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Great Album Let Down By Poor Mastering And Audio Quality
on December 27, 2017
This is a review for the Vinyl LP version. I have this album on CD and digitally from iTunes. I recently got back into vinyl after selling it all off in the late 80's. In terms of content and performer, it gets a solid 5 stars, it's the audio quality by which I am greatly let down. Playing the vinyl through my entry level audiophile grade equipment and comparing it to the iTunes version, the album is incredible compressed by comparison. The audio quality is veiled, lacks detail, incredibly disappointing. Again, by comparison to the iTunes version, it sounds like a 128bit mp3 and that is being kind. It is nowhere remotely close to the vinyl LP mastering and audio quality from the likes of Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington, The Great Summit; Dire Straits, Brother In Arms; Dave Matthews, Crash Anniversary Edition; Bob Seger, Greatest Hits just to name a few. If you expect better that iTunes quality, pass on this LP. It's actually significantly worse.