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5.0 out of 5 stars Verification requested, 29 April 2012
This review is from: The Riverside Years [5CD box set] (Audio CD)
Could some percipient listener either confirm or challenge Duff's devastating comment?
This set seems like such a bargain; my Riverside LP's are long gone [probably to Japan!]; and I'm aged 71, therefore losing acuity in the high treble! Even so, incompetent remastering [if, indeed, there has been remastering] would be a deal-breaker for me.
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Initial post: 30 Apr 2012, 11:11:34 BST
I'll neither challenge or confirm Duff's "devastating" comment. Instead, i'll simply point you in the direction of a Monk triple cd box set released by the same company that have issued the Bill Evens product discussed above. As well as being on cd, it is also available as a download giving one the opportunity to listen to the quality before purchase. Personally speaking, I had no problem at all with the sound quality of the Monk set. Try it and see. If you find the Monk sound acceptable, it's a good chance you'll find the same with the Evens. Good listening! M.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012, 11:55:17 BST
Sentinel says:
I agree entirely about the decent sound quality of this set; as do the friends who bought it on my recommendation!

Posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:26:52 BST
Last edited by the author on 30 Apr 2012, 14:42:49 BST
CE Duff says:
Two anonymous people just commented angrily on my note (perhaps disgruntled Not Now engineers!). I have responded to their posts, but in short there is unmistakable distortion on these recordings - most obviously in the top end percussion. If you're upset by that kind of thing then I'd recommend that you do not buy this set. However, most other people (e.g. Sentinel above and the two "Johnnys/Johhnys" who commented on my post) don't seem to have a problem with it - and indeed think I am a fool who needs his hearing checked - so perhaps I'm being fussy.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2012, 18:12:00 BST
I think you are perfectly entitled to express you opinion, especially if you feel that in doing so you may prevent others wasting their money. I wouldn't get too upset by criticism. Good luck. M.

Posted on 11 May 2012, 08:51:19 BST
Last edited by the author on 11 May 2012, 08:52:52 BST
P. Hughes says:
Thanks to all for comments.
I bought it anyway, and will listen.
If I don't re-post, it means either I'm dead or I was more-or-less satisfied.
Cheers.

Posted on 30 Jul 2012, 16:29:59 BST
I bought this set and found the sound to be good, I did not sit and check every note, and for now it has only been casual listening with friends, not very attentive, but the sounds is fine.

I like the package and the mini LP covers, it´s much more logical to listen to them than the series of 8 Classic Albums which sometimes seem to have too much music on one cd, even in those series I found the sound to be great (I have the Monk, Rollins. Red Garland, Coltrane, and others) in most cases
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