Fixing American Beauty

Fixing American Beauty

Postby shamburg » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:17 am

Ok, Deadheads and other music fans have suffered long enough. The intonation problems in the guitars and vocals are a blight on an otherwise stellar work.

Why the band and Steve Barncard accepted this shoddiness is a mystery to me.

So, using available digital tools, why not issue an "In Tune American Beauty?"
shamburg
welcome
welcome
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:32 am

Re: Fixing American Beauty

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:51 am

Eh sounds fine to me still bummed they messed with E 72
:-)
User avatar
Tennessee Jedi
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4223
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:29 am
Location: Bucks Co.Pa

Re: Fixing American Beauty

Postby gr8fullfred » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:02 am

RU Kidding? Its probably the best studio recording of the band. Not to mention a true classic. Instead of messing with that, lets see you churn out something better today.
User avatar
gr8fullfred
Jerry
Jerry
 
Posts: 471
Joined: Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:29 pm

Re: Fixing American Beauty

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:26 am

" Ragged but Right " ..... that's their sound kinda
:smile:
User avatar
Tennessee Jedi
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4223
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:29 am
Location: Bucks Co.Pa

Re: Fixing American Beauty

Postby shamburg » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:17 pm

I love the band and record more than anything, just like the rest of us. In my cranky old age, I just wish Jerry'd tuned his damn Strat for the beginning of "Candyman." And that Bobby tuned his 335 for Sugar Mags. Etc.
shamburg
welcome
welcome
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:32 am

Re: Fixing American Beauty

Postby JonnyBoy » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:21 pm

Damn phasers, makes everything sound warbly. Plus, the chromatic tuner pedals back then sucked. :D
http://otislotus.net/ Finally finished our new site...
User avatar
JonnyBoy
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2134
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:35 am
Location: the south swamps

Re: Fixing American Beauty

Postby mmuller » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:01 pm

Bob did 2 tracks of electric rhythm on Suger Mag. 1 is dry while the other is played through a Hammond Leslie. He did the same thing on Casey Jones on Workingman's. He actually did quite a good job doubling himself. When I do my note for note show of both those records I have 2 guys playing each part, 1 dry and 1 through a leslie. Jerry's gtr is in tune fine on Candyman. He just pulls certain notes here and there. BTW, listen with headphones to the beginning and you can hear a dog barking on the left side that must have been in the studio. Yes, we do that in my show too!

As far as banging stuff back in tune....no way! It's perfect imperfection. Just like life.

Please come see my show at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square NYC Friday 6/24. http://www.deadonlive.com/index.html
https://www.facebook.com/deadonlive?ref=ts
mmuller
Blues for Allah
Blues for Allah
 
Posts: 84
Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:55 am

Re: Fixing American Beauty

Postby ugly rumor » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:23 pm

maybe you need to check that nothing got stuck under your turntable?? :P
Gone are the days we stopped to decide where we should go, we just ride...
ugly rumor
Bobby
Bobby
 
Posts: 373
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:33 am
Location: Virginia

Re: Fixing American Beauty

Postby Grant » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:30 pm

eh, i don't find it annoying, I like that the album is kind of loose so I think it works - besides, they issued it that way.. if I was the artist I'd hate anyone tinkering with the finished product
Grant
710 ashbury
710 ashbury
 
Posts: 252
Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:07 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: Fixing American Beauty

Postby stuco » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:15 pm

I like it just the way it is.
stuco
tiger
tiger
 
Posts: 27
Joined: Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:01 pm

Re: Fixing American Beauty

Postby ScubaGeek » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:04 pm

Tennessee Jedi wrote:Eh sounds fine to me still bummed they messed with E 72
:-)


What did they do to Europe '72?

I've never had any problems with American Beauty. I think the whole album sounds just perfect.
ScubaGeek
tiger
tiger
 
Posts: 27
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:56 pm

Re: Fixing American Beauty

Postby mmuller » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:07 pm

All the, or at least most of the vocals were resung in the studio in post production. Listen with headphones and you can hear the bleed from the original vocals way in the background.
mmuller
Blues for Allah
Blues for Allah
 
Posts: 84
Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:55 am


Return to Grateful Dead General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests