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Nursery Cryme (2008 Digital Remaster) Original recording remastered
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Classic 1971 album from one of Rock's most successful bands. From their Progressive Rock beginnings to their commercial superstardom, Genesis created some of the most challenging, creative and rewarding albums of their generation.
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It took a while for my grey brain cells to accept the style etc.
As always with good music the perseverance has been worth it.
Each song on this album has found a way in.
I was around when Genesis started out.
I let their early output pass me by, I was into other stuff.
I am working my way through their albums chronologically.
This is number three and so far they have all been extremely rewarding.
Never too late, I feel like a teenager discovering again.
The album features seven pieces, the best-known being the opener `The Musical Box' during which Gabriel exercises his bizarre imagination to weave a sinister horror story of child murder, a back-from-the-dead spirit and repressed sexual urges set in an Edwardian-era country house. Musically however it's a near-masterpiece, one of the band's all-time greats. The album's title and archaic B-horror-movie cover-artwork are inspired by this song.
The rest of the music is technically good, even adventurous and interesting, but (for me, anyway) has always lacked the memorable hooks which made so much of Gabriel-era Genesis output truly great. Other high spots are the closer `The Fountain of Salmacis' and Phil Collins' first outing at the mike, when he sings `For Absent Friends'.
Chris Jones once observed: "Genesis virtually invented their own genre of Edwardian rock", encapsulating precisely the mood of this album and period theme of the songs.
Some controversy rages among Genesis fans as to whether the 2008 remaster is an improvement over previous releases of NC, notably the 1994 Definitive release. For what it's worth, I prefer (as with 'A Trick of the Tail') the Definitive version. Though the sound is brighter on the 2008 release, it suffers from too much `loudness' and excessive compression makes for a soundscape too hollow and shrill; at the same time the drumming is muffled, and the bass too `muddy'. So the 1994 `Definitive' release of this album with better overall dynamics would be my recommendation. True audiophiles (who have the high-end sound equipment) are likely to go for the excellent SACD.
That said, I'm pleased I got it on vinyl. The sleeve is as per the original, and the label is the pink Charisma.
I've had a few listens now and still can't make up my mind whether I like the 2008 remixes or not. I say 'remixes' because the idea that these are simply 'remastered' is complete nonsense. I have compared them to the original CD releases, which I imagine are the closest to the original Vinyl (which sadly I no longer have) and there are a number of quite significant differences. I don't intend to give a blow-by-blow account of each song and the differences contained therein, but suffice to say there are lots of places where 'things' (guitar parts, vocal parts etc.) never included (or turned down) in the original mix appear to stand out in these mixes. The opposite is also true i.e 'things' prominent or 'turned up' in the original mix appear to have disappeared or have been 'turned down' in these new mixes. There also appears to be a 'stripping down' of the original production work to the point where it almost feels like you are listening to a 'live' performance i.e the EQ/FX/VOL/PAN etc. for each instrument or vocal is set at the start of the track and is hardly touched throughout the length of the track. e.g. On the original mixes Peter Gabriel's vocals usually sit centre front with very little reverb and often drift back or left/right or into the distance with the use of additional reverb/echo. On these new mixes there's virtually never any change to the amount of reverb on Peter Gabriel's voice and he often sounds isolated in the centre of the soundtage and almost too clean and too clear and separated from the rest of the band. Steve Hackett's guitars also appear to receive a bit more 'production' in the original mixes than they get in these newer mixes. Overall I would say that there appears to have been very little production work done on these new mixes and very little attempt to make it sound like the original mix either and therefore, as a result, I can understand why other Genesis fans on here are very critical of these 2008 remixes. On the other hand the 'clean' sound does have it's advantages and I will certainly continue to listen to these (at the moment I also have "Foxtrot", "Selling England . .", and " A Trick of the Tail") but I will probably 'dip-in' to the original 1985 CD's from time to time as well.
On the plus side, the 2016 Dutch Vinyl pressings are excellent and are 1/2 speed mastered. The sleeves are a little 'pale' and the cardboard a little thin but it's great to have all the original artwork and lyrics in a 24" x 12" gatefold sleeve in my hands once again.
I give the music and the 2016 Vinyl pressing 5 stars but the remixes get 3 stars.
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