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Thread: Moody Blues - ON THE THRESHOLD OF A DREAM [SACD]

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    Default Re: Moody Blues - ON THE THRESHOLD OF A DREAM [SACD]

    I gave it a 9. Until 1/2 speed master LP's hit, the Q8's were all I ever owned. When I first got Quad, Q8 was my format of choice. I've since reacquired my Q8 titles on Quad LP, where possible. I'll opt for a bit less seperation to get better frequency response, dynamic range and s/n ratio. In light of that criteria, I prefer the SACD's, even though the Quad mix was "futzed with." Too much n/r and compression were my complaints with every copy of these I've owned, including 2ch. I'd expect that some, though not all of that is inherent in the master tapes.

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    Way better than some of the other Moody Blues SACDs like Seventh Sojourn

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    This one may be the best of the MB 4.1 SACD lot. It's night and day on some tracks compared to the stereo versions. As a demo for friends, I like to play Lovely to See You in stereo and then play the 4.1 incarnation. They are always very impressed at the vast improvement in sound. To Our Children's Children's Children in 4.1 SACD is also a great improvement over the stereo versions. I then put on some King Crimson and then on to Porcupine Tree. Many of them have never heard of PT (uh, it's our age) but quickly become "disciples."

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    Gave this one a '9'.

    Probably the weakest of the first 7 Moodies albums as far as songs, but I would put it in the middle as far as surround mix goes.
    Now there are still plenty of great tracks on this album like 'Lovely to See You', 'Never Comes the Day', and 'Are You Sitting Comfortably' but the other albums are just THAT good!

    One thing that I do wish would be different concerning these Moodies SACDs is that they would all have a flatter mastering than what was released. A few times while listening to this particular SACD tonight, I felt it sounded rather harsh. These aren't modern 5.1 mixes so a slightly flatter mastering might have made these releases even better.

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