Reissued LP's

We all know how great Steele Dan's Aja sounds. Has anyone bought and been dissaopinted with the 180g reissue? I got it and it does not sound as alive as the original. I didn't expect it to sound better, but for $35, I was hoping for a new clean copy that sounds as good. I called Music Direct and they told me their just the distributor and that I should call the label, which I have not done yet. I'm going to give it another listen first. I also spent $60 on a reissue of All Thinks Must Pass. Same deal as Aja. Where's the snap of the snare drum? At this stage of my life I don't mind paying up for a new copy of an album I have enjoyed for decades. I do mind being duped into buying a product that is not as advertised. Let me state that I have purchased many reissues that sound great, some go back to the 50's, so I know it can be done. I am looking forward to hearing your comments and advise.
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Comments

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,213
    Which reissue of Aja is it exactly?
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • gdphotogdphoto Posts: 149
    Steely Dan ‎– Aja
    Label:
    ABC Records ‎– 0076732168813
    Series:
    Back To Black –
    Format:
    Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold, 180g
    Country:
    Europe
    Released:
    22 Oct 2008
    Genre:
    Jazz, Rock, Pop
    Style:
    Pop Rock, Fusion
    Hafler DH220 Rebuilt
    Hafler DH110 Rebuilt
    Hafler Digital FM Tuner
    Virtue Audio M1 Piano CD Player
    Technics SL-1210-MK5 with a Rega Exact Cartridge
    Polk SDA1c's(Rebuilt XO's by Ben)
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,213
    edited June 2018
    Nice, I see you already commented here: https://www.discogs.com/Steely-Dan-Aja/release/2884821

    This is the same version that I have. To me it sounded like the dynamics were a bit muted, and that it was pressed from a mediocre "remastered" (read: brickwalled, especially for Steely Dan standards) edition. I feel it lacks emotion and dynamic swing. It sounds "good", but not "great" as it should.

    Edit: I just remembered that the 320 mp3s they provided on the download code also sound mediocre. Made from the same source?

    I feel the particular copy I have on CD sounds way better. Here's the CD version of it that I have: https://www.discogs.com/Steely-Dan-Aja/release/9757554


    gdphoto wrote: »
    Steely Dan ‎– Aja
    Label:
    ABC Records ‎– 0076732168813
    Series:
    Back To Black –
    Format:
    Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold, 180g
    Country:
    Europe
    Released:
    22 Oct 2008
    Genre:
    Jazz, Rock, Pop
    Style:
    Pop Rock, Fusion

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • halohalo Posts: 4,611
    Black Sabbath - self-titled debut album, "Collectors Limited Edition, High-Quality Colored Vinyl", 180g on red vinyl is not even close to the original copy I had back in the day. So much seems to be missing from this recording that I clearly remember hearing on a decent, but not great, stereo setup (compared to what I have today that is).

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,669
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