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Great album, but NOT a remaster,
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This review is from: Fish Out Of Water (Audio CD)
In case you're wondering why I gave this only a one-star review....well, this was originally for the Wounded Bird release, but Amazon have lumped all the reviews together. So the message, as expanded upon below, is skip the Wounded Bird release of this album and go for the proper, remastered version -- I know I am.
I have to admit, I stuffed up and bought this thinking, after seeing the issue date, that it would be a re-master. Stupid, as it doesn't actually say that it is anywhere. Instead, it's a bog-standard Wounded Bird re-issue, reminiscent of 1980s CD releases: indifferent sound with artwork merely shrunk down from the vinyl to fit in the CD case, rendering it unreadable. This does open out to present a clearer set of credits, but it's all very feeble and, with a proper, remastered version out now, there's no reason to get this one. It's a fantastic album, and it's incredible that Squire only did this one solo effort, but do yourself a favour and get a decent release.
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Initial post: 17 Oct 2011 23:12:25 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
Dragging a great album down with a one star review just because it's "not a remaster" ?!?! I am listening to a fresh download of this now - and it sounds way better than the vinyl rip I did years ago using a Turtle Beach sound card and a first class turntable. Excellent, so happy I found this.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2011 07:52:02 BDT
Adam K. says:
I see you like to shoot first, ask questions later. Perhaps if you actually bothered to read the whole review you might not have missed the point quite so spectacularly? I say that it IS a great album, but warn people off that particular Wounded Bird issue, which does the album no justice at all, and go for the remastered one. Amazon, as I make clear, have lumped my review for the Wounded Bird one together with the rest, regardless. I hope I've made that simple enough for you.
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