Dead End (remasters vs originals)
#11
No DVD on mine. That's why I'm saying that it's a straight-forward reissue.
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#12
Ah, okay. Can't remember why I bought the version with the DVD, I usually don't bother with those if there's a simpler version. The DVD is quite nice though, it contains a 13 song live gig from 1987.
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#13
That is the kind of stuff that might make me prefer a reissue Wink
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#14
The reissue of the live album is pretty nice, so I don't have any reservations about getting the others. I just keep forgetting.
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#15
In my opinion, original vinyl pressing is much more affordable and better than anything else.
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#16
Probably, yes. But I find vinyl a shit format, so I pass on that. There may have been a European vinyl pressing of one or two Dead End albums in the eighties actually, but I'm not sure.
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(08-04-2019, 04:15 AM)Agonymph Wrote: Probably, yes. But I find vinyl a shit format, so I pass on that. There may have been a European vinyl pressing of one or two Dead End albums in the eighties actually, but I'm not sure.

Ghost of romance and Shambara had a vinyl release on Metal Balde records.
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#18
As someone who collects vinyl and appreciates certain qualities of them, I'd even pass on the vinyls to eventually get CD versions. I've said it before, but the only truly good thing about vinyl is the presentation. Everything else about it is generally inferior from the playing convenience / storage / to especially the audio. I know vinyl nuts say that "it sounds better" but the vast majority of people don't have the usually large amounts of cash to shell out for record players of that tier, plus that doesn't account for inherent vinyl flaws like scratches / static, ticks, pops, etc that you would usually avoid with CDs.
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#19
Yeah and another thing - this may be a little too off-topic though - is that vinyl demands a different master that people don't necessarily want to invest time and money into these days. Of course, this would not be the case with original vinyls, which are usually the first masters made for the album, but modern vinyl releases occasionally have a sound inferior to what one would expect from vinyl.
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#20
Hey there,

Just found this forum today!

I actually purchased Dead End's Shambara in a New York music store (somewhere in Manhattan) in 2000 or 2001. The CD had been in one of those tall plastic cases and surely had been on that shelf since the late 80s as it was brand new. Since then I've gotten my hands on the original CDs, some vinyls, and the remasters.

If you're into Dynamic Range, the original CD releases are the best in that area. You simply have to raise the volume and they sound roughly as loud as the remasters. I never really closely A-B compared the originals with the remasters to see if the mixes are different but I believe there was none to minute differences.
By comparison, I found Metamorphosis and Demon Dream Analyzer to be way too LOUD and compressed and both albums feel like they're lacking that air and space which I feel they perfected with Shambara and Zero.

I have the vinyls of Dead Line and Ghost but I don't recall how those compares to the CD versions and in general I'm of the mindset that the CDs released at the same time sound better. My vinyl setup isn't the greatest and I purely play vinyls for the novelty and less for the audiophile aspects. If Metamorphosis and DDA came out on vinyl, I'd probably prefer those simply for the lack of loudness.

And there are benefits of getting the 2009 remasters, most of them contain extra tracks that appeared on flexis or singles:

Dead Line - Worst Song / Replica
GoR - Decoy / Grave of the Shadow
Shambara - Blue Vices / Wire Dancer
Zero - Good Morning Mr. Satellite / genshi no kakera

And here's the dynamic range of the DE albums I have.
http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list?a...+End&album=
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