I don't like the sound on my copy of Physical Graffiti. I don't know if I have the 1994 Remaster or an earlier version. I want to buy the remaster if my version is the older one...how can I tell if I have the older version? (I don't have the original jewel case).
The best sounding version of P.G. is a Japanese SHM-CD import released in 2008 from , CD JAPAN and or HMV JAPAN. This CD sounds much better than the 1994 version. Some of the older versions sound muddy and PLANT's voice in buried in the mix. It is also cheaper if bought directly from , Japan.
you're right...I got it and it sounds better, but there is still something not quite right. Well, I've already bought this album 5-6 times, one more wont kill me...I'll take a look at the Japanese version, although it's pretty expensive isn't it?
I know what you mean about the older versions. PLANT's voice is very low in the mix and it sounds like the first song from disc 1 is slowly fading in but it does get louder as the song goes on. The 1994 version isn't as clean and clear as the newer SHM-CD version is.
The JAPANESE SHM-CD of P. G. is slightly cheaper when it is bought directly from , CD JAPAN. I own 7 / LED ZEPPELIN / SHM-CDs from , CD JAPAN and they all sound much better than their 1994 re-masters. It also helps to hear these SHM-CDs on a stereo with more than 2 speakers.
I don't think that you will be disappointed with the new SHM-CD version. I wasn't. I LOVE my LED ZEP / SHM-CDs!!!
I can't wait for my RUSH / SHM-CDs to come in the mail next week.
OK. I checked out SHM-CD from CDJapan. It says it "the audio comes from the 1994 remasters." BUT, from what I've read, the 90's remasters were terrible. So how is it that the SHM-CD is the best? What about the 2003/2005 versions?
I am just looking for the best sounding disc. I have a recording of the 80's cd, and it sounds awful - flat and tinny.