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NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MISPRESSED,
This review is from: Now That's What I Call 80s Dance! (Audio CD)
The Now That's What I Call Music franchise is 30 years old, some editions are better than others and some aren't worth mentioning at all.
This latest edition Now That's What I Call 80s Dance promised to capture the best dance records that appeared from 1983-89 with some that never made it to those classic originals.
Some tracks have been edited and overlap into other tracks, something I am not too keen on but as I was enjoying the nostalgia I ignored it. My enjoyment stopped when I was listening to disc 3, track 6 Word Up by Cameo. At around 1min 55 it starts again. As a sound engineer I know that someone messed up trying to edit the track.
I returned my CD to the shop where I purchased it from to be given a replacement, that too, and the replacement after that have the same fault.
I have contacted the Now Music website, Universal & Sony about the issue asking if I can send the disc back for a replacement. My response was that they are not aware of such an error even though there is.
Just thought I would make you aware of the situation.
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Initial post: 18 Oct 2013 00:08:09 BDT
D. P. Bostock says:
My copy did this too, I was driving a hire car when listening and thought there was a fault with the car player, then also thought the same song ends strangely at the end (abruptly). Let me know how you get on with this as i don't want a faulty CD. Especially since I've been so excited about this release since it was announced.
Posted on 18 Oct 2013 00:25:14 BDT
Mr. D says:
Wow. Thanks for this vital information. This seems to be becoming a common feature with modern CDs. Lots of problems because the record companies don't do simple checks. Honestly, how difficult is it to listen through the discs before finalising them?
Even worse is the response when making a complaint to the record company that "we are unaware of a problem". Well, someone is writing to tell you there is a problem, so you can't be unaware. It makes no sense and is just the typical fobbing off these companies do when they don't want to take responsibility for their mistakes.
I won't be buying this.
Posted on 19 Oct 2013 22:21:36 BDT
MaxsoundCarAudio Uk says:
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Oct 2013 12:13:40 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Oct 2013 21:45:20 BDT
KM WHITEHOUSE says:
If you think it's great that people spend their hard earned cash on a faulty product and say that they need to "Get a grip or a life" when they point out a problem, then maybe it's you that should heed your own advice and not insult others. I am glad you are happy with a substandard product.
Posted on 13 Dec 2013 16:47:58 GMT
Mr. P. J. Grey says:
I had the same issue. I contacted NowMusic via twitter, and they,ve sent me out a new disc three with no fault. Worth doing.
Posted on 22 Jan 2014 16:24:26 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jan 2014 16:26:21 GMT
rockin' sue says:
Sadly just purchased a copy prior to reading your post that 'Word Up' track is shocking never in all my CD, Record and tape collections have I ever had such a smegged up recording. I will be complaining to Sony to make them aware I am far from happy. Criticize is more of a track you'd expect to find on a vinyl 12" with different mixes/variations of the original radio mix. But, the word up track is unforgivable I hate typo's and didn't think I could cringe at anything worse but, now I know different!!!
Posted on 20 Feb 2014 15:04:04 GMT
DL Productions UK says:
The mastering issues continue - my friend got this for her birthday and there's still the fault on Cameo's "Word up"
Maybe it's an old copy?
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