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    New remix of Animals (preview)

    The 2018 remix of Animals in stereo and 5.1 is being released in September in a variety of formats, and today an unlisted video for "Dogs" was posted on the Pink Floyd channel.



    And as good as it may sound in this context, I can assure you that to hear it on an actual stereo is nothing short of a true revelation.

    And okay, I get the opinion of "Why does this need a remix?" But the band wanted it and James did an amazing job, so there!
    Rabin-esque
    my labor of love (and obsessive research)
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    #2
    I'll be looking forward to this. Other than one listen of the disc in the Discovery box of all pre-Endless River Floyd albums when I got it a few years ago, I have not listened to this album in many an age. But my recollection was that it had a bit of a muddy or muffled sound. If they've cleaned that up, that'll be great.

    On the other hand, I prefer the original version of A Momentary Lapse of Reason over the remixed version. So, we'll see....

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      #3
      The bootleg British Winter Tour 1974, with live versions of some Animal tracks was amazing... Rumour has it the band, or one of them, released it themselves. The mix on this new version is a bit bright for me, not enough bass and drums.

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        #4
        First listen to Dogs left me unimpressed. I don't really care for David's voice being pushed up in the mix. I'm sure listening on a proper sound system will be much different, but I don't think this would or will replace the original for my listening in the future

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          #5
          First listen to Dogs 2018 Remix.

          Well . . . THAT's kind of strange. I mean, the in-your-face bald vocals, the crystalline guitars. I just feels like someone else's cover of the song.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Olorin View Post
            But my recollection was that it had a bit of a muddy or muffled sound. If they've cleaned that up, that'll be great.
            Yep!

            Originally posted by Olorin View Post
            On the other hand, I prefer the original version of A Momentary Lapse of Reason over the remixed version. So, we'll see....
            Two different engineers, so...
            Rabin-esque
            my labor of love (and obsessive research)
            rabinesque.blogspot.com

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              #7
              Animals is my second favourite Floyd album after DSotM. If the new mix would purely have been cleaning up the slightly muffled sound, I would probably have liked it better than the original. But as some have commented, the shift in balance, David's voice and guitars more to the forefront, makes it soso for me. It does kind of give away who has control over anything Floyd these days 😉

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                #8
                The last Pink Floyd album I listen to. I prefer it to both Wish You Were Here and Dark Side of the Moon; I like the Orwellian flavour and the edgier style of playing, but I don't need a remixed version.
                Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Mr. Holland View Post
                  Animals is my second favourite Floyd album after DSotM. If the new mix would purely have been cleaning up the slightly muffled sound, I would probably have liked it better than the original. But as some have commented, the shift in balance, David's voice and guitars more to the forefront, makes it soso for me. It does kind of give away who has control over anything Floyd these days 😉
                  I will say that all three have an equal say in the new mixes for any of the projects which involved all three. So it wasn't a case of only David giving notes. However, this project began with the band wanting to bring the recording to a level which they previously desired but were unable to achieve at the time.
                  Rabin-esque
                  my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                  rabinesque.blogspot.com

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by luna65 View Post

                    I will say that all three have an equal say in the new mixes for any of the projects which involved all three. So it wasn't a case of only David giving notes. However, this project began with the band wanting to bring the recording to a level which they previously desired but were unable to achieve at the time.
                    Remixes are a rather interesting thang.

                    In the case of Pink Floyd, bringing up the vocals and guitars seem to be a nod to how things are mixed TODAY.

                    Same thing happened when Beatles albums were remixed . . . all that funky stereo separation was retooled so that bass, drums, and vocals were center - a bit more 'generic', as opposed to the more experimental mixes of yesteryear.

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                      #11
                      James is a thorough traditionalist and came up in the Analog(ue) era, so I wonder if that perceived quality (for some people) has to do with the overall clarity which is now the norm in audio recordings (for the most part, that is). But again, if it sounds a certain way, it's because the band wanted it that way.
                      Rabin-esque
                      my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                      rabinesque.blogspot.com

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                        #12
                        Everything in the new mix has this weird, disembodied quality, especially noticeable on Gilmour’s vocals and guitar. I think I prefer the force and the cohesiveness of the original.
                        “Well ain’t life grand when you finally hit it?”-David Lee Roth

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