14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
A great album ruined by the loudness war.,
This review is from: The Best Of Simple Minds (Audio CD)
Simple Minds were and still are fabulous musicians. There is nothing wrong with the track list on this album. Everything is there that you could ask for.
The problem is that the recording engineers who made this re-master have completely ruined the sound by padding out the headroom. It's so loud that in places it distorts. All the dynamics have gone. It sounds like a cheap poor quality radio from a supermarket.
It's a real shame when recording engineers ruin such a wonderful piece of musical history. If they had left the sound as it was in the 80's and just re-issued their songs as a collection without any sound modifications, it would have been a great CD.
Don't waste your money on this particular re-master! Buy a second hand original instead.