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Avoid this 2014 Remastered version, It's somewhat a disaster.
on 14 January 2015
Magnetic Fields is by no means a bad album but stick with the original version for sound authenticity, this 2014 re masted effort has been utterly ruined by whoever remasted it, bass is lifeless and overall the sound stage feels somewhat disappointingly suppressed and striped of excitement as opposed to the original recording.. How Jarre allowed this to happen is beyond me, if it was intentional then what a complete waste of time resurrecting this 1981 release at the remastering studio was.
For reference, I would have given the original recording 4 out of 5 stars for Jarre's overall talent & efforts in capturing the listeners imagination on Magnetic Fields.
Magnetic Fields was not one of Jarre's greatest albums, but neither was it one of his worst.