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    In another thread Anton said that He hated the production of almost all of the recordings made in the 1980's.
    I want to present my case as one of the greatest production since "Dark Side of the Moon".
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers_in_Arms_(album)
    My favorite from that album.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpWS1dlm5i8
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    I would go with 'Love Over Gold' instead of 'Brothers in Arms'.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Hoddy View Post
      I would go with 'Love Over Gold' instead of 'Brothers in Arms'.
      Same, and Communique over both.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Red Ant View Post

        Same, and Communique over both.
        Hmmm. I would disagree those albums had better production or mix. But even if you prefer them, you still have to agree the sound of this album is fantastic?

        Not one of my favorite albums — and a couple of tracks are waaaay overplayed—but it is one I return to just because sounds so damn good.
        Last edited by Vito Corleone; 05-05-2019, 04:24 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by gismo recording View Post
          In another thread Anton said that He hated the production of almost all of the recordings made in the 1980's.
          I want to present my case as one of the greatest production since "Dark Side of the Moon".
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers_in_Arms_(album)
          My favorite from that album.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpWS1dlm5i8
          The best thing I can say about it is that it isn't nearly as bad as some other 80s productions. Its still too bright and too wet, imho.

          Here are some 80s productions that I do like. They have several common threads though, they're all early 80s, and have either Compass Point Studios, Eno and/or Rhett Davies in common.

          Remain In Light
          Gabriel IV
          My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
          Avalon

          And then there were:

          PE - It Takes A Nation Of Millions
          Eric B & Rakim: Paid In Full
          Boogie Down Productions: Criminal Minded.

          They also had a common thread - nothing in music had ever sounded like these records before.


          edit: forgot Back in Black, which came out in 1980 and sounded awesome.
          Last edited by Red Ant; 05-05-2019, 04:37 PM.
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          • #6
            Chuck Ainlay did an amazing surround remix of this album in 2005. De-80s-ed the mix just a bit as well This is one of the “demo” discs I use when I have friends over and want to impress them with why I think surround mixes can be so superior to 2-channel stereo.

            If you have the setup/and or the opportunity, you should check it out.

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            • #7
              I vote for those few seconds on Graceland, yeknow, on “Call Me Al,” the bass fill that immediately plays back backwards.
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              • #8
                I also really like Lyle Lovett’s “Joshua Judges Ruth” for great sounding 80s

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                • #9
                  Making Movies is my favorite Dire Straits album, sound wise and song wise.

                  Never liked Brothers in Arms; can't stand Money for Nothing or Walk of Life.
                  To me, it's the album where Knopfler abandoned his classic guitar sound and his tone became ordinary.
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                  • #10
                    Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays’ “As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls” never fails to give me goosebumps.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by guido61 View Post
                      Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays’ “As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls” never fails to give me goosebumps.
                      That really is a good one.
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                      • #12
                        Generally, I liked the "cleanness" but I hated the drum sounds.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by E-money View Post
                          Making Movies is my favorite Dire Straits album, sound wise and song wise.

                          Never liked Brothers in Arms; can't stand Money for Nothing or Walk of Life.
                          To me, it's the album where Knopfler abandoned his classic guitar sound and his tone became ordinary.
                          I'm less bothered by the ordinariness of the tone than the ordinariness of the songwriting.
                          Keep the company of those who seek the truth, and run from those who have found it.

                          -- Vaclav Havel

                          The Universe is unimaginably vast. For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

                          -- Carl Sagan


                          Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.

                          -- Joseph Brodsky

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by erok123 View Post
                            Generally, I liked the "cleanness" but I hated the drum sounds.
                            Drum sounds, synth sounds, all the air sucked out of recording and replaced with "digital air" in a very obvious, unsubtle way... I hate all of it.

                            Fortunately by the 90s we all learned to use the new technology for good and not evil
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                            -- Vaclav Havel

                            The Universe is unimaginably vast. For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

                            -- Carl Sagan


                            Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.

                            -- Joseph Brodsky

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                            • #15
                              I still think Thriller is a great sounding album; great sounds, fat bass, good grooves, excellent songwriting, great guest artists (Van Halen, Paul McCartney, Vincent Price, Steve Lukather, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro, Greg Phillinganes, etc).
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                              Maybe we can all just agree that Bush was stupid and Cheney was lying and call it a day. - guitarcapo

                              Originally posted by Grumpy_Polecat View Post
                              For the record: Hitler using gas to exterminate his presumed enemies does not equal the use of chemical weapons.
                              Reprehensible as it was, gassing was a conventional and accepted method for execution at the time. It is a stretch to equivocate the two.

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