18 03 2010

I found some vinyls in my loft for using in my project (thanks Dad).

Most of them are records that were produced in the 70s and 80s using analogue equipment such as reel to reel tapes. I’m hoping that in the 30 or 40 odd years that have passed, a few of them have been remastered or re-released at some point in the past 10-15 years.

The theory is that the remastered versions should have a significant difference in sound compared to the original version. However, everyone has their own opinion so people may prefer the remasters to the originals. I’m hoping that the experiment can uncover some interesting results for these.

Here’s a list of some of the vinyls I found:

The Who – Tommy (1969)
Led Zeppelin –
III (1970)
Yes – Fragile (1971)
Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon (1972/73)
Peter Frampton – Frampton Comes Alive (1975)
Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key of Life (1976)
The Police – Regatta De Blanc (1979)
Bruce Springsteen – The River (1980)
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (single) (1982)
Tears For Fears – The Hurting (1983)

As you can see, I’ve tried sticking with popular bands or albums as this will increase the chances of the album having a remastered version. I also have a theory that participants in the experiment will be able to spot the difference between the two mixes if the song is familiar to them.




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