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Ruining the sound away..
on 14 June 2009
RCA/BMG/Sony is a strange company - they earned billions of dollars on Elvis and they still screwed up almost all Elvis' album reisuess in 90's and in the beginning of this decade with bad mixing and mastering. So, why would Sam Cooke be an exception?
The sound on this cd causes me a headache. A very good and exciting show of one of the greatest singers in popular music history, unfortunately, it is very painfull to listen to.
Bad mix, that's all - there is so many high level tones that I have to put the treble button on my receiver to zero. Up front in the mix are very, very loud cymbals (my god, it's noisy), Sam's voice and flat bass. Audience, sax, guitars? Forget it..
People at RCA/BMG/Sony are without any musical ear or they are completely deaf. Or maybe they just don't care.