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'The Who's Tommy' Super Deluxe Edition (Nov. 11th 2013)

Old 10-10-13, 02:55 PM
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Re: 'The Who's Tommy' Super Deluxe Edition (Nov. 11th 2013)

Like a few of the others, I have the SACD. I may be tempted to get the UK Blu-ray only version. I've purchased a few Blu-ray Audio discs (Tom Petty, the Velvet Underground) and have a couple more on order. They have all been region free.
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now not to freak some people out, but the new mastering done for this edition was not done by Pete Townsend (as he had done for the SACD and DVD-Audio editions) but by Jon Astley

someone's retort regarding this:

"To be fair his mastering style has greatly improved in the last few years.

He did some Japanese remasters of the later The Who albums a few years back and they sound fantastic. There's no over-compression, noise reduction or strange EQ choices on those discs.

They're highly recommended.

His remastering on The Who Deluxe Editions is fantastic as well.

They're miles better then the atrocious Judas Priest and ABBA remasters he did around 10 years ago."
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Re: 'The Who's Tommy' Super Deluxe Edition (Nov. 11th 2013)

Originally Posted by cungar
Every time I hear about them, I think of this story.


Man buys Pink Floyd box set, puts it on shelf, feels sad
27-09-11

A MIDDLE-AGED man is feeling oddly downhearted after buying an expensive limited edition box set of music by the favourite band of his youth.


Tom Logan, a 48 year-old systems analyst, spent around £100 on a box-type thing containing a ‘re-masticated’ vinyl edition of Dark Side of the Moon, a soiled tea towel with the lyrics to Money inscribed on it in green biro and a special bonus LP featuring unreleased recordings of Syd Barrett throwing sprouts into a tin bath.

Logan, whose unfulfilling job gives him a high disposable income, will never open the packaging on his purchase because to do so would affect the highly collectable geegaw’s online resale value.

Instead he has placed it on a tragic shelf alongside his special edition U2 retrospective vinyl set with Bono-cock-shaped data-dildo, a Brian Eno anniversary unicorn and a presentation case containing Neil Young’s smegma.

Logan said: “I’m fairly certain that this Pink Floyd box set contains a magical portal back to my youth, when I had hair on my head instead of my shoulders and had no idea what Preparation H was for.

“If only I could open the box without downgrading it from ‘near mint’ to ‘excellent’.”

He added: “I ordered it specially from my local independent record store, where I suspect the young and attractive staff all laugh at me behind my back.

“But, if nothing else, I suppose it is good to financially support ageing musicians with expensive, fucknut children.”
That's funny until you think about it.
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Re: 'The Who's Tommy' Super Deluxe Edition (Nov. 11th 2013)

Originally Posted by Giles
now not to freak some people out, but the new mastering done for this edition was not done by Pete Townsend (as he had done for the SACD and DVD-Audio editions) but by Jon Astley

someone's retort regarding this:

"To be fair his mastering style has greatly improved in the last few years.

He did some Japanese remasters of the later The Who albums a few years back and they sound fantastic. There's no over-compression, noise reduction or strange EQ choices on those discs.

They're highly recommended.

His remastering on The Who Deluxe Editions is fantastic as well.

They're miles better then the atrocious Judas Priest and ABBA remasters he did around 10 years ago."

Is that from over on Steve Hoffmans board?
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Is that from over on Steve Hoffmans board?
no blu-ray.com
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Re: 'The Who's Tommy' Super Deluxe Edition (Nov. 11th 2013)

down to $127 on Amazon
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down to 117.55
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Re: 'The Who's Tommy' Super Deluxe Edition (Nov. 11th 2013)

94.37


What was it first $165?
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Re: 'The Who's Tommy' Super Deluxe Edition (Nov. 11th 2013)

there's also a Canadian 'bluray release only' version

the stand along UK bluray only edition is no longer available as a preorder form Amazon.co.uk
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92.25.

Mine just went to shipping mode.
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Re: 'The Who's Tommy' Super Deluxe Edition (Nov. 11th 2013)

Listening to the 5.1 right now.

Cousin Kevin sounded different to me, not in a bad way just different, I think it was the vocals.

Love the way the drums have been sent to mostly the surrounds and it alternates from frontto back.
Haven't listened to the sacd or the dvd-a in years so I don't remember if it was the same.

The inside is essentially a coffee table book that is lp size and the 4 discs are in easy to access slots on the last page.

I'm in WHO heaven
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Re: 'The Who's Tommy' Super Deluxe Edition (Nov. 11th 2013)

Originally Posted by Giles
now not to freak some people out, but the new mastering done for this edition was not done by Pete Townsend (as he had done for the SACD and DVD-Audio editions) but by Jon Astley

someone's retort regarding this:

"To be fair his mastering style has greatly improved in the last few years.

He did some Japanese remasters of the later The Who albums a few years back and they sound fantastic. There's no over-compression, noise reduction or strange EQ choices on those discs.

They're highly recommended.

His remastering on The Who Deluxe Editions is fantastic as well.
Maybe he'll get the go-ahead and remaster the entire Quadrophenia in 5.1 since Pete short-changed us on that release.

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