Fly Away will always have a special place in my music collection. From the opening chords of "Souvenirs" to the fading vocals of "Gone with the music" I get transported in a magic musical trip. In this collection Voyage fans get the extras of extended and instrumental versions. Vocals are beautiful and the musical arrangements are exquisite.
I'm giving five starts to this recording. One person found this helpful. I purchased this cd because I wanted to relive the good old days in the 70s when my mom used to play the vinyl version of this classic recording.
In the LP version, Side A contained the first 4 songs all connected to each other and Side B contained the 3 other songs which were connected to each other as well.
However, it was really Side A which my mom played to death and was a favorite in one of our house parties when one of my grandmother's friends really rocked the dance floor despite being in her fifties. It was what came to be known as "swing" music or doing the "swing. Great news is that all 4 songs on Side A are heard like the LP version in this cd - no gaps between songs contrary to a review made somewhere in this page.
The next 3 songs same as the LP version are also connected to each other like a medley in this cd. Fantastic sound and nice cd packaging. The bad points Souvenirs - Voyage - Fly Away (Cassette 1. The actual cd looks like a homemade cd like what another reviewer described it.
The cd does not even contain a logo of the record company which manufactured it. It actually looks like Album) bootleg cd. Plus the texture of the cd feels like it's a bootleg - thin compared to, let's say, new cds of Celtic Thunder and Celtic Woman which I recently bought that have thicker texture. When I tried to import this Voyage cd into my iPod via itunes, my laptop could not read the cd - it was recognized as a blank cd. What did I do? I asked someone to copy the cd for me into a cdr and it was the cdr copy which I was able to import into my iPod via itunes.
So now, I can listen to the contents of this classic cd in my iPod in all it's lengthy and danceable glory. I still give this cd 5-stars based on content and sound quality. I am really glad this finally came out because the first greatest hits cd of Voyage which was made available to consumers contained edited stand-alone versions of their songs.
This is the cd which dance enthusiasts have long waited for. Enjoy the music! For future pressings, maybe the record manufacturer can do something about the physical quality of this cd so that it won't look and feel too much like a bootleg cd. The manufacturer should also increase the sound volume of the cd because it pales in comparison with the Ultimate cd which has really excellent sound quality. This is a great album but beware of the CD releases.
I ordered two from two separate Album) and both CD's have lots of errors meaning silent breaks that don't belong there. They are Hot Productions releases not bootlegs.
I am hoping that it was just a bad batch and that there are good copies out there. Voyages' sophomore work! Great follow up to a masterpiece and a bookend, masterpiece in itself. I'm recharged. See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. Translate all reviews to English. Is one of my favourite acts from that time. Guetta or Daft Punk. The difference is that Voyage music is warm, does not age and is always a pleasure to replay it. These editions include very good extras and extended versions with a perfect sound.
I hope these 3 guys have make a lot of money with their art because they deserve it. No single to highlight the full album is great. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. At last we have another comprehensively expanded release of cult disco gems on Disco Recharge.
As with the preceding release Voyage, I was so looking forward to listening to these after hearing the great sound on the Discharge releases from Demon Music Group's sub-label, Harmless Records. Included on this new release, amongst other rarities, Souvenirs - Voyage - Fly Away (Cassette, is the second of rare special instrumental albums of tracks from this album Fly Away and Voyage, given to DJ's for promotional play.
Again it was to my utter disbelief and my heart sank, when on playing this expanded release I found the recordings have again been ruined by someone after master tape transfer, having destructively altered loudness and EQ levels. After a minute of listening at normal volume level to each track it hurts my ears, gives me a headache and listener fatigue is experienced due to overwhelming loud frequencies.
I notice the extremities of frequencies have been clipped and the girls vocals and the base noticeably begin to break apart at times and distorted due to levels made too loud by the mastering. When I turn the volume control down to low background music level, I am unable to turn down the loudness. The levels of the vocals are still 'shouting' and base booming, each of which the sound begins to break up at times. I then spin the vinyl pressing and U. CD pressing of Fly Away and my ears no longer hurt, I don't get fatigued.
I enjoy hearing the dynamics of the original recordings which can be heard in the and pressings, but this has been blasted away in the mastering of the release. I'm frustrated I can't enjoy listening to any of the tracks on this release. But I'm not a moaning audiophile. I know when my ears hurt and when I get a headache. I found the same problem with the preceding Harmless expanded release of Voyage - Voyage.
I simply can't listen to these CD's without experiencing headache and fatigue. The MP3's of this release also use the same painful mastering. I have a volume control on my hi-fi and computer and I like to decide for myself when I can turn the volume up. Such a travesty when clearly so much time has been spent on source transfers, compiling and detailed informative liner notes for which I'm very grateful to all those involved at Harmless.
Lovely to hear from Stephanie De Sykes as backing singer, contributing for an interview in the liner notes for this release, even though it would have been great to hear from main members of the group.
This reduces what would have been an overall 5 star customer rating from me for this release due to comprehensive track compiling, research and value for two discs of content, to only 2 stars.
It's not a problem due to mastering at Harmless. Notification received that the licensor Square Peg who owns the master rights, and licensed the transfers made by Telemusic in France who provided them, and that the Harmless mastering engineer hardly touched them. The levels were therefore altered before they reached Harmless. In essence this means the transfers were altered before they reached Harmless, which of course should usually be left to the licensee and their mastering engineer to decide how they want the recordings to sound.
