Floodland on 180gm vinyl

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I know this has been mentioned earlier in the thread but the link lists all the CD tracks.
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Pat wrote:Available in the UK from 20/11/13.

http://www.diversevinyl.com/item.php?id ... c8a47f1b54
or 4/12/13...sheeeeesh, I'll get it somewhere else.
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Picked mine up from the local shop today
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What's the track listing? How does it sound?
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As to the track listing:
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab wrote: 1. Dominion / Mother Russia
2. Flood I
3. Lucretia My Reflection
4. 1959
5. This Corrosion
6. Flood II
7. Driven Like the Snow
8. Never Land (A Fragment)
9. Torch
10. Colours
http://www.mofi.com/product_p/mofi1-021.htm
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No, I want to know if the tracks listed online is a mistake. I surely hope so.
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Good news....mine arrived today . Torch and Colours are not on the track listing.
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Better news: Dominion with extended choir outro. Never heard this version before!
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Unique mixes of This Corrosion and both Floods.
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Never Land is completely different mix.
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Okay, sorry for the sporadic posting. This has been a rather jarring listen!

Dominion / Mother Russia: About 50 seconds longer than the original LP. Mother Russia has an extended outro with previously unheard (for me) drum and choir parts.

Flood I: Clean intro, no Mother Russia crossfade.

Lucretia: More pronounced bass. Probably just a result of the new mastering.

1959: The piano is softer than before, no 'clang'. Probably just a result of the new mastering.

This Corrosion: Longer than the LP version, shorter than the really long CD single version.

Flood II: Clean intro, no Corrosion crossfade. Added delay on "Flood, flood, flood" - I haven't heard it like this before. The thunder roll appears in short quiet bursts earlier in the song. Synth is more pronounced. The single saxophone note is missing from the outro.

Driven like the Snow: Same as the CD version but the ambient intro is slightly shorter.

Never Land: Completely unique. Barely any reverb on the drums and bass. It sounds a bit like the "Full Length" version we hear on the Rhino CD.
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According to a member on the Steve Hoffman forum: "[Mofi] told me a few months back that Floodland was being done from a tape copy of the master".

Well, Mofi must have received the wrong tape, or a deliberately altered tape. This version of the LP doesn't have tiny discrepancies like a few seconds shaved off here and there, many of the songs are different enough to warrant the question of Where exactly Mofi got their tape from. My initial impression, due to the slight clumsiness of Flood II and Never Land, is that they perhaps received an earlier tape than what was finally released.
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Sounds rather interesting,i am pretty curious about the slightly altered versions. Since the total lack of any concert dates not to mention releases i consider this Mofi LP as Von's idea of "something new" :D
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Thanks to @robertzombie for the great review :notworthy: Almost makes to want to buy a new turntable !
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Cheers for the review, just ordered a copy....... :notworthy:
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that is... Different. I like it :)
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Thanks Robert, saving hard for a new cartridge here before I get a chance to listen to mine.
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It's worth the wait!
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WOW!
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Wow, that sounds great!!!
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I contacted Mofi about the source they used:
Robert,

I heard back from our sound lab and the only information they provided regarding this title is they confirmed that the original UK master reels were used. Thanks for your patience.

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That's pretty mind blowing. I wasn't gonna bother with this release but it's now become essential. Cheers Rob! :notworthy:
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Received it today. I am excited. And still details to discover. Very nice
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