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This time they got it right!,
This review is from: Stranger in Town (Audio CD)
Stranger In Town is one of Bob Seger's all time best studio albums. But anyone will tell you that, and the proof is in the music: superb songs like "Hollywood Nights", "Feel Like A Number", and "The Famous Final Scene", as well as the perenially popular "Old Time Rock & Roll".
So how is the remastering? Wasn't the remastering of Live Bullet a disappointment? Yes, but there is a different team in place here. Robert Vosgien has done a superb job on this remastering, and the packaging includes the insert photos that were missing from the original release.
What you get in this release that was missing in the original CD are nuances and inflections - lots of them. Listen to all the things Bob does with the lyrics to "Brave Strangers". Hear the remarkable hi-hat work of Dave Teegarden in "Hollywood Nights." Delight in the resonance of the acoustic guitar strings on "Still The Same."
Yes, there is some tape hiss, but that is a good thing. This is the type of album where removing all the hiss would remove much of the music along with it. Thank goodness that mistake has been avoided here.
What we have is a classic rock album, in all senses of those words, restored to all its magnificent glory. Don't miss it!
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Initial post: May 30, 2010 12:27:36 AM PDT
Re: drum work in Hollywood Nights: In the liner notes for the Greatest Hits, Seger says that the drums are overdubbed twice.
Seger: "The chorus to this song came into my head one night in 1977 as I was driving through the Hollywood Hills. Our drummer, David Teegarden, played an entire set of drums as we recorded and overdubbed another entire set of drums playing a different pattern. In other words, there's two sets of everything: snare, kick-drum, hi-hat, etc. Billy Payne (of Little Feat) sat in with us for the first time and played the last two instruments, piano and organ. When he was done, he asked for a tape to listen to on the way home. he called me the next day while he had been listening, he looked down and found himself going 100 miles an hour on the freeway."
Posted on Mar 3, 2011 8:56:47 PM PST
bass boy says:
Do you think there were remastering problems with the "Night Moves" remaster? Some people on amazon have complained about 2/3 into the song "Night Moves," there's an eaten-cassette-type sound, and on the :02 second mark on "Main Street," the snare drum sounds funny from faulty remastering. Is that true? I'm looking to get a little Seger but don't want to plop down money for inferior remasters. Thanks. :)
Posted on Mar 16, 2011 12:25:40 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 16, 2011 12:27:15 PM PDT
Michael P. Dangelo says:
Dude, many thanks for an intelligent & succinct review. This should be the standard for all CD reviews. Sensational! *****
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