Top positive review
Interesting mastering on this vinyl pressing compared to the CD version.
on 19 February 2018
I've owned this album on CD for several years now, and it's exceptional music, and now after seeing it on vinyl, I had to purchase a copy. It's difficult not to do a comparison between the CD and Vinyl versions having both formats available. The sound from this vinyl release is robust and punchy, but the volume level of the music is surprisingly low the first time you spin the disc up. I suspect this recording has been a challenge to cut to vinyl and to preserve the very high dynamic range of the recording, a lower overall level was opted for. You have to turn the sound up a bit, but the album still delivers sonically. The soundstage is not as wide as the CD but the higher frequencies are not as 'sparkling', which I quite like. It sounds like a completely new mastering to me. Well worth the purchase. If you have the CD and the Vinyl, it's like listening to two different performances.