Mares nest dvd out now!!

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Mares nest dvd out now!!

Postby frostbyte » Sat Aug 24, 2013 22:27

I'm holding a copy in my hands as we speak. :-)
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Re: Mares nest dvd out now!!

Postby Bubby » Sat Aug 24, 2013 22:54

:D :D :D

I had a feeling this might happen what with the shop re-opening and all that and not before time too my copied vhs is looking a bit blurry and overly generated.

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Postby North Sea Radio SOS » Sat Aug 24, 2013 23:46

<panic attack ensues> uh uh uh where can i buy it from !?!?! please :)
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Postby frostbyte » Sat Aug 24, 2013 23:59

I should think it will be in the shop soon.
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Postby BARRY-KNIGHT » Sun Aug 25, 2013 00:06

Wow, I have been waiting to hear that news for years. My poor old vhs is still going strong but the DVD will be a much welcomed addition to the collection. I hope this DVD is the first of many! ::D

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Postby andyb71 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 09:02

Yeah, I read there was lots of bumming shed footage shown in Salisbury, need to know more about that and that should get released.

Any extras on the Mares nest DVD ?????

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Re: Mares nest dvd out now!!

Postby brosephine » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:39

OOOOOH :D More infooooo

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Postby Sterbus » Mon Aug 26, 2013 01:30

brosephine wrote:OOOOOH :D More infooooo


Got one, wonderful!

Just checked it out, only to see the church from the outside in the beginning and thinking "I've beeen exactly in there yesterday!"
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Re: Mares nest dvd out now!!

Postby ryan » Mon Aug 26, 2013 04:20

apparently it's re-edited...?

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Postby MisterLettuce » Mon Aug 26, 2013 06:11

The one thing that I really want to know: How is the video quality? Is it a proper anamorphic widescreen? Does it look to be from the masters, or just a dub off a VHS?

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Postby brother abnego » Mon Aug 26, 2013 08:00

I'm watching it now (yes, this early in the morning, still in a slightly altered headspace after Salisbury). eight songs in, and these are my impressions...

Video quality - very good indeed. Likely from a master or very well looked after first generation copy. Occasional tiny staticky flickers* consistent with 23 year old source tape but nowhere near as gritty/wobbly/artifacty as previous digitisations. screen ratio of the concert footage appears to be 14:9 (although the menu screen looks better at 4:3 or 16:9). Zoomed up full screen on a big tellybox its doing the business right now though.

Sound quality - again, much improved. Close-to-or-identical-to the sound quality on the Mare's Nest CD as far as I can tell. You can hear detail that was muddy and indistinct on previous digitisations, and it's well synced to the video. (note - I'm listening on the slightly underwhelming built-in speakers on a newish Panasonic Viera; on external speakers/soundbar or routed through your stereo I'm guessing it'll sound a lot better)

Overall - Like a familiar old painting that's had a layer of muck scraped off it by archivists before being returned to exhibition.



No extras, no frills, no booklet, but you are all going to want to buy a copy ASAP.

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*the "look" of these occasional flickers (tiny, momentary and dartlike rather than larger bands/strips) make me think the source video is more likely a (U-matic?) master tape.

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Postby Fugazi » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:45

It's a lovely thing to have. I was in the Five Bells on Saturday when The Consultant waved a copy in the air and announced it was being released that day. Huge cheer erupted! :D

Watched it last night - I was only going to watch a couple of songs but kind of couldn't turn it off, y'know? :)

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Postby Sterbus » Mon Aug 26, 2013 20:12

brother abnego wrote:I'm watching it now (yes, this early in the morning, still in a slightly altered headspace after Salisbury). eight songs in, and these are my impressions...

Video quality - very good indeed. Likely from a master or very well looked after first generation copy. Occasional tiny staticky flickers* consistent with 23 year old source tape but nowhere near as gritty/wobbly/artifacty as previous digitisations. screen ratio of the concert footage appears to be 14:9 (although the menu screen looks better at 4:3 or 16:9). Zoomed up full screen on a big tellybox its doing the business right now though.

Sound quality - again, much improved. Close-to-or-identical-to the sound quality on the Mare's Nest CD as far as I can tell. You can hear detail that was muddy and indistinct on previous digitisations, and it's well synced to the video. (note - I'm listening on the slightly underwhelming built-in speakers on a newish Panasonic Viera; on external speakers/soundbar or routed through your stereo I'm guessing it'll sound a lot better)

Overall - Like a familiar old painting that's had a layer of muck scraped off it by archivists before being returned to exhibition.



No extras, no frills, no booklet, but you are all going to want to buy a copy ASAP.

:rock:

*the "look" of these occasional flickers (tiny, momentary and dartlike rather than larger bands/strips) make me think the source video is more likely a (U-matic?) master tape.


For me the extra is Cardiacs chimes full trumpets at the start!!!
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Re: Mares nest dvd out now!!

Postby Lord of the Badgers » Mon Aug 26, 2013 21:45

Aye. In chatting with those involved, the tape, though pretty good, was showing its age - so I assume cleaning up was done. It looks damn good :)
I believe it was indeed a master copy.
Sound should be musically identical to MN CD since Tim had to overdub it owing to the constant breaking down of his guitar on the day. I noticed that I'd forgotten about the shot showing him being handed another guitar. Oh & Sarah's sax pickup did disintegrate when she was spinning around if I recall.
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Postby Lord of the Badgers » Mon Aug 26, 2013 21:46

Sterbus wrote:For me the extra is Cardiacs chimes full trumpets at the start!!!
I got a 5.1 system (thanks my brother...) and it's been splitted across all of the 5 channels! ;)


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