Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by James1981 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:03 am

Very nice. I now have this on my desktop and every time i look at it it puts me in the mood to listen to love it to death!!
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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by RemarkablyInsincere » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:03 pm

WickedYoungMan wrote:If anyone is interested I made some Desktop Wallpaper to commemorate the event.

http://wickedyoungman.deviantart.com/gallery/9297841
Very cool... just one question... why not the original cover with thumb?
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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by WickedYoungMan » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:08 pm

Good point. I didn't really think about that to be honest. That was the highest res version of the album cover I could find easily so I went with that. With the thumb I might have to mark at as "Mature" through DA's standards which would limit it on search results but I guess I could have both going at the same time.
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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by The Spider » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:30 pm

LOVE the wallpaper. Well Done :clap:
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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by WickedYoungMan » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:55 am

FYI, I'm contemplating doing a bright wallpaper based on the back cover with the band standing together (Neal center and sitting.)

Anyone think that would be interesting?
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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by Billie1966 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:27 am

I would love one!!

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by Guilty » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:31 pm

still gets plenty of airplay in my car cd player!
if you see someone singing long way to go driving down the A11 towards norwich singing long way to go, its me so say hi :)
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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by mestreech » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:36 pm

WickedYoungMan wrote:FYI, I'm contemplating doing a bright wallpaper based on the back cover with the band standing together (Neal center and sitting.)

Anyone think that would be interesting?

yes please !!!

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by Headbangers Ball » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:12 am

Brilliant album. I can never decide between this and Killer - I would never be able to choose if I had to!

Just some useless information, but I actually have a copy of the 'thumb' vinyl album - which is pretty cool and quite daring for the time! :grin:
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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by Billie1966 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:29 am

Bumping this up.. Wouldn't mind the other wallpaper.

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by Gunner » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:45 pm

Personally, I would love the ACG (plus Steve Hunter maybe) to re-record this with Bob Ezrin using modern technology. I thought the re-makes 'Alice does Alice' were really good for example. You could add a big string section in 'Ballad of Dwight' etc.

I know that most of you will disagree and like Cooper's records to stay the way they were, but I have always thought that this particular album deserves 'the treatment'.

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by RemarkablyInsincere » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:01 pm

Gunner wrote:Personally, I would love the ACG (plus Steve Hunter maybe) to re-record this with Bob Ezrin using modern technology. I thought the re-makes 'Alice does Alice' were really good for example. You could add a big string section in 'Ballad of Dwight' etc.

I know that most of you will disagree and like Cooper's records to stay the way they were, but I have always thought that this particular album deserves 'the treatment'.
No thanks, this is a classic and there would be no way to "improve" this.
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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by James1981 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:03 pm

Rather than a re-recording i think this album and all the other early ones could do with a good remastering. Perhaps an idea for another box set :)
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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by Somwhere In Auckland » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:47 pm

Alice is one of the very few artists from the 70s not to have a remasters series of all albums, quite sad realld as all the 70s albums need the treatment with new packaging.

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by DIMMA » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:58 pm

Gunner wrote: "Personally, I would love the ACG (plus Steve Hunter maybe) to re-record this with Bob Ezrin using modern technology."

With Glen Buxton´s distinctive guitar playing being such a big part of the sound of that album, it just wouldn´t be the same.


james1981 wrote: "Rather than a re-recording i think this album and all the other early ones could do with a good remastering."

Steve Hoffman has already remastered LITD from the original master tapes, along with KILLER and SCHOOL´S OUT on 24 karat Gold CDs available from Audio Fidelity.

Dennis Dunaway recommended these to me and I think that says something about the quality of these remasters.

There was no compression or limiting used on these remasters which I like, but if you like your remasters to be LOUD (meaning compressed) with a lot of high end, you will be disappointed.

These gold CDs sound closer to the original master tapes and I can say that listening to the remaster of KILLER was a revelation compared to the Warner Bros CD.

I just hope Steve Hoffman does a remaster of MUSCLE OF LOVE on 24 karat Gold CD as well.

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by pitkin88 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:59 pm

100% agree with Dimma. I think BDB's is next for Hoffman but I read somewhere that he has to wait six mths or so.

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by RemarkablyInsincere » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:17 am

pitkin88 wrote:100% agree with Dimma. I think BDB's is next for Hoffman but I read somewhere that he has to wait six mths or so.
Actually, Audio Fidelity requested to do "Billion Dollar Babies" and were turned down.

I believe they said they planned to wait 6 months and then try to re-request.

So, to my knowledge they have not received permission to do BDB.

I too would like to see them do MOL.
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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by bebauz » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:37 am

I love this album, Really I love all the stuff the Alice Cooper Band put out.

Currently I have 3 versions on Vinyl.

The airbrushed version.

The thumb version.

And a version with white letter box obscuring the thumb in question.

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by DIMMA » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:49 pm

I hope that Audio Fidelity gets permission to do remasters of Billion Dollar Babies as well as Muscle Of Love on 24 karat Gold CDs.
Steve Hoffman´s remasters are excellent and it would be nice to complete the ACG collection.

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Re: Love It To Death - 40th Anniversary

Post by pitkin88 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:45 am

DIMMA wrote:I hope that Audio Fidelity gets permission to do remasters of Billion Dollar Babies as well as Muscle Of Love on 24 karat Gold CDs.
Steve Hoffman´s remasters are excellent and it would be nice to complete the ACG collection.
You are forgeting the first two albums though I doubt there's much that can be done to make these any better.

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