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3.0 out of 5 stars leave the classics alone, 20 Jun. 2009
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This review is from: A Trick Of The Tail (Audio CD)
If you're lucky enough to own the original AAD CD issue, hold onto it because these remasters are a travesty. Admittedly if you're young and new to Genesis this new "remix remaster" will appeal, since the bass has been elevated close to the pain threshold, the vocal range has been hit sideways with added reverb, and all those delicate quiet bits that made the original so profoundly beautiful have been homogenised. Those of us who remember the original mix/master have been left out of the twenty-first century marketing equation because all we do is complain that music today isn't a scratch on what it was yesterday. This issue very clearly isn't intended for us. Although odds on we'll be the only people buying it.

Did Genesis have a lead guitarist? Someone by the name of Hackett whose contribution got buried beneath the keyboard wash...he quit the band but that wasn't the reason he gave, though it should have been...well at least this new mix has tweaked a few of his grudging passages, you can now actually distinguish the weeping slide guitar from the piano arpeggios in "Ripples". So not all bad!

The music will never get anything other than 5 stars (it says so in Alan Freeman's History Of Pop)....but this new presentation gets 1 star....so average 3! Hunt out one of the older CD issues here on Amazon, this isn't the CD you're looking for.
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Initial post: 26 Jun 2012 13:59:13 BDT
I hear what you're saying, but I recommend people try it for themselves and see what they think. I have the original vinyl, an earlier CD release and finally this one and I definitely prefer these new remix/masters. In fact I find them a revelation. And I'm an old fart according my teenage children so it's not necessarily a "young" thing.

Posted on 29 Jul 2012 17:19:20 BDT
Last edited by the author on 29 Jul 2012 17:20:28 BDT
I side with the original comment. Each to their own I agree, but for me this is beyond awful. I bought the "Selling England" and "Foxtrot" remasters and they are very, very good. But the "Trick" remaster is a completely different album to the one I have been living with for the best part of 40 years, and so sadly I'm not prepared to gamble on any others than those I already have.

Posted on 13 Jul 2014 06:31:22 BDT
Avoid those brick walled, super compressed and over the top eq'ed completely horrific remasters at all costs! Don't waste your money trying them out - go for the original non-remastered CD's instead, they're outstanding!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2014 17:50:04 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Jul 2014 17:51:26 BDT
sbandoboy says:
Hardly what you're describing here, they're different mixes, by a very competent artist/producer. This "brick-walled, compressed and EQ'ed " thing has got out of hand and people can't decide with their ears.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2014 18:01:24 BDT
What?
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