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Meddle
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on 27 January 2018
Audio CD - 2011 Re-master

In my view this is one of the under rated Floyd albums, yet one of their best. Floyd fans will know the music well, so there is little point in me saying how wonderful it is. Therefore, my comments refer to the audio quality alone.

I have owned this album on both the original vinyl and CD versions and I've always been disappointed at the 'muddy' quality of the sound. The initial track 'One of These Days' always sounded like a booming blur of noise with no real definition, although the later tracks did sound better in comparison, but not overwhelming by any means. Other albums, particularly Animals suffered from the same failings.

I've just bought the discovery versions of this work and also Animals and Obscured by clouds, both of which are great classic Floyd works. I've only listened to Meddle so far and have to say it's an impressive improvement. The highlights for me are that Roger Waters bass has new depth and detail and Nick Mason's drumming has far greater detail, particularly in the cymbals. Richard Wright's piano is much improved in San Tropez. Of course, Echos is the classic track and I suspect that some will have done as I have and fast forwarded the singing whale bit in the middle, having heard it countless times. You won't with this one because there are sounds in there unheard before and the magic takes you under water and into another world.

To summarise, you can hear so much more in the 2011 version, which really takes you into the music. Played on good audio equipment, this is absolutely wonderful and makes you want to listen to the music over again, rather than leave the CD in the cabinet, just to make up the collection. I'm hoping the other two will make the same grade.

If you have the original CD, then buy this one as a replacement. You won't be disappointed - highly recommended.
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on 18 December 2016
Meddle [VINYL]One of the best PF albums re-released on vinyl after 20 years. Cut by Bernie Grundman and it sounds great !
Vinyl is flat, dead silent and well centered, no single defect. Sound-wise it's close to CD, discovery edition, but sounds a bit smoother, more open.. Maybe due to Bernie's tube record cutting chain LP sound is very pleasant and is more involving to listen.
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on 30 January 2018
I know i have rated all the previous Pink Floyd early albums as brilliant and worth having, which they are but this one is the creme of them all of this style of music, then you most definitely must give this album a listen, and ill tell you this is worth buying.
First track "One of These Days" is great, long track and then there is "A Pillow of Winds" and the hunting track "Echoes " that makes you think.
And yes i had this one on vinyl LP too years ago, now available on Cd Another prog album from the Floyd..
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on 23 July 2017
This "version" of the Floyd album 'Meddle' is EXACTLY the same as the Discovery version, and is in fact the full 2011 re-mastered version by James Guthrie and Joel Plante. There's no extra material included (even the same booklet!) even though the price for each version was different.
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on 11 July 2017
Finally see what people mean about the bad pressings. Not enough for me to go through the effort of returning it but there is some noise and clicks at certain parts.
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on 6 March 2018
It is excellent, although at the beginning it was not in good condition, but after a lot of restoration this LP was very acceptable, and it can be heard as an early press, with a much wider sound than the new remastered ones that are sold at high prices.
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on 19 August 2014
Classic pink Floyd album indicating their future direction leading to DSOTM. Overall I think I prefer this to their better known DSOTM. Essential album to have. Sound is fine. The vinyl from way back is almost always very scratchy-sounding so even if you have the vinyl, it is worth having the CD, if nothing else than for the clarity of sound. Maybe it will be re-released on Vinyl as other of their albums have been.
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on 24 September 2017
The first great release from Pink Floyd... and then the rest is history!
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on 20 March 2018
A classic Pink Floyd album from the 70s.
The album contains the classic tracks One of these days and Echoes.
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on 30 September 2017
Very satisfied about the item
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