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"There's a Riot Goin' On": sound quality on different releases?

Old 06-27-07, 03:03 PM
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"There's a Riot Goin' On": sound quality on different releases?

Has anybody compared the sound quality on the original vinyl, the first U.S. CD release (with the flag cover replaced by a shot of the band on stage), the European release with the flag cover, and the 2006 remastered edition? Which is best and how are they different? I'm most intered in knowing if the first American and European CD editions differ in any way.
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I have no idea but just to clarify for everyone else, I believe he's talking about the Sly & the Family Stone album of that name.
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Is there a Vic Anesi remaster of this title (maybe most recent remaster)? He does good work.

edit: looks like the latest remaster is in fact by Anesi, and the sound of the remasters is getting praise over at the Steve Hoffman boards:

I'm finally getting to Riot and beyond. Vic Anesini has done the impossible with Riot: he's taken the murky fog and brought it right out into the open and into your face so that you have no choice but to face it head-on. I'd always imagined that a cleaned-up Riot would be a let-down, because it was never supposed to sound clean, slick, or commercialized. The new remaster is none of those things; what it is is a full technicolor nightmare with the wounds still fresh, but even rawer than before. Nowhere is this more evident than on "Africa Talks To You (The Asphalt Jungle)." The only way I'd ever heard this was on the old CD version, which was muddy, hissy, and distant. Well, the remaster is still muddy, although much more organic; it's all together, man! The hiss is still there, showing the countless overdubs. But it is so IN YOUR FACE that not only is Africa talking to you, you damn well better listen! Timber, all fall down indeed!
link: http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/sh...ad.php?t=91059

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