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Wow. Look at that brick wall.

 

That being said, I find with a lot of recent releases the vinyl release gets a way better (read: more dynamic) mix. Maybe once someone gets their hands on a vinyl copy they can report back?

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I just want to see some waveforms.

There is a "Mastered for iTunes" version, which is 256kbps AAC, of course. There's also a Japanese SHM-CD version. I am not sure if any of them are mastered any differently than the version I posted. I have the Best Buy 2CD version, FWIW.

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What is that? Chalkboard font?

 

And yeah, some people don't like the sound of their debut.  Too much reverb and sounds too much like arena rock.  I say screw that.  They NAILED the sound for that album.  Fit the mood perfectly.  I quite like the plain US CD issue, but I am sure the Z 47857 vinyl ripped by someone skilled would sound amazing.

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Well, you had to make me break out the science, didn't you.

 

foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

log date: 2013-10-01 22:21:33
 
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Analyzed: Rush / Vapor Trails
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DR         Peak         RMS     Duration Track
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DR6        0.00 dB    -6.96 dB      5:09 01-One Little Victory
DR5       -0.01 dB    -5.97 dB      5:28 02-Ceiling Unlimited
DR5       -0.01 dB    -6.36 dB      5:41 03-Ghost Rider
DR5        0.00 dB    -6.27 dB      5:23 04-Peaceable Kingdom
DR5       -0.01 dB    -6.13 dB      4:29 05-The Stars Look Down
DR5       -0.01 dB    -6.42 dB      4:05 06-How It Is
DR5       -0.01 dB    -6.71 dB      4:58 07-Vapor Trails
DR4        0.00 dB    -5.65 dB      6:35 08-Secret Touch
DR5       -0.01 dB    -5.49 dB      5:38 09-Earthshine
DR5        0.00 dB    -6.24 dB      3:41 10-Sweet Miracle
DR5        0.00 dB    -6.70 dB      4:49 11-Nocturne
DR6        0.00 dB    -6.81 dB      6:21 12-Freeze -- Part IV Of 'Fear'
DR4       -0.01 dB    -5.71 dB      5:04 13-Out Of The Cradle
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Number of tracks:  13
Official DR value: DR5
 
Samplerate:        44100 Hz
Channels:          2
Bits per sample:   16
Bitrate:           1057 kbps
Codec:             FLAC
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foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2013-10-01 22:22:30
 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Analyzed: Rush / Vapor Trails Remixed
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DR         Peak         RMS     Duration Track
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DR7       -0.30 dB    -8.05 dB      5:09 01-One Little Victory
DR8       -0.30 dB    -9.35 dB      5:28 02-Ceiling Unlimited
DR7       -0.30 dB    -9.05 dB      5:41 03-Ghost Rider
DR7       -0.30 dB    -9.23 dB      5:24 04-Peaceable Kingdom
DR8       -0.30 dB    -9.26 dB      4:28 05-The Stars Look Down
DR6       -0.30 dB    -8.39 dB      4:05 06-How It Is
DR8       -0.30 dB   -10.37 dB      4:58 07-Vapor Trail
DR7       -0.30 dB    -8.64 dB      6:35 08-Secret Touch
DR7       -0.30 dB    -8.44 dB      5:38 09-Earthshine
DR7       -0.30 dB    -8.88 dB      3:41 10-Sweet Miracle
DR7       -0.30 dB    -8.65 dB      4:49 11-Nocturne
DR8       -0.30 dB    -9.43 dB      6:21 12-Freeze Part IV Of ''Fear''
DR7       -0.30 dB    -9.05 dB      5:04 13-Out Of The Cradle
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Number of tracks:  13
Official DR value: DR7
 
Samplerate:        44100 Hz
Channels:          2
Bits per sample:   16
Bitrate:           1017 kbps
Codec:             FLAC
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I don't know, I'd have to A/B them -- I'm still hearing some serious clipping, but (a) I'm still listening to it, so it is listenable, and (b ) I'm listening on a completely different system than I did then, so it be being euphonized.

 

Cheers for doing that, Graham.

 

Thought I'd compare it to Snakes and Ladders -- which, although very compressed, is still quite listenable.  I consider S&L to be compressed the way we would expect a contemporary rock'n'roll record to be -- perhaps a little harsh.  Vapor Trails Remixed is still worse.

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