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Discussion: Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

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Post by LooseLeaf March 2, 2014 (191 of 205)
hooperthom said:

Unless AP is lying it was the original Analog tape. Wish You Were Here is a multitrack masterpiece. Now, to have it mixed for 5.1 surround sound and stereo from the original analog master tapes by Pink Floyd's Producer/Engineer James Guthrie is, well, pretty damn exciting.

Yes a new tape formulation product introduced back then with problems was realized after and has gotten worse with age.

Post by hooperthom March 2, 2014 (192 of 205)
LooseLeaf said:

Yes a new tape formulation product introduced back then with problems was realized after and has gotten worse with age.

It still sounds wonderful, especially in 5.1 surround, something LP fell short on.

Post by LooseLeaf March 2, 2014 (193 of 205)
hooperthom said:

It still sounds wonderful, especially in 5.1 surround, something LP fell short on.

I guess in 5.1 welcome to the machine would be a thrill, for very serious listening to Floyd I always use Pulse on vinyl at concert levels , thus will put your hair up .

Post by rammiepie March 2, 2014 (194 of 205)
LooseLeaf said:

I guess in 5.1 welcome to the machine would be a thrill, for very serious listening to Floyd I always use Pulse on vinyl at concert levels , thus will put your hair up .

Welcome To The Machine is orgasmic in multichannel with amazing envelopment!

I'm sure with the poor condition of the master tapes we won't be seeing a 5.1 mix of The Wall for years.

Post by Iain March 2, 2014 (195 of 205)
LooseLeaf said:

I guess in 5.1 welcome to the machine would be a thrill, for very serious listening to Floyd I always use Pulse on vinyl at concert levels , thus will put your hair up .

For acoustic guitar fanatics, the title track is is the epitome of PF. Nothing could ever best that.

Post by LooseLeaf March 2, 2014 (196 of 205)
That said, they did a wonderful job with the tape restoration and the SA-CD pressing. I'm continually amazed WYWH sounds as good as it does, WRT this.

However, it does seem that you have more than a few system anomalies that need sorting. On my system, WYWH sounds as if it were recorded yesterday direct to DSD. I have no issues with it at all.

This is as good as it gets, mate.

EDIT: DSOTM pales in comparison.

Thank you for that, other then Welcome to the Machine what other tracks would suit a 5.1 treatment on WYWH ?
Even witnessing Floyd live you don't have rear and side speakers being used for certain effects only The original Dark Side of The Moon tour is still vivid in my memory , no one at this time were using surround sound for effects, circa 1973 , way ,way a head of its time.

The Wall definitely would have been a better candidate for 5.1 then WYWH ,however with damaged master tapes much is lost from the original sound then on top of this restoration to what effect has this on sonics from the original sound?
Two or three other members here did not care for this reissue which I am in agreement with , speaking for myself the master tape issues was primarily the reason so.
Other bands music were effected from the same issues ,Pink Floyd weren't alone,..

Post by samayoeruorandajin March 2, 2014 (197 of 205)
LooseLeaf said:

Thank you for that, maybe I need to listen to the 5.1 mix to appreciate it more,..The Wall is ripe for that.but,....The tech--das table that Bob Graham of Graham Engineering help set up in my home found no set up issues with my system , there are steps to putting a system like this together and Mr Graham has learned one or two things ,he has been to my home more then once and likes what he hears .

You mean to tell me you aren't listening in 5.1? That's what this release is all about.

Post by Wilhelm—Xu Zhong-Rui May 28, 2014 (198 of 205)
If you weren't already aware, http://vimeo.com/41085122 is a 10m19s clip, The Missing Piano :
"James Guthrie and Storm Thorgerson talk about the making of the Wish You Were Here SACD."


And http://vimeo.com/45878034 for Lute :
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail ?

Post by Lute May 28, 2014 (199 of 205)
Wilhelm—Xu Zhong-Rui said:
Interesting video about WYWH. I loved the story about Rick and the artwork. ;) I've had the SACD version for a while. Just recently picked up a copy of the Immersion box set for the original Quad mix. I'll have to listen for the missing piano. It's a shame they weren't able to put together a 5.1 mix for the Immersion box set of The Wall. I guess there is some trouble with its tapes (and possibly with The Final Cut's too). But, Animals's tapes could to be in good condition. And...The band members' written comments discussing their long experience with surround sound and their positive views on 5.1 really make the case for MORE effort to be made to release many more Pink Floyd albums in 5.1

And... for us to experience their music in surround sound!!!!


P.S. Thanks for the space station video!! Loved it!! Not only the views of the Earth and stars but also the amazing quality of the video is phenomenal. :)

Post by Iain May 29, 2014 (200 of 205)
LooseLeaf said:

Thank you for that, other then Welcome to the Machine what other tracks would suit a 5.1 treatment on WYWH ?
...

The gap-less transition from "Have A Cigar" to the title track "Wish You Were Here" is stunning in multi-channel. It's the part where the cheap, tinny sounding radio is being tuned to various stations on the right rear channel. Then the acoustic guitar comes on and the listener starts playing along with it on the front channels.

This part falls flat in 2-channel mode.

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