Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good

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Re: Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good

#31 Post by Boring90 » Wed 29 Apr 2020, 7:14 pm

Actually...It's quite good! Still holds up today.

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#32 Post by Luke Colorado » Wed 29 Apr 2020, 7:19 pm

“Y’all ready?”
I sincerely *love* Disco 2 and listen to it straight through regularly.

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#33 Post by oakey » Wed 29 Apr 2020, 9:34 pm

Luke Colorado wrote:
Wed 29 Apr 2020, 7:19 pm
“Y’all ready?”
Great album, still listen to it once every while and appreciate it is only available on the VeryRelentless 2CD. No need for a brickwalled remaster for me.

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#34 Post by Pod » Wed 29 Apr 2020, 9:42 pm

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Re: Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good

#35 Post by Patrick Bateman » Wed 29 Apr 2020, 10:25 pm

It's strange it's not on Spotify.

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#36 Post by NikacP0kac » Wed 29 Apr 2020, 10:40 pm

Just saw the title of this thread - it's not very good..

Of course it can't sound like a contemporary record, they didn't have the technology back then as they do now for mastering and EQing it - it sounds a tiny bit muffled, but on a good system it's a proper banger.
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Re: Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good

#37 Post by Detorim-boy » Thu 30 Apr 2020, 2:43 am

The loud remaster sounds special. I made a movie ending out of track 2. Still sounds really good. You just need the louder mastered version to make it sound up to date and enjoyable or exciting. It's more comprehensive dreamy music in the clouds which is what you expected Very to be..... but Very was not that satisfying.

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#38 Post by Disco. » Thu 30 Apr 2020, 10:29 am

Patrick Bateman wrote:
Wed 29 Apr 2020, 10:25 pm
It's strange it's not on Spotify.
Well, they don’t want it to be on Spotify.

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#39 Post by onzio » Thu 30 Apr 2020, 2:10 pm

Hi everbody! Is Everyone ok here?
I think that Very and relentless, sonically are two albums that carry the weigth of their years.
I mean sonically. The sounds are really distinctive of an era, like Disco Music stuck in a precise decade.
In this case fewer years, I'd go for 1989-1994.
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Re: Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good

#40 Post by Old Soak » Thu 30 Apr 2020, 8:07 pm

Dug Relentless out of the rack based on this thread ad it's even better than I remember. On a half decent system it sounds fantastic, nothing like the ridiculously heavily compressed stuff being released now. It doesn't need a remix, excellent just as is. Chris at his best. :dance:
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#41 Post by Luke Colorado » Thu 30 Apr 2020, 9:03 pm

One (probably obvious) corollary to not not being available digitally is that you can’t Shazam any song from Relentless. This is the true fan’s album.
I sincerely *love* Disco 2 and listen to it straight through regularly.

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#42 Post by Ulrich » Thu 30 Apr 2020, 9:39 pm

Great album. The 3 x 12" vinyl edition looks and sounds brilliant.

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#43 Post by Barn » Fri 01 May 2020, 2:56 pm

DF-118 Is one of the most favourite items in my collection . :)

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#44 Post by Harry » Fri 01 May 2020, 9:35 pm

I do love Relentless. Mastering-wise, of course I’d like to see it remastered and repackaged (I’m a fan and love buying stuff) but if you’ve got a good CD player with good speakers it sounds great. At least as good as it did in 1993.

I really, really want that 3x 12” set, but I’m so fussy I won’t buy a tatty one. With only 500 pressed, it’s unlikely I’ll ever get hold of it.
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Re: Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good

#45 Post by JSDOUVRES » Sat 02 May 2020, 3:47 pm

I love Relentless and will never forget that around the time of release my uncle (not really a PSB fan) telling me he had heard some of the tracks in a local nightclub and couldn't believe it was them!

This album is fantastic, I am lucky enough to have it on vinyl and it is one of my favourite PSB items.

'The man who has everything' is my favourite track and I loved it when it was played during the Savoy theatre residency in 1997.

I'd like a remaster and see no reason why hey never put it on Further Listening. It isn't actually that hard to get hold of on CD for a fairly good price at the end of the day.

At the time it was one of the only PSB releases that my friends actually liked, or didn't mock me for at least!

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