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Nevermind [4CD/DVD Super Deluxe Box Set] Box set
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The remastered CD is over-compressed to the point where there's clipping all over the place.
Dave Grohl's drums sound flat and lifeless now. It's a shame that such a legendary album
gets such a terrible treatment.
Google "Loudness War" to find out more about the technical details.
1. Smells Like Teen Spirit
2. In Bloom
3. Come As You Are
7. Territorial Pissings
8. Drain You
9. Lounge Act
10. Stay Away
11. On A Plain
12. Something In The Way
13. Even In His Youth
16. D-7 (live at the BBC)
17. Been A Son (live)
18. School (live)
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This is the same guy who's remastered this version of 'Nevermind' 2 years later to the very same loudness war standard he has criticised and seemed to suggest was reversing.
All the dynamic range on this classic album is gone. Which means there's no punch to the music, every song stays the same volume throughout so when a chorus kicks in it doesn't get louder than the verse and lift the song.
From what i've read over the years, Kurt loved using the quiet verse LOUD chorus technique, so for a band that was obviously about dynamics it's baffling that this remaster even made it onto a commercially available CD/download. A whole new generation of Nirvana fans are going to be robbed of the way this album should really sound as mastered dynamically in 1991 by Howie Weinberg.
UMG don't care, they just want your money, but that's ok, you don't have to give it to them, no matter how big a Nirvana fan you are, you can download the extra content for free 'illegally' after all they're offering you an inferior 'new' product when your original copy of Nevermind sounds perfect -- you just have to use that thing known as a volume knob or volume buttons.
"All the kids will eat it up, if it's packaged properly".
My main problem is with LP 1 (Nevermind Remastered) - This is the worst of it. Compared to my 2009 pressing, the cymbals have been nearly stripped of their presence. The beauty of Dave's crashing has been flattened down. It all sounds more like a badly mixed CD than a high quality vinyl. I thought my ears were playing tricks on me so pulled the remaster off my turntable and threw on my 2009 copy. While the new one made my ears ache, the original drew me right through to the end of a side, like it always does. The new version is devoid of any depth and there are obvious clipping issues. I'm afraid to turn this thing up for fear of that awful overdriven distortion creeping in. Kurt's vocals on parts of Lithium sound especially bad, artificially distorting. I didn't believe it on the first listen, but after comparing to the original there is no mistaking it. I'm am no expert but this does not sound like it is even analog sourced. The 2009 vinyl edition was remastered from the original analog master tapes. Buy that one while you still can.
Aside from this, the track listing shows UME has no idea what a person listening to vinyl records wants. Boombox demos are unnecessary on a audiophile medium, but they took it further and split them across 2 records. Logic would tell you they could have been on one separate LP so you could listen to it once and put it aside, but hey, what do I know? Keep in mind that as someone who owned all the Outcesticide CDs I do appreciate this, the problem is just with the execution. The demos really should have been a bonus download.Read more ›
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There's no denying that "Nevermind" remains an essentIal, important album by Nirvana.
This latest CD master isn't the one to buy. Read more
This album makes me feel like a teenager again whenever I repeatedly listen to it.Published 23 hours ago by Alext Dindt
Bought it, every song skipped.. Replaced it, every song skipped again.Published 8 days ago by Tyler Durancik
Being a Nirvana fan is not easy. you have to face judgments and other criticisms for loving a man who committed suicide. but the feeling is just priceless!Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love this album and was very excited to receive it but it skips the whole record through, very disappointingPublished 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
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If you are willing to go digital iTunes has the super deluxe edition for pre order at $44.99 on release date.
or amazon mp3 for 40.64 (but it's release date says Oct... Read More
Sep 22, 2011 by Joshua Rizkalla | See all 19 posts
|Nirvana 20th super DX will be worth more???||
When you think how many copies the original sold (over 30m), and how many copies of With The Lights Out were sold (somewhere around the 1m mark), I would imagine this will become a bit of a rarity in the years to come... or at least I'm hoping!
Sep 26, 2011 by Luke Robinson | See all 15 posts
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Damn I want this, but what a price gouge. You know this same treatment is coming with In Utero and Insecticide too.
Aug 17, 2011 by Christopher Elliott | See all 94 posts
|US vs International Releases||
Looks like some distributor in the UK bought up all the picture vinyl's to sell on Ebay. Almost all the auctions for the pic vinyl are coming from the UK.
Too bad that the record company doesnt give a s****t about the fans. They allow people to buy huge lots just to re-sell at inflated prices.... Read More
Oct 16, 2011 by Very Ape | See all 16 posts
|"Dive" previously unreleased?||
No, It's the same version. Just trying to fill in more space for the CDs so people think they are getting there moneys worth.
Aug 12, 2013 by StraTTtheRippeR | See all 2 posts