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Opeth's early albums Re-recorded?

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by KittyKatatonia, Apr 18, 2008.

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Opeth's early albums Re-recorded?

Poll closed May 2, 2008.
  1. Orchid

    14 vote(s)
    12.3%
  2. Morningrise

    18 vote(s)
    15.8%
  3. My Arms, Your Hearse

    16 vote(s)
    14.0%
  4. Orchid and Morningrise

    15 vote(s)
    13.2%
  5. Orchid, Morningrise, and My Arms, Your Hearse

    17 vote(s)
    14.9%
  6. None of them! They're perfect the way they are!

    34 vote(s)
    29.8%
  1. KittyKatatonia

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    If Opeth were to decide to go back and re-record some of their early material, which albums do you think would benefit most from a re-recording? Would you hate the idea? Just thought I'd see how everybody feels about it.
     
  2. Nailed Reaper

    Nailed Reaper Rushan Moothaphookah

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    I think it doesn't really needed. I like 'em as they are.
     
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    Carta's Carta's > Sex

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    I always wandered how the old albums would sound with crystal clear production, but seeing how much I love how the sound like now, I wouldn't be too much hyped about a re-record: I'd really prefer them to focus over new releases.
     
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    I voted My arms, but Orchid would have been really awesome!
     
  5. KittyKatatonia

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    I voted for Orchid and Morningrise. I think it would be a *really* cool thing if they went back and sort of updated the songs into their current style. I'd also love to hear the songs with re-recorded vocals, as Mikael is a much better vocalist now than he was back then.

    I wouldn't want the original versions to go out of print or anything, because they'll always be terrific for what they are. I just think it would be awesome to hear these old songs in the style the band plays now, with a new updated sound and new vocals.

    As for My Arms, Your Hearse, I think it could definitely use a remix/remaster like Still Life just got...but the album as a whole doesn't really need a new recording in my opinion. The album is pretty much in the style of the band's newer stuff, so it wouldn't do much to re-record it.

    That's my take on it! :)
     
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    i think that morningrise would definately benefit from a new recording since hearing the live version of NATSW
     
  7. Kalabalik

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    Not really necessary, is it? :Smug:
     
  8. Holocaust on the Moon

    Holocaust on the Moon Temples of Syrinx

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    Orchid and Morningrise. MAYH's raw sound adds to the atmosphere rather than detracting from it.
     
  9. dew

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    Maybe Orchid, but I think they sound fine the way they are and there's no reason to rerecord them unless they wanted to rewrite them for some reason.
     
  10. [KOTNO]Narrot

    [KOTNO]Narrot Eats and spits corpses...

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    not necessary imo but id love to hear a my arms, your hearse rerecord maybe with a few added basslines and some keys ... id buy it at least
     
  11. ever dying

    ever dying Forlorn Faeces!

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    I voted none.. It would totally *remove the epicness* of the albums..
    Even though some mixes are a bit shitty, or mike doesn't like TNATSW on the album..
    Its Opeth, you can't just change that..
     
  12. NicholasDWolfwood

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    I'd rather hear a remix&remaster job on Orchid and Morningrise rather than a complete re-recording.
     
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    I´ve always thinked that MAYH´s production had an unfinished feel to it,like they forgot to finish the production. But over the years i´ve come to like that it sounds raw. Still would be interesting to hear it with another sound.
     
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    i think my arms has perfect recording quality for where they were as a band at that time. Its like the introduction to the truly unique sound that they have developed.
     
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    they should rerecord still life with completely different songs because they suck.
     
  16. BrandonS

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    A bit off topic but I think Opeth should record the next record LIVE.... Roundhouse Tapes sounds so incredibly powerful and has great tones that I guess they can't reproduce in a studio, who knows why....
     
  17. PeeWee1473

    PeeWee1473 I just pretend to know

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    Honestly I think re-recording anything would be a huge waste of time. The existing albums sound great because the band was into the process of creation and it was where Mikael was at the time. Forcing yourself to go back and try to experience those things again is like artistic suicide. No disrespect to the people that would like to hear that but....seriously, that's a turd of an idea.
     
  18. oddentity

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    Recording live versions of Orchid and Morningrise would be a good compromise.
     
  19. Id

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    add keys to anything and i'd buy it
     
  20. Arasmas

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    1. akerfeldt is an enormously improved vocalist since their start in the mid-90's

    2. the original drummer on the first 2 albums sucked wanksack

    3. the general production on those albums is tinny and shitty and the heavy parts aren't heavy enough

    obv they're not gonna do it but 'twould be an improvement to re-record orchid and morningrise Q.E.D.
     

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