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Just the Way You Like It (Tabu Expanded Edition)
 
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Just the Way You Like It (Tabu Expanded Edition)

5 Aug. 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 5 Aug. 2013
  • Release Date: 5 Aug. 2013
  • Label: TABU
  • Copyright: (c) 2013 Tabu Records, Inc. Under Exclusive license to Demon Music Group Ltd.
  • Total Length: 1:19:23
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00E03GPVG
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,897 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Haitch71 on 6 Aug. 2013
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Firstly, I have to say that this is a fantastic album and deserves a place in every soul-lovers collection - just as good as the day I first heard it back in '84. It's an amazing collection of songs with excellent production - arguably one of The SOS Band's finest.

Sadly the remastering is flat and lifeless but at first listen it sounds like it's from a master tape source. However, on closer inspection sound quality decreases as we get closer to the ends of what would have been sides 1 & 2 - I suspect they have used a vinyl source and mastered using CEDAR or another de-noise/de-hissing programme in an attempt to remove all the tell-tale signs. Even more alarming is the poor sound quality of the bonus tracks which sound even worse - like mp3 rips from bad vinyl sources.

I was so excited by the prospect of the Tabu catalogue finally being given the respect it deserves, but this is just your typical cash-in by another reissue label not willing to take the time (Do it right???) or spend the money on doing these much sought-after classic recordings justice. I have seen similar complaints on the Tabu-Reborn facebook page and here on Amazon. Such a shame that reissue labels like BBR or Funky Town Grooves didn't get there first. Demon (and their parent company, the BBC!) seriously need to up their quality control - these kinds of poor quality releases are simply not acceptable in the 21st Century - especially for collectors who have waited so long for these albums to become commercially available. This is most definitely not Just The Way You Like It.

Disappointed.
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By A Glen on 26 Mar. 2015
Format: Audio CD
First of all, the album is 5 stars, every song is solid and is second only to Sand of Time in my list of favourite SOS albums. The album doesn't need remastering, in fact - none of the SOS band or Cherelle releases need it. The mastering/mixing and studio production quality from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis is absolutely immaculate (Sands of Time is production perfection), what you need to do is track down the original cd releases - which is easier said than done. I just picked up the 1984 release of this and the 1983 of 'On the Rise' and they sound fantastic. Ripped to FLAC and played through a hi-res audio player and you can see they have been produced wonderfully. Although typically expensive and hard to find I managed to get 'On the Rise' for £7 and this album for £8 both online through an Amazon seller, admittedly I've been keeping tabs regularly for a long time until they appeared at a reasonable price but it's worth it. Haven't bothered with the re-released Sands of Time so can't compare but the original cd isn't hard to find and the last thing that album needs is someone playing with the mastering/mixing.

I've got the Tabu Re-born of the debut, contrary to what some people have said, the main album does not sound that good to me so will pick up the 2003 re-release that Tabu did themselves (I have the 2003 they did for Cherelle's High Priority and it sounds great). I also have the Kathy Mathis Katt Walk which is the worst sounding album in my entire collection. Hunt down the original CD's - it's worth it.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 6 Sept. 2013
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This review is for: Just The Way You Like It - Tabu Re-born Expanded Edition
Hmmm... It has been well documented that Demon Music Group have been less than honest and are undertaking this reissue of the TABU back catalogue without having all the original master tapes. People who bought previous CDs in the range have come to realise that bonus tracks (such as 12" mixes) are sourced from vinyl and begrudgingly we have had to accept this. However, this time it sounds like the original album may have been taken from vinyl. The sound quality is certainly dubious. What are Demon Music Group playing at with these CDs? They are substandard. How can you have a reissue campaign for the TABU back catalogue without all the master tapes? It's just a joke. I am giving this one star because it isn't acceptable quality and I am hoping that another company manages to reissue this at a later date with better sound quality. The 12" mix of "Break Up" is unlistenable sound quality. It sounds like an mp3.

*** Update 29/11/2013: I have just purchased the CD: Dance Classics Vol.59&60 and the S.O.S. Band "Break Up" sounds fantastic quality - Take note Demon Music Group! This is how it should sound! ***
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By Adam Bengtsson on 7 Dec. 2014
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This album is from when I really discovered The SOS Band. Not one bad song and still as good today as back then!
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