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Offline James Edward

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Tea For The Tillerman- One More Time...
« on: February 19, 2021, 02:58:13 PM »
Howdy,
I came across another rendering of this album- 6 months or so back there was the reimagining of the album by Cat Stevens- re-recorded anew. Now I found this- a 5 album set-
1 remastered,
2 remixed,
3 TFTT redux
4 Demos/outtakes
5 Live
I love the album, so I will be working my way through these.
And I thought only the Beatles could re-release something ten times. Good for Cat!
« Last Edit: February 20, 2021, 06:39:42 AM by James Edward »
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Re: Tea For The Tillerman- One More Time...
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2021, 05:02:07 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Jim. Makes sense that they would release one of these super deluxe sets seeing as last Sept was the 50th anniversary of the original release, but this one just slipped by me until now.

This album has been a longtime fav of mine as well, so I to will enjoy wading through this set. (Gotta love Tidal.  :D)
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Re: Tea For The Tillerman- One More Time...
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 06:39:11 AM »
At the risk of stating the obvious, you’ll need to level match if you are going to try and compare/evaluate the 5(!) different versions on Tidal. The 2020 remix is to my ears, a minimum 3 db if not more, louder than the others. Second place in loudness goes to the remaster. The ‘Master/MQA’ version is lowest, but I guess allows maximum dynamic range. Since I’m not insane, these comparisons only apply to ‘Wild World’, but presumably are similar across the board. Yes- I had some free time this morning...
Having listened to this album many many times throughout the years, the remix and ‘2’ are a refreshing change for me. As you kids say- YMMV.
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Re: Tea For The Tillerman- One More Time...
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2021, 07:15:04 AM »
At the risk of stating the obvious, you’ll need to level match if you are going to try and compare/evaluate the 5(!) different versions on Tidal. The 2020 remix is to my ears, a minimum 3 db if not more, louder than the others. Second place in loudness goes to the remaster. The ‘Master/MQA’ version is lowest, but I guess allows maximum dynamic range. Since I’m not insane, these comparisons only apply to ‘Wild World’, but presumably are similar across the board. Yes- I had some free time this morning...
Having listened to this album many many times throughout the years, the remix and ‘2’ are a refreshing change for me. As you kids say- YMMV.

How about comparing the Vinyl versions? They all sound different, with the Acoustic Sounds one being a little "Hot" IMHO...
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Re: Tea For The Tillerman- One More Time...
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2021, 07:40:15 AM »
At the risk of stating the obvious, you’ll need to level match if you are going to try and compare/evaluate the 5(!) different versions on Tidal. The 2020 remix is to my ears, a minimum 3 db if not more, louder than the others. Second place in loudness goes to the remaster. The ‘Master/MQA’ version is lowest, but I guess allows maximum dynamic range. Since I’m not insane, these comparisons only apply to ‘Wild World’, but presumably are similar across the board. Yes- I had some free time this morning...
Having listened to this album many many times throughout the years, the remix and ‘2’ are a refreshing change for me. As you kids say- YMMV.

How about comparing the Vinyl versions? They all sound different, with the Acoustic Sounds one being a little "Hot" IMHO...

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Re: Tea For The Tillerman- One More Time...
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2021, 12:05:56 AM »

This album has been a longtime fav of mine as well, so I to will enjoy wading through this set. (Gotta love Tidal.  :D)
I have the original A&M vinyl and MFSL vinyl releases (odd considering I no longer have a vinyl rig), an early CD release and a MFSL CD release.

That is a lot, eh?!

The reason is that it is one of my all time favorites.  Cat was a unique talent in that era of great music.
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Re: Tea For The Tillerman- One More Time...
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2021, 02:52:38 PM »
I've heard some of the "newly recorded" stuff, and I find the lyric changes to be bothersome, happy with the classic editions...
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