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Poor remaster of poor album, hence 1 star only
on 27 June 2010
Other reviewers are quite right when it comes to this album, Technical ecstacy is in it's own right one of if not the worst Black sabbath album alongside the well-known 1995 misfire "Forbidden" but it did actually contain a few gems like "Dirty women" which in my book was enough to bolster the album to be worthy of at least two stars. Here, is a classic and unfortunate case where we have a poor album-remastered poorly. The other reviewer here is indeed correct about the irritating bass, but the production also fails to reach the lofty standards demonstrated by the other 70's Sabbath remasters which were all excellent in my opinion, On the same hand clarity seems to have been forgotten about under the mirky mess.
As it is, i have gradually collected all of the new 2009 digipak releases and the earliest Quadaphonic mixes of the first three albums. This was the only one I felt necessary to sell, and that was exactly what I did, In any case I strongly advise a good thorough and detailed look into this product if you still feel compelled to buy it, ultimately there is just no getting away from the fact that this is a definative missed opportunity here on show, The album was released right the way back in '76 but the fact that it's not a great album anyway isn't really the problem. As a 2009 remaster fans I think had deserved a much better effort. So, being easily the worst remaster of all the 2009 Sabbath releases, customers and fans on here need to be warned about poor products, this is one of them.