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#21 treeduck

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:52 AM

Is it me or does the whole package just look cheap? It reminds me of those repackaged bootlegs that we've been seeing a lot of lately. It's not in the spirit of the original album.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:11 AM

I'd buy a standalone of the 5.1 mix for sure. No way I'm dropping one fiddy on this for it though.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:21 AM

These F*cking Whores, not to bundle the Blu Ray into the lower priced packages is complete Bull Shit. I'm too Pissed to keep typing!

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:39 AM

Once the initial orders go through, I"m sure they'll release the Blu-ray as a stand alone, probably in the late winter, early spring. Then I'll buy it.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:32 PM

Christmas present to self.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:40 PM

First post in a long, long while.  I was so excited about this release, but I'm disappointed as hell that its gonna be the same concert as Disc 3 of Different Stages.  

I guess it might be cool to hear Closer To  The Heart, 2112 and the drum solo , but Ged's voice was pretty f***ed that night.  

Heres hoping the 40th Aniversary of Hemispheres has more rarities next year.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:56 PM

I guess this release is the natural result of Rush selling their catalog to Ole?

http://www.billboard...es-rush-catalog

My wife is amazed that as much of a Rush fanatic that I have been for ~35 years, and as much of a Steven Wilson fan (both of his work and his 5.1 remixes) that I'm not shelling out for the box.  But I feel strongly about it - for my interest in this package, the value does not justify the cost.  I suppose for some it might, but it got me thinking, being the one-time completest that I was (the R40 video re-package and 2112 Deluxe cured me of that!) If I'm not buying it, I wonder how many still are.  I'd be really curious how many Super Deluxe packages they sell;  I mean, more power to them, and good news to those that find sufficient value for the cost.  But it crossed a line for me, and based on comments I've read here and elsewhere, it's crossed it for many others too.

Hopefully, they release the Bluray stand-alone someday  (though I won't hold my breath, they still haven't released the Toronto TFE show from the R40 DVD box standalone....  yet.)

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 01:18 PM

Is this 5.1 mix different than the existing 5.1 mix of this album?

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 01:32 PM

View PostLedRush, on 19 October 2017 - 01:18 PM, said:

Is this 5.1 mix different than the existing 5.1 mix of this album?
Yes. Richard Chycki (Dream Theater's current sound engineer and Rush's former sound engineer on S&A and CA) did the first 5.1 mix. This version's done by Steven Wilson.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 02:38 PM

View Postcygnify, on 19 October 2017 - 12:56 PM, said:

I guess this release is the natural result of Rush selling their catalog to Ole?

http://www.billboard...es-rush-catalog

My wife is amazed that as much of a Rush fanatic that I have been for ~35 years, and as much of a Steven Wilson fan (both of his work and his 5.1 remixes) that I'm not shelling out for the box.  But I feel strongly about it - for my interest in this package, the value does not justify the cost.  I suppose for some it might, but it got me thinking, being the one-time completest that I was (the R40 video re-package and 2112 Deluxe cured me of that!) If I'm not buying it, I wonder how many still are.  I'd be really curious how many Super Deluxe packages they sell;  I mean, more power to them, and good news to those that find sufficient value for the cost.  But it crossed a line for me, and based on comments I've read here and elsewhere, it's crossed it for many others too.

Hopefully, they release the Bluray stand-alone someday  (though I won't hold my breath, they still haven't released the Toronto TFE show from the R40 DVD box standalone....  yet.)

I stopped buying deluxe box whatevers after the R40 concert DVD set came out. I would love the bonus stuff but I can't justify rebuying all those other concert discs just to get them. Same with 2112 deluxe and now this one. I used to try and get everything they released but the price tags are steep on these latest releases. So I have had to learn to live without.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 02:47 PM

View PostPolarizeMe, on 19 October 2017 - 01:32 PM, said:

View PostLedRush, on 19 October 2017 - 01:18 PM, said:

Is this 5.1 mix different than the existing 5.1 mix of this album?
Yes. Richard Chycki (Dream Theater's current sound engineer and Rush's former sound engineer on S&A and CA) did the first 5.1 mix. This version's done by Steven Wilson.

It means, it's going to be a lot better, but c'mon no standalone Blu-Ray. Maybe I am a big Rush and Steven Wilson fan, but I also love to keep my money for useful things :rage:

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:01 PM

Not offering the BluRay as a stand-alone release is stupid. It will be available for illegal download within days of its release and it looks like lots of people who would have otherwise bought it will go down the route of piracy.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:09 PM

...and shame on Hugh Syme, for turning out that pile of poo reworking of the cover art!

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:34 PM

Like a lot of people I get a little tired of remixes/remasters/alternate versions of songs/albums unless there are genuine improvements like VT remix.I have decent audio setup and I am critical of what I hear but I couldn't be bothered if there is a hidden triangle part in Xanadu or something like that.What gets me is the cost of these reissues.I bought three of the Led Zep deluxe box sets and they sit on the shelf having been once looked at and played and now blending in with all the other collectables gathering dust.I think sometimes my money could have been better off spent at the pub.There is one upside to this reissue nonsense is that people are off loading their perfectly fine previous issues of their favourite artists to charity shops in which I scored nearly complete collections of King Crimson,Steely Dan,ELP,Till,etc all for about $40 .Perfect to whack on for weddings,parties,anything.I do hope that that the live disc gets a separate release in the future.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:45 PM

I was very happy with last years 2112 release. I will look for the new AFTK release this weekend.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:54 PM

Hey, I just heard the live version of closer to the heart!! awesome. geddy nails it. considering he had a cold too. One of the better versions... I will try and find it and post it.. iam so getting this. But only the 3 cd version, always dreamed of hearing the 4 tracks left off the 78 show. I really think they could have left lakeside park and closer to the heart on there,, but now we got em...

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:56 PM

Here it is. enjoy!!!!    https://www.youtube....h?v=yzpY-ftsC2o

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 05:28 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 19 October 2017 - 12:32 PM, said:

Christmas present to self.

Same here.  Our daughter is getting married this spring.  I think I'm asking Santa for the 3 CD/t shirt set, but other than that, the pencils are what is in my budget!

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 05:44 PM

View PostTony R, on 19 October 2017 - 04:01 PM, said:

Not offering the BluRay as a stand-alone release is stupid. It will be available for illegal download within days of its release and it looks like lots of people who would have otherwise bought it will go down the route of piracy.
If it doesn't get a stand-alone release, that's exactly what I might do.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:12 PM

View Post78jazz, on 17 October 2017 - 01:10 PM, said:

I wonder if the tracks left off the 2.20.78 show will be included.
It will be a full show I believe.




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