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23 minutes ago, Andrew1984 said:

You want the ones mastered by Bob and printed at MPO. They released all albums so you can get Easy Street too

I think this is version and they have on sale and also a 15 percent after pay discount sale too and in stock in Aus. Mentions Bob's mastering anyway.

 

https://www.vinyl.com.au/dire-straits-on-every-street-180g-vinyl-download-c

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This  post inspired me to have a listen to the Dire Straits albums I have,  at over the weekend.   Unfortunately I don't have full sets of all of the versions to compare.   I have

I wrote the above a few days ago and I haven’t gone back to those 33rpm copies, but they are in excellent condition and I would not say just different, when compared to the MoFi 45rpm reissues, but to

There's definitely something peculiar going on here, because I have the original UK pressings of Love Over Gold, Dire Straits and Communique and several Australian pressings of those too, plus Austral

11 minutes ago, Eagleeyes said:

I think this is version and they have on sale and also a 15 percent after pay discount sale too and in stock in Aus. Mentions Bob's mastering anyway.

 

https://www.vinyl.com.au/dire-straits-on-every-street-180g-vinyl-download-c

It has a big red label too if you're buying in store

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Just pulled the trigger thru Discrepancy Records on the 2014 reissue. Looking forward to it, I do love this album.

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2 hours ago, Jebediah said:

I'm now on the hunt for a 'definitive' copy of On Every Street on vinyl. I have an original '91 copy that is noisy as heck, which from reports is not uncommon. 

Anyone have a Back to Back 2014 press copy? If so, how do you rate it? 

To roughly guote someone off Discogs, there are no bad DS masters, just pressings.. 

I have a first pressing as well as the back to black pressing. This is one of the rare occurrences (IMO) where the CD sounds better than the LP. The vocals on the Back To Black pressing sounds nasally. Listen to Iron Hand on both formats and its brutally apparent.

 

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14 hours ago, kelossus said:

I have a first pressing as well as the back to black pressing. This is one of the rare occurrences IMO where the CD sounds better than the LP. The vocals on the Back To Black pressing sound a bit nasally. Listen to Iron Hand on both formats and its brutally apparent.

Interesting comment Chris, not one I've heard yet re the B2B reissue. I've got the original CD from 91 the first week of release, so perhaps I should dig that out once I get the record delivered and do an A-B comparison like you have. 

Thanks for the heads up.

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17 hours ago, rockpig said:

To go in the other direction, the worst version of Brothers in Arms I have ever heard has to be the 2005 20th anniversary hybrid SACD. Talk about killing the dynamics!!!

 

 

I have that SACD.....surely you are talking about the stereo mix?:ermm:

 

Yes, the stereo mix. Never heard the multi-channel mix as I am purely a stereo guy.
To clarify the wave forms in the image were made from the Redbook layer as I have no way of ripping SACD layer. But I have listened to the SACD layer and it is awful, so I can only assume it has the same crushed dynamics as the Redbook layer.

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2 hours ago, rockpig said:

 

Yes, the stereo mix. Never heard the multi-channel mix as I am purely a stereo guy.
To clarify the wave forms in the image were made from the Redbook layer as I have no way of ripping SACD layer. But I have listened to the SACD layer and it is awful, so I can only assume it has the same crushed dynamics as the Redbook layer.

BIA was the first album I ever bought with my own money back in '86. I was so excited. And then I heard how quiet it was, and the excitement fled a little. All these years later its now that I appreciate how those dynamics were actually meant to be, not compressed like most albums would later become with the loudness wars. 

I wonder who would have had the final say in making that happen? Neil Dorfsman? Bob Ludwig? Certainly not the record company I'd imagine?

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After receiving my BTB copy of On Every Street yesterday, gave it a spin this morning. Have to agree with Kelossus to some degree about the vocals. I wonder if they weren't remixed a little to make them sound a little more 'sultry'?  At any rate, personally it doesn't detract too much from the enjoyment of the album on vinyl. My system is relatively modest in comparison to most SNA members invested in records, so perhaps it's not as noticeable to me as it would be to someone with a much more resolving/detailed system. 

My copy was flat, silent and reasonably dynamic. YMMV

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