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Vinyl reissue review
on 11 August 2017
Decided to go for this reissue despite lacklustre information about it. The embossed cover (like the proper original) is slightly more Matt than my original version and the artwork on the gatefold is slightly clearer but the same info and layout.
The record itself is heavier and plays with higher treble than the original I have. It seems to have been remastered though this is not claimed anywhere as can see on th packaging.
Such a great album, on a good record player this shines. There's no remastered download with this though and I'm disappointed the reissue has not taken advantage of the retro market by doing anything extra above what many fans will already have.
The Jazz Singer album itself is wonderful and well-produced anyway, with a good variety of songs that lifted Neil's late 70s/early 80s output and stands above that other stuff.
If you do not own this standout album, or wore out your original, then now's your chance.
I would love a proper remastered cd version though, as I like physical copies rather than hi res downloads.
4 stars merely because I think the record company could have made it feel more like the anniversary reissue they are supposedly claiming. This is one of those albums I think should be in everybody's record collection.
Finally, how come all the reviews for this as I write seem mixed up and include those for obvious pirate DVD copies of th film. The film is a different product and this soundtrack album is a 5 star perfection as far as music goes.