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the shine taken off one of my all time favourite albums by a remaster that mutes the voclas, mids and high ends.
on 29 May 2017
The problem is not the album. Hunky Dory is one of my all time favourite albums. the problem is that this new remaster lacks the aural dynamic brilliance of the original master. The brightness on the vocal track is missing and the mid ranges and high ends muted. It compares badly to my well loved 1982 cheap vinyl pressing played over a 1000 times. (I played them track by track one after the other to compare). The master is not as good as my CD master bought ion the late 1990s. It's like frequencies have been chopped off and gated in the several ranges. What made Bowie's early 1970s albums a joy was their slight rawness - which is missing from this master. It seems a bit anodyne to me - maybe it's just what your used to. I was disappointed. But in terms of song writing quality this album is second to none!