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post #1 of 19 Old 04-16-2014, 11:56 AM - Thread Starter
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Announced on Facebook a few hours ago:


OK...it is official:
The remixed version of 'The Power & The Glory' by Steven Wilson will be released worldwide in the early summer.
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It will include..


Blue ray version:
Steven Wilson Mix
Album with video
96/24 Stereo LPCM
DTS 5.1 Master Audio
Bonus Track:
The Power and the Glory (single)
Instrumental Versions
Album with screen saver
96/24 Stereo LPCM
Bonus Tracks:
The Power and the Glory (single)
Aspirations (out-take)
DVD
Steven Wilson Mix
Album with video
96/24 Stereo LPCM
DTS 96/24 5.1
Dolby AC3 5.1
Bonus Track:
The Power and the Glory (single)
Original 1974 Studio Mix
Transferred flat - 96/24 LPCM
CD
Steven Wilson Mix
Album
Bonus Tracks:
The Power and the Glory (single)
Aspirations (Instrumental out-take)

Hope a few old & new fans will enjoy.
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The Power and the Glory is a great sounding LP. I can't wait to hear how this sounds in 5.1.

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Excellent!! Took me by surprise.

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Nice! Even better if he gets 'round to Three Friends and/or Octopus.
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In a Glass House is the one I'm hoping for. It would be absolutely stunning in 5.1.
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Cool, let's hope for more, including Octopus.

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I see this one is up for pre-order at $18.47


The Gentle Giant stuff is a bit to adventurous for my tastes...


http://www.amazon.com/Power-Glory-Bl...s=gentle+giant

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Arrived here in Outer Philadelphia from the UK yesterday. Just getting into it. So far the DTS 5.1 version on the BD sounds abso-freaking-stunning. Aside from the surround mix, the sound quality itself, the clarity and lack of distortion, is unbelievable for the era. Very clear that there was a high degree of care taken during the original sessions, giving Wilson a lot to work with all these years later.

The mixes are straightforward, as one would hope. Everything nicely spread around, plenty of air, but nothing disconnected.

The music is accompanied by new HD graphical animations that incorporate the lyrics and abstract images related to them. I don't recall seeing anything like this on a music BD before, but my collection of them is limited. Somebody spend some time on it, though.

This is one of the great albums by one of the great prog bands. There is an awful lot going on in here -- virtuoso playing, complex and layered composition and arranging. Few albums will benefit more from being opened up like this.

Man, this sounds great.

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Brilliant re-mix! Stunning visuals along with great musicianship that opens up in 5.1. A new reference standard for 5.1 blu-ray releases
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Can anyone confirm if the BD version adds instrumental versions of all the songs? A review I read online says it does. Can't wait to get this.
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Yes, the BD has instrumental versions.
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^Thanks for the confirm. I ordered the BD from Bestbuy. They have it for $15.99 with free shipping if you spend over $35. I think shipping is $2.99 if you don't spend over $35. The DVD and BD version are the same price, so in anyone orders from BB make sure you order the correct one.

I've been a Gentle Giant fan for so many years. I have most of their albums on vinyl, including this one, from back in the day. I'm really looking forward to hearing this version on my HT. I also can't wait to hear the 96/24 stereo version through my Grado headphones.

My favorite album by Gentile Giant is "Playing the Fool". A live recording with all their great songs in a 2 album set. The sound recording of this live performance was one of the best back in the day, and holds up with the best of them even today, imo.
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My favorite album by Gentile Giant is "Playing the Fool". A live recording with all their great songs in a 2 album set. The sound recording of this live performance was one of the best back in the day, and holds up with the best of them even today, imo.
You just induced a flashback to the months I spent driving around the country in a '69 Rambler, aome time in the late 70s, playing a cassette dub of "Playing the Fool" over and over.

Best. Live. Album. Ever.

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Yes, I hope Steven does more of their titles. I have the surround version of Free Hand (1975), which is a very cool mix, but otherwise sounds like my old Capitol stereo LP, which is less than "sparkling." Compared to the LP version of the older album Octopus, it sounds distant. Free Hand was recorded at Advision, which i believe was a pretty advanced studio at the time. Perhaps that's just the way it was mastered back in its day and a remix would free some of the music

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The Gentle Giant stuff is a bit to adventurous for my tastes...
I recommend that WeekendToy check out The Missing Piece from 1977. It's closer to a more mainsteam rock album, but still has the inventive melodies and clever arrangements that made GG great.
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You just induced a flashback to the months I spent driving around the country in a '69 Rambler, aome time in the late 70s, playing a cassette dub of "Playing the Fool" over and over.

Best. Live. Album. Ever.
oh yeah..those were the days! Along with the LP, I might have had it on 8 track back then for the car, but can't remember for sure.

I have the 35th Anniversary re-release edition of "Playing The Fool" CD. Such a great album. I still listen to it quite frequently today. It has such great sound!

I got my copy of The Power and Glory BD/CD in the mail from Best Buy. I can't wait to hear it! It's packaged nicely with a booklet, which I did not read yet. I don't like all the "anti-piracy stuff" printed on the CD's. At least it's easy to distinguish the BD from the CD as they have different variations of the album cover on the discs.

Maybe tonight....
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I recommend that WeekendToy check out The Missing Piece from 1977. It's closer to a more mainsteam rock album, but still has the inventive melodies and clever arrangements that made GG great.
+1. It's a very good album but definitely more mainstream. Still loved it though...its Gentle Giant! I only have this one on LP.
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Man, this sounds great.
+1 rdclark!, I totally agree with your assessment of this title. I got a chance to listen to the DTS-HD MA 5.1 BD and it is absolutely incredible.

Steve Wilson did a masterful job on this. The separation and balance on the surround mix is perfect.

When listening to "Aspirations" goose bumps were everywhere, and maybe even a tear trickled down my face. Mostly because it sounded SO good and it's such a great song.

It sounds just tremendous in my setup.

This was a great purchase for me.
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I recommend that WeekendToy check out The Missing Piece from 1977. It's closer to a more mainsteam rock album, but still has the inventive melodies and clever arrangements that made GG great.
Based on all the positive feedback I went ahead and bought the disc. The music is not as 'adventurous' as I remembered.


I'm really enjoying listening to it and the 5.1 mix is one of the better ones out there, add in the unique pictures/videos to the music and this could be easily a reference disc.

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