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Points On The Curve [Collector's Edition, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered]

Wang Chung Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (14 Oct 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Label: L.M.L.R.
  • ASIN: B00BQBD0UO
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 245,289 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Recorded at Abbey Road Studios Points on the Curve is the second album by the English new wave group Wang Chung. Produced by Chris Hughes & Ross Cullum, this 1984 album yielded two U.S. hits, "Don't Let Go" and "Dance Hall Days." Deluxe Vinyl Replicas by Culture Factory constitute high quality reissued compact-discs which reproduce all the components of the original LPs and are their exact replicas in compact-disc size (5.3 x 5.3 inches), with authentic single or gatefold cardboard jackets and paper sleeves. In addition to the above, each compact-disc Deluxe Vinyl Replica includes a black finish CD complete with the original label to give it the look and feel of the original record album. Culture Factory strives to achieve an authentic sound with the highest possible fidelity to the original studio masters. Our remastering process brings out the music's true dynamics and original clarity with low levels of noise. In the remastering studio the audio tracks are handled in the form of high-definition, 96Kz / 24-bit digital files for greatest preservation of fidelity. Signal compression is sometimes used to bring out frequencies that were absent or barely heard in the original recordings, and we use the least amount of compression possible. While sound perception varies greatly among individuals our vinyl replica CDs are designed to provide the optimal listening experience when using flat EQ settings. Brand new, original, factory-shrinkwrapped, limited edition CD release.

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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid 7 Jun 2013
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The sound quality on this is absolutely horrendous i had to turn my volume right down as my speakers were about to blow with the booming come from them. The track listing on the CD doesn't match the one on the sleeve either as you are led to believe they have used the original masters when in fact it sounds as if they have just used the CD in some audio editing software and just cranked the volume up. The only positive i can say about it is the sleeve but that's it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not Only Wang Chung's Best But Also Among the Best of the 80s Destroyed By Culture Factory! 3 Jun 2013
By Frederick Baptist - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a real shame! This album was among a few that really pleasantly surprised me back in the 80s; I got it solely for the great "Dance Hall Days" that I'd heard on the radio and I was expecting a one-hit wonder but I was struck by just how good the rest of the tracks were! I actually found myself enjoying the whole album and I still do love to listen to it. This album for me has stood the test of time while countless others from that time period have fallen on the wayside to be forever forgotten. This album is so strong that I found myself massively disappointed by the follow-up; yes, it had two massive international hits but the rest of that album was very, very poor relative to this one.

I have been waiting years for a well-remastered version to come out and so you can imagine my excitement at this Culture Factory release and my subsequent massive disappointment after listening to it! The one star is for the mini-lp replica sleeve (mlps) design which is quite good. As for the all-important sound quality it is unlistenable! It has been compressed so much and made so loud that my speakers even after lowering it a few notches down from my usual level was about to blow! It is so loud so as to become muddy and you can't hear anything else going on in the tracks! This is by far the worst sounding cd I have ever heard! I have bought Kim Wilde's first album and The Motels' first two and while they also had sound quality issues none of them are as bad as this! That does it; I'm giving up on Culture Factory and all I ask is for them to please stop releasing anymore cds; we love our music too much for them to start killing it like this!

Definitely NOT recommended!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars shabby reissue 11 Oct 2013
By tadmor - Published on Amazon.com
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The sound of the CD is bass heavy and distorted and the songs are not in the right sequence. Don't waste your money.
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Remaster - Good album 24 May 2014
By mikefromoz - Published on Amazon.com
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The various Legends Of Rock and other Paper Sleeve reissues/remasters from Culture Factory have been quite a mixed bag.
The odd ok remaster (compared to some really awful ones), but most are poor to average at best. It's heavily compressed (dynamic range) so that they can boost the volume, the top end (high frequencies) is too bright and brittle. The original cd sounds like most cds of the time, mastered as if it was going to tape or vinyl and not taking advantage of the additional headroom of cd. So the original wasn't a great master, the remaster isn't great either with it's own faults. So still waiting for a remaster to do this album proud.

Still it's a very good album if you like slick, well produced 80s pop ... the production was in some ways ahead of it's time, Jack Hues vocals can be grating on some tracks, vocally not as strong as later albums. But some solid pop songwriting, there are plenty of very good tracks other than the obvious Dance Hall Days, personal faves are Wait, True Love and Don't Let Go. If you like this album and don't have it - the cd isn't that bad that you'll regret it. If you're a fan and have the original cd, you may or may not like this remaster - I was disappointed yet again by Culture Factory.
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overdue reissue of vintage new wave! 16 Jun 2013
By Remaster Addict - Published on Amazon.com
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Been waiting years to update and replace my Wang Chung. This remaster sounds very clear but crisply bright. Had to bring down my treble. Not sure why they advertise 96/24 masters since most masters are 96/24. Similar mix IMO to reissues from Cherry Pop and Edsel labels - a bit loud but highly enjoyable. 5-stars if Culture Factory had included the 12" extended versions.
2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT SOUND AND REMASTERING 12 Jun 2013
By JOHN R. - Published on Amazon.com
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I find this particular release of Points On The Curve - Paper Sleeve - CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica over all great. Packaging is awesome, especially the CD that looks like the small vinyl record plus the cardboard and the sleeve are decently hard and thick. Sounds great too. The loud sound appealed to me because I could hear some of the instruments that I don't usually hear in the old CD's. For me, this is an updated and refreshed sound of Points on the Curve. Definitely a good collection and worth the money.
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