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Half of the set are compressed MP3's. If you like sound quality, avoid this!
on 24 July 2012
This is awful! Since I've been burned by so many CD reissues over the last decade, I always immediately check for shortcomings as soon as I get my hands on a CD. Very rarely, I am pleasantly surprised. More often, something makes me cringe. This one is a double whammy. Other than most of the songs being very loud and brickwalled, I found that about half of the set consists of compressed MP3 sound files, rather than full spectrum files as they should be. This is not a digital download so there is no excuse for this.
Here's a quick rundown:
CD1 - The following are compressed MP3's
11, 14, 16
CD2 - Only the following are NOT MP3's
3, 6, 8, 15
I don't know who is to blame, Music Club, who has done some spotty CD's in the past, or Warners, who Music Club licensed the music from. Either way, there seems to be very little quality control in the music business these days, and companies are just looking to pump out low quality product for the sake of a quick buck. I won't tolerate it. I will be seeking a refund and suggest you avoid this set.