Squeeze Box reviews

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Re: Squeeze Box reviews

Postby stardrop » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:04 am

Speaking of the the “upside down” bass button, it seems it's so because Al's accordion has the key upside down. :accordion:

The designer's post:
https://twitter.com/aniistoll/status/936235890896265216
been seeing fans ask about the “upside down” BASS key-yes that is correct- we painstaking researched through photos from Bermuda to replicate Al’s specific accordion which had that very upside down key.



And a reference image:
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/KEYBOARD-MAGAZI ... 2136105846
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Re: Squeeze Box reviews

Postby Yankomaniac » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:20 am

That is an amazing magazine cover! Al looking metal!
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Re: Squeeze Box reviews

Postby ergalthema » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:26 am

Yeah, thanks for that tweet and info about the 'misprint'. Very cool!

I've had that issue of Keyboard magazine since it came out. Here's a scan where I zoomed in on the buttons: https://imgur.com/fPa7Uls
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Re: Squeeze Box reviews

Postby Big Spoon » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:59 am

One thing I've found that with the set that I don't like - one of the few "errors" so to speak in Al's catalogue that's always bugged me is still there. I was hoping (and assumed) it would be fixed wit the remasters. In It's All About The Pentiums, there's a little "blip" at about 1:27/1:28 in. Anyone else hear it or am I just going insane?

It's not there when I watch the music video, only when I listen to it on CD or in my library.
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Re: Squeeze Box reviews

Postby ergalthema » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:21 am

Big Spoon wrote:In It's All About The Pentiums, there's a little "blip" at about 1:27/1:28 in. Anyone else hear it or am I just going insane?


I've listened to two different versions I have, and don't hear anything unusual there.
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Re: Squeeze Box reviews

Postby Yankovic-Gretzky » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:25 pm

Squeeze Box made it to # 185 on the Billboard 200

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Re: Squeeze Box reviews

Postby ergalthema » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:59 pm

Yankovic-Gretzky wrote:Squeeze Box made it to # 185 on the Billboard 200

http://weirdal.com/archives/awards/


Not sure how Billboard works - I'm surprised that a huge expensive box set would make it - but that's great!

Also, I eventually listened through all my Squeeze Box vinyl. I'm happy with the pressing! (I had to spin the backmasking parts backward.) There was a bit of surface noise, but that's fairly common - especially since the albums have decent dynamic range and I had to turn up the volume a bit. Pretty sure I was getting some inner groove distortion by the end of Jackson Park Express. But, I'm still happy with the purchase. Just wish it came with the digital downloads...

Just to be sure - there aren't any known hidden tracks on the vinyl, right? (No "Bite Me", etc.?)
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Re: Squeeze Box reviews

Postby ergalthema » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:22 pm

I noticed a strange issue in Midnight Star during the “incredible frog boy” line. Something about the panning/soundstage changes. Nothing too serious, but it wasn’t there in the original release. Still really enjoying the remasters.
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Re: Squeeze Box reviews

Postby joseyklein » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:23 pm

Loving the remasters as well, but noticed the old albums are still a bit too quiet... but they sound great still

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Re: Squeeze Box reviews

Postby Yankomaniac » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:50 pm

Still waiting for someone to post more pics from the book! It would be cool if the book and rarities disc were available together without the box set, at show and stuff. Never been big into remasters, always love to hear music as close to the original sound as possible, just me. Would totally buy a book/rarities disc package though. I bet I would have went for it all if they didn't announce the upcoming tour though, can't buy it all.
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