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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for the music; 3 stars for the package, 7 May 2009
This review is from: Sticky Fingers (Audio CD)
So the first batch of Stones remasters are upon us and what are we getting for our hard earned cash?

The packaging is the same as the previous Virgin issues from 1997, no extra photos from the cover shoot or sessions. No insightful sleeve notes from someone like Roy Carr or Charles Shaar-Murray whose long out of print Rolling Stones - An Illustrated Record is still required reading.

The mastering is a big improvement over previous issues with some of the distortion removed from Brown Sugar and numbers like Sway and Moonlight Mile no longer sounding as murky as they did before.

On the down side the discs have not been issued as hybrid s.a.c.d. like the A.B.K.C.O. issues of the Stones' Decca back catalogue from a few years back which set the bar higher for Stones issues.. The c.d. cases are also those flimsy super audio jewel boxes which seem to be the fashion these days and they break all too easily.

I don't have too much to say about the music except it's place as one of rock's greatest albums is wholly justified. This remaster further cements that reputation.

A Stones nut like me will buy without hesitation. Others will have to decide if the sound improvement is worth the extra outlay. Reservations about format and packaging aside I would say "go for it".
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Initial post: 12 May 2009 13:52:23 BDT
J. Milner says:
Agreed. Sound is superb - nice, gritty and analog. Funny what you say about the boxes. I find the Super Jewel Boxes a lot stronger than the conventional jewel cases.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2009 12:22:58 BDT
I still miss A.B.K.C.Os very fine cd package - without all that plastic stuff
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