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Great track selection-- but what about the sound??,
This review is from: The Platinum Collection: Sounds Of Summer Edition (Audio CD)
I eagerly purchased this CD because AT LAST it looked to supercede all others. It contained the late 60's- early 70's singles (Long Promised Road, Student Demonstration Time etc.) which had been omitted from other compilations.
What I wasn't prepared for and no other reviewers seem so far to have mentioned, was the SOUND! I dug out a previous "best of" and played "Do it Again", then the ORIGINAL vinyl 45 of the same, then (one more time again!) played THIS recording and the piercing, ear splittingly THIN sound was unlistenable beyond a moderately low volume. WHAT a dsappointment!
So yes, at last- all the good stuff on one reasonably priced 3-cd set,but seemingly at the expense of the overall sound. I would be interested to know what others who have several different copies of particular tracks think.
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Initial post: 11 Dec 2012 12:27:14 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Dec 2012 12:29:07 GMT
The sound on my copy was mostly excellent, but like you say, there are some tracks where you wonder what master tapes they used! I hate that the sound is very deep and not powerful like in the music videos (compare "I Get Around" with the video version and you'll hear what I mean).
It doesn't rock on this collection, it just swings!
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