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Superb album, simply awful remaster
on 8 September 2015
This is pointless release. It appears to have been remastered by a chimp - it's a victim of the "loudness war", having been mastered so loudly that it's practically brickwalled. The music audibly distorts in places, and one of the mastering errors that crept into the Sony re-issue in 1997 (a 'skip' in the middle of "Chronologie (Part 4)") is still present as well (it's in exactly the same place, so it's not just my disc). Even at £5.99, this is daylight robbery. A pity, as "Chronologie" is a superb album - it deserved to be treated with a lot more care. There seem to be comparable problems with all of the 2014 Sony reissues of Jarre's albums: my advice would be to give them a very wide berth and stick with the far superior 1997 editions or original versions.