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2021-06-19 3:54:27 PM  
She has recovered well from that whole dying thing.
 
2021-06-19 4:30:51 PM  
Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals? Quite a few of the early rock and rollers (Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers) re-recorded their hits after switching labels and invariable the originals were way better. Anyway, it is an interesting experiment and nice fark you to whoever owns her masters.
 
2021-06-19 5:12:20 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals? Quite a few of the early rock and rollers (Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers) re-recorded their hits after switching labels and invariable the originals were way better. Anyway, it is an interesting experiment and nice fark you to whoever owns her masters.


Are the originals truly better, or what you expect to hear so you notice the difference?
 
2021-06-19 5:27:24 PM  

BizarreMan: AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals? Quite a few of the early rock and rollers (Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers) re-recorded their hits after switching labels and invariable the originals were way better. Anyway, it is an interesting experiment and nice fark you to whoever owns her masters.

Are the originals truly better, or what you expect to hear so you notice the difference?


That's a tough question and I think the only way to answer it would be to find someone who had never heard the originals make the comparison.

But I'm not coming from any objective point of view when it comes to the original recordings, so it could be just a case of familiarity. The re-recordings do feel less vital and fresh, but not sure if I could prove that musically.
 
2021-06-19 5:56:40 PM  
Not a repeat from last year.  Or last year.
 
2021-06-19 6:01:30 PM  

FrancoFile: Not a repeat from last year.  Or last year.


or next year.
 
2021-06-19 6:18:44 PM  
I stopped paying attention since "two turntables and a microphone"
 
2021-06-19 6:39:49 PM  
Make sure to say "ALL SONGS BY ORIGINAL ARTIST!" on it
 
2021-06-19 6:44:23 PM  

BizarreMan: AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals? Quite a few of the early rock and rollers (Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers) re-recorded their hits after switching labels and invariable the originals were way better. Anyway, it is an interesting experiment and nice fark you to whoever owns her masters.

Are the originals truly better, or what you expect to hear so you notice the difference?


Like all art the answer depends on the beholder.

One thing is objectively true:
Don't get on Taylor's shiat list
 
2021-06-19 6:44:31 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals? Quite a few of the early rock and rollers (Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers) re-recorded their hits after switching labels and invariable the originals were way better. Anyway, it is an interesting experiment and nice fark you to whoever owns her masters.


It's only been a few years, so they could be comparable.  I've never sought out re-recordings, though.  I prefer the version I'm familiar with, which is usually the original recording.  Songs from the '40s or '50s ought not to have later effects from the '70s or '80s on them.
 
2021-06-19 6:45:05 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: BizarreMan: AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals? Quite a few of the early rock and rollers (Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers) re-recorded their hits after switching labels and invariable the originals were way better. Anyway, it is an interesting experiment and nice fark you to whoever owns her masters.

Are the originals truly better, or what you expect to hear so you notice the difference?

That's a tough question and I think the only way to answer it would be to find someone who had never heard the originals make the comparison.

But I'm not coming from any objective point of view when it comes to the original recordings, so it could be just a case of familiarity. The re-recordings do feel less vital and fresh, but not sure if I could prove that musically.


Some remasters are good if they have the original tapes and make them better.  That's not the case here I'm guessing.  Pink Floyd did Dark Side of the Moon at least once, but they changed it so it was a bit too different.  A recent remaster of Black Sabbath Vol. 4 is really excellent though.  Beautiful job, same mix (I think), better sonically.
 
2021-06-19 6:45:52 PM  
Anything she does that hurts "scooter" Braun gives me immense satisfaction.
 
2021-06-19 6:57:09 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals?


White Christmas
 
2021-06-19 6:59:43 PM  
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Song/album from her is same shiat same smell
 
2021-06-19 7:08:18 PM  

RosevilleDan: AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals?

White Christmas


Yep. According to Wiki; "The version most often heard today on the radio during the Christmas season is the 1947 re-recording. The 1942 masterwas damaged due to frequent use."

Thanks! I've learned something today.
 
2021-06-19 7:17:14 PM  

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Song/album from her is same shiat same smell


Shhhh. Let people enjoy things.
 
2021-06-19 7:18:12 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals? Quite a few of the early rock and rollers (Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers) re-recorded their hits after switching labels and invariable the originals were way better. Anyway, it is an interesting experiment and nice fark you to whoever owns her masters.


The Platters "Only You (And You Alone)" was originally recorded in 1954 on Federal Records. The next year, they signed with Mercury, re-recorded it and THAT is probably the version you're familiar with. I think it's better.

