is a very hard thing to find.

    PS The CD collectors go apeshit over is the original (Japanese I think) issue that just has a side one and side two rather than 5 tracks. That one can go for £hundreds!
     
  3. uncl_nigel

    uncl_nigel pfm Member

    Thanks Tony
     
  4. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Crumpets. I can hear crumpets.

    The recent reissue is worth buying in the 2-CD form because it has 'Have a Cigar' with Roger Waters singing, 'Wish You Were Here' with Stephane Grappelli on it and the 'Wine Glasses' track from 'Household Objects' which got recycled for the start of 'Shine On...'
     
  5. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    What you need is the Sony Columbia version CK64405.

    End of.
     
  6. GJO

    GJO pfm Member

    I have the black and silver label Japanese version,it is rather good.
     
  7. BJP

    BJP Optimistic Utopian

    Do you have a link for that please .
     
  8. windhoek

    windhoek pfm Member

  9. Mr_Sukebe

    Mr_Sukebe pfm Member

    I had the SACD. Wasn't impressed with the recording on track 1, but the rest of the album sounded fantastic.
     
  10. BJP

    BJP Optimistic Utopian

  11. spengenuk

    spengenuk pfm Member

    I have some 80s Floyd on CD and they are mostly pretty dull sounding. I don’t have WYWH but the latest Saucerful Of Secrets is a huge listening improvement over the 80s version.
     
  12. Zepfan

    Zepfan pfm Member

    I don’t think there’s a poor digital mastering of this title, although I’ve not heard them all. You won’t go too far wrong with the 2-disc version linked to above.
     
  13. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Crumpets. I can hear crumpets.

    Apart from the glitch in 'Set the Controls...' :(
     
  14. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Crumpets. I can hear crumpets.

  15. Progmeister

    Progmeister The Supernatural Anaesthetist

    Not in my opinion.
     
  16. lennyw

    lennyw pfm Member

    Yes I agree.

    I've found all versions I've had to have been excellent. The SACD does sound wonderful (and should still be available [EDIT: Jeez, it's not, and the usual Amazon MPlace prices look painful]).
     
  17. RobFTM

    RobFTM pfm Member

    I have a 24bit 96kHz rip from the Blu-ray disk that came with the Immersion Box Set. If I recall correctly its 2011 remastered but in Hi Res obviously. This is, I think, pretty good. It is possibly the best sounding music I own but not the best music if you see what I mean.

    If you stream let me know ;)

    Rob.
     
  18. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    As a confirmed 'Floydie'..... could you elaborate on this please.:)
     
  19. Engels

    Engels pfm Member

    I too "have a copy" of the stereo FLAC 24bit/96khz from the Immersion box set I believe. Sounds great except there is some distortion on the Minimoog synth notes in the final track fade-out which could well be there on the master I imagine
     
  20. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Crumpets. I can hear crumpets.

    Certainly. Other than the 'Shine On' and 'Works' versions of STCFTHOTS, at about the 2:30 mark Rick's organ sound 'jumps' in volume. It sounds like the use of another take dropped in to cover the tiny 'click' on the original version.

    The 1992 Norman Smith remasters are the worst for this edit but it's there in all remastered ones that cam after.

    It's been ages since I played the vinyl so I'm not sure if the 'click' is present on that or a fault on the master tape that appeared later.
     

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