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Great Songs - But Ruined (Reviewed by KUTE Radio)
on 21 August 2009
This compilation truly has some outstanding tracks especially on Disc 1 including great songs by Isley Brothers,
Gloria Scott, T.U.M.E., Esther Williams, Supremes and many more. Some of them are hard to find on CD elsewhere
and all in all it's quite an inspiring & uplifting choice of songs.
Sound Quality is pretty good too...... so why is the whole thing ruined?
Reason is the completely pointless and meaningless segueing/mixing of all the tracks. This unnecessary mixing does
nothing to create any sort of creative theme (if that's what was intended) and completely ruins the starts & ends
of some really great songs!! You are in effect 'robbed' of the full versions of the songs.
To make it worse Amazon have failed to mention (mixing) this at all and there's nothing on the cover .....which in
my view is misrepresentation and a good enough reason to send it back.
When will these people (compilers & record co's) learn that the majority of people don't want MIXED compilations
which in the case of this collection is some sort of ego trip for the compiler.....
My advise - save your money and seek out the best tracks elsewhere in their proper formats.