Original:
1st RECORDING OF: Only You - Platters (1954 Federal version)
Youtube 1bzs2SNGtp8


Re-record:
Popular Version (Only one video per post)
 
2021-06-19 7:20:40 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals? Quite a few of the early rock and rollers (Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers) re-recorded their hits after switching labels and invariable the originals were way better. Anyway, it is an interesting experiment and nice fark you to whoever owns her masters.


English band Squeeze re-recorded their greatest hits for the same reason Tay Tay has, and entitled the album "Spot the Difference".  They tried to replicate the sound of their original songs.

Their first hit was Cool For Cats.

Here is the original video:

Squeeze - Cool For Cats (Official Video)
Youtube uJ2cEc_TCH8



And here is the link to the newer version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS0oTS​GX1y4

I think they did a great job myself.
 
2021-06-19 7:21:33 PM  
https://www.nme.com/news/music/taylor-​swift-announces-red-for-next-re-reco​rded
???
Becky to record new album
 
2021-06-19 7:37:05 PM  

JTtheCajun: AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals? Quite a few of the early rock and rollers (Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers) re-recorded their hits after switching labels and invariable the originals were way better. Anyway, it is an interesting experiment and nice fark you to whoever owns her masters.

The Platters "Only You (And You Alone)" was originally recorded in 1954 on Federal Records. The next year, they signed with Mercury, re-recorded it and THAT is probably the version you're familiar with. I think it's better.

Original:
[YouTube video: 1st RECORDING OF: Only You - Platters (1954 Federal version)]

Re-record:
Popular Version (Only one video per post)


I like the original but, yeah, the remake is much better. Besides the superior vocals, just adding a guitar and making the backing vocals more prominent makes a huge difference. I'm guessing Mercury had better facilities than Federal (or Federal never bothered with overdubs or whatever since they didn't release it).
 
2021-06-19 7:46:58 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals? Quite a few of the early rock and rollers (Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers) re-recorded their hits after switching labels and invariable the originals were way better. Anyway, it is an interesting experiment and nice fark you to whoever owns her masters.


New Found Glory recorded a new version of what ended up being their first big single when they signed to a major label, and the new version is vastly better:

Original:  https://youtu.be/LbWQq4MkuIw

Newer:

New Found Glory - Hit Or Miss (Official Video)
Youtube qYoWZgY2HAk
 
2021-06-19 8:21:52 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals? Quite a few of the early rock and rollers (Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers) re-recorded their hits after switching labels and invariable the originals were way better. Anyway, it is an interesting experiment and nice fark you to whoever owns her masters.


Gang of Four redid a lot of their catalogue, I believe, because their record company screwed them.
 
2021-06-19 8:33:45 PM  
Meh.  Warren Beatty's version is still definitive.
 
2021-06-19 8:43:43 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals? Quite a few of the early rock and rollers (Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers) re-recorded their hits after switching labels and invariable the originals were way better. Anyway, it is an interesting experiment and nice fark you to whoever owns her masters.


Suzanne Vega did like four albums' worth of re-recordings, not so much as to improve on them, but to present them in a different light (and, I'm guessing, to make a bit more money at the merch table). I've got a couple of the albums, and some versions sound better, some not as much. The songs themselves are the star in whatever recording you're listening to.
 
2021-06-19 9:19:46 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals?


Nothing could top this original, but there's a pretty decent mashup here w/ Pink Floyd:
Hollywood Vampires - School's Out/Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2 (Audio)
Youtube _BgStW37oUc


(Hollywood Vampires is an Alice Cooper project)
 
2021-06-19 9:34:26 PM  
Good for her.  If she couldn't get a hold of her original masters via the Nikki Sixx method, this is the next best way.
 
2021-06-19 9:43:15 PM  

FrancoFile: Not a repeat from last year.  Or last year.


She skipped an album from Fearless to go to Red.

Anyways, she has 5 more to do. Probably will take her a decade to do after covid is gone and she also has touring commitments.

Glad she took advantage of the lockdown and used it to be write a couple of albums and get the re-recording started.

Unlike me, I wasted the whole 1 year off.
 
2021-06-19 9:49:52 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals? Quite a few of the early rock and rollers (Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers) re-recorded their hits after switching labels and invariable the originals were way better. Anyway, it is an interesting experiment and nice fark you to whoever owns her masters.


Cracker's Greatest Hits Redux. The originals are good, but the remakes are better, especially when you know you're sticking it to the record company by buying them.
 
