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Sounds like a cover band doing the Who
on 21 February 2017
My old copy of this classic is worn out so I thought I would replace it with a fresh 180 gram repressing. Vinyl over the last 10 years or so is back to the quality standards enjoyed in the 60s early 70s and there are some superb remastered to be had but not this one.
Straight off with baba o'riley you instantly notice the lack of power chords. It is so weak and washed out.
Behind blue eyes, now there's a song that has raw fury but here it sounds like the band are covered in a thick stifling fog choking every note.
Won't get fooled again, moon sounds like he is pounding a damp cardboard box.
I don't know if the album has been remixed or badly mastered but it's really bad and I pity any new fan who buys this because they will be missing a sonic treat by not hearing how these songs are supposed to sound.
We can only hope abbey road remasters this album some day soon.