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The Police: Regatta de Blanc      (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  July 6, 2014

Lest anyone get the idea, from an otherwise spot-on sonic review, that this album is one long, song-by-song drum solo, I have to say that it is not that at all. You hear all 4 elements of this wonderful, explosive band very clearly, though the live drums catch your attention first. Producer Nigel ... more
Chicago: Chicago VI        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  January 11, 2014

I have the original Joe Gastwirt-mastered CD of this and was quite happy with its sound. But the Mobile Fidelity SACD blows that away--the experience is similar to watching HD television for the very first time. This album is frankly quite spotty in the songwriting department, and without the two ... more
Elvis Presley: Elvis 24 Karat Hits!        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  June 4, 2013

This release was a HUGE disappointment - compare this with the DCC gold CD and you will discover that the version of "Heartbreak Hotel" is an nth-generation dub copy that sounds like it's in a tunnel. This was Elvis's landmark breakthrough and they couldn't be bothered to locate the original mixdown ... more
Sam Cooke: Night Beat        (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  January 26, 2013

I really cannot recommend this, as it's like the other George Marino mastering jobs I own: shrill in the upper midrange. It's very similar in sound to those early CDs that you can only crank up halfway before the high end singes your eardrums. Even Sam Cooke's vocals come off as less than silky ... more
  June 18, 2012

Folks, the reason this SACD disappoints is because the original vinyl does too. Fact is, this album's sessions were blighted by the drug issues of two of the band, and it shows in some of the mixes, especially "Talk Of The Town", which is one of the two standout tunes. This album is without a doubt, ... more

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