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Classic album but beware!,
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This review is from: Young Gods+Bonus (Audio CD)
Ah, the days of my youth. I remember being a huge fan of Little Angels. These Yorkshire lads were a real product of their time but it was a good time when rock music was full of cliche but simple, dynamic and a joy to listen to. Along with bands like Thunder and the Quireboys they played like they meant it and delivered no strings attached entertainment with a hard rocking edge. There is none of this today. Instead we have a bunch of poseurs who think playing a guitar loud and fast is what passes as music. Little Angles were catchy and radio friendly - something to immediately lose your credibility with the stuffy muso journalists - and that's what enhanced their appeal. It broke no barriers and set no trends but it was easy on the ear and it stuck in the mind. I've played this album regularly for almost 20 years and still love it.
Sadly, the people at Bad Reputation have remastered the album so loud and compressed that it is now a painful experience to listen to. The original version sounded great - really vibrant and dynamic. You could feel the drums kick and the bass pound, the keyboards tinkled away and the vocals soared. Now the drums splat and the bass is absent, the keyboards are buried and the vocals are shrill. It's abysmal and yet another example of how the music industry seems to think that everything has to be artificially loud. It has ruined this album and I can't recommend this version at all. Track down the original Polydor instead.
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Initial post: 21 Nov 2014 15:01:31 GMT
Another classic album ruined by the "loudness" war - thanks for the warning
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