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Are the Beastie Boys remasters worth getting if you have the originals?

post #1 of 12
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I mean the albums arent THAT old to begin with, so did they really need to be remastered? Anybody have them that can comment if theyre worth upgrading to?
post #2 of 12
I have only picked up the "Paul's Boutique" remaster, and though I can't really say the sound is that much of a marked improvement, that album will always be an all-time classic of mine. I have to admit, the packaging is very cool, replicating the original eight-panel, fold-out vinyl edition, and worth picking up for that.
post #3 of 12
I too bought Paul's Boutique and it mostly failed double blind testing for me. There were a few times I could tell minor differences, but I'd even struggle to say it was actually an improvement one way or the other. They seemed an odd, at best, candidate for remastering. However remastering is, a lot of times, just an excuse for repackaging to get hardcore fans and collectors to buy more stuff, which they are happy to oblige. Some albums legitimately need to be remastered, most of the Beastie Boys catalog don't and these remasters are proof of that.
post #4 of 12
NO
post #5 of 12
well, the beastie boys are not exactly "audiophile" material hah...12bit sampled vinyl huh.
post #6 of 12
I find the Paul's Boutique remaster has deeper, fuller bass than the original CD. YMMV.
post #7 of 12
I'm not convinced even though it could be worth it. I'll pass on this one...
post #8 of 12
I do agree, it doesnt worth...i rather keeping my original's. Not a big deal....i hear no BIG differences.
post #9 of 12
I found that the vinyl sounds the same, but the cd's sound better to me. Don't hurt me!
post #10 of 12
Worth it? Hmmm…I dunno…I get the impression that audiophiles tend to evaluate hip-hop—any hip-hop—differently than they do, say, jazz or Bob Dylan. I have the vinyl remaster of Paul's Boutique and the sound is definitely fuller…gives the music a bit more bounce. Can't say it reveals new things in the mix, though. I'm glad I have it, but I think that ultimately value is in the ear of the behearer…
post #11 of 12
Why should we? We could disagree or start mocking you but I don't see reason to do for I collect CDs and CDs are very good carriers of music .
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Deep Funk View Post
Why should we? We could disagree or start mocking you but I don't see reason to do for I collect CDs and CDs are very good carriers of music .
Not quite sure what all that means…though I'm sure you do.
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