Seeing a weird issue occasionally with album versions available in Roon vs. Qobuz. Here is my recent example:
Wanted to listen to the remaster of Van Halen II, and compare it to the original pressing. There are multiple remasters however the 2015 remaster done by Chris Bellman has the dynamics intact, so wanted to have a listen.
So in Roon I get this:
Roon shows 3 different Qobuz versions. I’ll ignore the redbook version, so looking at the high res releases. If I go to Qobuz there are only two versions. The original version (green cover) and the remaster.
If I have a listen, it is night and day. One of the remasters is loud and brick walled, the other sounds very close to the original. But quick look at the metadata on the remasters shows me, under both versions, that the remastering engineer is Greg Geller.
Confused…let’s look at Qobuz.
Qobuz shows me two versions, the original (which I already have in my library), and 1 Remastered version.
And let’s look at the credits for the Remaster that shows on Qobuz:
This shows correctly that the remastering engineer was Chris Bellman…
So, two questions I guess:
- Where is this other Remaster coming from, if it is not in Qobuz
- Why is the metadata in Roon showing different information that the information in Qobuz
Makes it very difficult sometimes to pin down a specific version of an album, and involves some guesswork and good ears !!!