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Excellent music! Very poor mastering.
on 5 November 2012
First of all this review is not about the music, that is truly excellent. This is probably one of the best soundtracks ever, and almost definitely the best soul music soundtrack.
Also the CD sleeve/package is very nice.
The big problem in this edition is the audio, which is heavily compressed, resulting in excess of noise and listening fatigue. I'm 100% sure of this, since I made an analysis of the sound wave with Audacity. This is a clear example of loudness war (refer to [...] if you wish to know more about what "loudness war" means). Avoid this remastered deluxe edition, better the vinyl version (for sure) or probably the first CD edition of the album (since older CDs are usually less compressed than many newly remastered editions). Remastered is good if well done, but this is definitely not the case.