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    Having missed it the first time around ( 20 years ago), I finally got around to picking up Rolling Stones Stripped. Since I couldnt find the double LP new or used at a reasonable price, I got the CD new for $8. While I love the set list and the performances, the sound quality is lacking. The guitars especially, sound fake. I dont know if this is because its a
    digital master ( does the LP sound like that?) or just a poorly mastered CD or what? But its annoying for an otherwise very good Stones record.
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    It's all over the place because some cuts are studio recordings, some cuts are live recordings and the cuts are from all over the world.
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    • #3
      The original vinyl on Virgin Records is amazing. Worth paying up for IMO.

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        Yes, but did you see what it's going for lately?

    • #4
      Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
      It's all over the place because some cuts are studio recordings, some cuts are live recordings and the cuts are from all over the world.
      miles davis live around the world is like that. its a collection of gigs from a tour that was preserved on DAT. i had the CD which i thought was ho hum sonically, but the LP, holy cow...unfortunately the vinyl is rare and expen$ive.
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      • #5
        Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
        It's all over the place because some cuts are studio recordings, some cuts are live recordings and the cuts are from all over the world.
        I knew there were several venues, but I thought it was all live, bummer.
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        • #6
          The acoustic guitar into on ANGIE on the CD is compressed, hollow, and thin sounding. Nothing like it could be.
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          • #7
            Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
            It's all over the place because some cuts are studio recordings, some cuts are live recordings and the cuts are from all over the world.
            On the back of the CD is says all tracks are live and from rehearsals in Japan and Portugal. I guess the rehearsals are "studio" tracks?
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            • #8
              Having listened to this one two more times in a row, the sheer musicality trumps any quibbles about sound quality. Its a keeper. And thank God for CD, I never would have been able to afford a new or mint LP copy and its not one I would want to do without.
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              • #9
                FWIW, I just noticed in the fine print on the back of the CD that my copy is the 2009 remaster, if it makes a difference from the 1995 original CD.
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                • #10
                  Has anyone here heard the new release "TOTALLY Stripped"? Is it as good as stripped? It has some of the same songs as stripped, are these the same tracks, or are they alternate versions? Comments appreciated.
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                  • #11
                    Totally Stripped is all live, various venues, more music. it's a tiny bit more compressed than the original CD. The steel stringed acoustic guitars sound about the same; I suspect they are recorded from mics on the guitar rather than in front.
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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post
                      The acoustic guitar into on ANGIE on the CD is compressed, hollow, and thin sounding. Nothing like it could be.
                      The guitar doesn't at least sound like that on the LP.
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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

                        The guitar doesn't at least sound like that on the LP.
                        I'm not sure what to make of this comment? Was a different master (different EQ or other processing) used for the LP? Does LP pressing and playback inherently change tonality and other audio characteristics? Or is one of the posters merely doing a poor job of verbally characterizing his impressions?

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by rbbert View Post

                          I'm not sure what to make of this comment? Was a different master (different EQ or other processing) used for the LP? Does LP pressing and playback inherently change tonality and other audio characteristics? Or is one of the posters merely doing a poor job of verbally characterizing his impressions?
                          It wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility that they used different mixes. Take the highly acclaimed Daft Punk album. The LP paled next to the CD and definitely sounded like two different mixes. The LP was missing dynamics and low end among other things compared to the CD. I wish Gary Koh wasn't traveling in China because he posted a long time ago about the analog and digital releases being from different sources.

                          Or was it a bad digital transfer? One observation that I made a while back was that digital mastering--even files--was all over the place.
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                          • #15
                            One thing is for sure, the Stones were a lot tighter live in 1995 than they are today.
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