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Reply #30 posted 10/13/20 1:12pm

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herb4 said:

I'm no audiophile but TRC was the first one that came to mind so glad to see others agreeing with me.

There's something really organic sounding about it that works. Only track on the album that sounds "off" is "She Loves for Me" that seems to get...I dunno..."overloaded" I guess in certain spots (?)

Anyone know what I'm talking about?

I love TRC but to me it sounds like a few tracks were recorded on after the other in the studio. Prince just ran the tape and John Blackwell simply follwed Prince's instructions. You can actually hear Prince giving instructions to John on, I think, two tracks.

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Reply #31 posted 10/13/20 2:58pm

slyjackson

Dirty Mind, Parade, D&P, Love Symbol, Come and TRC

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Reply #32 posted 10/14/20 9:27pm

RODSERLING

N. E. W. S.
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Reply #33 posted 10/15/20 5:40am

RJOrion

Dirty Mind always sounded amazing to me too...especially the guitars and drums

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Reply #34 posted 10/15/20 10:14am

funkaholic1972

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slyjackson said:

Dirty Mind, Parade, D&P, Love Symbol, Come and TRC

That sounds just about right to me! cool

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #35 posted 10/15/20 11:14am

JoeyCococo

some parts of HIT and RUN Phase 2 sounds good...some not so much. Groovy Potential does not sound clean.

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Reply #36 posted 10/15/20 11:18am

JoeyCococo

ufoclub said:

We were told by Femi Jiya himself at the "Xenophobia" prince celebration that Rainbow Children was mixed to have more dynamic range instead of all faders UP.

Does it have more dynamic range than say albums right before and after?

wow...I've always wondered about Rainbow and why it sounds so good. I do love the 'warmth' and would love to see if it is even possible to improve with a remaster. Having said that, there are brickwalled parts...Rainbow Children is bricked...when that songs gets going, the busy arrangements are hard to listen to loud.

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Reply #37 posted 10/15/20 1:26pm

slyjackson

funkaholic1972 said:

slyjackson said:

Dirty Mind, Parade, D&P, Love Symbol, Come and TRC

That sounds just about right to me! cool

I'm always in right side baby.

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Reply #38 posted 10/15/20 11:11pm

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chine

Parade really is balanced and they got the Linn right.

Agree about Deliverence too, but I think I like the mix more than the final sonics.

1999 might be underrated. I didn't find the Deluxe a dramatic improvement for most songs, and that's not a knock on the new versions.

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Reply #39 posted 10/16/20 5:30am

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JoeyCococo said:

ufoclub said:

We were told by Femi Jiya himself at the "Xenophobia" prince celebration that Rainbow Children was mixed to have more dynamic range instead of all faders UP.

Does it have more dynamic range than say albums right before and after?

wow...I've always wondered about Rainbow and why it sounds so good. I do love the 'warmth' and would love to see if it is even possible to improve with a remaster. Having said that, there are brickwalled parts...Rainbow Children is bricked...when that songs gets going, the busy arrangements are hard to listen to loud.

I also think there is improvement possible with a remaster. The mix and warm sounding production on TRC are great, but they went a bit overboard with the mastering.

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