[Slowhand] Cream - new/old mixes
lukpac at lukpac.org
Fri May 25 12:09:18 EDT 2012
> Luke says: "- I have not heard them,"
> Luke, have a listen first.
That isn't what I said. I have the DCC and have heard the mixes you
speak of. What I have not heard are the additional alternate mixes
known to exist but still unreleased.
> The 'sound' of these mixes seems NEW.
> Meaning that if you play the Wheels mix of 'As You Said' and then the remix, it sounds as if they were mixed decades apart.
> One is okay the other is sharp and clear with greater depth.
> The cymbals on 'Sitting On Top Of The World' is an example.
> I can't see Felix saying "okay we'll make the cymbals muffled and lifeless on this mix BUT on this other mix let's make them shine"
> You either mix the cymbals in or you mix them out, or a degree in between. The fidelity shouldn't change if they're mixed at the same time.
> Anyone else who hasn't heard these mixes want to make a comment?
As above, I've heard the mixes; in fact I'm listening to them right
now. And they are definitely vintage mixes. Nothing was remixed for
the DCC CD, nor could it have been, as the multitracks are not
The biggest difference with As You Said is the original mix is
relatively dry, while the alternate mix has some noticeable reverb.
The vocals are also more upfront on the alternate mix.
If you don't believe me, ask Steve Hoffman or Bill Levenson - they'll
tell you the same thing.
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