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A single star because of the awful packaging!!!! not for the music!!!!
on 4 October 2011
I am an absolute sucker for remasters and I have just bought the entire Pink Floyd set of remasters.
No issues with the sound quality, they are brilliant and well worth the money. The sound is less harsh than the original CD's and much more like the original vinyl. Really great sound!
No this is a single star for the awful packaging quality. I actually like the concept of mini album CD covers but these are a disgrace. The sleeves are such a tight fit you really struggle to get the mini booklets and CDs out of the sleeves. In fact I haven't actually managed to get the Atom Heart Mother CD out of the sleeve yet, might have to cut it out! I have already buckled two of the sleeves and one of the booklets and as far as Wish You Were Here is concerned I cannot get the booklet back in!!! The CD's will be damaged in no time as you have to touch the actual playing surface to get them out and they scrape against the hard cardboard. A great idea severely let down by dismally inadequate packaging. Only had these for a few days.
Sorry for going on a rant but as a sucker for remasters, I feel I have been well and truly suckered.
Maybe I will just keep listen to my original vinyl, at least I can get them easily out of the album sleeves. Makes you wonder if we really advance with technology.
A rant from an old rocker!