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Big fan of Testament, BUT.......,
This review is from: Original Album Series (Audio CD)
To start - this is not knocking the band or the music....all the music is excellent, as Testament have always been. HOWEVER a note of warning for the buyer...this is NOT a remastering i was expecting, merely a reissue. So if you're a life long fan who already has these albums...i suggest you purchase something else! If you've got 1-2 of these an are looking a cheap alt to buying all 5...its more than worth the cash! Just don't expect the greatest sound quality, especially on the first 3 albums, they are just a 'mushy' as the first releases.
The intersting point is this.....apart from greed, what is the point of reissue - without remastering? These early albums are classic thrash (a la Master of Puppets, reign in blood etc)...if you want to increase the fan base...why not give them good quality? Unless of course the motive is greed pure and simple (with added laziness?).
But as mentioned...the music on the cd's are just brilliantly written (tho some of the solo are a tad 'widdley-widdley' for my liking)....the fact that Chuck and the boys are still going strong is...if you forgive the pun...testament to this.
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Initial post: 6 Sep 2013 13:08:56 BDT
S. Lornie says:
Can you not read? It says THE ORIGINAL ALBUMS! There is nothing here that says they're remastered.
Posted on 26 Sep 2013 23:50:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 Sep 2013 23:59:27 BDT
A. P. Monblat says:
A good review about a band I've never heard of still less heard. Just one problem which always gets my goat. Why do so many people like anon go on about so-called "record company greed"? They are a group of businesses which exist to make a profit like any other. At least they are purveying something most people love (ie music). They are damned if they do, damned if they don't. This will bring the music to a wider audience cos it's top value. People like this - think of this whole series of 5 albums for the price of one or two as being like the Tesco Value or Asda Price range. Low cost and worth snapping up. OK it's not remastered because the albums themselves have not been yet, presumably. In a similar Uriah Heep 5 CD pack, a couple are remastered and a couple are not; it's a function of putting the albums in a value pack and that's it. Sometimes you get things which were deleted before the pack came out; sometimes you just get what is already out there. It's just another buying option - if you don't like it don't buy it. Is Asda "greedy" cos you can buy cheap crisps at 7p a packet in a 10 packet pack instead of 70p individually? I don't work for a record company honest...........
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2013 15:51:57 BDT
CLINT McGAVIN says:
this pack seems like incredible value - does it contain all original liner notes, lyrics, pics, info etc that you get when you buy the albums individually?
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2013 01:06:28 GMT
J. Walsh says:
Actually, all of these albums have been remastered and released in Japan. And they sound damn good too, especially Practice What You Preach and Souls Of Black.
Posted on 10 Dec 2013 15:52:01 GMT
Vince Rayner says:
Remastering is not the be all end all. The original master may be a little quieter but you get the full dynamic range. Remastering ruins this by compressing the sound (not good). I have a dial that I use which takes care of the volume problem - it's called the volume knob.
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