So I keep hearing. Gonna skip it. If only Scheiner had done it!Cai Campbell said:This is such a killer album that had so much surround potential that I almost cried when I heard the SACD. An incredibly dull and lifeless surround mix, if you ask me. A very frustrated 5 here.
Dunno. Good point.Cai Campbell said:So who the heck is giving this thing 9 and 10 points? I don't think anyone has been blown away by the surround mix on this one. We are not measuring these releases solely on the merits of the music, otherwise, I'd give it a 10 as well. Remember, we need to consider the whole package as a SURROUND release! There is no way this release deserves 9 points, let alone 10!
I could not really add anything to this at all, except for the thought that it sounds almost brutally overcompressed to me.This is such a killer album that had so much surround potential that I almost cried when I heard the SACD. An incredibly dull and lifeless surround mix, if you ask me. A very frustrated 5 here.
What really, really irks & even vexes me about this one is that the stereo double vinyl is one of my all-time favourite records.I gave it 7 at the time, but would probably knock that down to '5' today. Some tracks come off Ok, others that I described at the time as being 'busy' (my word for compressed, I guess) were not at all in the original spirit of the recording or mix. What the sound lacks is the 'organic' nature of the original stereo we hard on Atco (US) or Polydor (UK). Aside from compression issues, this one sounds more 'modern' and 'polished'--and much less discrete than it should have been. For all that, the title track doesn't come off badly; nor does the last one. But it is now a hard one to listen to.
See post 11. It was Clapton and Climie. Climie needs to get as far away from Clapton as possible.I am sure i remeber that this is the decision of someone in the record company as this was mixed twice, the first mix was rejected as not sounding modern enough. Why the hell would you want a classic album with a classic sound to sound modern.