Sounds like shit. If you haven't already bought it, don't bother, unless you want a pretty looking 12" drinks coaster, or a potential clock.
Why oh why did they do a 180g picture disc? What's the fucking point? If you are going to do a picture disc you might as well do it cheap, since it will sound rubbish anyway.
I honestly can't understand how this album can have a pretty cool front sleeve but still have those cheesy drawings all over the place. I know Roger's son Felix made them but isn't this guy supposed to be about 32-33 years old?
I also would have preferred a gatefold album and not two picture discs but it still looks kinda cool.
Do you know who designed the front cover? I know Roger's picture is about 10-12 years old, but still, I liked what they did with it.
The Real Wanker wrote:Can someone explain the point of buying vinyl containing music that was recorded and mastered digitally?
Isn't that some kind of oxymoron, or am I missing something
If it was mastered using the original high-def digital masters, the waveform would still be more true to the original recording than a CD production master (Hollywood Records' 2009 vinyls anyone?), so theoretically a digital high def > vinyl pressing transfer should still sound better than CD.
brians wig wrote:Yep. Picture discs always sound more crackly than normal vinyl.
If I'm not mistaken this would be due to the vinyl grooves being shallower than those on a standard black or colour vinyl pressing. I'm pretty sure the audio layer uses the same material as those on flexi vinyl discs, they have the same background noise.
^ From the Queen website, and it is only available as a picture disc.
The Real Wanker wrote:
Can someone explain the point of buying vinyl containing music that was recorded and mastered digitally?
Isn't that some kind of oxymoron, or am I missing something?
I'm no audiophile and neither are most music buyers. The difference between a CD & a record with regard to how it was recorded and mastered is negligible to me. I just prefer the physicality of the product, I feel it connects me more to the listening experience, and I just find them more fun.
With that in mind, I would just prefer records that are actually listenable, because even to my non audiophile ears the FoE vinyl release is unlistenably poor quality.
I'm not above actually playing the Queen records in my collection either, so I have bought it for completism's sake, it would just be nice to be able to listen to it as well as look at it.
It's a bit of a joke Roger putting out press releases declaring how much better records sound, when the record he is actually releasing is not better at all, in fact it is a good deal worse.