I figured I would start a new thread since it is no longer a question of whether or not it is coming.
For those of you listening to the 80's station, is it screwing up as bad as the 70's? With songs ending and immediately going into another one, then have Casey outroing the first, introing the second, and then outroing the second in this order? Someone needs to relay to XM that they need to desperately keep the tracks in order, because right now some aren't.
I'm listening to both channels off and on...but not noticing the kind of mistakes referred to by Paul. However, that's not to say that they're not happening, because perhaps they are. On the early shows in 1970 and 1971--that is, through September, 1971--there were a few commercials included. When XM 70's kicked off the AT40 marathon weekend Friday, August 4, 2006, it began with the July 25, 1970 show. The first time one of those commercials was to air, it WAS heard on the 70's XM replay. However, that's the only time I've heard such a commercial as the others have been edited out. Still, the show is bringing ALL of us super-duper memories. Priceless! Rob
I'm listening but I havent heard any such screw ups on the 80s channel. I have heard a few 'top of the hour' gingles lately. I can't listen to the 70s channel since I'm taping the 80s. I need to get my Directv box activated but I'm dragging my heels...*shrug* By the end of the night I should be up on both channels. I'm a classic procrastinator. I didn't get my xm receiver till thursday, an activated it at 730pm last nite, after the 20 mins wait for activation, I was up an ready w/ 10 mins to spare. Nothing like waiting till the last minute. Course I didnt get home from work till close to 7.
I really would like to hear this 'shuckatoom' thing you guys have mentioned. I've probably heard it, but it doesnt ring any bells in my head. Perhaps someone could put it in a wav file w/ a link? Or email it to me and I'll post on my website.
Ive listened to the 80s for about 10 of the hours so far and havent noticed any errors at all. Ive also been using my "llboard Hot 100 Charts: The 80s" book to follow the charts... and no mess ups there either. Good stuff. thanks, shawn
It sounds like we may have heard the 1st, i dont wana say error but quality degradation? That Chicago song that just aired on the 80s channel, hard to say I'm sorry, kinda sounded like the tape was wavering in speed a lil bit.
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The mistake Paul is referring to (that I caught) was CCR outro overlapped the B.J. Thomas intro on the 8-22-70 show. What a train wreck!!!
Also, this same show completely edited out Cracklin' Rosie by Neil Diamond which was #40 for the week. From what I read, it appears the 70's are playing more end of the hour themes than the 80's without liners & XM promotion. I choose to hear the 70's over the 80's as I don't know every song by heart. I like the fact they are playing a good number of shows from '70 & '71. Totally different attitude than the end of the flashback era where '80 & '81 were to be avoided.
Time to keep on listenin'...
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Post by Shannon Lynn on Aug 5, 2006 17:52:33 GMT -5
I've listened off and on all day today and for long stretches riding in the van. I've not heard any errors at all on the 70's channel. I've caught the end of at least different eight different hours in different shows and have heard all of the outro themes in their entirety. I specifically wanted to listen at the end of a '77 show because I was reading where one user said they're chopping them all off. I heard 'Shuckatoom' on the '77 show and the complete outro moog themes on a '70 and '71 show. So I don't know what these references to cut offs are.
There was another comment about 'tape warbling' on a Chicago tune from the 80's. I didn't hear that or know the date of the show but if it was one I did, there won't be any warbling as mine all came directly from vinyl. It might have been a Flashback show?
If you want to email the date to me, I can check my master. You can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh, my home receiver shows program date, artist, song title, etc. but my skyfi in my van only shows basic info like Paul said, American Top 40 etc. ..no titles, etc.
p.s. I know everyone is posting a lot of comments here and that's great but if you get the chance, I'd encourage you to write the 70's and 80's program directors at XM to let them know (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org)
I also know some of you are on xm411.com and xmfan.com and if you'd let those folks know to do the same that would be great! I promise you, the XM personnel are actively listening and eager for feedback....good or bad.
Post by Shannon Lynn on Aug 5, 2006 17:57:36 GMT -5
Alfred, Read your post right after I posted mine.....pulling out my 8-14-82 right now to check it.........I noticed it's not a Flashback date so they used mine. Will post in about 5 min after I listen to my master.
Post by Shannon Lynn on Aug 5, 2006 18:00:45 GMT -5
Just checked....not a problem on the master for 8-14-82. Checked my run times for that program segment and it matches identical to the cue sheets as well. So.....must have been a transfer error when XM loaded the track into their computer??
For anyone taping it and needing that replacement segment, let me know.
Post by Shannon Lynn on Aug 5, 2006 18:07:59 GMT -5
Speaking of how 45's differed with pitch, corrections, etc.... this was not uncommon at all.
I found it particularly so when working on the early 70's shows. Re-released mastered CD versions differed SIGNIFICANTLY from the original 45's. The Doors Light My Fire was a great example. One of the '71 shows had a bad tape warble in it and I was going to splice in the mp3 of it but had to adjust the speed by about 5% (and that's a LOT) to match the 45 version.
There's a great website out there, www.skylinemastering.com, that archives a lot of the RARE original 45 tracks. AWESOME site. They discuss all of the originals versus digital trainwrecks. They have even restored the original 45's to mp3 for download for collectors like us!