Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: [powderworks] Re:: Midnight Oil Remastered CDs
From: Magnus Holmgren
Date: 27/11/2014, 6:26 pm
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au, =?UTF-8?Q?Stephan_J=C3=A4nsch?= <stephan.jaensch@gmail.com>

The catalogue number has an R added to the end, but this is only printed on the discs. The sleeves are exact copies of the previous releases.


Den 27 nov 2014 09:06 skrev "Stephan Jänsch stephan.jaensch@gmail.com [powderworks]" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>:

Well, the D+D album was the only remaster that was already released on
CD and I don't think they did another run for the exhibition. The other
remasters were also already done in 2007 but only released digitally.

Can anyone tell me how to distinguish the remstered CDs from the
original releases apart from these stickers. For example, are the
catalogue or barcode numbers any different from the original releases?
If so, can anyone please post them here?



Am 26.11.2014 um 23:57 schrieb samps8@hotmail.com [powderworks]:
> My remastered CDs arrived this week and I'm fairly impressed overall.
> I'm not into scientific frequency analysis but I have ripped them to
> FLAC and listened through good earphones and all of the albums I
> ordered are improved, at least to my ears.
> I ordered Midnight Oil, Head Injuries, PWAP, 10-1 and D&D. Based on
> the audio quality of those I'll be purchasing the remainder, however
> the CD sleeves are very average reproductions of the originals (I have
> most of the original CDs in a box somewhere and a few on vinyl) and
> there's even a typo where they've printed "4. BACK TO ON BORDERLINE"
> on the head injuries CD. Very sloppy indeed.
> All of the above CDs arrived with a special "Remaster" sticker on the
> jewel case along with another sticker referencing the Oils exhibition
> - all with the exception of D&D. When I ripped the D&D audio with EAC
> it fetched the ID3 tags and the album title came back as "Diesel and
> Dust [2007 Remaster]". I haven't listened to every track but I can't
> hear much of a change or improvement over previous CDs that I've
> owned. Now I'm wondering whether JB Hifi are flogging off the "old"
> remaster - given the missing sticker on the case.
> Thoughts?