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3.0 out of 5 stars
Great sides but too much processing, 5 Jan. 2011
Mike Dutton is a hero of mine having made so many great British dance band sides available in the past coupled with wonderful sound quality. So I feel more than a little disloyal in criticising this particular CD. As the previous reviewer has stated, the band and most of the performances are great and to be fair, Mike is working here with technically inferior recordings even by early 1930's standards. However, when I play this CD, the quest for zero surface noise has left me being distracted by the effects of the restoration rather than enjoying the performances. Indeed some of the sides sound as if the band is playing under water at times. This is a most welcome release and it would have been a five star issue for me if they had simply toned down the processing even if it allowed just a little surface noise to get through.