Post by aquaholic2017 on Aug 31, 2019 19:19:59 GMT
Steve just gave one of his followers a hard-on. There won’t be a clean sock in Timos’ drawers for a long time now.
I also don’t buy STeVe’s story. There isn’t a deli in the story so it can’t be true.
I got my hands on a used but perfectly good version of this cd recently, and like it very much; the warmth - but not total domination - of the bass, the odd revealing intricacy given the wall of sound production and ‘mono-ness’, but I have a question that I really can’t find an answer to ANYWHERE and I’m hoping that maybe Mr. Hoffman himself can answer...
Why was ‘Caroline, No’ split into two tracks, i.e.: the song itself and the dogs and train ending (the latter being named “Conclusion”? This doesn’t seem to have been repeated since, nor was this edit made previous to 1993 (correct me if I’m wrong, though). Mr. Hoffman himself kept the song as one track for the AF remaster in 2009 - why this time and not then? It just bugs me, that’s all. I’ve blended the two tracks on my iTunes library, so the total number of tracks for the DCC version numbers 14 instead of 15.
Anyway, I’d love to find the answer to the above, if anyone (Steve?! Pretty please??!?!) can offer any insight. Thank you!!
Brian wanted it as one, I asked him. We did it for the AF. The DCC respected the way the song was on the 45. Simple as that.
Wow. Thank you, that makes perfect sense. And thank you for your personal reply (and quickly!).
Since you’re on, can I ask one more question? I’m getting the AF CD for Christmas (CAN’T FREAKIN’ WAIT). I’ve read that it’s a HDCD. Will I still hear the benefits of this newer version, even though I’ve only got a standard CD player? Thank you.
I like that the artist would care enough to at least do it this way "just this once", so there was at least a chance the marketplace would give consumers the choice (of course, only if they know the difference, and why). It's not like Brian can go re-commission new versions of the DCC master with the later fix.
I don't know what the print runs on these do to the artists' decisions as to "what if this time we...", but, do you suppose this was a whimsical thing for Brian, or is this a one-last-chance of fixing a long-time irritant for him.
You know what? I’m gonna rip those tracks to iTunes again, and leave them as they are - ‘Caroline, No’ and ‘Conclusion’ - if only to acknowledge that MR. STEVE HOFFMAN PERSONALLY REPLIED TO ONE OF MY POSTS!!!
Sorry, it’s a big deal to me!
Anyone else re: my question regarding the benefits of the rebook layer of the AF?? I’m getting it anyway, but it would be useful to know.
Can a moderator remove the s*** from this thread, please?
The ironic thing about SUGAR SHACK is that it's in mono. The "stereo" version is just the mono with an extra guitar overdubbed after the fact and stereo echo added.
Why is it mono if the song was recorded on four-track?
When Petty added the keyboard part he was mixing to mono at the same time and opened the microphone and did the little riff. After it was over, the song was "locked" in mono and the four track was useless.
"I must say though, artists like Kurt or Thelonious Monk who people think have something to say of the highest importance but are really just suicidal or insane sort of freak me out. Why? Well, everyone thought Monk was really "out there" but they followed his lead and jazz changed. Turns out he really was insane and was finally locked up. Does that mean that the jazzers were wrong to follow him? No, but still." - STeVE