What a wonderful blast from the past. This is just a great disco album from the late seventies. Music to make you smile with great musicians, and guaranteed to make you get up and dance But the remastering work on this is poor, hurt my ears.
This is an excelent album as the original but the remastering work is poor. Por fin, con retraso pero ya lo tengo. Buen disco. Las extras lo completan de forma definitiva todas las sensaciones positivas. Translate review to English. Load more international reviews. Voyage's "Fly Away" is my favorite disco album of all time - in fact, it's one of my favorite albums from any genre, period.
The musicianship is stellar, the album full of lush and breathtaking arrangements. The opening track "Souvenirs" is considered by many as THE best disco song ever. The entire album, as a sonic travelogue, is absolutely transportive. Fortunately, the sound quality was okay, but I felt it could be better. Both discs seemed to be of questionable origin, but the original album cover designs were intact and the sound quality was markedly better, sounding closer to the vinyl LPs but with a little too much of a treble boost.
It's hard to tell what sources were used, but I suspect these were taken from vinyl and cleaned up very carefully. Again, I felt "Fly Away" could sound better. I was looking forward to this Disco Recharge Special Edition of "Fly Away" because judging from the plethora of bonus tracks and the up-to-the-minute posts on Disco Recharge's Facebook, this - along with the Disco Recharge Special Edition of Voyage's self-titled debut album - was clearly a labor of love. Disco Recharge did a wonderful job unearthing jewels of bonus tracks.
I never knew there was a 7" mix of "Tahiti, Tahiti", with more echo! The packaging of this and the previous album are first-rate, with photos of record labels and sleeves complementing the original album cover.
Well done! Though the original Souvenirs - Voyage - Fly Away (Cassette were used, the mastering sounded too loud and too compressed with the high ends shaved off. How could this be? I daren't point the finger at anyone, but when the CD sounds too different from the original vinyl album AND previous CD editions, something is amiss. I got the Special Edition of "Fly Away" two days ago. Unfortunately, the original album's seven tracks also got the same compressed treatment.
To add insult to injury, the segues between "Souvenirs," "Kechak Fantasy" and "Eastern Trip" are, for the first time ever, jerky and not smooth, interrupting the flow. Obviously flaws in mastering. What's up with that?!
The bonus tracks are of varying quality, but that's to be expected. What is also expected is the original album to sound as good as it always has, but unfortunately that's not the case here. It's great that De Sykes was interviewed specifically for this reissue, but a backup singer?
What about Voyage itself? I'm sure lead singer Sylvia Mason now Mason-James was just as available to lend her insights. What about Marc Chantereau? Slim Pezin? Pierre-Alain Dahan? Roger Tokarz? It would have been a treat to hear how these fantastic studio musicians created the magic heard on these albums.
I may sound overly critical here, but I have loved this album ever since I bought the original LP in I know the album very well, and I expect it to sound as good on CD as it did on vinyl.
I am not an audiophile by any stretch, but it doesn't take one to notice how compressed this CD sounds. I am not alone in my criticism; take note of the reviews of the Disco Recharge Special Edition of the first Voyage album here at amazon. In their home country, France, they were successful in the nightclubs of Paris, and featured on radio and television promoting their songs, but they ranked only three singles, "From East To West" peaked at 20 on May 26,then "Souvenirs" peaked at No.
As disco went on the wane, they turned to making albums with a more funky sound. Sauveur Mallia worked on several movies soundtracks like Moonstruck with Cher inBreakfast of Champions with Bruce Willis inand was involved in other projects with Chantereau and Dahan.
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Voyage Fly Away records, LPs and CDs. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Best of Voyage: Souvenirs - Voyage on AllMusic - Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Best of Voyage: Souvenirs - Voyage on AllMusic - Let's Fly Away. Marc Chantereau / Pierre-Alain Dahan / Slim Pezin. Voyage. Amazon: 8. Jan 04, · Voyage Side 1 - Souvenirs Medley. Dj Cole's Disco Classics. This Is Side 1 Of The Voyage - Let's Fly Away Album. Orange Vinyl Triangle Records. Please E. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Cassette release of Fly Away on Discogs. Fly Away, an Album by Voyage. Released in November on Marlin (catalog no. ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Disco, Euro-Disco. Voyage Format: Audio Cassette. out of 5 stars 37 ratings. because "Souvenirs) wasn't on my other Voyage 2-disc set! The 2-disc set was quite enjoyable and had a few surprises in store for me as well including that rare Tom Moulton Mix! classic disco stuff which has been so forgotten Souvenirs Lets Fly Away These songs are all /5(37). Disco Recharge. Fly Away, an Album by Voyage. Released in on Harmless (catalog no. DRCCDX; CD). Genres: Disco, Euro-Disco. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Cassette release of Fly Away on Discogs. Aug 12, · Souvenirs are signs that take you away Souvenirs will make you leave here today For a world of joy and living A world of love and giving away, far away Souvenirs will leave the day far behind Souvenirs, your secret signs in the mind In a world of love and givin', a world Where joy of living we call paradise Let's find a place with celebrations. Jan 04, · Voyage Side 1 - Souvenirs Medley. Dj Cole's Disco Classics. This Is Side 1 Of The Voyage - Let's Fly Away Album. Orange Vinyl Triangle Records. Please E.
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