I *think* that what you are mentioning there is the *other* sort of mastering.
I'd like to have good examples pointed out as well. Often the remaster is due to the use (abuse) of Waves L2 or L3 compression along with some dynamic EQ such as Waves F6, or those from Sonnox or iZotope.
I quite like the 2013 "Kind Of Blue". Maybe it's more than a mere "remaster"- it's a fresh transfer from the master tapes too, done with the upmost care, cleaned up and lovingly mixed to mimic the earlier stereo mixes as closely as possible. It's cleaner, clearer and also at the right speed (pretty sure the old CD version wasn't, BICBW).
A link for that- http://www.hdtracks.co.uk/kind-of-blue-stereo
Unusual for something on HDTracks not to be bullshit.
I also really like the 2015 version of "Amused To Death". It's not just a compress fest, it has had some fixes in the mixing and some discrete re-recording of elements (as well as the addition of a Hal9000 sample that they couldn't get cleared before). Anyway, it sounds genuinely better than the 1992 original, though the difference is reasonably subtle.
Thanks @Kattefjaes I will check them out. Very encouraging comments indeed.
Sometimes it can be obvious that they're using an earlier generation tape than that equivilant 80s era CD. 80s era catalog titles can often have things ike tape warble too.
But all that tends to be negated by the fact that the remasters tend to be more compressed and use a delta sigma ADC for conversion.
The 2012 Analogue Productions remasters of Norah Jones.
Check out the hi-res remasters of Tom Petty’s catalog, he allowed them to be mastered with full dynamics. Similarly check out the “unlimited” remasters of Paul McCartney’s catalog (unlimited in this place meaning no limiting on dynamics as well).
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