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1.0 out of 5 stars
Great music ruined by record company., 25 Nov 2011
Already have nearly every track. But as taking daughter to O2 got for nice packaging and ease of use. She knows many songs but not all.
Unfortunately SONY are a DISGRACE.
Digital remastering in this case means try to make it sound good on a tiny old ipod docking station. (the reason bands like Coldplay are popular).
To compress to mp3 quality on CD all the sound is at the same volume. Every subtlety in drum beat, voice, volume of guitar, lost for ever! No layers, craft,art or build in the music. The parts when you want to Pogo are set at the same volume as the quietest part of a ballad. If you still have a decent music system with nice stereo speakers (or even a cd walkman) avoid like the plague! I am going to burn off original CDs on to 2 CDRs (for our own use)and place these in the packaging.
The 2 CDs are now beer mats. I am sure the Manics were sold an earlier listen of remastering before some idiot compressed it all. (I expect DVD has same sound)
Limited Q Album only thing really worth having from this car crash.
Oh! and see fans at O2.