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Don't Believe I Just Did That!
on 10 March 2017
I have been listening and buying MO CDs and LPs for so long I am not saying here. But I never would of believed I would give 3 stars for one of my favourite Oldfield Album's. And going through all the high scoring reviews this CD is getting, it is all getting very confusing.
To start. This is the Deluxe 3 set. Disc 1 Five Miles out Remaster. 2. Live Disc. 3. Five Miles out 5.1 mix.
Delivery by AMAZON I could not believe. I ordered at around 4pm and it actually arrived around the same time the following day! STAGGERING AMAZON My thanks.
Now if you have started buying these Deluxe sets you will notice that you SHOULD get a plastic sleeve with the word Deluxe written on it to protect your quite valuable purchase. Well, I guess we can say Goodbye to that.
Now for the 3 stars.
Can I just point out that because I have brought hundreds of items from Amazon I have slipped into a habit I guess a lot of us have. You find your item. So check it out. Oh, here is a long list of 5 stars they must know what there on about!
Well that is a load of C***
You see for instance we could be giving reviews on different items. Now I don't know is this AMAZON'S fault it something I take for granted. But if your reading this AMAZON it has got to stop. I was reading a review half way down and the guy said it was ' scratched' yes he could hear the scratches! Yes people, under this product he was referring to the RECORD.
Now I bought that up because are we all going to give 5 stars to this Deluxe set after listening to Disc 3 the 5.1 mix?
Forget the fact the entrance has been removed ( the clicking sound before entrance) yep, petty. But the absolutely beautiful entrance to Orabidoo, you know, that gentle beautiful instrument ( I have only ever heard it on here ) It is, sorry guys cannot describe it....Well I hope your not looking forward to it on here... Because it has gone..Yes just gone. So thanks for pointing that out all you guys who gave it 5 or 4 stars. The sound on disc 3. There is a chap on here who did what I did. Opening the packet ( should doubt as if he had to remove his slip case also) I put Disc 3 in for the 5.1 mix. I cannot remember what he said but he was not happy. The sound, if you don't have the system to play 5.1 can easily be reproduced. Place the disc in the machine but throw all your speakers in a Bath of water. The Dull and muffled sound should be just nice.
Oh, the 3 Stars. Delivery, out of this world and the Remastered first disc is in fact Beautiful. And that is the nub isn't it? It really sounds beautiful. And you know what you have to pay for it. The Live gig is ok. Very interesting and I am glad to have it. But I DID BUY IT FOR THE 5.1 and that has been Ruined. If this gets put up can I say sorry for errors in punctuation and spelling.
Crisis should be in the post tomorrow.....Well, we can hope!