I think that is what appeals to me: his approach is so simple and clean, you have no choice but to hear the message and listen to the words. Even my daughters sing along to it. This one and Still Bill are essential, IMHO. In fact, I burned the CD side of the DualDisc and the Still Bill CD onto a single CD-R a couple of days ago. This one will live in the changer for awhile.elmer said:The percussion is well recorded and is spread out quite well. This is all about the songs - Bill Withers came out of nowhere with a simple and soulful story to tell. Great songwriting throughout - all killer no filler!
a variation on the LFE bug?Yeah, I've had a right old fiddle out with them. It's a Denon 2900, and it appears to have most illogical bass management known to man. Also, it appears my AV amp bypasses some of the auto settings in analogue in mode. I used to use a Pioneer 747, and the analogue/vs digital outs sounded much closer, but strangely it's analogue CD playing just didn't sound quite right, whereas I really like it on the Denon (no 2 channel bass management used, or needed!)
Fwiw there's a stereo mix of Ain't No Sunshine that's got quite a fair bit of reverb on Bill's vocals and another that's drier. I'll have a look at the weekend and see which one's which.What I'm not keen on in the mix is the additional reverb on Ain't No Sunshine, and sometimes the mix seems to lean quite heavily to the left at the front. Worth another listen though!