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Scared To Get Happy: A Story Of Indie-Pop '80-'89
Scared To Get Happy: A Story Of Indie-Pop '80-'89
Price: 40.16

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good collection; absurd packaging, 4 Aug 2013
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Sorry, it's hard to recommend this. It's all good, but low on rarities.

As others have said, the packaging is bad. In my view the worst I have ever seen.

Cherry Red again disappoints. It's time for them to hire a professional who understands how CDs should be mastered and packaged.


The Old Testament (UA Studio Recs 77-82)
The Old Testament (UA Studio Recs 77-82)
Price: 12.79

27 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars UNLISTENABLE, 30 May 2013
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Do NOT buy this. Do NOT support horrible brickwalled remasters. A straight reissue of the OOP 1992 set at a bargain price would have been great. Instead, they've ruined these classic albums with tinny remasters which are painful to listen to.

The 2001 remasters must have have been bad if they sounded like this "new" release and I don't care if they were well-reviewed. "Brickwalling" was in vogue for awhile, but is finally starting to see a backlash. People (like me) who actually have the awesome '92 box set are obviously in the best position to determine which sounds better. I bought this for the bonus disc and the hope of a new quality remaster. The remaster is a disaster.
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Journeys To Glory
Journeys To Glory
Price: 20.34

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ZERO STARS, 10 Mar 2010
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This review is from: Journeys To Glory (Audio CD)
Absurdly unlistenable. Harsh, painful, tinny. Spandau's best album ruined. Whoever "remastered" this should be banned from the industry.


Some People
Some People
Price: 9.87

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible sound quality, 7 May 2009
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This review is from: Some People (Audio CD)
I am not picky about CD mastering, but this is unlistenable. The sound is muddy with a noticeable hum in parts. Many people criticize Cherry Red's CD mastering. I generally think it is fine, but this is definitely an exception.
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