Friday, September 30, 2016

Dead Or Alive - Turn Around And Count 2 Ten (Japanese Import CD Mini / 1988)












...and I'm back. I needed a bit of a break to take care of some personal and family business. Now it's a Friday, two weeks later. Let's D.O.A. shall we? This is actually in honor of a good friend (Craig Fohr) who passed away a week ago. It's from his personal collection and is extremely rare, so rare that I had to create a new Discogs listing for it! Everything has been scanned and the recording is Apple lossless. Thanks for your continued patience my blog friends! Three cheers to 'Barnabas'...I will miss you!  Enjoy!


13 comments:

  1. So sorry for your loss
    <3

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    1. Thank you. He was a super friend and a massive music collector, which he gave to me. I will forever be in debt and grateful to him.

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  2. Thanks! This is a great way to give tribute to a fanatical music collector.
    May his memory live on through the music.

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  3. -= Faith Healer =-October 1, 2016 at 8:17 AM

    Gotta agree ... we all know that any record collector would want it to be shared with the world (we are narcissistic that way, but in a good way and only about music ... lol) ... if he's watching, he'd be proud!!! You're making him live on!!!

    This is truly a rare find! Thank you for sharing it! I hope Barnabas is in a place surrounded just by his favorite tunes!

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    1. Thanks FH! He had known about this blog and the fact that I have been sharing his collection for a while, so yes, I don't doubt he's smiling.

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  4. -= Faith Healer =-October 1, 2016 at 8:29 AM

    I know you have most of the Sisters Of Mercy discography, as do I, but I just pulled it all together to compare the different versions I have of each release. I hope you find one you didn't have.

    I also know I shouldn;t have to explain what made me think of SOM in this post .... BUT .... in short, Wayne Hussey played in both bands before he formed The Mission!

    https://x21.cdn247-net4.com/stream/57efa4fa0cf219ad5e7c6f0c?st=q1NwFGH8LaYOUTXnniDXHQ==&e=1475409941&u=wnux0AUq6z44yRoh5Znl

    https://a1-s-2.m365-cdn8-real2.com/stream/57efa4430cf2ca5d23887746?st=q1NwFGH8LaYOUTXnniDXHQ==&e=1475409941&u=wnux0AUq6z44yRoh5Znl

    https://2qs-35.zm87-alldata-m4.com/stream/57efa3630cf27ce5ea0ee29c?st=q1NwFGH8LaYOUTXnniDXHQ==&e=1475409941&u=wnux0AUq6z44yRoh5Znl

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    1. Nice! Thanks for the share. I will grab these for comparison, which seems like I do all the time nowadays! ;)

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    2. -= Faith Healer =-October 2, 2016 at 7:19 AM

      Yeah, it's getting kind of hard to figure out which is the best-sounding version at this point. and I don't have the heart to delete any of them. But, since remastering is slowly getting better (and less brick-walled), I have a feeling there will be better versions of all of our favorites soon ... lol

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    3. Absolutely! Not sure why and who (all) decided to make the brick walling a thing. I blame every new artist out there and the producers and the record companies who thought that was a competitive angle.(SMH)!!!

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    4. -= Faith Healer =-October 4, 2016 at 1:25 PM

      Well, I think the current mode is to reduce diversity to an absolute minimum: Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, Form, Texture, Tone Color ... all of it has been compressed to fit the mold, so DYNAMICS was the last thing to go. Unfortunately, you have to blame the listener, as you can see that people, who don't SIDESTEP THE MAINSTREAM [you're welcome], repeatedly go for the exact same song in it's nth variation. It all comes down to ECONOMIC science!

      Brickwalling is also an easily discoverable "improvement", so that people, who bought the remastered version, can hear an immediate, noticeable difference from the original, and therefore feel good about paying for a second and third copy of the same album (couldn't happen to a smart consumer like me, who bought many many records in all of its variants, especially in the 80s: picture disc, shape disc, French pressing with slightly different cover ... lol)

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  5. RA, thank you for this share. And I am sorry for the loss of your dear friend. As said before, his legacy as an audiophile will continue on. Just keep in mind, he is now immortal.

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    1. Thank you Maxwell. Even a greater point and now to know that Pete Burns has died as well, makes it that much stronger.

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