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 Post subject: [2012-06-25] Rickie Lee Jones first 3 albums remastered in cardoard sleeves (Japan)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:18 am 
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CD Japan has these up for preorder. SHM CDs. Listed as 2012 remasters. About $30 each. They list at least the first S/T album as having "only 5 remaining to ship as preorder".

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 Post subject: [2012-06-25] Rickie Lee Jones first 3 albums remastered in cardoard sleeves (Japan)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:25 pm 
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hmmm...
SHM and Remastering are NOT the same thing.
it could be SHM without being remastered.
anybody have these yet, and could look at the liner notes
to verify IF they've actually been remastered?
(and perhaps who did the remastering and when.)


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 Post subject: [2012-06-25] Rickie Lee Jones first 3 albums remastered in cardoard sleeves (Japan)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:57 pm 
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RackleNut wrote:
hmmm...
SHM and Remastering are NOT the same thing.
it could be SHM without being remastered.

That's why I said they're listed as "2012 remasters".

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 Post subject: [2012-06-25] Rickie Lee Jones first 3 albums remastered in cardoard sleeves (Japan)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:10 pm 
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i'll believe it when i see it.
(sorry DanO.)
i've purchased other supposed remasters/SHM discs from japan,
only to find out that they're NOT remastered at all.
don't hate me! :)


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 Post subject: [2012-06-25] Rickie Lee Jones first 3 albums remastered in cardoard sleeves (Japan)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:49 pm 
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In my very limited experience, most of the Universals are stunningly well remastered, & Warner's seem to show the least improvement. I assume these are Warner related.

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 Post subject: [2012-06-25] Rickie Lee Jones first 3 albums remastered in cardoard sleeves (Japan)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:58 am 
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RackleNut wrote:
i'll believe it when i see it.
(sorry DanO.)
i've purchased other supposed remasters/SHM discs from japan,
only to find out that they're NOT remastered at all.
don't hate me! :)

That's why I wrote they're listed as 2012 remasters. I don't hate you.

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 Post subject: [2012-06-25] Rickie Lee Jones first 3 albums remastered in cardoard sleeves (Japan)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:01 pm 
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ok... so i went to japancd.co.jp (an AMAZING place to get your japanese product),
and looked up the aforementioned three releases.
first off: it's RLJ discs 1,2 and 4 (Girl At Her Volcano being #3).
the japanese seller indeed shows THESE three as 2012 remasters.
but, for the record (and the aurally addicted), the previous batch
of RLJ SMH/cardboard replicas does NOT show them as remastered.
(the previous batch included: Pop-Pop, Flying Cowboys and Traffic From Paradise.)
it looks like i'll be ordering these new three in a week or two
after i close on the townhome i'm buying.
first things first! wait... maybe that means i'll order them today.


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 Post subject: [2012-06-25] Rickie Lee Jones first 3 albums remastered in cardoard sleeves (Japan)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:06 pm 
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regarding cdjapan.co.jp (this is the corrected web address).
i've ordered directly from them for over a decade.
the prices cannot be beat by any domestic seller.
these RLJ releases are going for about $30.52 each,
plus shipping/handling which ranges from 10 to 20 bucks per order (NOT per disc).
service is second to none, and you earn a 10% credit good on your next purchase.
so, you could argue that these discs are going for $27.47 each!
even with free-shipping, amazon has them at $46.95,
and cduniverse has them at $41.15. not even close!


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 Post subject: [2012-06-25] Rickie Lee Jones first 3 albums remastered in cardoard sleeves (Japan)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:02 pm 
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RackleNut wrote:
regarding japancd.co.jp
i've ordered directly from them for over a decade.
the prices cannot be beat by any domestic seller.
these RLJ releases are going for about $30.52 each,
plus shipping/handling which ranges from 10 to 20 bucks per order (NOT per disc).
service is second to none, and you earn a 10% credit good on your next purchase.
so, you could argue that these discs are going for $27.47 each!
even with free-shipping, amazon has them at $46.95,
and cduniverse has them at $41.15. not even close!

I just entered both japancd.co.jp & http://www.japancd.co.jp in my browser. Open dns comes back with, "You tried to visit http://www.japancd.co.jp, which is not loading." Might you have spelled something wrong?

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 Post subject: [2012-06-25] Rickie Lee Jones first 3 albums remastered in cardoard sleeves (Japan)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:39 am 
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i am SO sorry,
it's: cdjapan.co.jp
i had left shoulder surgery on the 1st of june,
and i don't go back to work till the 1st of july.
i'm still doing rehab and physical therapy.
and yes, i'm still medicated to some degree most days.
anyway... sorry for the typo.
please try it again, you will NOT be disappointed.
feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions/concerns.
RackleNut@gmail.com - i'm alan, btw.


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 Post subject: [2012-06-25] Rickie Lee Jones first 3 albums remastered in cardoard sleeves (Japan)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:51 am 
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My bad, too. This is regular cdjapan, I thought you were suggesting a new company.

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 Post subject: [2012-06-25] Rickie Lee Jones first 3 albums remastered in cardoard sleeves (Japan)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:10 am 
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Geff R. wrote:
My bad, too. This is regular cdjapan, I thought you were suggesting a new company.

Yeah, it's the same company, and all the same information, contained in my first, one line, post.
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 Post subject: [2012-06-25] Rickie Lee Jones first 3 albums remastered in cardoard sleeves (Japan)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:01 pm 
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i can only apologize for the percocet - it's a necessary evil right now.
anyway, you can also check-out hmv.co.jp as HMV-Japan.
to either compare prices for these and/or other products.
i haven't bought from HMV-Japan in years, so i can't chime-in
as to their service.


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 Post subject: [2012-06-25] Rickie Lee Jones first 3 albums remastered in cardoard sleeves (Japan)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:10 am 
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The Hoffman site has a new thread on these. Someone has already received them and says they are definitely remastered. There are complaints about them being loud and waveforms are being bandied about.

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 Post subject: [2012-06-25] Rickie Lee Jones first 3 albums remastered in cardoard sleeves (Japan)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:59 pm 
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We must believe in Waveforms. Your ears will lie to you. :D


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 Post subject: [2012-06-25] Rickie Lee Jones first 3 albums remastered in cardoard sleeves (Japan)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:08 pm 
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Personally, while I tend to stay away from Hoffman due to the flaming & heavy handed mods, in my experience the consensus on sound quality of a given release there is often spot on.

I know a lot of people here think the waveform thing is BS, but:

1. it often is NOT at all BS
&
2. I usually don't need waveforms, my ears can usually tell a good master from a crummy one.

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