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Its only a rock'n'roll remaster but I like it!,
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As I stated in my review of Sticky Fingers 2009 remaster I got the rest of this current batch of remasters. This one is a real relevation. Once again the new technology has allowed more information and less dirt/noise to get through.
I always beleived that there was no excuse for a duff sounding record since about 1950 as the technology and talent to nail a great performance onto tape was out there. The proof is in the loads of stunning jazz and classical recordings that folk have in their collections eg. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis. Giles, Giles and Fripp 1968 "The Brondesbury Tapes" is a testament to the ingenuity of Peter Giles' abilities with a Rvox F36 two track recorder in the modified front room of their flat in London, and sounds stunning.
So where did the Stones go wrong? The only reason I can think of to explain away the muddy sound that this album suffered under until now is the wholehearted joining of all involved in "recreational" pursuits. The music was presented in a sonically murky and limited way.
The last remaster, Apogee chiz chiz by Bob Ludwig, went a long way to redressing this problem, however this version is noticeably better again. Jaggers singing really stands out, the guitars all sound well separated, previously unnoticed keyboard parts make themselves known.
At last the album can be heard as it ought to be, bright and shiny lively music and not a grimy trudge. The overall sound on this album is improved by a larger margin than Sticky Fingers.
Disappointing sleevenotes, uplifting music!
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Initial post: 3 Jun 2009 17:45:44 BDT
Dead right ! It was only really on "Exile", "Goat" and "RnR" that there was an original muffled. murky sound. "Black and Blue" was always ok. Can't wait for re-mastered "Exile" !
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