Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: [powderworks] Re:: Midnight Oil Remastered CDs
From: Chris
Date: 17/11/2014, 3:49 pm
To: Powderworks

Oops - hit send too soon.

Anyway - it looks like the 10-1 remaster was done from the original mix tapes, but I don't know if the same is true of the other albums. Since the tapes were apparently supplied from the band's own archive, it seems fair to guess that the other albums would have been done similarly.

Certainly Diesel must have been done from the original sources, probably from a source even earlier than the mix tapes, since some songs have a new obviously different mix.


On 17 November 2014 16:42, Chris <seeker42@gmail.com> wrote:

On 17 November 2014 16:39, samps8@hotmail.com [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:

After hearing what Jimmy Page has done with the latest Zep remasters - incredible improvement, even compared to the mid 90s remasters - I was really excited to discover that the Oils were doing the same. Presumably using the latest and greatest methods and equipment one would think, or why bother?

Now I've read over this long discussion and it seems we ended up with a mixed bag.

Doesn't remastering involve going back to the original analogue recordings and literally re-mastering from that source? How do we know the Oils have done this and not just tweaked the old CD masters?

It's a shame someone from the band hasn't taken ownership (a la Pagey) and delivered something really special. The songs certainly deserve it.