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Mastering problem - beware,
This review is from: Hot Buttered Soul (Audio CD)
This is a classic landmark album, just read the other reviews on the previous CD editions to get more about the great music on this CD.
If you already have this album on a previous CD, you will want to know about the remastering - on the whole it's pretty good although this version is way more hissy than the previous CD I owned, it does have a much more upfront in-your-face sound and the drumkit is especially way clearer than before. However the track "hyperbolic....." has for some reason almost all been stuffed into the right channel (totally unlike this track on the original CD, or the other tracks on this remaster), the left channel is muffled to near-silence, and this sounds particularly bad through headphones. Something has gone badly wrong and I suggest you avoid this reissue until they fix the problem.
Big shame - the music is sensational but a big black mark against Stax's quality control for this.
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Initial post: 16 Apr 2011 14:08:23 BDT
Stone Free says:
The original AAD CD has problems too, the track One Woman has a scratchy sound on it.
Posted on 23 Jun 2014 16:39:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Jun 2014 16:41:34 BDT
B. White says:
What a pity... I came across this classic whilst browsing through my old CDs and I was hoping for a great remastered version, so your review was very helpful. Thanks.
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