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From Hi-Fi to Lo-Fi in just one CD ... but "now you has jazz" !!!
on 9 October 2010
I used to listen to this soundtrack on an old vinyl lp that I found used (and a little abused) a long time ago and I was satisfied by the sound that came out of my speakers. It was open enough, detailed enough, exagerate in stereo imaging but natural in sounding. Songs were recorded in a way that you could imagine the movie scenes with your eyes closed and be bothered only by the sparse and random noise of dust.
What happened to the dust? Wiped! Yes but what happened to details? Wiped with the dust!! Ok but what happened to the openness and naturality of the sound? Wiped with the details!!!
How can a sound engineer that put an lp on a low quality turntable, digitize with a low quality sound card and low quality software, apply a random but huge amount of noise filtering, burn a cd and sell it at medium price, consider himself happy with the result? Every single little peak in volume is surrounded but an aura of noise. Everything that stays under a certain volume level lacks of detail and when details is awaken by dynamics (not too much) it hisses like a snake.
It really is a pity because this soundtrack is very good as it contains one of the most entertaining song by Bing and Louis trying to show us what this "jazz" is all about and I can assure you THEY KNEW!!! So I'll do what I hoped someone else could have done for me and extract a copy from my freshly washed and greased lp, apply the correct amount of filters and create my copy of a listenable cd.
Will I ever listen to this cd again? Maybe yes for the bonus tracks. To all the people interested in this item: It's rubbish by a quality point of view but maybe the only way to hear this songs (and a lot of bonus tracks indeed).