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what happened in mastering
on 18 April 2011
Sorry, I was really looking forward to this but....
It's happened before on these "extra" editions - see Cure Disintegration deluxe + others too (yes I have odd tastes). Unfortunately I figure it's now best to tell people, rather than let them wonder what the fuss is/was.
The music is really 5 stars, maybe more, but once again I'm glad I kept my original copy.
Why is the bassline so distorted on these "renewals"? I don't understand why the "engineers" can't hear this.
Even worse on headphones (and yes I'm one of those sad/rare people who doesn't want to inflict my taste on others in the wee hours).
Now it's sort of useful/crucial for the Woodstock set (no distortion there guys). Cracking and then some. But PLEASE grab a proper copy of the original album.
I can't imagine that Sony, or any other label, care. But, they all ought to be ashamed. Listen? Hear! Sack. Truly.
Honest it's corking stuff.
How sad this version doesn't get the full five.