Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: [powderworks] Remix on Diesel and Dust remaster
From: Chris
Date: 30/08/2018, 10:10 am
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au

Note that the "recent" remasters aren't that - the albums up to and including Blue Sky Mining are the same remasters previously released back in 2007-2011, and the albums from EaSaM onwards have not been remastered...

Except for the vinyl set, which has unique masters. I own 4 of them now and to my ears they've been the best - punchier than the originals but more sympathetically treated than the CD remasters. Unfortunately you can't buy digital versions of those masters.

There's an (accidental, I believe) remix on the vinyl release of Redneck Wonderland - one of the bridges in Safety Chain Blues uses a different, less processed vocal sample for the "do do do do do do" bit they sing over the piano melody. It stands out in a bad way - it's a small moment and doesn't really matter, but it certainly doesn't sound deliberate.


On Thu, 30 Aug 2018 at 04:13 Michael Blackwood blackwood_michael@hotmail.com [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:

That’s the one!  My thanks to all who replied.  I still routinely listen to my original CD copy of Diesel and Dust, but found the remix on the remastered version jarring enough that I only listened to it a couple of times.

I didn’t buy any of the recent remasters in part because of this experience, but mostly because I had all the albums already and loved them as-is, and needed the $ for the Overflow Tank!

There was a song on the remastered version of Species Deceases that was also remixed a bit, wasn’t there?  Anyone care to comment on which track and how it turned out?  Any other sneaky remixes among the remasters?

On Aug 29, 2018, at 4:02 PM, Stephan Jänsch stephan.jaensch@gmail.com [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:


That was Sell My Soul. Extra backing vocals in the intro and through the solo. Some more drums as well I think. Pretty much ruined the song IMHO.

Am 29.08.2018 um 19:45 schrieb Michael Blackwood blackwood_michael@hotmail.com [powderworks]:

Hello, Powderworkers!

When the 20th anniversary edition of Diesel and Dust came out (the one with the Blackfella/Whitefella DVD), it was all remastered audio, with one of the songs being slightly remixed as well. Could someone here confirm which track was slightly remixed? I think there’s a difference in background vocals or something like that, but I can’t remember which track it is on and I don’t have my copy of the CD handy.