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Old 15th October 2019, 05:04 PM
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I honestly cannot stop raving about how good this remaster sounds. like, the entire album noticeably sounds better, but the first five tracks are my favourite parts to revisit over and over again. And Then and immature are now even more of a Banger.
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Old 15th October 2019, 05:37 PM
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There must be something wrong with my ears, because I tried listening to it in two different players, both with and without my earphones and I really don't hear much of an improvement but rather like some parts of the songs get lower and muffled which made me not enjoy it that much.

Might be just me then.
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Old 15th October 2019, 07:03 PM
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There must be something wrong with my ears, because I tried listening to it in two different players, both with and without my earphones and I really don't hear much of an improvement but rather like some parts of the songs get lower and muffled which made me not enjoy it that much.

Might be just me then.
What kind of speakers or earphones you have? I think the difference is pretty bold but it is for sure the same songs.
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Old 16th October 2019, 12:11 AM
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I think it sounds quite different, and much better!
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Old 16th October 2019, 04:36 AM
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Some of these comments crack me up!
This is a remaster - not a remix. They haven't adjusted a lot of the things you think they have.
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Old 16th October 2019, 04:51 AM
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Some of these comments crack me up!
This is a remaster - not a remix. They haven't adjusted a lot of the things you think they have.
We know but it is a significant remaster.
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Old 16th October 2019, 11:18 AM
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I still would like to spend more time listening to the remaster but so far I think this is a successful remaster.
The biggest change is that this release has a much more boomy sound to it. Everything just sounds a lot bigger but without crushing the dynamic range too much. I think the changes to the sound here are more in line with the genres found on the Loveppears album. Because of this, that is why songs like Boys & Girls, Trauma, WHATEVER seem to benefit the most. Which brings me to my slight criticism of the remaster. I think the more minimal and delicate songs like End roll, Who..., TO BE sometimes feel like the lower frequencies are turned up a little too high. Because of that, I think I prefer the original when it comes to the ballads. I feel that they have more clarity on the original release. Overall I think this release is worth getting.
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Old 16th October 2019, 08:21 PM
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It's funny as for now we have like 10 remasters/mixes of TO BE starting with the single version that was never released on an album
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Old 17th October 2019, 06:34 AM
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It's funny as for now we have like 10 remasters/mixes of TO BE starting with the single version that was never released on an album
Same with Too Late and Monochrome. We just need a remaster of the J Version WHATEVER now.
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Old 17th October 2019, 04:29 PM
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Hmm Im not sure how i feel about this remaster, it sounds like they crank up the treble and lower the bass. I'm a bass person so i don't really enjoy it as much as the original one.
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Old 17th October 2019, 07:47 PM
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Just realized with the timing of this coming out in November, it's prime time to promote on end of the year shows. With all this renewed interest in this album because of the book, dorama etc., maybe we will get some more tv lives. I always look forward to those, and then cross my fingers for her vocals, lol.

Maybe that's the plan and why she has no touring November - January?

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Old 17th October 2019, 08:59 PM
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Hmm Im not sure how i feel about this remaster, it sounds like they crank up the treble and lower the bass. I'm a bass person so i don't really enjoy it as much as the original one.
It also sounds like they just cut off some of the higher frequencies altogether - especially noticeable with the crash cymbal sounds... they sound really weird now.

Disappointed to say the least...
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