I have never heard this SACD, but most of the Oasis stuff on CD I have heard is horribly recorded, horribly mixed, and horribly mastered. Hard to turn chicken sh*t into chicken salad.I find most of the disc to have a horrible, muddy sound and the vocals are horrible on the majority of the tracks. Didn't find the mix inventive or to have added any extra punch to the music aswell. I grew up with this album during my last years at school so was really wanting this to sound great as I like the music on the disc quite a lot. But to me this is an SACD done badly. Can't imagine tape sounding any worse.
It always astounds me how people approach scoring here. Mixes gets 10's for the sheer act of existing sometimes.This is one of the few discs in the HiRez poll that has votes of every value except '1'. What a wide range of votes. I wonder if, as someone noted above, that there were actually two versions of this disc.
Also, I notice that this disc is being offered on Amazon for $450+!!!! Yikes
To me, the obvious candidate for a definite "1" has to be the complete dogs dinner that Harry Malin made of "Station to Station".It's been a while since I heard this, and I never put in my own score, so this got a 3 out of 10 for reasons already stated. This is "big stereo" to the core, and not even "good big stereo" like WYWH was.
I thought the "Ziggy" mix was pretty craptaculous as well but, yeah, you and I both agree STS was an abomination, and that one could have easily done better.To me, the obvious candidate for a definite "1" has to be the complete dogs dinner that Harry Malin made of "Station to Station".
Bloody awful mix, and the worst I have ever heard, bar none - and this is one of my all-time top 10 favourire albums (STS, not the Oasis one)