Top positive review
on 22 August 2015
For its time, this was a seriously disturbing album. Forget Marilyn Manson and all the other wannabes, this guy was/is still the man, no question. I had an inkling that this had been remixed in surround and it didn't take long to find it. As a now obsolete format, DVD audio didn't really get the chance to make an impact, sadly. I have had the cd of this for many years and still regard it as one of Alice's finest hours. Does DVD audio do the album justice? Oh yes, and some!!!! I have played this cd many times across several cd players but I'm hearing instruments that are normally buried in the mix, making this a new listening experience. It was the same for Queen's A Night at the Opera. The track "Steven" quite literally made my hair stand on end. A bit unhinged in stereo, in surround it's genuinely creepy, just brilliant. Classical instruments like violins on "Only Women Bleed" really stand out, thanks largely to 4.7 gigs of info and 5 speakers to spread unsuppressed sound. This wasn't cheap to buy, even second hand, but boy was it worth it. If you love this album like I do, I cannot recommend it highly enough.