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 Post subject: Re: ASIH and ANS Reissues Reviews
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:00 pm 
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Yes, Come On was on the Alt ANS and that version the vocal sounds like RA was eating broken glass and gravel.


Best version of the song for me, the way Nick comes back in after the long pause is volcanic.


what better than the radio 1 1995 version?! no way!

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decent article:

http://www.udiscovermusic.com/rediscove ... thern-soul

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They're both on Spotify.


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Oh yes! I love "Brake Lights" ASIH more that the ANS version. Love it!!!

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Man, Richard does a great Liam impersonation during Mover.
ANS Brake Lights is weird - the gentleness of it is incongrous with the harder sound they had then. I like it.


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Oh yes! I love "Brake Lights" ASIH more that the ANS version. Love it!!!


Both are superb to my ears.

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Oh yes! I love "Brake Lights" ASIH more that the ANS version. Love it!!!


Both are superb to my ears.


Don't know how to describe it but I love this "high-sound-effect" that McCabes plays in the ASIH version.

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9/10 for both

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an Amazon review of ASIH:
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I don't understand why bands bury a record under waves of reverb - unless, of course, they have something to hide. In this case, it's probably the songs themselves: monotonous long-form grooves that drone on with no development or direction. (There is definitely a stoner ethic at work here, which might explain the record's appeal in some quarters.) On "Virtual World," the instruments actually sound out of tune. There's no hint of the brilliance that manifested itself on "Urban Hymns," which remains one of my favorite albums of the 1990's.

Anyone intrigued by late 90's Verve would do well to skip this one and move on to Richard Ashcroft's fine solo records.


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Has anyone noticed any discernible differences in the sound of the remastered albums? They sound just the same to my ears.

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I'll try to give them another closer, longer listen compared with the originals, but I can't tell much difference either. I guess ASIH sounds more crisp, modern, balanced... less muddy and more palatable. But not terribly so. I don't think there's a huge difference. With ANS it's hard to tell any difference at all.


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I convinced myself last night that my original cd of ANS sounded better, need to do some proper A/B ing, it may have been the earphones or the headful of codeine and rum (?)

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Codeine and rum always helps when it comes to Verve-listening ;)


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Has anyone noticed any discernible differences in the sound of the remastered albums? They sound just the same to my ears.


Can't hear a difference straight away with ASIH. I know in some cases mastering is just the sparkle on top but so far everything screams it didn't need doing

(Edit) Vocal on Already There clearer? (frequency boost) Cuts through better

Not going to bother listening to ANS, can't be improved

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I dunno, but I thought Stormy Clouds and Reprise sounded better on the remastered version. During the jam sections, I felt I could hear all the instruments and multiple guitar tracks coming in and out more clearly. I'll take another listen later this week and see if it's not just that I haven't listened to this stuff on headphones for while. The rest of it sounded the same to me upon first listen.


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10/10

Both albums are perfection of different kinds and in being reissued, they give us the chance to be taken in, transported and transformed all over again. You meet the 'Mover' you never did. You discover 'This is Music' was once 'King Riff', while 'The Rolling People' was, in its original avatar, called 'Funky Jam'(!). These extensive deluxe reissues are a six hour vortex into the best the Verve have ever been and I'd gladly know nothing else in the world if I could know every note on every song on these disparate recordings.

There is one thing, though, that reminds you that they are albums by the same group. The shared conviction that there is only one thing really worth living for.

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I thought Stormy Clouds and Reprise sounded better on the remastered version


Wasn't going to listen to ANS remaster as didn't think could be improved but this made me curious. Will agree it does on those songs.

Then made the mistake though of listening to This Is Music. WTF has happened to the bass? Sounds like it keeps cutting out. He's either used a Gate or a Limiter or something on it OR (more likely) drawn attention to the fact one was used on it originally.

There's a distinct artificial - non-analogue - plug-in sound to it too. I'll stick to the original...

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http://www.musicomh.com/features/spotli ... thern-soul

http://www.gigwise.com/news/108165/the- ... -new-album

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But Disc 3 of ANS **applause**

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Yeah I love disc three of ANS because it kind of hints at what a better album UH could have been if it had been more of a full-band effort, closer to the sound of ANS itself (but different).


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