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Thank you, Steve, Andy, Colin and Dave. This reissue is PERFECTION!
on 14 November 2015
First off, this release was the tipping point for me to purchase a new blu ray player. I had been experiencing sporadic problems with my old Sony. When I finally received my copy of the O&L blu ray and found, like many other Sony owners, it wouldn't play...Enough!!! Time for a new player, (not a Sony). I am glad I did!
I would like to thank Steve Wilson, Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding and David Gregory for the time, care and attention to detail they all put into this release. The XTC Surround Series has been the pinnacle of reissues for quality AND quantity. I had high hopes for this release and I was not disappointed.
There is so much going on within each song on this album. By putting them into a 5.1 dimension it opens them up and lets in some air. The songs seem to breathe a little. The lead vocals are so clear when you close your eyes it sounds like Andy and Colin are standing right in front of you. The drums are as crisp as they were originally but seem to have picked up some warmth. As a matter of fact, the entire album sounds warmer.
From Garden of Earthly Delights through Chalkhills and Children I had a smile on my face. When Across the Antheap kicked into full gear, the smile went straight to my brain. I had to get off the couch, stand in the middle of the room with my eyes closed and let it wash over me. That song alone is worth the price of admission!
If you don't have a surround system, this release and this series is the reason you have been waiting for. (Just not a Sony.)