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Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing" 2 CD Expanded Re-Issue


Re: Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing" 2 CD Expanded Re-Issue

Postby moni » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:43 am

Reading elsewhere people are saying their orders have dispatched from Amazon but this message was posted on SDE yesterday I think I might be able to explain. The intended release was not taken from the master tapes. Most of it came from dodgy vinyl, which is a shame because the masters exist. Changes to the artwork and credits were neither approved. Almost a bootleg! I think people deserve better and so I requested that they start again and do it properly. Another album is being put together and will be available soon. I would suggest you wait as unlike the scrapped album it won’t include tracks that were never recorded e.g. Spanish or other non existant versions. Sorry for the delay.
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Re: Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing" 2 CD Expanded Re-Issue

Postby ZippY » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:56 am

moni wrote:Reading elsewhere people are saying their orders have dispatched from Amazon but this message was posted on SDE yesterday I think I might be able to explain. The intended release was not taken from the master tapes. Most of it came from dodgy vinyl, which is a shame because the masters exist. Changes to the artwork and credits were neither approved. Almost a bootleg! I think people deserve better and so I requested that they start again and do it properly. Another album is being put together and will be available soon. I would suggest you wait as unlike the scrapped album it won’t include tracks that were never recorded e.g. Spanish or other non existant versions. Sorry for the delay.


So more and more people care for this band and their short-lived career. Great to read you were involved in this new proces too. Thank you very much. I sincerely do hope the 'new tracklist' will be a much better one and will beat the Re-Fuse box for this period.
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Re: Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing" 2 CD Expanded Re-Issue

Postby moni » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:43 am

Oh i wasn't involved somebody else wrote that piece but as you say it's good to know somebody is on the ball regarding these shoddy releases that Cherry Red keep churning out. I wonder if this is the forthcoming release they are talking about https://www.amazon.co.uk/Politics-Danci ... of+dancing
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Re: Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing" 2 CD Expanded Re-Issue

Postby ZippY » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:55 am

moni wrote:Oh i wasn't involved somebody else wrote that piece but as you say it's good to know somebody is on the ball regarding these shoddy releases that Cherry Red keep churning out. I wonder if this is the forthcoming release they are talking about https://www.amazon.co.uk/Politics-Danci ... of+dancing


Not much to see ... yet :wink:
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Re: Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing" 2 CD Expanded Re-Issue

Postby Rubellan » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:21 am

moni wrote:Reading elsewhere people are saying their orders have dispatched from Amazon but this message was posted on SDE yesterday I think I might be able to explain. The intended release was not taken from the master tapes. Most of it came from dodgy vinyl, which is a shame because the masters exist. Changes to the artwork and credits were neither approved. Almost a bootleg! I think people deserve better and so I requested that they start again and do it properly. Another album is being put together and will be available soon. I would suggest you wait as unlike the scrapped album it won’t include tracks that were never recorded e.g. Spanish or other non existant versions. Sorry for the delay.


Cherry Red taking shortcuts on a sound quality? Who could have imagined... Glad they got called out on this because it sounds like it would have been another of their many disastrous releases. Side stepping masters when they exist is such a shady practice.
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Re: Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing" 2 CD Expanded Re-Issue

Postby Subsound » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:28 pm

I found a new copy today at my local record store here in Australia, so it definitely got manufactured! What do you want to know about it?
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Re: Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing" 2 CD Expanded Re-Issue

Postby omar » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:18 pm

Subsound wrote:I found a new copy today at my local record store here in Australia, so it definitely got manufactured! What do you want to know about it?


Oh wow. Please let us know how the sound quality is? how many vinyl rips are there with all the bonus remixes. We were all under the impression that Cherry Red decided to pull it off at the last minute and redo it after several complaints about the bonus track selection.
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Re: Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing" 2 CD Expanded Re-Issue

Postby Subsound » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:50 am

OK I haven't had a chance to listen much yet but even after a few minutes I've noticed a couple of major errors:

1) The last 4 seconds (5:31-5:35) of Disc 1 Track 11 (Cruel World (12" Extended Version)) suddenly cuts off; the track continues but it is silent.
2) The last 4 seconds (9:25-9:29) of Disc 2 Track 6 (Hurt (U.S. 12" Promo Rubber Dubber Mix)) suddenly cuts off; the track continues but it is silent.

I noticed some vinyl crackle on at least one of the bonus tracks but haven't had a chance to listen closely.

Note the images on Amazon are accurate.

