Originally Posted by stockmonkey2000
Its been a while since I listened to Rumours stereo mix - but If I recall, the new elements (instruments that were recorded as part of the original recording sessions but left out of the original mix) that were added back in were included in the stereo mix on the DVD audio. They also added in an additional song (Silver Springs) on the DVD audio - not present in the original recording. Silver Springs has also been included on subsequent re-releases of Rumours also. Both might sound out of place to someone who listened to the original album hundreds of times. While I actually like the version with Silver Springs, it would be a mistake if future generations grew up to believe that this is the way it was originally.
the dvd-audio doesn't replace the original album. let's be real here; considering the size of the multichannel music market, there's no way it could. personally, i'm thrilled with the inclusion of silver springs on the dvd-a and i like the changes to "never going back again".
here's a snippet of an article on the subject:
The most notable difference is on the song Never Going Back Again. The song originally was called Brushes and consisted of just Lindsay Buckingham's acoustic guitar and backup vocal harmony, a short electric guitar solo and soft drumming by Fleetwood. But when it was mixed into two-channel stereo for the original release, the group felt the drums and electric guitar were intrusive. So listeners just heard voice and acoustic guitar, and the name was changed.
But isn't that like repainting the Mona Lisa in a different position or recutting Star Wars with different camera angles? ''The listener has the choice of listening to either version, both of which are on the DVD,'' Fleetwood says.
''The original mix was an artistic decision based on a technical reason,'' he says. ''This is our way of having fun with the new format. The integrity of the work is still there. Hopefully, fans will find that we're in satisfactory command of our faculties.''