Robi wrote:An example
A few examples I perfer myself, outside of the 5.1 Mixes.
Tubular Bells Unreleased Mix, Tubular Bells Demos, Hergest Ridge Part 1 & Part 2 Unreleased (seems like innital idea) Mix, Ommadawn Lost Version, Incantations demo's (in 5.1 because full album had deteriorated beyond salvaging apparently), Platinum unreleased concert, QE2 unreleased concert, Five Miles Out Early Mix, FMO/Crises unreleased concert, Crises - Moonlight Shadow/Shadow on the Wall Unplugged Mix. And with Man on the Rocks there was a second disc containing the entire album instrumental (although it seems like a pre-final mix, noticed quite a few very slight differences) and a third disc featuring a couple of alternate mixes and demo versions of all sings on the album sung by Oldfield himself. Which BTW is awesome! His voice is awful compared to '91 when he did Heavens Open, but still to get these kinds of things happens rarely.
Oh and ofcourse the remix competition for which all master recordings of all instruments (this included tons of unused music ques) for the original Tubular Bells were given out for free to anyone who wanted them.
Well few... Basically 90% of everything
As with mr Vangelis, Mike O. also remixed 5.1 surround mixes from the new remasters (2009-2013) by himself.
I'm not the man to tell how loud those mixes are, but as good as they sounds in my speakers I can forget him if it's not 100% right, yet close. So..."cheap ass" ? I think not.
Vangelis never remixed his music for 5.1. There are ofcourse the movie soundtracks of him being remastered for 5.1, but that's being done by the enginere guys of movie studios without Vangelis overseeing anything. Unless you meant that Vangelis himself does his own remasters for the most part, which sound incredible might I add. The recent remasters are great. The added reverb might be off putting to some (honestly I think the added reverb to Dervish D. completely destroys the track). But the new transfers were great and Direct (1988) and Page of Life (1991, now with incredibly rare single added) have never sound better. Direct I'd say is one of the best remasters I've ever heard because it barely changed a thing.
And about the 5.1 Oldfield mixes loudness... Well that's absolutely amazing!
Ommadawn - Part 1
Five Miles Out - Taurus II
Crises - Crises
Crises - Taurus 3
and not to forget the messed up equiNOXE font
How did this get released, especially with that misprint on the side!?