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on 28 March 2014
More than 30 years ago, I bought this record on vinyl. Although I adored the playing of Miles, Steve Grossman, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette, I never really liked the sound of Chick Corea's distorted electric piano, and Keith Jarrett's endless noodling on organ got on my nerves from time to time. But on the whole, the record was totally wild, it exploded with energy, and the sound on vinyl was fabulous.
I was therefore very excited when the complete Fillmore East recordings were finally made public. But what the hell happened to the original sound? True, it sounds clean, but aseptically so. It's as if the remix engineer took away an entire dimension of the music! It positively sounds castrated!
There's another thing I don't understand (forgive me, I'm Belgian) and which i haven't read any comments about, so what I'm going to say is probably stupid, but anyway... What is this cd box doing in a bootleg series? When the original Columbia recording came out, it wasn't a bootleg at all. And now that we get the integral recording, it's suddenly a bootleg. I don't get this. Is this just another marketing trick?