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Seven And The Ragged Tiger (Deluxe Edition)
 
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Seven And The Ragged Tiger (Deluxe Edition)

29 Mar 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 16 Aug 1993
  • Release Date: 16 Aug 1993
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: EMI UK
  • Copyright: 2010 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company
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  • Total Length: 1:43:37
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  • ASIN: B003BBZFJ6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,211 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Scott Davies on 27 Mar 2010
Format: Audio CD
The "remastering" on the two latest DD releases is terrible! The remastering engineer turned the volume WAY TOO LOUD, creating heavy compression and severe distortion. It's resulted in an all around unpleasant listening experience. This has become too common place among CD reissues, especially over the past several years. The "Loudness War", as it is termed, is the result of the iPod generation. The labels, and sometimes the artists (who may not necessarily know the downfalls of their request), want their songs to POP from the speakers when in shuffle mode or added to a playlist, so the result is the volume on CD's gets louder and louder. Of course, this is at the sacrifice of the dynamics and definition of the original music. EMI are already in financial turmoil, and the negative reviews of their products are not going to do anything to help their sinking ship stay afloat.

Some artists go out of their way to ensure their CD's do not suffer from the pitfalls of the loudness war. Thomas Dolby posted a message during the remastering of his first two albums to inform concerned fans that he was going to ensure the dynamics of his music remained. The result was two stunning remasters of his classic albums.

Alan Wilder oversaw the remastering of the Depeche Mode back catalog, and as a result none of those albums were compressed, and most were completely satisfying to fans. If these labels are blasting their music for the sake of standing out on an iPod, then release a CD with proper dynamics, then turn up the music another 100 decibels for the MP3's that you make available on iTunes or other download sites. That way everyone wins. This overblown volume and distortion/destruction of music has got to stop.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. J. Henderson on 9 Nov 2008
Format: Audio CD
As Duran Duran continued to bask in the glory from their previous release, Duran themselves went back to the studio to work on their 3rd album, Seven & The Ragged Tiger.
By this point however, problems within the band were coming to a head, this album is more "Pop" than their previous release, and Andy's guitar work was becoming less and less.
Still, Duran Duran managed to stick together for the forseeable future, a hugely successul world tour followed this album, a tour built around the success of the singles, namely "The Reflex" and "New Moon On Monday."
Duran even throw a rather quality instrumental track in this one, "Tiger Tiger" would rapidly become a fan favourite and the rather hanuting "The Seventh Stranger" is about the only guitar heavy track on the album.
Overall, "Seven & The Ragged Tiger is a quality pop record, deserving of it's place amongst the best of Duran's back catalogue, but is rather overlooked by it's bigger predecessor.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By dneaeade on 9 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
The live dvd is great, the videos too : I was dying to watch the 20-minute version of the video "New Moon On Monday" and now that I've seen it, I think it's so plain awful that I will never watch it again, but it's still great to have it. The pictures in the booklet or the postcards are breathtaking, but where are the lyrics of the songs ? They were present in all previous editions of this album, why not on this one ?!

As for the remastered tracks, some sound great like "The Seventh Stranger" or "Of Crime and passion" where I can hear details I've never heard before, but some are really awful. Especially the very beginning of "Union of the snake" where the sound is fleeting like if the original tape has been damaged, what's up with that ! And when you listen to the single version of "The Reflex" for instance, its sound is weaker than on the GREATEST cd or even on the CD SINGLES 1981-1985 box set.

What is great though, is that the booklet mentioned all the original release dates for all the singles and the album. I love to know this kind of stuff. Now that I have them, I realise that Wikipedia has almost all the U.K. release dates wrong because on Andy's book Wild boy, he mentioned the same dates as this disc. :)

It's also great to have their Top Of The Tops performance of "Is there something I should know" since Andy talks about it in his book too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nick on 14 Dec 2012
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Often compared by many reviewers unfavourably with DD's eponymous debut and the classic "Rio", this album divides opinion like no other from the back catalogue. Recorded and released at the height of the band's fame, with screaming teenies following their every move and general hysteria ensuing, it did however represent a definite change of direction from previous releases. Less "New Wave" than the debut or Rio, Nick Rhode's synthesizers are more to the fore, at the expense of Andy Taylor's spiky guitar, Simon's lyrics are even more opaque and dare we say it, pretentious, there is more emphasis on "dance" oriented songs and all is hosed down with a wash of Alex Sadkin's treble heavy, brittle production.

For some, it is the beginning of the end of classic Duran Duran (after this came Wild Boys, the frankly appalling semi-live album "Arena", a James Bong theme tune, Live Aid and the break up of the classic line up) and many found the different sound not to their taste. The band made an effort to be more "adult, sophisticated and mature" and at times this set wobbles dangerously close to hubris, but in my opinion there are parts of the album where this works and the changes represent a real musical progression.

"The Reflex", "New Moon on Monday" and "Union of the Snake" are stone cold DD classics, big hooks, JT's sinuous basslines and Nick's atmospheric keyboards perfectly married to Simon's great vocals and nonsensical doggerel.
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