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Radiohead - Kid A / Amnesiac 21st Anniversary Reissue (KID A Mnesia)


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Just now, Derek™ said:

Someone please explain how it’s even remotely possible that this is a triple LP.  Is there some half-speed magic I’m just not understanding or oblivious to?

Really need the Radiohead big brains in here to explain to me how they can make 43:57 and 49:56 playtimes sound good on single LPs. Someone please explain.

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5 minutes ago, rooks said:

Really need the Radiohead big brains in here to explain to me how they can make 43:57 and 49:56 playtimes sound good on single LPs. Someone please explain.

There's plenty of great sounding 44-minute records.

 

Kid A is definitely a bit on the long side, but it's also a little more like 47 minutes as the silence on either side of the hidden track on the CD is nearly 3 minutes.

 

I don't really think Radiohead of all bands is one to not QC the shit out of this to make sure it works.

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16 minutes ago, Derek™ said:

Someone please explain how it’s even remotely possible that this is a triple LP.  Is there some half-speed magic I’m just not understanding or oblivious to?

Research I did says at 33 1/3rpm that Optimal side length is 16-20 minutes. Maximum is 25 minutes.

 

Kid A is 47 min 12 sec (Side A = 24 min 27 sec + Side B = 22 min 45 sec)

Amnesiac is 43 min 57 sec (Side A = 20 min 59 sec + Side B = 22 min 53 sec)

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Just now, highfives said:

They are using smaller labels, so there could be extra time on each side given the smaller space they're taking up.  Not sure what that equates to in minutes, but it should give a little more room.

So even more space for worse inner groove distortion?  Or am I misunderstanding?

 

4 minutes ago, ethanpricington said:

Research I did says at 33 1/3rpm that Optimal side length is 16-20 minutes. Maximum is 25 minutes.

 

Kid A is 47 min 12 sec (Side A = 24 min 27 sec + Side B = 22 min 45 sec)

Amnesiac is 43 min 57 sec (Side A = 20 min 59 sec + Side B = 22 min 53 sec)

I guess the math checks out but I'm still so skeptical, I dunno.  I would be amazed if these sound killer.

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1 minute ago, Derek™ said:

So even more space for worse inner groove distortion?  Or am I misunderstanding?

 

I guess the math checks out but I'm still so skeptical, I dunno.  I would be amazed if these sound killer.

My thoughts too. Side A of Kid A is really close to that maximum, but at least Treefingers isnt a super loud one, maybe the inner groove distortion will be menial 

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16 minutes ago, Derek™ said:

So even more space for worse inner groove distortion?  Or am I misunderstanding?

 

I guess the math checks out but I'm still so skeptical, I dunno.  I would be amazed if these sound killer.

I think it’s a guarantee that the XL 2 LP pressing that came out a couple of years back will sound marginally better. 

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