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This review is from: Anthology: The Best of the Temptations (Audio CD)
The music (with the exception of the last few cuts) is, of course great, but why is the first disc in mono? I've heard the stereo mixes and they actually sound a bit better, sounding a bit less cluttered. Stereo recording has been around since the the mid twenties. RCA experimented with a dual recording technique using two cutters at the same time and Hollywood has been recording in stereo at least since the fourties. I can certainly understand using the mono master if the stereo sounds thin and one can actually hear more instruments in the mono. I'm aware that engineers spent more time and care on the mono mixes in a lot of of pop material durring the early sixties, but these Tempts traks don't sound bad at all in stereo. Why mono? Please excuse my tirade but if anyone can tell me why this is, please let me know. At the least the record companies could indicate this on the cover.