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    Quote Originally Posted by lovecraft View Post
    Mmm, all in one place would be nice. Can I bring myself to shell out for these records again.....?
    Other than a new remaster, there's nothing in this that isn't in the Immersion box (which actually has more content). In fact, other than the '23 remaster and high res, this new one has nothing, in terms of actual content, that the double-disc 2011 remaster had.

    So either the double disc if you're not into high res and demos, or the Immersion box if you are...in either case you get a good remaster plus the Wembley DSOTM performance. That they decided to break the full show up between three releases (double disc DSOTM & WYWH, plus Echoes in the Early Years box in the bonus set that you can't buy separately) only means there will come a time when they will reissue the show in full...and, no doubt, for a ridiculous price.

    I mean, I bought the 2018 Animals remix on SACD because it's great, and it was reasonably priced at $34.99 USD. But it's the only recent Floyd reissue/archival set that was. All those 1971/72 live shows that are audience recordings, selling for $20.99 at HDTracks, is outrageous. I mean, Crimson and Giant have included audience recordings in their mega box sets, but (a) along with other high fidelity recordings and (b) for historical reasons. You could argue the Floyds are for historical reasons too (and would be correct), but you can buy the 15-disc Crimson LTIA set for 93GBP, including seven restored boots and two shows of good to very good quality, along with the remixes, bonus material etc. To buy all the Floyd shows (16 in total, and why release them at 24/44.1 and charge more for them...you can't polish a turd, as they say!) would cost $335 USD. And you don't get anything else.

    If they'd bundled them in with a "middle years" box that covers 1973-1982, and put the "high res" boots on one or two Blu Rays, then they could be delivered without breaking the bank. Though, of course, given the prices of the early and later years box sets, a middle years box with 21 live shows would, I suspect, but in the $600-$700 range anyway.

    <sigh>. It really is a scam, plain and simple.

    I loved the Later Year box, which I reviewed, and love the 2018 Animals mix as well as the relatively reasonably priced Immersion box sets (but why no high res of The Wall?). But this new DSOTM and the live shows from '71/'72 are just outrageous.

    As if they need the money (not that they shouldn't be able to charge, but do they really need to soak folks for $300 for this feature-light DSOTM remaster?)...
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    I just want the Blu-ray!!!
    So much music....so little time....

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    Looks very nice, but I won't spring for this. I literally have tons of DSOTM versions and frankly I don't need another one.

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    Cover art for the Atom Heart Mother 50th set.

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    I wonder if Pink Floyd shopping the catalog and/or the Waters/Gilmour feud might be cause for the lack of unreleased material here. Maybe they are hoarding some archival recordings as an enticement to a buyer or maybe Waters and Gilmour just couldn’t agree what should be on the box so we end up with boring and expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkelman View Post
    Other than a new remaster, there's nothing in this that isn't in the Immersion box (which actually has more content). In fact, other than the '23 remaster and high res, this new one has nothing, in terms of actual content, that the double-disc 2011 remaster had.
    Quite. I remember paying only a few pounds more than the one-disc version for the two-disc version with Wembley. (Same for the WYWH one which had more Wembley and some demos/alternates.)

    This new box looks like a total botch compared to the previous one. I only have the 2cd myself, but the older box had the old quad mix on it and some other period live/demos. This new one doesn't! I honestly don't know why anyone would buy it. How many times can you 'remaster' the same album?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ88 View Post
    How many times can you 'remaster' the same album?
    Yes. (I am one of the fools buying it as I do not have the immersion set.)
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    The 2011 Experience Edition is still available for around $20. It represents a much better value than either the 50th Anniversary box or the standalone release from Wembley.
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    Oh no, I'm way behind! I'm still listening to the 20th anniversary edition! I must be doing it wrong.
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    I still have the Dark Side CD I bought in 1987. It's the only version I have ever felt the need for. I used to have the entire Wembley show on cassette from CD boots a friend had in the early 90's, and my wife has a bunch of bootleg CD's which I think contain most, if not all, of that concert (along with a ton of other stuff from 69-77). So really, I don't see the point. My 1987 CD still sounds fantastic to me, though I honestly never need to hear Dark Side again since it's engraved on my brain from thousands of times of hearing it over the years in various forms (including seeing/hearing the whole thing performed in 1995 by the Waterless Floyd at Giants Stadium).

