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Zaine Griff "Ashes & Diamonds/Figvers" 2cd Reissue


Zaine Griff "Ashes & Diamonds/Figvers" 2cd Reissue

Postby omar » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:22 pm

Has anyone bought this new 2cd. Are the tracks new remasters? the old ones were vinyl sourced, weren't they?


Ashes & Diamonds:

Disc: 1
1. Tonight
2. Run
3. Ashes And Diamonds
4. Secret Pleasures
5. She's My Man
6. Things You Say
7. The Scandinavian
8. Orient
9. The Iron Curtain
10. Ta Cigarette Apres L'Amour
11. The Sentimentalists
12. This Could Mean Everything (bonustrack)
13. The Haunt (bonustrack)
14. Tonight (early Version) (bonustrack)
15. Here Today Gone Tomorrow (bonustrack)
16. Molly Molloy (demo) (bonustrack)
17. This Day And Age (demo) (bonustrack)
18. In The Dark (bonustrack)
19. Horizontal Hold (bonustrack)
20. Tokyo (bonustrack)
21. Casino (bonustrack)
22. The Kids (demo) (bonustrack)
23. Back To The Heart (demo) (bonustrack)


Figvers:

Disc: 2
1. The Proud Ones
2. The Vanishing Men
3. Flowers
4. Hot
5. Fahrenheit 451
6. Figures
7. The Stranger
8. Time Stands Still
9. 83rd And 4th
10. Chance Of A Dance
11. The Beating Of Wings
12. Mental Pictures (extended Version, 12inch B-side 'Figures') (bonustrack)
13. Swing (extended Version, 12inch) (bonustrack)
14. Passionate Reply (extended Version From Swing 12inch) (bonustrack)
15. 83rd And 4th (demo Version 1980) (bonustrack)
16. Flowers (demo Version) (bonustrack)
17. The Vanishing Men (demo Version) (bonustrack)
18. Sincerely (demo) (bonustrack)
19. Don't Sleep In The Subway (bonustrack)
20. This Strange Obsession (bonustrack
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Re: Zaine Griff "Ashes & Diamonds/Figvers" 2cd Reissue

Postby postpunkmonk » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:59 am

I don't mind well done vinyl rips. I'm just glad this material is seemingly in print on CD in three different editions throughout the last dozen or so years. Kind of amazing, for such a marginally popular artist.
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Re: Zaine Griff "Ashes & Diamonds/Figvers" 2cd Reissue

Postby BigManRestless » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:39 am

I think these are vinyl rips again, though better than the Japanese CDs of a few years ago. The Japanese paper sleeve version of Figures had an atrocious rip of Passionate Reply that still beggars my belief it was released on a legitimate CD. It sounded like it was taken from a badly scratched record and tracked with a stylus full of dirt.
The bonus tracks are all interesting too, although some came out on the digital only Immersed album.
I'd say this was worth picking up if you see it cheap enough. Figures is a pretty good late new romantic album.
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Re: Zaine Griff "Ashes & Diamonds/Figvers" 2cd Reissue

Postby discoginfo » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:17 pm

Strangely, it was released in UK (http://amzn.to/2wDUL0B) 18 Aug, but international/European sites like wowhd and the german grooves-inc
say 13 Oct even though the label apparently is German.....
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Re: Zaine Griff "Ashes & Diamonds/Figvers" 2cd Reissue

Postby postpunkmonk » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:01 am

I had planned to one day buy the JPN kami sleeved issues of 2012 but with the price of this down [straight from Amazon, even] to about 40% the cost of those two, I'll live without the discrete covers on the packaging. I'm on a low budget. I will probably get this very soon. Hopefully the new remaster of "Passionate Reply" sounds better!
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Re: Zaine Griff "Ashes & Diamonds/Figvers" 2cd Reissue

Postby omar » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:12 pm

Both these albums are on iTunes with the bonus tracks. The sound quality seems slightly better than the previous ones at first listen.
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Re: Zaine Griff "Ashes & Diamonds/Figvers" 2cd Reissue

Postby Barmy » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:43 pm

Thanks for this. I wish more super obscure reissues were noted on this site. This is helpful. "News" about Altered Images is not news.
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Re: Zaine Griff "Ashes & Diamonds/Figvers" 2cd Reissue

Postby 3dtech » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:03 am

The bonus tracks are all interesting too, although some came out on the digital only Immersed album.
I'd say this was worth picking up if you see it cheap enough. Figures is a pretty good late new romantic album.
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Re: Zaine Griff "Ashes & Diamonds/Figvers" 2cd Reissue

Postby discoginfo » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:50 am

I received my CD just now, the booklet is excellent with lots of recording info, who played on what track, and a pretty exhaustive biography written by Zaine himself. A quick listen through of the CDs gives me no reason for any complaints, no vinyls cracks etc. I'm perfectly happy with the set. I wish that same label would release more CDs.
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Re: Zaine Griff "Ashes & Diamonds/Figvers" 2cd Reissue

Postby telekon3 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:23 am

I have a very like new copy for sale in the U.S. only. I played it once to rip FLAC files.
$20 includes shipping (United States only)
PM me if interested.
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Re: Zaine Griff "Ashes & Diamonds/Figvers" 2cd Reissue

Postby Barmy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:08 am

Very trashy to turn this forum into a resale venue. Pathetic.
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Re: Zaine Griff "Ashes & Diamonds/Figvers" 2cd Reissue

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