Overall the sound is not bad but I prefer the more dynamic 1993 CD. The bass & treble has been boosted as with many remasters. The extra bass is nice but the overall effect is too bright for me; the vocals sound more recessed & less clear than the 1993 CD. Here are the dynamic range ratings. It is about 10% better than the Re-Fuse box but about 20% worse than the 1993 CD. The credits list Oli Morgan at Fluid Mastering as responsible for the mastering.

foobar2000 1.3.17 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-11-29 20:05:31

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Analyzed: Re-Flex / The Politics Of Dancing [2018 Cherry Pop CD - Disc 1]
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -0.20 dB -11.54 dB 3:40 01-Praying To The Beat
DR10 -0.20 dB -11.21 dB 3:40 02-Hit Line
DR10 -0.20 dB -12.63 dB 5:10 03-Hurt
DR11 -0.20 dB -12.56 dB 4:12 04-Couldn't Stand A Day
DR10 -0.20 dB -12.33 dB 6:38 05-The Politics Of Dancing
DR11 -0.20 dB -12.00 dB 3:40 06-Something About You
DR10 -0.20 dB -12.74 dB 3:54 07-Pointless
DR10 -0.20 dB -12.33 dB 5:26 08-Jungle
DR11 -0.20 dB -12.57 dB 3:26 09-Sensitive
DR11 -0.20 dB -12.41 dB 6:00 10-Keep In Touch
DR10 -0.20 dB -11.71 dB 5:35 11-Cruel World (12" Extended Version)
DR10 -0.19 dB -11.63 dB 4:18 12-The Politics Of Dancing (7" Single Version)
DR10 -0.20 dB -12.27 dB 4:20 13-Cruel World (7" Spanish Version)
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Number of tracks: 13
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 920 kbps
Codec: ALAC
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foobar2000 1.3.17 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-11-29 20:06:21

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Analyzed: Re-Flex / The Politics Of Dancing [2018 Cherry Pop CD - Disc 2]
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR9 -0.20 dB -11.58 dB 5:28 01-Flex-It (B-Side Of US 12" Version)
DR9 -0.20 dB -11.31 dB 3:59 02-The Politics Of Dancing (U.S. 7" Single Version)
DR9 -0.20 dB -11.60 dB 3:58 03-Flex-It (U.S. 7" Single Version)
DR10 -0.20 dB -12.06 dB 4:59 04-Hitline (12" Extended Version)
DR10 -0.20 dB -12.08 dB 3:43 05-Hurt (U.S. 7" Single Version)
DR11 -0.20 dB -13.74 dB 9:29 06-Hurt (U.S. 12" Promo Rubber Dubber Mix)
DR10 -0.20 dB -12.92 dB 6:49 07-Hurt (U.S. 12" Promo Emotional John Luongo Re-Mix)
DR10 -0.20 dB -12.26 dB 5:35 08-Hurt (Emotional Pete Smith Re-Mix)
DR10 -0.20 dB -12.32 dB 3:13 09-Cut It
DR10 -0.20 dB -11.23 dB 4:08 10-Praying To The Beat (12" Extended Version)
DR10 -0.20 dB -12.72 dB 4:23 11-Cut It (12" Extended Version)
DR10 -0.20 dB -12.34 dB 4:22 12-What You Deserve (7" Single Version)
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 1006 kbps
Codec: ALAC
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Re: Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing" 2 CD Expanded Re-Issue

Postby moni » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:01 am

It has finally been removed from Amazon.
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Re: Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing" 2 CD Expanded Re-Issue

Postby Subsound » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:02 pm

It's still listed on Amazon.com.au (This item will be released on December 7, 2018), but that site is always behind.
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Re: Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing" 2 CD Expanded Re-Issue

Postby omar » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:05 am

Mine just shipped from Amazon US.
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Re: Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing" 2 CD Expanded Re-Issue

Postby ZippY » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:26 am

I saw this today in Amsterdam (FAME store). Didn't buy it, but there were 3 sealed copies left! So this release made it to the big stores ... I wonder what will happen next year ... :o
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Re: Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing" 2 CD Expanded Re-Issue

Postby omar » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:46 pm

The only release listed is from a label called Solid. It’s priced almost twice as much with no further details. Release date is next month. As soon as I get mine I’ll let you guys know .
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Re: Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing" 2 CD Expanded Re-Issue

Postby omar » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:43 am

Just got a notification yesterday from Amazon that my order has been canceled and that i've been refunded only a day before they said it got shipped. Strange !
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