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Re: REMASTERING

Sebasty
Rock Star 18
Rock Star 18

It's up to the artists, labels and content owners on what they make available on Spotify.

 

Unfortunately loudness war is a thing, yes. I don't like it either and have pulled off the mainstream pop and dance music just because ears can't handle this kind of quality. It's fatiguing.

 

I can't really understand why they upload such remastered stuff when Spotify has volume normalization for those that want constant volume levels. With the new update on desktop users even get to choose the environment (loud, medium or quiet). I'm pretty sure loud will be as loud as it needs to be. 🙂

 

There is hope that this loudness war is soon to end. You can't become a lot louder than this anymore, and there is a considerably large group of users that know what they are hearing and want good quality.

 

There is one upside right now. Ripped files off purchased CD's will yield some eargasms!

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Re: REMASTERING

_3izu5-a2nx1o
Casual Listener

I absolutely agree with you 110%.  There are many songs being so called remastered they're taking out words Changing Phrases to make the more radio friendly and to me it changes the entire meaning of the song it ruins it for me why can't they just leave them alone? They are ruining a lot of classes for me that I just can't listen to it unless it's the original version.

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skoomasteve
Newbie

A good article educating us about remastering:

 

https://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/music/a18623/behind-the-hype-of-remastering-old-albums/

 

Remastering seldom sonically improves an album and is often merely an attempt by record/production companies to rally sales and re-kindle interest in an older album.  While campaigns to bolster music sales are to be expected, remastering often tragically results in irreversable damage to a historic album.  Uneducated music currators (Spotify in this case) often replace an original album preferring the remastered version; the original album (sometimes even the album art) are lost.  Spotify has a reponsibility (acceped or not) to preserve and protect original versions of music much like a museum has an obligation to preserve protect original paintings. 

 

Remastered albums have a place on spotify, but only if the original is also retained. 

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morebt
Casual Listener

Good comment and interesting link ..... if only Spotify would take notice!

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janhaako
Casual Listener

Taking the originality out of art.


Music is the art with the biggest memory trigger of all arts. Good and bad.


To remaster classical masterpieces is to try to reconfigure the brain.

It's like repainting Mona Lisa with a Iphone obscuring her smile. Some people will discover Leonardo Da Vinci for the first time because of the Iphone art, and love it.

For me her smile reminds me of my first love, and I don't like it when someone tries to fu..k with my memories to make a quick buck.


Just because a old song sounds out of date it doesn't loose it's place among someone's all time favorites.

Music is the feelgood it brings you, not a flawless science project.

 

 

 

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morebt
Casual Listener
Could not agree more and very well put.

Spotify - are you listening?

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Thomashamburger
Casual Listener

It is terrible. I am listening to the first Roxy Music album. I hardly recognize the songs. I am sure Bryan Ferry, Brian Eno & co had nothing to do with this version. It’s like Rembrandt’s ‘The Nightwatch’ being “overdone”: Huh what’s that? That’s the Nightwatch, remastered. It’s silkscreen now.

 

Please, Spotify. Stop**bleep** and give us the real music.

 

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Thomashamburger
Casual Listener

To be honest, I think of quiting. And look for my cd’s again. What i am hearing now is ridiculous.

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musiclife1982
Gig Goer

You know, as you've seen in my replies, I've often shared songs by Jethro Tull, that's because they are my second favourite band (my first favourite band is Queen). I own their whole discography, except for 'The Jethro Tull Xmas Album'; I also own quite a lot of their deluxe repackages (my absolute favourite one, so far, is 'Benefit - A Collector's Edition'). In my playlists, there are some cases in which I keep the standard audio remixes and some others in which I love tha audio improved one; I feel absolutely free to take this choice, because while listening to two Tull albums I can hear a difference with their deluxe repackages. And it's great for me because I can choose the best audio experience for me.

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_3izu5-a2nx1o
Casual Listener

Simple reason...money they are changing the lyrics to make them more politically correct.  None of these bands have any **bleep** anymore to say this is rock this is who we are.  If you dont like it simply Don't listen to it how hard is it to understand?  All these record producers see dollar signs thats all that mayters to them!  I do not now or in the future want to listen to this remastered **bleep**!  Just give me the original.  They edit a song or lyric they change the whole song!  Come on music makers! 

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