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August 6th. For those of you that didn't get it on RSD.
What inspired putting out these At the Drive-In reissues now?
We finally got our masters back. We were able to put that in the contract way back then, which we were really proud of. We just wanted them to be out again and reissue it on our own label – and make those records that were a little bit obscure more available. Maybe nobody will like it as much as us, but it's the original version of Relationship of Command – the original board mixes. Every time we finished a song, the engineer would make a rough for us – it was coming straight off the two-inch [tape], so there was absolutely nothing added, and it was such an amazing sound.
I mean, if it was mastered like that the needle would just vibrate out of the groove, surely?
would it blow the roof off? likely yes.
I love it but I didn't think it was possible to have that sort of mastering, where the wave form basically looks like a big, solid rectangle, on vinyl.
I have Icky Thump on vinyl because I was told the CDs had a much more aggressive mastering that was generally held to be not as good; my MP3s are recordings of the record.
and if this is straight off the board it wont have gotten mastered like that presumably
although I managed to pick up a copy for less than a tenner somehow. Could treat myself to another.
seems no different to the old vinyl release to my ears/hi-fi.
whereas the record store day is 2 x 12, so could be better fidelty.. technically. to me - its not a noticably different mix though