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With the 25th rerelease of A Tribe Called Quest's fantastic debut album, the 45th anniversary edition of the Velvet Underground's Loaded, and my decision to finally purchase the Springsteen remasters, I have come to realize how many great albums have never been touched up to enhance their sound quality. I thought I'd quickly list 5 albums I can't wait to rediscover in their remastered format, but I'm also curious to read what others are waiting for so go ahead and drop a comment below.
It's never been done! Why not!?
|4||De La Soul|
3 Feet High and Rising
Apparently this thing has been remastered in 2001. I own the 2001 edition, and sure doesn't sound remastered. At least not to today's standards, understandably. So if it was, let's do it again. Like Nas' Illmatic (Which I argue was not actually remastered for it's 20th anniversary. It is simply a repackaging of the 10th anniversary edition with different bonus tracks.).
Remain in Light
The DualDisc series of Talking Heads remasters were very short-lived (at least in Canada they were). They weren't great packages, nor did they contain tonnes of bonus material. A good remaster/anniversary edition of any Talking Heads album would be a great thing actually.
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
We always hear about the Wu beefing amongst one another, or recording things the public will never get their hands on, but I think the world just needs a remaster of their classic debut to keep the legacy going. This thing sounds so outdated regardless of it's classic status. A couple of their early solo albums could also use some work.
|1||Red Hot Chili Peppers|
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Though it's already been remastered and pressed on a limited edition red vinyl, an anniversary edition is way overdue. The B-Sides and outtakes alone can probably sell themselves and make such a package worth owning.
|Purple Rain for sure|
|If fiction could finish remastering the cures discography that'd be great too. |
|A remaster isn't always necessarily a good thing.|
|wouldnt mind hearing a remaster of 1|
|"If fiction could finish remastering the cures disscography that'd be great"|
Agreed. However, i don't normally enjoy the way some remasters turn out. The remastered Pretty Hate Machine is dreadful.
I also don't like when the album artwork is changed for the re-release. I purposely didn't buy the TAYF remaster because the album artwork is changed.
|2 doesn't need a remaster.|
|none of these really need any remastering|
except (maybe) 5
|"I also don't like when the album artwork is changed for the re-release."|
Smashing Pumpkins' Gish/Siamese Dream.
I guess I wasn't too clear in the title. Sure they don't NEED remastering, but they're classics. A lot of classics have earned anniversary editions and these albums are overdue for them in my opinion. There have been talks of a Chili Peppers B-Sides compilation since By The Way was released in 2002. They were since released on iTunes as bonus tracks to each album, but something physical would preferred. Repackaging the albums with the B-Sides from each session would be pretty worth it.