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deckeda
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Oh by the way, which one's Pink?

The band seems to have put the media in a curious spot regarding the new releases, which haven't dropped yet. And yet still much ink was spilled, with essentially no insights provided.

If Stereophile ever decides to regularly publish a "highlights" of upcoming musical tours and expected releases---a la "Industry Update" but for announced music projects---this is where the Pink Floyd piece would have gone, and nothing more.

The attention the band spent on the 3 biggest sellers is understandable for the casual listener with money to burn.

But between that approach and say, re-leasing Meddle on a Friday Music LP (to say nothing of a more prestigious reissue label ...) I'd have preferred the latter. I really don't care if Nick Mason nor any of the other band members dismiss LPs. Or 2-channel DVDA or SACD or high res downloads. Except that it's my loss as well as theirs.

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Exactly

I could not have said it better. Only one thing I did different - I only scanned this piece of useless fluff since actually reading it would have been a complete waste of time. Stereophile is badly in need of a real music editor, one that can differentiate between worthless trash and actual music news.

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Back on May 10th, it was

Back on May 10th, it was announced there would be some vinyl: http://www.pinkfloyd.com/news/ (scroll down to it)

I can see how Mason couldn't be bothered to be aware of it; less so the journalist with a modicum of effort.

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high res WYWH . . .

is exciting for me! Whether a better vinyl pressing or digital, I really would like to hear it in a better pressing/definition. And the surround of DSOTM was interesting and worth hearing, even if I prefer the 2 channel. So I am sure I will have at least some of this new merch on my Christmas list.

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Pink Floyd is a Great Band

But there is absolutely no reason to listen to them in 2-channel stereo.  Get the Blu-Rays of their concerts, sit down in a good HT setup, and you'll see what it is all about.

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No reason?

I do not need a reason other than a whim! Sometimes I prefer two channel and sometimes I prefer surround. It is a mood thing I guess. And I am happy for other people to swear their allegience to one or the other, but I am not eager to take a side. So I will listen to them in surround some and in two channel some.

Trey

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A damn good reason
BigBuck wrote:

But there is absolutely no reason to listen to them in 2-channel stereo.  Get the Blu-Rays of their concerts, sit down in a good HT setup, and you'll see what it is all about.

Oh really? How about this for a reason: because 2 channel stereo (isn't all stereo 2 channel?) is how all the original Pink Floyd albums were recorded.

Any and all multi-channel versions of their recordings are FAKE, as in not recorded in multi-channel. Think of these hack jobs as identical to all those "electronically reprocessed for stereo" recordings.

By the way, "what it is all about" is about get suckers to part with their money by selling them electronically reprocessed for multi-channel originally recorded in stereo recordings for an inflated price.

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Concerts are the thing

You're right, the albums are all stereo as far as I know, but there are Pink Floyd concert BR disks with astonishing multichannel sound.  That's what I am talking about.  Let that blue Master Audio light show on your HT receiver, you'll be smiling - guaranteed!  

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LOL of course they were

LOL of course they were released in stereo ... not recorded in stereo.

8- or 16 or whatever discrete channels would have been the norm for major studio recordings of famous bands with decent budgets in the '70s.

All they would have to do to make it a legit surround mix is to well, remix it. Let's not make this an unnecessary conspiracy.

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