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The 2010 Remastered Album Sounds Better
on 8 January 2014
I learned two lessons from this purchase:
1. The benefit of Amazon's Auto-rip.
2. (Arguably) go for quality (remastered) rather than quantity.
The 48 tracks on this album are very good, original, mono recordings.
However, after receiving the disc I compared the sound with the Amazon samples of the 2010 remastered "Very Best of Glenn Miller" (24 tracks). (You need to view the MP3 Download album not the CD Album to be able to sample the tracks.)
The clarity of the 2010 remastered disc sounded better to me - I wish I had gone for that album.
I bought from an Amazon 3rd party reseller rather than Amazon direct as it was slightly cheaper. Hence I did not benefit from the Amazon MP3 auto-rip. This is not normally a problem as I use Media Player to rip my CDs anyway. However, the CD database used by Media Player is normally excellent. However for this particular version of the "Very Best of Glenn Miller" the database did not deliver. I had to type nearly all the track names myself. I wish I had gone for the Amazon direct sale (and preferably the 2010 remastered version). (The reseller delivered what I had ordered, in perfect condition, on time and cheaper than Amazon - no problems there.)