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2.0 out of 5 stars Remastering Malpractice, May 21, 2012
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This review is from: Main Course (Audio CD)
Tony Manero be damned, Main Course is one of many artistic high water marks for the Brothers Gibb that easily equal or surpass their Saturday Night Fever explosion, offering a dense and diverse palate of rich harmony and even richer song-craft - making Rhino's handling of this re-release uncharacteristically short-sighted and an object lesson in marketing and engineering malpractice.

Rhino's senseless indifference to sound quality needlessly undermines a seminal, underappreciated record by electing to deny a long overdue remastering. Why buy the rights to the title just to be bad stewards?

I have records remastered off of old 78 rpm cylinders that sound cleaner and more resonant than this much younger recording. You would have thought that with seventeen years to improve on the sonics of the original cd release, Rhino could have, should have gotten around to it.

Regrettably, it's buyer beware for a personal favorite that deserves better.
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Initial post: May 31, 2012 8:49:46 PM PDT
Tony B. Zawk says:
It is not the remastered edition...just a reprint of the older Polydor release. Unfortunately, there is no word on when the Gibbs' catalogue upgrade shall be resumed. With Robin's death, I really doubt if that will ever be the case; Barry is too tired to handle the pressure.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 6:10:35 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 4, 2012 6:11:21 AM PDT
Thanks for the detail. Rhino has previously always done the right thing so I naturally assumed... however, the sound is still a shambles.

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 4:50:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 21, 2012 4:56:42 PM PDT
MMH says:
I have a soft pack recording of the first bloodrock recording remastered on cd fantastic imaging vocals terrific,so ask yourself this an obscure band like bloodrock can remaster their first four cd's then why can't a major selling group like the bee gees get the cd of this classic lp made to 2012' remastered quality ? sounds like some of the old eighties recordings the record company rushed out with terrible sound quality like the old led zeppelin stuff and grand funk.The LP recordings are terrific of main course if you can record from turntable to cd you will get a night and day recording over this 2012' reissue.If you bought this cd like i did the only thing worth anything is the box and artwork.
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