WHAT were you SMOKING then, Freddie??revisiting this for the first time in a long time,
downrating from "8" (not sure what i was thinking/smoking at the time) to a "5".
i like the content and the sound isn't half bad (possibly as good as we'll get?).. so why the downgrade? well, i'm tempted to go lower still since to me the mix seems pretty much 5 channels of mono with an overloud Centre that sticks out in the mix while seemingly not doing anything that distinct or unique relative to the other channels. what a waste of the format! so a placeholder "5" for now and i'll go through the whole thing with a fine tooth dreadlock comb over the weekend.. legalize it or it oughta be illegal? make it a crime to be lonely or sad..! has it got nothing to be Guilty of? stay tuned my fellow Quaddies..
this ^. I could see myself changing my vote from an 8 to a 9 just because Peter, if you know what I mean.This is one of my favorite albums. I think the SACD does justice to this album. Yes, the SACD could be more discrete but there really aren't that many reggae albums in surround. Sure, we've been spoiled by the recent Bob Marley Legend but Legalize It was mixed back in 2001 when everyone was just figuring out what to do with 5.1 speakers.
Overall an 8
Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised), I just never grow tired of that song. So much soul. Peter, to me, lives on thru that song.
Peter was a terrific singer and it's a shame he had such a hard life and tragic ending. He was the only other reggae artist that could compete with Bob and dare I say was better than Bob many times.