I'm very curious if part of the reason that some of the older albums have a new mix is because they might have used multiple master tapes and are stitching them incorrectly back together in the digital realm instead of using the final master mix. You'd think they'd probably use the final mix tape, but considering that Ethnicolor has different timings on the transition of the first part to the second part, and not just once, but every single re-release (outside of the original '85 remix) has had completely different timing on the transition. And that's ignoring that both Zoolook and Zzoolookologie have had a different mix with each new release (original, remix, '97 (despite what the Wiki page says is not
the same mix as the original)). And the 2015 remaster was the first time that they reused the original mix in over thirty years.
It's so bizarre how Jarre and re-releases are just the absolute bare minimum of what they need to be. New art and that's really about it. The only times we get a new remix or an unreleased track on the occasional compilation album like with: Images, Rarities or Planet Jarre. But outside of those it's always been the exact thing you'd expect.
I'd really love it if they'd finally release these in a deluxe edition or a new compilation album of nothing but new material. We know that (and to bring it back to this album) Metamorphoses had a different track listing and that some tracks were cut (and added) in the final stages of the release. The Sun still has not received an official release, but we know that it would be on the album, but that never happened and there's been nothing ever since. I know chances are extremely slim, but I'd love for them to finally do anything with Experimental 2001 and there's so much more. But alas...
Jote wrote: ↑Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:57 am
No idea how that happened. I raised the issue to Louis back then, but he was on his way out, so the conversation died of natural causes
To my untrained ear, I'd say that they have exported the track again and messed up with the layering. Maybe muted one of the channels or something similar. Because there should be no reason for this album to have any issues whatsoever. I've tried recreating this one myself and found quite a few of the samples within (I think it was Reason) and that program shouldn't just drop audio for no reason. So I'm very curious what happened on this one. Shame that the conversation died, because this is quite a weird thing.
Do any of the other remasters have similar changes? I'd be more than interested in getting those for that. I know Rendez-Vous has the hilarious tape issues, but bugger that.