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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Which ones are badly mastered, and which are good? I know that Vapor trails is loudness war-ed a lot, but it is unlistenable?

Also, I see remasters out there, and was wondering what the deal with them was, and if they were mastered well or not. I wish I could buy everything and compare, but I have neither the time nor money, so I have to ask all of you and your infinite wisdom.

Thanks,
Nkk
post #2 of 13
Thread Starter 
For clarity, the remasters I am talking about are:

Amazon.com: Permanent Waves: Rush: Music
Amazon.com: A Farewell to Kings: Rush: Music

etc.

EDIT: Also, I see that there are mobile fidelity versions of the remasters, and regular island/mercury labels. Is the mobile fidelity worth 3x the price (7 vs $21 ish)?

Thanks,
Nkk
post #3 of 13
I have the Moving Pictures remaster and I think the quality is fantastic. Great dynamics and not loudness warred at all.
post #4 of 13
All of the Rush remasters up to "A Show of Hands" were remastered in 1997(from the first album up until "A Show of Hands). I have them all; and have to say they all sound very good. The albums that followed,such as; Presto, Roll the Bones, Counterparts and Test for Echo, were remastered in 2004, and these also sound very good as well. Vapor Trails; it sounds good to me, but a lot of people don't like the sound production of this album.

I also have the Mobile Fidelity version of Permanent Waves. It sounds very good also, but not too much better than the 1997 remaster. What's nice about it is the packaging. It's packaged in a mini-LP sleeve like the original vinyl LP was, which is kind of cool.
post #5 of 13
I have the Permanent Waves and Farewell to Kings Mercury remasters, and I think they sound great. However, I am neither an audiophile nor a sound engineer, just an avid listener. For $7, how can you go wrong?
post #6 of 13
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I have the Permanent Waves and Farewell to Kings Mercury remasters, and I think they sound great. However, I am neither an audiophile nor a sound engineer, just an avid listener. For $7, how can you go wrong?
Absolutely agree. For $7 or $8, they are definitely worth buying.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thank you all. I will not be buying the MFSL version, as for $30 I can get 3 of the other albums, and the sound quality difference does not seem that big.

-nkk
post #8 of 13
I have all the albums from "fly by night" to "signals" in the remaster edition...they all sound pretty awsome!
I loaned the permanent waves cd to a friend of mine a long time ago and I never saw it again...she probably got hooked by listening to it
who can blame her.

anyway,reading this thread reminded me that I need to get this again and I just ordered it from amazon. that's ofcourse after searching all the cd shops in half of my country for it. I must say that "permanent waves" is the album that got me hooked up to rush and is still my favourite.
post #9 of 13
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anyway,reading this thread reminded me that I need to get this again and I just ordered it from amazon. that's ofcourse after searching all the cd shops in half of my country for it. I must say that "permanent waves" is the album that got me hooked up to rush and is still my favourite.
Either there are not alot of CD shoppes in Israel, or you are a very dedicated guy.

As for favorite Rush albums, I was 14 when Permanent Waves came out, so you can imagine the role it played in my life. I like Moving Pictures better now though.
post #10 of 13
Permanent Waves is my favorite Rush album.
post #11 of 13
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Either there are not alot of CD shoppes in Israel, or you are a very dedicated guy.

As for favorite Rush albums, I was 14 when Permanent Waves came out, so you can imagine the role it played in my life. I like Moving Pictures better now though.
Rush albums are surprisingly hard to find some places- I've had very little luck finding any of their albums (except for the live one, "All the World's a Stage") on vinyl, for example. And I live in the band's hometown. You'd think they would be easy to find.
post #12 of 13
I'd have to disagree and say the Mofi version of Moving Pictures,Permanent Waves amd 2112 are definitely better, and well worth the money. Especially Moving pictures if you can get hold of it followed by 2112 which is also very good.
post #13 of 13

Has anyone looked into the "Sections" there's three. All 15 albums with mercury. It says theyre all 24/96 which i suppose is good. and at about $6 an album, not a bad price if youre looking to get them all. But they seem to  have some mixed review as to the actual audio quality. Any comments?

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