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Still waiting for the One
on April 11, 2003
Four stars for the music, which holds up very well indeed, in addition to bringing back many fond memories from my youth.
Two stars for the mediocre remastering, which sounds oh so very, very "digital", i.e., thin, harsh and tinny, though louder than the initial CD release. Wish they'd done this one in HDCD instead, like the King Crimson and Roxy Music remasters. Perhaps the SACD version offers a broader soundstage and more midrange and bass?
One star for the lousy packaging, which picks up scuffs and fingerprints easily and grabs too tight a hold of the CD. (For an example of how to do digipak right, see King Crimson's digipack-ed release of "Thrack Attack".) I'd suggest waiting for the jewel case release of this one before purchasing.
So, two stars overall. Maybe they'll get it right with the next remastering....