2021-06-19 10:07:19 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals? Quite a few of the early rock and rollers (Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers) re-recorded their hits after switching labels and invariable the originals were way better. Anyway, it is an interesting experiment and nice fark you to whoever owns her masters.


Kate Bush re-recorded "Wuthering Heights" for her 1986 greatest hits album, and the vocals aren't quite so Wicked Witch of the West as they are on the original:

KATE BUSH Wuthering Heights 1986 Version
Youtube kybitX-ABEg
 
2021-06-19 10:44:22 PM  
I researched (watched a lot of videos on) the whole story about what happened. It's SOP for artists to lose their masters, and she supposedly had the chance to get them back but chose to walk away to another label. So IOW she's still crying about it. At least it means no new breakup songs.
 
2021-06-19 11:26:33 PM  

baltimoreblonde: I researched (watched a lot of videos on) the whole story about what happened. It's SOP for artists to lose their masters, and she supposedly had the chance to get them back but chose to walk away to another label. So IOW she's still crying about it. At least it means no new breakup songs.


She wouldn't have kept her masters if she re-signed with that label and she wasn't offered a chance to buy her masters. And she doesn't appear to be crying about it at all.

Seems weird to post the generic "lol no more break up songs" while saying you watched a lot of videos about her legal issues with her masters.
 
2021-06-19 11:44:55 PM  
I know opinions vary, but for whatever reason this performance and version is amazing to me


Taylor Swift - Red (The 47th Annual CMA Awards 2013) - HDTV
Youtube z2A4-1Phk3Y


/ I'm sure it's Allison Kraus
 
2021-06-20 1:12:06 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals? Quite a few of the early rock and rollers (Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers) re-recorded their hits after switching labels and invariable the originals were way better. Anyway, it is an interesting experiment and nice fark you to whoever owns her masters.


Not a fan of hers, by live with two of them. They prefer the re-records.
 
2021-06-20 1:14:15 AM  

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Song/album from her is same shiat same smell


Aren't you edgy.
 
2021-06-20 2:43:02 AM  

Bslim: Anything she does that hurts "scooter" Braun gives me immense satisfaction.


A swift kick in the balls would be more satisfying, but also works.
 
2021-06-20 3:33:16 AM  

RyansPrivates: Number 216: [Fark user image 425x377]
Song/album from her is same shiat same smell

Aren't you edgy.


Taylor Swift as a Limp Bizkit Song
Youtube 0oFYRXZpMqw
 
2021-06-20 5:56:50 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: Does anyone know of re-recordings that are at least as good as the originals? Quite a few of the early rock and rollers (Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers) re-recorded their hits after switching labels and invariable the originals were way better. Anyway, it is an interesting experiment and nice fark you to whoever owns her masters.


With the Taylor's Version of Fearless, it is hard to tell the difference for the normal stereo version. She managed to do a really good recreation of the original music. The big difference in sound is with the Dolby Atmos version that's on Apple Music which provides spatial audio that the original recording lacks.
 
2021-06-20 7:36:44 AM  
I remember her giving an interview once after making it big as a pop star where she said something along the lines of "although I have some pop hits, I'll always be a country girl and plan to return to my roots and only record what I love, country music"

Not judging, I'm not her target audience regardless of the genre, just saying....
 
2021-06-20 8:32:53 AM  

Number 216: [Fark user image 425x377]
Song/album from her is same shiat same smell


Lana Del Rey probably isn't the best person to use in that meme.
 
2021-06-20 9:41:38 AM  
If she wants to just re-record proven material over and over again, why not do it in a different style every time?
 
2021-06-20 9:46:53 AM  

The Bunyip: I know opinions vary, but for whatever reason this performance and version is amazing to me


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/ I'm sure it's Allison Kraus


Yeah, Sam Bush on mandolin is an automatic seal of quality for a band / performance.

Taylor has some excellent pop songs but I think she was truest to herself as a country artist. Cool link, thanks.
 
2021-06-20 9:47:01 AM  

buntz: I remember her giving an interview once after making it big as a pop star where she said something along the lines of "although I have some pop hits, I'll always be a country girl and plan to return to my roots and only record what I love, country music"

Not judging, I'm not her target audience regardless of the genre, just saying....


Because 20-year-olds predicting the future are completely accurate.

Lemme guess, also if you were a first-round pick making millions at 22 you'd never act like that.

Not judging. Ok. Actually am.
 
2021-06-20 10:12:16 AM  

Great_Milenko: If she wants to just re-record proven material over and over again, why not do it in a different style every time?


