Agreed this album was never a sonic standout. Sad, since BTO’s eponymous album, in particular the song “Blue Collar”, is a superb recording with clarity, good dynamics and excellent frequency balance. One of my top five all time songs!This was one of my favorite bands and albums when I was 14-15 years old. I played this album to death back then, but probably haven’t heard it since. Was fun hearing it again. Took me back!
The surround mix on this is good. Better than I thought it would be. Nice and discreet. I’m not a fan of the sound quality of these DTS discs, generally, but it works fine for this album. I don’t remember it ever being a hi-fi recording anyway.
I’d love to see D-V release these old BTO quads. I give it a “7”. Maybe should be an “8”