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Excellent album, but I'm still looking for a genuine new remaster,
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This review is from: Spirits Having Flown (Audio CD)
I recently purchased this CD from Amazon hoping to get a remastered version of this album.
I own also an older version - AAD edition manufactured by POLYDOR in Germany (Code: 827 335-2).
It turned out that this new CD was manufactured by REPRISE, not by RHINO.
It contains the same 2-page leaflet without lyrics and no information about remastering of the
Frankly, I cannot hear a noticeable sound improvement for the REPRISE's version compared to older POLYDOR's one, so will keep looking for a genuine new remaster.
My score is:
5 stars for Bee Gees for their music.
1 star for Amazon for incorrect product information.
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Initial post: 19 Dec 2011 19:18:14 GMT
As a recently completely disheartened remaster buyer I'd say stick with the old copy. Most new CDs are just completely ruined by bad remastering. I'm tired of the whole loudness issue and going back to the original masters.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2014 22:19:41 BDT
Howard Turner says:
As a record producer and engineer back in the day, I would attend the cut (often with the artist in tow) wherever possible and supervise the tiny but significant track-by-track EQ tweaks, time the gaps precisely and do stuff with mastering compression that cannot be done before. The thought of some bored mastering engineer just being given the degraded master tapes and told to 'make it sound modern' (ie 'louder') fills me with horror. By acquiring these remasters, you are missing some of the original creative work that went into the album.
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