    So yeah, all this stuff seems like money grubbing by people who don't really need it, to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by infandous View Post
    ... my wife has a bunch of bootleg CD's...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Now, there's something you don't read every day.
    True! She likes Gentle Giant and The Flower Kings as well, so she's a keeper. She's not crazy about more avant stuff, though some of it she finds amusing (she used to take the Cardboard Amanda CD to work with her....her coworkers hated it but she thinks it's awesome, in a hilarious kind of way...she has similar feelings about Samla Mammas Manna). She was a huge Floyd fan as a teenager and young adult, which is when she bought up all those bootleg CD's. A lot of good stuff on them too (though sometimes the sound quality makes them almost unlistenable)

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    I started listening to DSOTM on cassette over headphones but on a mono cassette player, and none of the remastered releases of it or anything has really sounded any better than that (though stereo is nice).

    Plus, who would want a Frankenset like this with both CD AND LPs? That's wrong in the eyes of God.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Plus, who would want a Frankenset like this with both CD AND LPs? That's wrong in the eyes of God.
    I hear 'ya. I'm sticking with my SACD copy of TDSOTM (and I Love your term "Frankenset" to describe Pink Floyd's upcoming box set).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nashorn View Post
    Oh no, I'm way behind! I'm still listening to the 20th anniversary edition! I must be doing it wrong.
    Hey, I'm still on side one of the original LP. Too wasted to flip it over, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halmyre View Post
    Hey, I'm still on side one of the original LP. Too wasted to flip it over, man.
    There's a Side 2????!!!!!!
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    $299 is absolute bargain. Put me down for a dozen copies!


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    Quote Originally Posted by starless and bible black View Post
    I Love your term "Frankenset" to describe Pink Floyd's upcoming box set).
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nashorn View Post
    Oh no, I'm way behind! I'm still listening to the 20th anniversary edition! I must be doing it wrong.
    LOL!

    I would actually like to try to find a 1980s cassette of it, since that's how I first started listening to it. But Actually, DSOTM is one album that I haven't bought over and over. I actually only have the MFSL CD. And a barely played Japanese LP that I need to sell off.

    Does anyone think one of the anniversary, remastered or whatever editions would sound noticeably better? Probably not to me, really, as I don't pick up on too many tiny details. Sounds like most of us are staying away from this set - I wonder if sales will be disappointing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudShark22 View Post
    There's a Side 2????!!!!!!
    Yes, but it only has "Money" on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infandous View Post
    she used to take the Cardboard Amanda CD to work with her....her coworkers hated it but she thinks it's awesome, in a hilarious kind of way...
    Whoa! I wasn't expecting to see Cardboard Amanda show up in this thread, of all places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Does anyone think one of the anniversary, remastered or whatever editions would sound noticeably better? Probably not to me, really, as I don't pick up on too many tiny details. Sounds like most of us are staying away from this set - I wonder if sales will be disappointing?
    I agree. However, I'm sure that one (or more) of the music channels on YouTube will have a sound quality "comparison video" between the various editions of TDSOTM after this new box set in released. And I'm sure we'll see individual releases of the Blu-Ray/Atmos, CD & Vinyl discs from this set if sales for the box are disappointing (sooner rather than later).

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    Well past the gotta have everything stage, so this is for the completists or the young completists in training. Anyone over the age of probably 30 has at least one copy if it is their type of music already. All the older, I mean more seasoned listeners, have had the opportunity to get the MoFi, Experience, Immersion, 25 or 30 or 40 year or whatever additions, SACD, surround sound, and multiple live versions already. Good luck to PF on sales for the 50th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    Whoa! I wasn't expecting to see Cardboard Amanda show up in this thread, of all places.
    Nobody expects Cardboard Amanda! (sorry, couldn't resist)

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