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Disco Classic Distorts,
This review is from: Never Can Say Goodbye (Audio CD)
I also have a problem with the remastering. The beginning medley cues indicate it was from a master but what master tapes were used? I compared this to her Anthology double CD that came out in 1998. The old CD sounds more compressed and digital, but listenable. The new master distorts--It gets so bad with the "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Reach Out" chorus that I can't listen to it any more. It really hurts my ears. Sounds shrill and muffled--Could be the master tape was over saturated? --I remember the album wasn't perfect either. The MGM label wasn't in the same league as Columbia or Motown. If Universal still owns the rights to this Disco Classic maybe they should go back to the multi track masters and remix the entire album. Hipo Select did a fabulous job with "City of Angels" by the Miracles, which came out the same year, 1975. Thats what a remaster should sound like.
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Initial post: 7 May 2010 17:53:08 BDT
Vernal Scott says:
I cannot understand this. Like other reviewers, my copy sounds absolutely fantastic - crystal clear!! You must have a bad copy/CD. I also own the Anthology and this CD is better. Well done, Big Break Records!
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Oct 2010 00:40:25 BDT
Mister Scott, you should understand there are two types of buyers: those who actually listen to music and pick up on minor details, and those who are happy just to see the old albums being reissued, rave about them without questioning anything and even going as far as saying other people have bad copies. And they jump on the cheer wagon of the labels and won't hear a single bad word about them. You should go check the reviews for these releases, the people who complain about the quality of the remasters are not just one or two. The fact is that for the price these albums are being sold at, the label is certainly not going to great lengths to produce a reissue like HipOSelect or PROPER LABELS who actually care about music instead of pumping up the volumes to make the casual listeners and buyers think that just because it sounds louder, it must be better. You should really look into it.
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