Alley Cat posted:Loki posted:nicnaim posted:Alley Cat posted:Christopher_M posted:Loki posted:nicnaim posted:
I can confirm Rolf has been airbrushed out of the Aerial vinyl remaster. No great surprise I suppose, but when you know every note of this record it takes a bit of getting used to. Really pleased to get this on vinyl again. Unfortunately I gave up after three faulty versions of the original vinyl and went for the CD version. The remaster sounds rather nice.
What utter tosh.
Decorum please. Anyone would think this is the Brexit thread.
As you were....
It's not clear what Loki thinks is utter tosh - the 'airbrushing' I suspect.
The original vinyl comment concerns me as i bought it years ago but have never played it. Then again a few purchases from the river recently have had lots of fine scratches on them which is annoying for new.
The original pressing was unfortunately not great, with issues of distortion and sibilance widely reported at particular points on the discs. There is probably a thread from the time of the original release in the forum archives. I’m sure I was far from being alone in having several duff copies that had to be returned and anybody who had a decent original copy is lucky.
Oh ye mortals follow the thread! Yes of course I am referring to the airbrushing. Should have done a selective quotation. Apologies.
Such practice makes me question where we stop. Should I be seeking a penseive into which to discard my un p-c memories such as my childhood favourite 'two little boys'?
Meanwhile back on planet earth, yes Ariel, some sibilance on my original pressing when the VTA was not accurately set. A great test disk in that respect.
I also loved Rolf's songs as a kid, and picked up some of his albums on vinyl second hand for novelty value as a student.
The memories are not 'un PC' at all, I just find mine are tainted by the knowledge of his crimes, and I suspect some people just can't enjoy hearing his voice in Aerial anymore (in all honesty I never liked the voice part there anyway).
Each unto their own. I guess that's the tension in which all of us who span the decades, find ourselves suspended, as if on the barbs of hastily erected wires. Anyone here still listen to Wagner knowing that he was Adolf's preferred classical muse? How that knowledge of the composer's actions affects our listening pleasure is an individual reaction. The question is whether one wants to or is able to divorce one's emotional response to the music from the personal history of said composer. A complex conundrum, and probably one we should move away from in order to preserve the integrity of this thread.