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Re: The End Records - Deluxe Edition reissues coming this summer
« Reply #350 on: December 23, 2014, 09:45:07 AM »
I'm wondering why people are not appreciating the PRCX versions of "Resurrection" & "Join Me In Death", those are clearly DEMO versions we didn't have before, recorded after the recently leaked "SWD" demo and before the band visited Rockfield studios to record the final version of Razorblade Romance.
Even the "Strongroom" versions are different in the way they are mixed, those are nice to have as well because they are early mixes.
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Re: The End Records - Deluxe Edition reissues coming this summer
« Reply #351 on: December 23, 2014, 11:10:59 AM »
I really like the PRCX versions, especially Join Me. I like the way he sings the "in death" part...kinda drawing it out a bit. I wonder how many "PRCX" versions are out there somewhere?

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« Reply #352 on: December 23, 2014, 12:25:07 PM »
Did anyone ever find out what PRCX means?

Offline Nny

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« Reply #353 on: December 23, 2014, 12:53:40 PM »
Just ordered the 5xLP boxset off Amazon (Prime free shipping  8) ) Did anyone else order off of Amazon. I noticed yesterday it was $99.99 with a street date of 12/23. Now when I went to order it today it was 119.99 with a street date of 2/14. Did the LP box set get pushed back again?

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« Reply #354 on: December 23, 2014, 01:20:45 PM »
i liked more the demos of SWD than those versions honestly :p

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« Reply #355 on: December 23, 2014, 01:30:58 PM »
Yesterday, I received the codes to download the re-mastered versions of the albums reissued too. I was surprised to have the VRPN version of "Love's Requiem" in the zip file (supposed to be in the USB drive only).

But I just can't listen to that song. It's like two songs are played in the same time and I don't understand a word. This is weird...

Honestly, I'm disappointed with the bonus tracks, a lot of them don't seem "never released before":
"Endless Dark" is really similar to the 616 version we have on the UL Vol 2.
"Close to the Flame", "Again", "It's all Tears", "I love You", all sound familiar to me.
However, there are good ones for the LM bonus tracks!
The live versions for GLS are enjoyable :)
"The Heartless" is interesting.
Looks like I was expecting too much (once again) :(

In the end, I am sooooo thankful to the leaker of the "Slippery When Dead" demo, I think I love this guy :P
This is the best thing I've heard from HIM in a while!

I'm almost certain that Endless Dark (616) is the same track as the Finnvox Version. Perhaps though, on Uneasy Listening they may have remixed it a little bit to make it a touch heavier for that release. Or just cranked the volume cause ULvol.2 is loud as fuck.

Also, the (TRNSFRMTN) version of I Love You, sounds like the same track as (The Whitehouse Version). It sounds like they further produced and mixed it from the 'demo' point. I also think that (The Whitehouse Version) was skewed from the initial mix to fit ULvol.2 better.

Same thing for Pretending (TRNSFRMTN). It is a more produced and mixed version of (The Cosmic Pope Jam Version). Which when they recorded the bed-tracks for, they did the extended jam as to have a studio fade-out. So now we have both of those 'demo' versions.

The 616 Version was simply a label given to the heavier, more raw sounding versions of their songs.

The Hollola Tapes are really nice. Close to the Flame was released as (The Rappula Tapes) but is no different.. again, maybe subtleties for Uneasy Listening. But Rappula/Petrax studio, Hollola, Finnland. was the studio where they demo'd Deep Shadows.
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« Reply #356 on: December 23, 2014, 02:24:19 PM »
the backwards "Love Requiem" was Ville's idea.  That's how he wanted it.

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« Reply #357 on: December 23, 2014, 04:11:08 PM »
the backwards "Love Requiem" was Ville's idea.  That's how he wanted it.

What a weirdo!! lol. I can see him doing this, but why?! Just to have it be extra hidden?

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« Reply #358 on: December 23, 2014, 04:36:52 PM »
the backwards "Love Requiem" was Ville's idea.  That's how he wanted it.

What a weirdo!! lol. I can see him doing this, but why?! Just to have it be extra hidden?

I listened to that song on repeat this afternoon.  Well, this weird version is not that bad actually... (more and more easy to hear)
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« Reply #359 on: December 23, 2014, 04:47:29 PM »
I wish they had included songs from the '95 demos like The Phantom Gate or Borellus in the reissue of GLS666. Perhaps we have lost the only opportunity to have these songs in good quality...

