I bought this sealed in 2012, and just opened it for a 1st play tonight.The music is boring, and it does NOT have an active mix. It is totally ambient in the rears, except on a few songs that are mixed to sound like there is a crowd present, and on those songs, the people cheering are in the rears. Also, it's NOT Salsa, it's Latin Jazz (I was hoping for something closer to HA & TJB).
Good for you, plus your rig has improved I assume, as we know the hardware can make a difference.Haven't played this disc in a few years [voted an 8 a few years ago] but revisiting it and reveling in that wondeful BONUS TRACK, 11, with vocals from Herb's lovely wife, Lani Hall [of Sergio Mendes/Brasil '66 fame], I'm bumping up my vote to a 9.
Always UPGRADING Markie but my new system won't be delivered until sometime next week but wish some enterprising firm [like Dutton Vocalion] could release some of those Tijuana Brass and Sergio Mendes/Brasil '66 masters on Stereo SACD......guilty pleasures, INDEED!Good for you, plus your rig has improved I assume, as we know the hardware can make a difference.