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PostSubject: Metallica launch new record label and reclaim ownership of their recordings   Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:26 am

http://www.metalsucks.net/2012/11/30/metallica-announce-the-name-of-their-record-label-and-reclaim-owenership-of-their-masters/

Their new label is called Blackened Recordings. Since they now have the masters for their recordings, I wouldn't be surprised if they end up releasing remastered versions of their older work.
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PostSubject: Re: Metallica launch new record label and reclaim ownership of their recordings   Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:43 am

And they insert CGI Jabba into their songs.
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PostSubject: Re: Metallica launch new record label and reclaim ownership of their recordings   Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:05 pm

Remastered CDs of their old albums were put out in like '94 or something and they sound fine. They're the CDs everybody owns.
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PostSubject: Re: Metallica launch new record label and reclaim ownership of their recordings   Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:24 am

Really? I thought none of their CDs had ever been remastered; huh.
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PostSubject: Re: Metallica launch new record label and reclaim ownership of their recordings   Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:06 am

All of the albums (dunno about Kill 'Em All, but the next three say this) have a "Remastered by" credit either in the booklet or on the back of the case, and whoever was responsible did a nice job of it. I don't have any of the original CDs so I can't compare, but CDs in the '80s were generally mastered pretty poorly, supposedly due to fear of wrecking sound equipment/speakers since CDs were fairly new, so levels were mixed pretty low.
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PostSubject: Re: Metallica launch new record label and reclaim ownership of their recordings   Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:40 am

I think they remastered all of their albums pretty recently as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Metallica launch new record label and reclaim ownership of their recordings   Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:07 am

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All of the albums (dunno about Kill 'Em All, but the next three say this) have a "Remastered by" credit either in the booklet or on the back of the case, and whoever was responsible did a nice job of it. I don't have any of the original CDs so I can't compare, but CDs in the '80s were generally mastered pretty poorly, supposedly due to fear of wrecking sound equipment/speakers since CDs were fairly new, so levels were mixed pretty low.

Hmm, I'd never heard that before about older CDs but that sounds plausible. I do generally try to avoid getting older releases of albums because the sound levels are often ridiculously quiet; especially compared to most CDs released in the past 15+ years Tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Metallica launch new record label and reclaim ownership of their recordings   Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:17 am

'Course, a lot of CDs now are mixed/mastered real shittily with that whole "loudness war" thing. I'll take a CD that's too quiet and with dynamics that are a little flat over something that clips, blows your ears out, and has no dynamics whatsoever.
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PostSubject: Re: Metallica launch new record label and reclaim ownership of their recordings   Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:36 pm

I think the "remastered by" on the CDs just refers to the conversion from Tape/Vinyl to CD. You can't slap sound that was mastered for vinyl onto a CD. It won't sound right.
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PostSubject: Re: Metallica launch new record label and reclaim ownership of their recordings   Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:58 pm

It's only mentioned on the '95 reprints though. Discogs lists them as being remastered, and usually info like that for popular releases doesn't stay on the page long if it's false/unconfirmed.
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PostSubject: Re: Metallica launch new record label and reclaim ownership of their recordings   Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:10 pm

I'm oldschool and was listening to Metallica pre-95, so I guess I grew up on all of the original masters. Not that I can remember enough to tell the difference, though.
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