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The Sound Engineer should be ashamed!
on 22 June 2011
I dont like leaving bad reviews as I think unless you have something positive or constructive to say, then dont. However listening to this album as I type, it has provoked me to add this warning to future buyers. I'm not going into the songs on this album, as other reviewers have covered them better than I could.
This album is ruined for me by the appalling mastering of this CD - the sound is atrocious!
What is immediately obvious is that all the instruments and vocals are crammed into the centre without any sense of space and air between them, normally associated with live performances.
There is no definition to the instruments and at times its difficult to tell exactly what instruments are being played. However, my biggest gripe is with the bass. The bass is muddy, boomy and distorting.
How was this recorded? I find it hard to believe this was mixed in a studio with proper reference gear and not by someone with apple ibuds? If I hadn't actually bought the CD myself, I would have believed that what I was listening to was a low bitrate download!
I would give this album 5* and it would be among my favourite live albums if it wasnt for the very, very poor mastering.