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Getz / Gilberto
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on July 24, 2012
Format: Audio CD
This digital remix from the original analog multi-track tapes is a disaster. Why do today's engineers insist on second guessing the marvelous work of previous generations? On Ipanema, the new modified balance between Getz and Astrud is terrible. Getz's sax utterly overpowers her delicate voice. And the new widened soundstage has Astrud so far off to the right that she sounds like she's in another room.

I'm listening to this remixed CD using a top-end audiophile CD player and the warmth of the original mix is very much lacking. So is the crystalline clarity of the vocals, which is now lost to the overemphasized highs. I'm comparing directly with the original release of the song "...Ipanema", found on the 2xCD set titled "Stan Getz: The Best of the Verve Years, Vol. 1". There, the song sounds fabulous; just like on the lovely LP. This new remixed Getz/Gilberto CD is a stinker, as are so many remixed classics. Look for this album on vinyl or original mix CD.
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on February 1, 2015
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
The music was great that I downloaded, but the CD arrived blank, and my computer could not read it. I could not move the songs from my computer to the CD either.
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on March 16, 2015
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
the same songs a another cd I purchased
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2 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on March 23, 2002
Format: Audio CD
How frustrating.....if you have a stereo CD player that's more than 10 years old, then don't buy this CD. While the music is great, you lose key phrasings to the low technology of the original recordings.
1/2 of vocals of the "Girl from Impanema" is but a whisper.
Great CD....but, be warned.
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1 of 59 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2010
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
Someone had recommended this CD to me but I was disappointed. It is very slow and very french.
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