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wEEman33
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:07 pm 
 

So this box set has remasters of the first 7 Blind Guardian albums.

Has anyone heard the remaster quality?

I love their speed metal era, but those albums could definitely use some better production.

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Folkemon_
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:10 pm 
 

Production on the speed metal ones is vastly superior to the drowned out guitars of NIME and ANATO
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maidenpriestmanic
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:33 pm 
 

Yea I was curious about this too, I wonder to buy the box set, but it was alittle too pricey for me, and I already 4 of the albums that were on the box set.

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The_Orphanizer
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:49 pm 
 

Do a comparison yourself on youtube; that's what I did. Sound quality sounds vastly improved. I really hope I can get my hands on this before it sells out or the price skyrocket's.
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Erosion of Humanity
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:56 pm 
 

Why would you waste the $200 for this when you can buy most if not all of the remasters for around $10 each?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=a9_asi_1?rh ... 1367448937

Edit: 4 live discs, 2 versions of Nightfall in Middle Earth, and a rarities disc... sounds kinda like a waste of money to me.
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wEEman33
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 7:02 pm 
 

The_Orphanizer wrote:
Do a comparison yourself on youtube; that's what I did. Sound quality sounds vastly improved. I really hope I can get my hands on this before it sells out or the price skyrocket's.


Yes, from what I've heard on Youtube, it sounds like the bass drums have been mixed way up and all the instruments have been spread out a lot more evenly.

But Youtube is no substitute for hearing the real CDs.

Erosion Of Humanity wrote:
Why would you waste the $200 for this when you can buy most if not all of the remasters for around $10 each?


Those individual albums on Amazon are 2007 remasters.

The albums in this box set are listed as 2012 remasters/remixes, which indicates that something has changed since then.

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ENKC
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:19 pm 
 

I have the box set. It's pretty darn spiffy, though I don't have much basis for comparison with other remasters. I could compare my earlier issue of A Night at the Opera, I guess.
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Erosion of Humanity
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:28 pm 
 

wEEman33 wrote:
Erosion Of Humanity wrote:
Why would you waste the $200 for this when you can buy most if not all of the remasters for around $10 each?


Those individual albums on Amazon are 2007 remasters.

The albums in this box set are listed as 2012 remasters/remixes, which indicates that something has changed since then.


I'm normally all for buying the newest and best releases with all the bonus tracks and all but this just seem kinda like a cash grab to me that's all. I mean how much more could they really have remastered the things that they didn't get the first time around?
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HenryKrinkle31
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:44 pm 
 

The drums on TFTTW is my only complaint. They sound loud and poorly mixed.
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wEEman33
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 1:44 am 
 

Yeah the drums sound really weak and tinny from this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxqr_1ETfuU

Sounds like the drummer's kit is a giant wicker basket.

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QueenElizawreck
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 2:31 am 
 

Those albums are gems the way they are. No need to remaster, goddamit!

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