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by TeresofBlood
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vinyl rip vs. 24-bit Studio Masters
Replies: 19
Views: 12376

Vinyl rip vs. 24-bit Studio Masters

Hi all. I thought I'd share this. I ripped my vinyl today and under-laid the 24-bit studio tracks to align the start and stop points of each song, to splice the different takes of each side. Take a look at the difference in dynamic range between the vinyl and 24-bit version (presumably same as CD an...
by TeresofBlood
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy paranormal day!!!
Replies: 75
Views: 39993

Re: Happy paranormal day!!!

One other thing I noticed... Genuine American Girl has 3 Dada references. "No Man's Land" has been mentioned. Next time you listen, pay attention to Neal Smith's drum solo and go back and listen to I Love America. Probably not a coincidence that they share the word America; that would be the third r...
by TeresofBlood
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy paranormal day!!!
Replies: 75
Views: 39993

Re: Happy paranormal day!!!

Amazon promised delivery by 8 PM. My vinyl showed up at 7:41 PM. The driver threw it onto my top step like it was a newspaper. Off to a great start. My listening experience turned it around quick. Man it sounds great on vinyl. I think it has the quietest surface noise. It was utterly silent until th...
by TeresofBlood
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album
Replies: 249
Views: 135797

Re: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album

Paranormal is a fair to midland, paint by numbers record that's heavy on the Christian undertones. I've noticed that too, but I think it works very well for the record, considering the title, and that many songs deal with characters facing down death or devils. The Nashville flavor makes the religi...
by TeresofBlood
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy paranormal day!!!
Replies: 75
Views: 39993

Re: Happy paranormal day!!!

I just did a quick comparison of Genuine American Girl in Audacity. http://imgur.com/a/8XRct The ProStudioMasters (top) does sound a tad cleaner to me than Spotify (bottom) from doing a side-by-side listen and seems to have a tiny bit more dynamic range. Spotify seems to have a slightly softer volu...
by TeresofBlood
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album
Replies: 249
Views: 135797

Re: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album

The original Holy Water https://youtu.be/Wjq19_THqQ4 Why would they want to include a cover of this, instead of another ACG song? Whoa. Usually Coop reworks songs by artists that are not widely available on their own. He might have rewritten the lyrics, but this still qualifies as a cover. However,...
by TeresofBlood
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Live Talks Hour Long Convo/Interview between Alice and Shep
Replies: 0
Views: 1978

Live Talks Hour Long Convo/Interview between Alice and Shep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWzVkitDKFE I'm not sure if this has been posted or if anyone here has seen this, but I stumbled upon this the other night and wanted to share. It's a promotion for Shep's book tour, in which Alice and Shep sit and talk in front of an audience for an hour. At the end ...
by TeresofBlood
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy paranormal day!!!
Replies: 75
Views: 39993

Re: Happy paranormal day!!!

One could easily sample a 44.1/24 source onto an 88.2/24 system and it'd be like drinking the same brand of water from a different glass - there'd be no real difference at all. Exactly. But it *could* be a different/better master. That's what I want to know. If it's just the CD then it's a waste of...
by TeresofBlood
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy paranormal day!!!
Replies: 75
Views: 39993

Re: Happy paranormal day!!!

For those interested Pro Studio Masters offers a 88.2 kHz / 24-bit version of the Album. http://www.prostudiomasters.com/album/page/14375 Sounds really good. I was hoping it was going to lift some mud but to be honest I'm not sure I can hear too much difference from the MP3's I have. I wonder if th...
by TeresofBlood
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Million Dollar Alice
Replies: 12
Views: 6910

Re: Million Dollar Alice

What a strange coincidence that this story broke on the eve of the new album release...aye right! Shep Gordon is a genius in marketing. Yes! I have no doubt that you are both correct. It reminds me of the Hollywood Vampires popping up in the "Super Duper Alice Cooper" documentary. They were clearly...
by TeresofBlood
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More tracks to hear...
Replies: 152
Views: 84411

Re: More tracks to hear...

This is the first time in many years that I have liked so many songs on an album. Usually I like about an eps worth but this time I like 8 out of the 12. I am glad I liked Fireball and The Sound of A before I knew Dennis co wrote them so no one van accuse me of favouring the ACG related songs. The ...
by TeresofBlood
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Different tracklisting on the vinyl album Paranormal
Replies: 31
Views: 18384

Re: Different tracklisting on the vinyl album Paranormal

I've been listening to it both ways. The shorter version is lightning quick and leaves you wanting more (in a good way) but You and All your Friends is a perfect penultimate track, thematically and sound-wise. Genuine American Girl goes on a bit long so when the album ends, you are ready for it. The...
by TeresofBlood
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More tracks to hear...
Replies: 152
Views: 84411

Re: More tracks to hear...

I have listened to the album - now several times. My personal opinion is that this album is a gift to Alice Cooper fans. It's the most "classic" sounding hard rock album since the seventies. It's arguably his most consistent album since Welcome to My Nightmare. I would trade any album after Dada for...
by TeresofBlood
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was the last stand out album for you by Alice?
Replies: 47
Views: 24528

Re: What was the last stand out album for you by Alice?

"What was the last stand out album for you by Alice?"

Paranormal
by TeresofBlood
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One week to PARANORMAL!!
Replies: 34
Views: 19423

Re: One week to PARANORMAL!!

I'm right there with you. My record player has been sitting in a box since I moved 3 years ago. I finally set it back up and recalibrated it in anticipation for this release. I've been listening to my Alice vinyl collection backwards and will continue to do so until the release. 1) W2MN, which sound...
by TeresofBlood
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More tracks to hear...
Replies: 152
Views: 84411

Re: More tracks to hear...

Today was a quiet day here... I wonder what everybody's up to. I gotta say I'm very satisfied with my day. I'd say it tops the last 5 days plus yesterday, which doesn't really count as a "day" per se.

I'm literally counting the days until my vinyl copy of the new album arrives!
by TeresofBlood
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When will there be a Paranormal album review
Replies: 220
Views: 108107

Re: When will there be a Paranormal album review

Some reviews to get us back on track! http://powermetal.de/review/review-Alice_Cooper/Paranormal,30767,30848.html Translated: 69 and not a bit silent! Alice Cooper shows again that he can still do it: Rock of the finest! Yes! Since isser finally again and shows us that he still has it on it. With "P...
by TeresofBlood
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When will there be a Paranormal album review
Replies: 220
Views: 108107

Re: When will there be a Paranormal album review

Another positive review: https://www.therockpit.net/2017/album-review-alice-cooper-paranormal/ Also, not sure if anyone saw this in the other thread, but it appears confirmed that the vinyl version has the two ACG tracks added into the track list prior to the Sound of A. https://images-na.ssl-images...
by TeresofBlood
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Different tracklisting on the vinyl album Paranormal
Replies: 31
Views: 18384

Re: Different tracklisting on the vinyl album Paranormal

It looks like the vinyl does indeed have a different track list. The two ACG tracks are listed as part of the main album on side 4. Not sure if anyone has seen or posted this.

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