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How Many More Times by Led Zeppelin REMASTERED

REMASTERSPosted by drtomoculus Sat, September 16, 2017 19:28:49
Using Vinyl LP as the source media, this is a remastering of "How Many More Times" by Led Zeppelin. Click song title for link.

HOW MANY MORE TIMES
140.3 MB
24 BIT WAV

No Led Zeppelin album sounded as good as the first one, simply because it employed the sound engineering skills of Glyn Johns.

There are some issues with one cymbal, and some of Jimmy Page's guitar hitting high frequencies quite strongly. But the overall recording of the song (and album) is one of the best you'll hear. Because it's Glyn Johns. He is one of Britain's best sound recording engineers without question.

Tin Drum (1981) by Japan REMASTERED

REMASTERSPosted by drtomoculus Tue, June 13, 2017 21:50:30

Using Vinyl LP as the source media, this is a remastering of TIN DRUM by Japan.


TIN DRUM (24 BIT WAV 636 MB) LINK

A1 The Art Of Parties 00:00:00.00

A2 Talking Drum 00:04:08.00

A3 Ghosts 00:07:34.00

A4 Canton 00:11:55.00

B1 Still Life In Mobile Homes 00:17:15.00

B2 Visions Of China 00:22:45.00

B3 Sons Of Pioneers 00:26:17.00

B4 Cantonese Boy 00:33:15.00


PRODUCED BY STEVE NYE, JAPAN

Engineered by Steve Nye

DAVID SYLVIAN – vocals, guitar, keyboard, keyboard programming, tapes, cover concept

MICK KARN – fretless bass guitar, African flute, dida

STEVE JANSEN – acoustic drums, electronic drums, keyboard percussion

RICHARD BARBIERI – keyboard, keyboard programming, tapes


Yuka Fujii – backing vocals

Simon House – violin

Steve Joule – design

Phil Bodger – assistant engineer

Fin Costello – photography


REMASTERED BY DR.TOMOCULUS AUTUMN 2016 - SPRING 2017 ® DYNAMIC TENSION

Using

Japan – Tin Drum

Label: Virgin – V2209

Format: Vinyl LP

Country: UK

Released: 28 Nov 1981






CLOUD NINE (1987) by George Harrison REMASTERED

REMASTERSPosted by drtomoculus Sun, December 25, 2016 22:56:05

Using Vinyl LP, 12" 45 RPM, and two from CD, this is a remastering of CLOUD NINE by George Harrison, released in 1987.

CLOUD NINE (
24 BIT WAV - 1.0GB) LINK
http://drtomoculus.co.uk/Cloud%20Nine%20by%20George%20Harrison%20REMASTERED.wav

CLOUD NINE PDF LINK

CLOUD 9 (00:00:00.00)

THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES (00:03:11.00)

FISH ON THE SAND (00:07:02.00)

JUST FOR TODAY (00:10:20.00)

THIS IS LOVE (00:14:21.00)

WHEN WE WAS FAB (00:18:04.00)

POOR LITTLE GIRL (00:21:58.00)

DEVIL'S RADIO (00:26:24.00)

SOMEPLACE ELSE (00:30:12.00)

WRECK OF THE HESPERUS (00:34:00.00)

BREATH OF HEAVEN (00:37:25.00)

GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU (00:40:54.00)

COCKAMAMIE BUSINESS (00:44:43.00)

GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU - Extended Version (00:49:54.00)

ZIG ZAG (00:55:09.00)

WHEN WE WAS FAB [Reverse End] (00:57:51.00)


PRODUCED BY GEORGE HARRISON & JEFF LYNNE

ENGINEERED BY RICHARD DODD

ALL SONGS BY GEORGE HARRISON EXCEPT:

"That's What It Takes" by Harrison, Lynne & Wright

"This Is Love", "When We Was Fab", "Zig Zag" by Harrison & Lynne

"Got My Mind Set On You" by Rudy Clark

Originally mastered by Brian Gardner

Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering


REMASTERED BY DR.TOMOCULUS ® DYNAMIC TENSION

August - December 2016

Using the following media:

George Harrison - Cloud Nine

Label: Dark Horse Records – WX 123, Dark Horse Records – 925 643-1

Format: Vinyl LP

Country: UK & Europe

Released: 1987


George Harrison – Best Of Dark Horse 1976-1989

Label: Dark Horse Records – 925 726-1

Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation

Country: Europe

Released: 1989


George Harrison – Got My Mind Set On You (Extended Version)

