I've really enjoyed the new stereo and 5.1 mixes of Nonsuch and Drums and Wires - and the extras on the BluRay. The mixes are not radically different, but there are some nice enhancements for almost all the songs. The backing vocals on much of Nonsuch aren't as shrill. Much of D and W is more widescreen/powerful etc. etc. Looking forward now to the next one - Oranges and Lemons, just done by Steven Wilson. I really hope they find the tapes and do the other releases, but Mummer and Big Express especially! Sounds like Apple Venus/Wasp Star are on tap too - I wonder what SW could do for Wasp Star?
So what do you think? Like? No like? Did you get either one?
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Got them both, very nicely done. "Complicated Game" in 5.1 is amazing, as is "Millions." I wish they had more room for liner notes to explain all the demo and rehearsal sessions, but it's cool to have them all. I also wish there were download links for them, but I know how protective Andy is about that kind of thing.
Nice to be getting more of Colin's stuff, which has been hard to come by over the years, relatively.
Also great to have the instrumentals. "Omnibus" sounds like a fully-formed piece of music even without vocals.
I have only heard the 5.1 of Nonsuch once, at an acquaintance's home. But I have asked Trevor to bring his next month, and look forward to listening to them late at night in the recording studio. THEN I will give a more informed and articulate opinion.