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digital remaster

A conversion of music from its original analog master recordings to digital format. In the early days of audio CDs (mid-1980s), many music albums were converted from tapes that were equalized for the smaller dynamic audio range of the LP vinyl record and phonograph player. Some of these songs were later digitally remastered using the original tapes before equalization was applied.
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Stuart, who tours with Ringo Starr later this year, said: "Everything is pretty much in the digital domain now, but some of the digital remasters are so bad, which we discovered with the AWB catalogue about 10 years ago.
Another memorable recording is Al Green's Take Me to the River (Right Stuff/EMI), which features 30 digital remasters of the soul singer's classics, including "Tired of Being Alone," "Let's Stay Together," "I'm Still In Love With You," "Love and Happiness," and "Take Me to the River." There are also live performances, including "For the Good Times."
As for The Byrds, Sony has been leading the way (in some instances, at least) with some noteworthy digital remasters of their individual albums; and they weren't known as well for their folk music.
When compact discs made their general debut in the states about five years later, the lion's share of the initial releases were, again, digital remasters of existing product, and again these were seen as a bid to capture repeat sales.
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