Label: Dark Horse Records – W8178T, Dark Horse Records – W8178(T)

Format: Vinyl 12", 45 RPM, Single

Country: UK

Released: 1987


George Harrison – When We Was Fab

Label: Dark Horse Records – 920 860-2, Dark Horse Records – W8131CD

Format: CD, Mini, Single

Country: Europe

Released: 1988


CLOUD 9

GEORGE HARRISON : Vocal, Guitars

JEFF LYNNE : Bass Guitar

ELTON JOHN : Electric Piano

JIM KELTNER : Drums

ERIC CLAPTON : Guitar

JIM HORN : Saxophone

RAY COOPER : Percussion

THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES

GEORGE HARRISON : Vocals, Guitar, 1st Guitar solo

JEFF LYNNE : Bass Guitar, Guitar, Keyboards

JIM KELTNER : Drums

ERIC CLAPTON : 2nd Guitar solo

RAY COOPER : Percussion

FISH ON THE SAND

GEORGE HARRISON : Vocals, Guitars

JEFF LYNNE : Bass Guitar, Keyboards

RINGO STARR : Drums

JUST FOR TODAY

GEORGE HARRISON : Vocal, Guitars

JEFF LYNNE : Bass Guitar, Guitar, Keyboards

JIM KELTNER : Drums

GARY WRIGHT : Piano

THIS IS LOVE

GEORGE HARRISON : Vocals, Guitars

JEFF LYNNE : Bass Guitar, Guitar, Keyboards

JIM KELTNER : Drums

RAY COOPER : Tambourine

WHEN WE WAS FAB

GEORGE HARRISON : Vocals, Guitars

JEFF LYNNE : Bass Guitar, Guitar, Keyboards

RINGO STARR : Drums

RAY COOPER : Percussion

BOBBY KOK : Cello

DEVIL'S RADIO

GEORGE HARRISON : Vocal, Guitar

JEFF LYNNE : Bass Guitar, Keyboards

ELTON JOHN : Piano

RINGO STARR : Drums

ERIC CLAPTON : Guitar solos

RAY COOPER : Percussion

SOMEPLACE ELSE

GEORGE HARRISON : Vocals, Guitars

JEFF LYNNE : Bass Guitar

RAY COOPER : Drums, Percussion


WRECK OF THE HESPERUS

GEORGE HARRISON : Vocal, Guitars

JEFF LYNNE : Bass Guitar

ELTON JOHN : Piano

RINGO STARR : Drums

ERIC CLAPTON : Guitar Solos

JIM HORN : Horns

RAY COOPER : Percussion

BREATH AWAY FROM HEAVEN

GEORGE HARRISON : Vocal, Keyboards

JEFF LYNNE : Keyboards

RAY COOPER : Tambourine, Percussion

GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU

GEORGE HARRISON : Vocal, Guitars

JEFF LYNNE : Bass Guitar, Keyboards

JIM KELTNER : Drums

JIM HORN : Saxophone

RAY COOPER : Percussion











WHITE CITY : A Novel (1985) by Pete Townshend

REMASTERSPosted by drtomoculus Sun, November 27, 2016 02:47:28

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Using Vinyl LP as the source media, this is a remastering of 1985's WHITE CITY : A NOVEL by Pete Townshend. I've never quite heard a Vinyl LP like it. The recording is simply phenomenal, which is why I took a year to remaster it.


LINK : WHITE CITY: A Novel by Pete Townshend 24 BIT WAV

GIVE BLOOD (00:00:00.00)

BRILLIANT BLUES (00:05:39.00)

FACE THE FACE (00:08:41.00)

HIDING OUT (00:14:32.00)

SECONDHAND LOVE (00:17:27.00)

CRASHING BY DESIGN (00:21:34.00)

I AM SECURE (00:24:46.00)

WHITE CITY FIGHTING (00:28:39.00)

COME TO MAMA (00:33:14.00)

All songs by Pete Townshend except "White City Fighting"

by David Gilmour & Pete Townshend.

PRODUCED BY CHRIS THOMAS

RECORDED BY BILL PRICE

Assistant Engineers : Chris Ludwinski, Dave Edwards,

Jules Bowen.

PETE TOWNSHEND : Vocals & Guitar

With

BASS GUITAR

Steve Barnacle, Pino Palladino, Phil Chen,

Tony Butler, Chucho Merchan

DRUMS

Mark Brzezicki, Clem Burke, Simon Phillips

GUITAR ON "GIVE BLOOD" & "WHITE CITY FIGHTING"

David Gilmour

KEYBOARDS

John "Rabbit" Bundrick

KICK HORNS

Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, Tim Sanders, Peter Thoms

HARMONICA

Peter Hope-Evans

VOICE (Recitation)

Ewan Stewart


BACKING VOCALS

Emma Townshend, Jackie Challenor, Lorenza Johnson, Mae McKenna

REMASTERED BY DR.TOMOCULUS

NOVEMBER 2015 - NOVEMBER 2016 ® DYNAMIC TENSION

Using

White City : A Novel

Label: ATCO Records – 7 90473-1

Format: Vinyl LP

Country: USA

Released: 1985

TURNTABLE: Pro-Ject Audio Systems

PHONO BOX: Pro-Ject mm/mc preamplifier

TRANSFER METHOD: behringer UCA222

Rendered to 48,000 Hz, 24 Bit, Stereo, PCM WAV

626.5 MB







MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR REMASTERED

REMASTERSPosted by drtomoculus Mon, November 07, 2016 10:15:00

Using Vinyl LP as the source media, this is a remastering of MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR, comprised only of the six songs that were written for the film, and released as a separate EP. This version is the 33 1/3 LP released that also included various A-Sides / B-Sides from 1967.

http://drtomoculus.co.uk/Magical%20Mystery%20Tour%20by%20The%20Beatles.wav

Label: Capitol Records ‎– SMAL-2835

Format: Vinyl LP

Country: Canada

Released: 27 Nov 1967

All songs by John Lennon & Paul McCartney unless otherwise noted.

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (00:00)

THE FOOL ON THE HILL (02:43)

FLYING (Harrison / Lennon / McCartney / Starkey) (05:37)

BLUE JAY WAY (George Harrison) (07:43)

YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW (11:31)

I AM THE WALRUS (13:54)

REMASTERED OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2016 – Dr.Tomoculus

24 BIT WAV

48,000 Hz, 24 Bit, Stereo, PCM

306.7 MB



Over the Hills and Far Away

REMASTERSPosted by drtomoculus Mon, October 17, 2016 22:33:45

AUDIO VERSION:

24 BIT WAV
80.4 MB

http://drtomoculus.co.uk/03%20Over%20the%20Hills%20and%20Far%20Away.wav

Using Vinyl LP as the source media, this is a remastering of "Over the Hills and Far Away" by Led Zeppelin. It appears on the album HOUSES OF THE HOLY.

I've been working on this album for about a year I think, and it's been decided listening to it in multiple media formats, that really the best representation of it is on Vinyl LP.

Numerous reasons why this is so:

A) Various CD versions meld certain frequencies into one "tone", which makes the solo section of this song in particular harder to separate and define, because John Paul Jones's Bass Guitar comes in very strong in that section, and it's difficult to get him to back down without losing bass frequencies needed for John Bonham.

B) If I was a super-uber Led Zeppelin fan, I would hunt down the FIRST version of this album rendered to CD, which came out in 1985, just to see if it included the white noise hum that accompanies "No Quarter" throughout the song, the "crackle" that happens on Jimmy Page's solo during "The Ocean" and various other issues found on later CD releases. But that first version isn't cheap to find, and I'm not that super-uber about Zep. I liked John Paul Jones.

As said, Vinyl LP is probably the best way to go with Houses of the Holy, but it also brings up some mixing issues that I find hard to understand, especially for 1973. There's some odd decisions that happen on this album, and very much so with John Bonham's kit and where it appears in the stereo image. It's all recorded well, but I just find it strange that his snare would appear all the way over to the left (HEADPHONES) but the rest of his kit would be spread out across the mix. Sometimes he appears completely contained into one spot, the entire kit. Other times .. I don't know. There's some odd mixing decisions.

One of those appears coming out of that solo section in "Over the Hills and Far Away" into what is... I don't know, a verse? Does this song have verses and choruses?? Not really if you think about it. But in that solo section, they put kind of a slapback reverb on his kit entire, which beefs up the whole section, and as said John Paul Jones comes in a lot stronger, but it's easier to deal with on an LP because the tones get spread out more evenly. But coming out of that solo section, they drop the reverb before the "verse(???)" comes back in again, and it's such a clear edit it's a little bit jarring.

I'm not sure why they just didn't wait until the entire solo section was complete, then dry Bonham out again as they came back in.

I don't know. Houses of the Holy, it's an oddly mixed album. Probably why it's taken a year to really get to grips with some of it, and I feel there's more gripping to be done. ("No Quarter" and "The Ocean" are difficult.)