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MoFi 2013 SACD release,
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This review is from: Desire -Hq- (Audio CD)
I haven't heard the Sony 2003 SACD release of Desire, so my points of comparison are an old vinyl and a standard CD issue. I will assume that anyone contemplating buying this is familiar with the album, so will not discuss the songs.
Well, the MoFi knocks spots off either, even on the CD layer: more clarity and detail, a greater sense of the instruments, more "air", less "digital harshness", one can hear deeper into the, admittedly not too complex, mix, tempos seem more natural - especially on the loping rhythm of Black Diamond Bay. If one has a decent SACD player this is definitely worthwhile sonically. Whether it is worth it purely for the CD layer I wouldn't like to say: yes, that layer is better sounding than my comparison CD, but whether one wants to pay the extra is entirely a personal spending choice.
Packaging is to MoFi's usual high standard, with the protective liner.
An excellent version of some classic mid-70s Dylan - for me well worth the 16 quid I paid for it.