Because she can sell the new songs for movies and commercials.  KISS and Foreigner have done this too. New line up gets paid along with the songwriter. Even Styx rerecorded Mr. Roboto for an commercial.
 
2021-06-20 10:18:29 AM  

Great_Milenko: If she wants to just re-record proven material over and over again, why not do it in a different style every time?


She had an acrimonious split with her old record label and whoever owns the mastertapes of her original albums.

Re-recording sound alikes of her old material will allow her to license the "new" songs for movies and commercials, her fans will stop streaming the old versions and listen to the new ones, and she gets a ton of free advertising every time she releases one of these albums.

Very canny.
 
2021-06-20 11:14:19 AM  
Resident TayTay fan boi checking in.

Her rerelease of Fearless was great.  Excited for Red and 1989 rereleases.  Reputation wasn't a great album in my opinion so not pumped about that but oh well.

Hoping she does another tour this year.  The 1989 shows in Chicago were amazing.
 
2021-06-20 11:37:42 AM  

TheFoz: Resident TayTay fan boi checking in.

Her rerelease of Fearless was great.  Excited for Red and 1989 rereleases.  Reputation wasn't a great album in my opinion so not pumped about that but oh well.

Hoping she does another tour this year.  The 1989 shows in Chicago were amazing.


I'm a little bummed she's skipping ahead and not doing Speak Now next. It's probably my favorite of her country era before she went full pop.
 
2021-06-20 11:42:21 AM  

slobberbone: Because 20-year-olds predicting the future are completely accurate.

Lemme guess, also if you were a first-round pick making millions at 22 you'd never act like that.

Not judging. Ok. Actually am.


Ok, settle down Mrs. Swift
 
2021-06-20 12:09:13 PM  

Mad_Radhu: TheFoz: Resident TayTay fan boi checking in.

Her rerelease of Fearless was great.  Excited for Red and 1989 rereleases.  Reputation wasn't a great album in my opinion so not pumped about that but oh well.

Hoping she does another tour this year.  The 1989 shows in Chicago were amazing.

I'm a little bummed she's skipping ahead and not doing Speak Now next. It's probably my favorite of her country era before she went full pop.


Speak Now is probably my favorite album.

How did I miss that she's skipping that and going to Red??

Oh well, I'll buy all the rereleases as they come out.  I have all her albums on digital and 6 in record format.  Gotta support my girl.  My wife finds my Tay obsession a bit weird but she supports it and indulges my mid 30s man love of her music.  YMMV and all...
 
2021-06-20 12:55:26 PM  

TheFoz: Mad_Radhu: TheFoz: Resident TayTay fan boi checking in.

Her rerelease of Fearless was great.  Excited for Red and 1989 rereleases.  Reputation wasn't a great album in my opinion so not pumped about that but oh well.

Hoping she does another tour this year.  The 1989 shows in Chicago were amazing.

I'm a little bummed she's skipping ahead and not doing Speak Now next. It's probably my favorite of her country era before she went full pop.

Speak Now is probably my favorite album.

How did I miss that she's skipping that and going to Red??

Oh well, I'll buy all the rereleases as they come out.  I have all her albums on digital and 6 in record format.  Gotta support my girl.  My wife finds my Tay obsession a bit weird but she supports it and indulges my mid 30s man love of her music.  YMMV and all...


If you have the right setup, the Dolby Atmos versions of the recent albums on Apple Music are great. "Mirrorball" and "This is Me Trying" are especially great with the remixed audio, where the spatial audio separates out the instruments much better and gives her voice a much more ethereal quality. They are some better examples of what you can do with the format. Automatic for the People by REM is also really good in Atmos.
 
2021-06-20 2:47:25 PM  

Brokenseas: Great_Milenko: If she wants to just re-record proven material over and over again, why not do it in a different style every time?

She had an acrimonious split with her old record label and whoever owns the mastertapes of her original albums.

Re-recording sound alikes of her old material will allow her to license the "new" songs for movies and commercials, her fans will stop streaming the old versions and listen to the new ones, and she gets a ton of free advertising every time she releases one of these albums.

Very canny.


That's my impression of her in general. She's arguably the best of the current crop of artists when it comes to managing image and content. We've seen so many come and go, but she's still around making a lot of money. She isn't the best singer or songwriter, but she gets her fans and is very good at curating for them.

I said above that I'm not a fan of her, but live with two people who are. I've seen this second-hand throughout this pandemic. Her business acumen (or those of her managers in conjunction with her) was incredible over the past year and a half. Her fans loved that she would drop surprise songs and albums; it just made them all the more "loyal" followers.
 
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