Breaking Point Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
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I already had an originally mastered CD of this album. So now I have two + my original vinyl copy. I bought this one because the RVG remasters are a marked improvement over the original BN issues.
I know others think the RVG stuff is not any better (or even inferior to) the original Van Gelder issues. Again, I don't agree, and not all RVGs are created equal for sure. But this RVG (relative to the original) seems less compressed with a more accurate rendering of horn placement and sonics.
One caution: When judging RVG remasters relative to their original CDs one must lower the volume on the RVG in order to make meaningful comparisons. I do this with a SPL meter. I just find more musical information available with the RVGs in general.
Now if BN and Van Gelder would just remaster "At the Jazz Corner of the World." This is perhaps one of BN's finest audio captures in my opinion along with Shorter's "Speak No Evil."
Also, the RVG remasters have been bettered sonically with the XRCD reissues. But at $29.95 a pop they are not that much better than good old RVG stuff.
Finally, let's give praise to Rudy Van Gelder (is he still around?). He should receive a Kennedy Center award or something. The reason BN is still on the map is because of his recording expertise. A reasonable conclusion is that RVGs sound so good because Van Gelder had something great to work with--the original.
So I'm happy I've got three versions of Breaking Point, 1) The LP, 2) the original CD, and now 3) the RVG version.
An absolutely great session.
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