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B-52's SHM-CDs Reissues


Re: B-52's SHM-CDs Reissues

Postby Carl Stanley » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:44 pm

The remasters of 'The B-52's' and 'Wild Planet' are excellent - I have the 2004 double cd reissue, which was an on-demand release from Universal with very poor sound, so I can only compare it to that and not the previously-released stand-alone cd albums. I'm really happy I bought the Japanese reissues, I'm looking forward to receiving 'Whammy!' and 'Bouncing Off The Satellites', it's been great reassessing the B-52's back catalogue.
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Re: B-52's SHM-CDs Reissues

Postby nlgbbbblth » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:11 am

I saw Whammy! SHM on Ebay and a photograph of the back sleeve says Don't Worry.
Does anybody have the CD to check what's actually on it? Moon 83 or Don't Worry
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Re: B-52's SHM-CDs Reissues

Postby RevUp64 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:48 am

On another forum I visit someone who bought these releases said that, while the album, art is faithful to the original release, the disc itself contains "Moon 83." Dashed hope on that one.
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Re: B-52's SHM-CDs Reissues

Postby BigManRestless » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:22 am

Yes it's Moon 83 on it.
I thought the biggest improvement on the mastering was Bouncing Off The Satellites. The original (now 30+ years old) CD sounds very thin.
I remember I first bought import CDs of Wild Planet and Whammy! by mail order when I was still at school. I'm amazed to think it's taken until I'm 45 for these to be remastered!
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