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Old 28th May 2003
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Originally posted by alphajerk
well the mustang of today is nothing like the mustang of the beginning. should they rename it every year?

No, but if they do a replica of it it should be sold as such. And clearly labelled as such. My favorite example of all of this remix classic records thing is the Who catalog (I bought Who's Next to discover this). Pete Townsend got his brother in law to remix the whole catalog, and although he got the panning correct and the reverbs pretty close, it does not come near the spirit of the original. If a mix is a document of a time and place, like a photo, then let exist on it's own merit. Remastering for CD or another playback medium does enough to take advantage of todays technology while preserving the original intent of those involved in the creation of the work.