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on March 31, 2005
I'd placed this on my Wish List prior to the reviewer's entry that called it 'flat', and I ordered it without rechecking the reviews. Now I'm sorry I did.
It's almost as if the cuts have somehow been over processed, with most of the dynamic range removed. You don't get a feeling for the wonderful reach of Cass' voice. She just comes across as bland and tinny. After the first half-dozen songs, my wife looked at me and said, "What's wrong with the CD? That doesn't sound like Cass the way I remember her."
There were also significant differences in the volume level between some of the tracks. We needed to crank it up to hear some tracks, and then turn it back down for the next one.
Another indication of how cheaply this CD was produced is that there are no liner notes, just an addvertisement for MCA Record's other products. The liner says, "Compact Disc, Compact Price" - to which I'd add, don't purchase this unless you have "Compact Expectations."