Queen on vinyl

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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby Kes » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:31 pm

Depends what sort of amp you've got, firstly.

With a lot of amplifiers post mid eighties, then most quality record decks will need a pre-amp between the record deck and the amp, to bring the signal up to the level that just about every other bolt-on you'd plug in your amp, provides.
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby Tenement Funster » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:30 pm

I have a Pioneer VSX - 527.

There is no phono input as labelled but the CD input is analogue (red and white phono leads).

I have a Sony turntable that cost £130 from Richer Sounds and has a preamp built in.

The turntable is connected via the CD input.

When I play a record the sound is much "warmer" than a CD or digital file but seems to lack the range and sound slightly "muddy". It is also quieter.

When I play a record there is a "digital" signal flashing on and off on the amp. I'm not sure everything is quite right.

Or maybe my ears are just too conditioned to MP3s now.
 
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby TheHero » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:05 pm

Tenement Funster wrote:Ooh cool a vinyl thread.

I owned all queen vinyls up to The Works the first time around and then switched to CD. I've recently got back into Vinyl and picked up a few Queen 12"s including an etched version of Scandal and will be picking up The Studio Collection on release.




The Scandal 12" single includes My Life Has Been Saved as the B-side.

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The 1989 version! Not included on The Miracle album, but it was a good song. In my opinion a lot better than Party and Kashoggi's Ship, both lyrically and as a whole.


The 1989 version also have these words at the end of the song:

I'm in the dark, I'm blind
I don't know what's coming to me


I am not sure why the final words were left out from the 1995 version, but I am tempted to guess that it was removed because we sadly know too well how the story ended..
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby Kes » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:24 am

You're very probably right.

In the 1992 remix of I'm My Defence, a similar thing happened with the final words on that, they are much lower in the mix, than the original version.
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby Kes » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:45 pm

TheHero wrote:
Tenement Funster wrote:Ooh cool a vinyl thread.

I owned all queen vinyls up to The Works the first time around and then switched to CD. I've recently got back into Vinyl and picked up a few Queen 12"s including an etched version of Scandal and will be picking up The Studio Collection on release.




The Scandal 12" single includes My Life Has Been Saved as the B-side.


As does the 7" :-)
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby TheHero » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:30 am

Kes wrote:
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Tenement Funster wrote:Ooh cool a vinyl thread.

I owned all queen vinyls up to The Works the first time around and then switched to CD. I've recently got back into Vinyl and picked up a few Queen 12"s including an etched version of Scandal and will be picking up The Studio Collection on release.




The Scandal 12" single includes My Life Has Been Saved as the B-side.


As does the 7" :-)


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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby TheHero » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:34 pm

A question : What is this ?

The seller says it is an unopened, red coloured 2015 version of Queen Greatest Hits ?
Why haven't we heard about this ?

Is this an official release, or a bootleg ?



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Queen-Greatest- ... 3f530cc1ba
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby Kes » Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:15 pm

If that says EMTV30 on the left hand side under an EMI logo, then it isn't a 2015 release.

I've seen Central American Greatest Hits on red vinyl, and as I was once told, anything pressed out of the ordinary in Central America, is possibly about as "official as anything ever gets in Central America", suggesting that there is little difference between a pirated copy, and what comes out of a licensed factory, in that they press pretty much whatever they want, whether they have permission or not.
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby TheHero » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:22 pm

Hm.. interesting. But kind of strange too.
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Re: Queen on vinyl

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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby Kes » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:37 pm

TheHero wrote:Can anyone afford this one ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultra-rare-7-Qu ... 33a9d073df


No. Even if I won the lottery, I wouldn't pay more than about three grand for it
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby TheHero » Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:24 pm

Not me either.
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby TheHero » Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:40 pm

I just bought the Live Magic album on vinyl, firstly because I like the artwork on this gatefold vinyl with the big photo of the helicopter from their very last concert ever, at Knebworth Park 1986. I think it is one of their better live album artworks. Secondly I bought this one, because it includes mostly songs from the Knebworth concert (75% ) as well. I know some tracks are edited, but still, this album is not overprized, and there are not as many of these vinyls as other ordinary Queen albums that has been re-released on vinyl many times. I wanted to get a decent version of it before they get too shabby and hard to get.

I must admit that I prefer the gatefold albums over the standard ones too. After all the big format artwork is one of the main reasons that I prefer vinyl over CDs. So I guess the next one will be Queen II, ANATO, News Of The World or Jazz. With these it will be the studio collection series, brand new. The new Queen II looks fantastic, especially the box-set one, but also the standard black vinyl. The glossy cover with the updated photo is as good as it can possibly get.
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby TheHero » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:20 pm

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Nice video, going through Queen albums.
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby TheHero » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:18 am

UK's first official vinyl chart launched as sales rise
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32251994


Figures show sales of vinyl albums are set to grow by another 70% this year. :shock:

The charts company said it was responding to "the huge surge of interest" that has seen vinyl sales climb from a low of 0.1% of the albums market in 2007 (205,000) to 1.5% in 2014 (1.29m).

"Yes, it's still a small part of the business," admitted chief executive Martin Talbot.
"But what makes this so unusual is that usually you see new formats arrive and grow in popularity, reach their peak and then they decline and kind of disappear.

"Here you've got something that has grown in popularity back in the 60s and 70s, declined in popularity through the 80s and 90s, got right the way down to the bottom and then started climbing back out again."


"There's the audiophiles who swear by the sound of vinyl, the people who like owning it as a collectors' piece, and then groups like our fans who buy a vinyl of our record simply so they can hang it on their wall."


It says it all really. Vinyl has proved it's qualities. It survived the age of cassettes, CDs and digital downloads, and came back as a winner! When quality and artwork matters, nothing beats vinyl.
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