Amazon just sent me an email saying that my shipment is delayed to March 6-26. :'(
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« Reply #360 on: December 23, 2014, 06:29:12 PM »
Was hoping for way more B-sides, demos, alt versions etc.... Could have done without the live tracks. Not sure why there was no digital download for 666WTL? Thankfully this reignited my love for HIM and wound up here to find the RR demos! Can't complain too much because of that!

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« Reply #361 on: December 24, 2014, 01:01:52 AM »
On the OmegaOrder site, it literally says "feel free to order" lol.  It says that it's "on order" and will ship when it arrives.  Something's not right here.

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Re: The End Records - Deluxe Edition reissues coming this summer
« Reply #362 on: December 24, 2014, 09:47:28 AM »
Someone tryed to reverse "Loves Requiem (VRPN)"?
Maybe sound different than original.
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« Reply #363 on: December 24, 2014, 05:27:49 PM »
Someone tryed to reverse "Loves Requiem (VRPN)"?
Maybe sound different than original.

I tried it, and nope. It's the album version. I'm not sure what VRPN stands for, aside from Virtual-Reality Periphery Network. Which has nothing to do with this.. ? :S

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Re: The End Records - Deluxe Edition reissues coming this summer
« Reply #364 on: December 24, 2014, 07:33:58 PM »
So, originally this was going to be released in the summer, then fall, then Christmas time, now March.  :o

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« Reply #365 on: December 25, 2014, 01:43:36 AM »
Someone tryed to reverse "Loves Requiem (VRPN)"?
Maybe sound different than original.

I tried it, and nope. It's the album version. I'm not sure what VRPN stands for, aside from Virtual-Reality Periphery Network. Which has nothing to do with this.. ? :S
I haven't compared to see if it was remastered, but I have an idea what VRPN stands for... Just reverse it... New/Normal Played ReVerse.
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« Reply #366 on: December 25, 2014, 05:13:53 PM »
Someone tryed to reverse "Loves Requiem (VRPN)"?
Maybe sound different than original.

I tried it, and nope. It's the album version. I'm not sure what VRPN stands for, aside from Virtual-Reality Periphery Network. Which has nothing to do with this.. ? :S
I haven't compared to see if it was remastered, but I have an idea what VRPN stands for... Just reverse it... New/Normal Played ReVerse.

It is re-mastered for sure with the album. but I don't consider that a reason to re-title the track. The whole album was remastered. It should have been put naturally after The Path, as the Ltd. Ed. originally had it. And if it is supposed to suffice as a bonus track, it should have been put on the bonus disc, you would think..

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Re: The End Records - Deluxe Edition reissues coming this summer
« Reply #367 on: December 26, 2014, 09:29:49 AM »
For those who have heard them, how's the remastering?

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Re: The End Records - Deluxe Edition reissues coming this summer
« Reply #368 on: December 26, 2014, 11:06:34 AM »
I like the remastering on the album tracks and I think there's a nice variety of bonus tracks.   The new live tracks are awesome and we got a ton of demos. 

Is the path(p.s.) the same as through the darkness???

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« Reply #369 on: December 27, 2014, 11:32:01 AM »
Just spoke with one of the dudes @the end records on the phone, they're are fulfilling the die hard bundles first and he said there are about 2,000 of them and there are only two guys working on them through the weekend. He said he did 400 alone himself already. They are working on it. Must be a nightmare trying to do that with only two guys.

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Re: The End Records - Deluxe Edition reissues coming this summer
« Reply #370 on: December 27, 2014, 11:39:42 AM »
what a label  ;D

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« Reply #371 on: December 27, 2014, 04:11:44 PM »
Anyone else get their shipping confirmation? I got mine yesterday.
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Re: The End Records - Deluxe Edition reissues coming this summer
« Reply #372 on: December 27, 2014, 05:13:48 PM »
I got confirmation yesterday for one of my bundles.

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« Reply #373 on: December 28, 2014, 04:21:43 AM »
New DR values:

Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666 - 5 (Original was 6)
Razorblade Romance - 5 (Original was 6)
Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights - 5 (Original was 6)
Love Metal - 6 (Original was 7)

Quite the pattern there. Going from already bad to even worse on every album.

Lowest value of any song was You Are The One with a 4.

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Re: The End Records - Deluxe Edition reissues coming this summer
« Reply #374 on: December 28, 2014, 04:44:04 AM »
did you check the actual CDs? i mean, seriously is that Dynamic range lower ?? ? ? ?  >:(