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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally out in remastered form, worth the wait, 10 Jan 2014
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F. M. Havicon (Brighton, East Sussex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Albedo 0.39 (Remastered) (Audio CD)
Looks like Vangelis is the last of the major artists to be bitten by the remastering bug - or as we music collectors call it, the "let's make them buy our CDs all over again" bug.

Some artists have even done that several times, shame on them.

The music here is known and loved throughout the world, being the first album Vangelis puit out that didn't have a pile of duff tracks on it. His previous work had revolved very much around the "one good track for every two dubious tracks" ethos, and many of his albums preceeding this one were something of a task to listen to. He got everything right with this one, and even included cover art that made you want to buy it.

So, the big question is: is the remastering any good? can you actually tell any difference? I listened to this and the previous version by swapping constantly between two different sets of headphones and there was certainly a noticeable difference, this one has more presence and an enhanced sense of reverb, though fortunately not the insane level of reverb Genesis recently attributed to their re-remasters. Vangelis has kept his foot off the pedal of enhancement temptation! It's the same music only much refreshed and the tinkly bell strings actually send shivers up your spine as they used to do in 1976.
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5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC VANGELIS, 24 Jun 2014
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HAYLING BOOK & MUSIC VENUE (HBMV) "Hayling Is... (26 Rails Lane Hayling Island) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Albedo 0.39 (Remastered) (Audio CD)
The reviewers thus far have commented on the re-mastering, so I am going to focus on the content.

When I first played this, I was staggered at the age of the recording. Although it has to some degree dated, it still sounds well ahead of its time, possibly due to the superiority of the synthesisers used at the time - remember, it was still early days for this type of instrument.

Albedo 0.39 is packed full of atmosphere and includes the fabulous 'Pulstar'. Many of the tracks sound out of this world and the complexity of the compositions and melodies is fabulous.

An absolute cracker of an album.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brill, 9 April 2014
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This review is from: Albedo 0.39 (Remastered) (Audio CD)
it may be remastered but unlike others that have been ruined by this system, this one took me back to my teens, it is brill
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An old vinyl lost, 27 Feb 2014
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Have found an old favorite from many years ago, took a while to find it but worth it in the end. great memories.
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