Floodland: The collect them all thread

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Driven has 5 variants! Good song that - I expect it'll get some extra love over the next while.

The small moment of a difference here or there is also found elswhere - More was the subject of such add-ons too. Curiously there was a clue in the wavs, the remixes are inverted.
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Feel like I need to create my own "Ultimate Floodland"with my favourite versions of all the songs reading all this!
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The Wea 87 tape that I referred to has been dug up and I realise that I had my facts about Driven wrong. There is a version (#2) that is 5'15. No Synth, no car, no internal edits.
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Gaijin wrote:The Wea 87 tape that I referred to has been dug up and I realise that I had my facts about Driven wrong. There is a version (#2) that is 5'15. No Synth, no car, no internal edits.
The issue with the WEA tape transfer that was shared some time ago is it's in mono and very noisy. Difficult to trust something like that.
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^^ True dat.
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Another variant, but nothing unique.

https://www.discogs.com/The-Sisters-Of- ... se/2028072

The CD mix on vinyl? Yes please.
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The 'Rough Mix' pre-release on cassette: https://www.discogs.com/The-Sisters-Of- ... e/12786214

I wonder if the so-called "College Radio Mix" is from these mixes.
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just read this thread through for the first time and congrats to all on the fabulously in-depth detective work and info.
one question: i always believed the 2006 3 album cd box set reissue version of floodland to be different from both the 87 cd and the 2015 hi-res as a result of it being remastered. certainly it is listed on discogs with different track lengths from the 87 cd. would it be possible for that to be assessed as well please?
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eastmidswhizzkid wrote:just read this thread through for the first time and congrats to all on the fabulously in-depth detective work and info.
one question: i always believed the 2006 3 album cd box set reissue version of floodland to be different from both the 87 cd and the 2015 hi-res as a result of it being remastered. certainly it is listed on discogs with different track lengths from the 87 cd. would it be possible for that to be assessed as well please?
I always assumed the same. Driven on the 2006 3-CD remaster has the car noise at the start which isn't on the hi res but was on the original CD but I'm sure others know far more than me. Go team...
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Eric told me he was way higher in the 2006 mix. I don't think I bothered listening to it.
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robertzombie wrote:
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Needledrop forthcoming :)

Gaijin has set me off on a bit of an audit. There is a spreadsheet!
Entirely possible I was underneath the rock and missed this... did the needledrop of SAM410 happen?
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Hi,

I am just wondering if someone could share the above mentioned Tapes in the sharing section ?

As I still managed my life without facebook :-)

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I was just thinking it was a little obsessive to be delving so deep into one record, then I thought about the fact that I have umpteen versions of every album by The Smiths! :D
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