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Old 11-20-2015, 02:41 PM
joethelion
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Re: Second Toughest In The Infants Deluxe/Super Deluxe 2015
I'm really digging the vocal version of 'Rowla'

is it just me, or does it also sound vaguely familiar ... did they ever play it live (but with different lyrics)? Like during the pre-Beaucoup Fish tour... I remember Karl singing about a badger...
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Old 11-20-2015, 04:36 PM
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Re: Second Toughest In The Infants Deluxe/Super Deluxe 2015
i just came back from HMV and... the boxset wasn't there.

the north american release date is for the 18th of december

i feel like a very sad pudu right now (if such thing exists).
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Old 11-20-2015, 04:46 PM
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Re: Second Toughest In The Infants Deluxe/Super Deluxe 2015
Amazon.ca says Nov. 27. Not sure why Canada's later. It's out in the US today.
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Old 11-20-2015, 05:01 PM
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Re: Second Toughest In The Infants Deluxe/Super Deluxe 2015
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Amazon.ca says Nov. 27. Not sure why Canada's later. It's out in the US today.
it's weird. i saw the date in the computer at my local HMV and it did say december 18th. i wonder if they're importing the boxset from the UK...

hope the date was wrong though...
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Old 11-20-2015, 05:23 PM
Troy McClure
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Re: Second Toughest In The Infants Deluxe/Super Deluxe 2015
I got my boxset and vinyl order through Amazon Prime today here in Arizona. Love the packaging, new art work and essay.

Jason
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Old 11-21-2015, 03:17 AM
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Re: Second Toughest In The Infants Deluxe/Super Deluxe 2015
Just did a headphone listen and I am sure "they did not go back and use old midi files" to make this a master recording a masterpiece like the dubno version. Also still the annoying noise at the beginning of the songs (Confusion The Waitress / Juanita). In a remaster like this, this should have been removed?

Although I am very happy with the louder volume, compared with the Dubno it does not justify the high price.

But hé, it's Underworld right ;-)

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Old 11-21-2015, 03:54 AM
Billy Goat
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Re: Second Toughest In The Infants Deluxe/Super Deluxe 2015
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I'm really digging the vocal version of 'Rowla'

is it just me, or does it also sound vaguely familiar ... did they ever play it live (but with different lyrics)? Like during the pre-Beaucoup Fish tour... I remember Karl singing about a badger...
It sounds like an early version of Something like a mama to me.
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:24 AM
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Re: Second Toughest In The Infants Deluxe/Super Deluxe 2015
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Just did a headphone listen and I am sure "they did not go back and use old midi files" to make this a master recording a masterpiece like the dubno version. Also still the annoying noise at the beginning of the songs (Confusion The Waitress / Juanita). In a remaster like this, this should have been removed?

Although I am very happy with the louder volume, compared with the Dubno it does not justify the high price.

But hé, it's Underworld right ;-)
Have to admit this is exactly how I feel about the album remaster. None of the wow moments that came with the Dubno remaster. The Super Deluxe packaging mentions that it was remastered by Miles ??? at Abbey Road. No mention of Rick at all. It certainly feels to me like your standard remaster job.

A missed opportunity I fear, but then we can't have everything. They've been touring a lot in the meantime and working on new material. Which would we rather have? Still, I think I'd have preferred them to do the full job on this album in the future rather than put it out now to meet a schedule / anniversary date.

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Old 11-21-2015, 12:32 PM
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Re: Second Toughest In The Infants Deluxe/Super Deluxe 2015
i went ahead and ordered it from amazon in the US, for a decent price.

should be here next week.

later
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:38 PM
khouri
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Re: Second Toughest In The Infants Deluxe/Super Deluxe 2015
More thoughtful review forthcoming but after just listening to it all evening in a drive through LA, the album sounds as good as it ever did. I'm not sure what the remaster achieved besides loudness and some clarity, but the Dubnobass remaster was like listening to a completely new album.

But as with the Dubnobass reissue, the artwork for STITI is dreadful. I do not understand this impulse to repackage their iconic albums in totally new artwork. They did a pretty cool thing by highlighting certain words from Savage's text and later making them the titles of pieces, but it just does not fit this record. I would love to have seen the true Dubnobass and STITI artwork in these deluxe formats. Alas.
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