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Reviews: 10cc: The Original Soundtrack

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Reviews: 5

Review by Kikke September 3, 2010 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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How do they do it? Years after the big labels stopped adding new titles to their SACD libraries this happens. This album comes out. Crisp, dynamic, with an extraordinary sound stage and totally balanced as if it was recorded yesterday. The only thing that reveals the albums age is the way it's been mixed. Very expansive but highly recommended.

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Review by Tim-sacd October 23, 2010 (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
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This is definately one of the best sounding shm-sacd's. I never heard any redbook cd-version, so I can't compare with them. But this one sounds clean, crisp, detailed. I would recommend this disc to everyone. Even non-10cc fans should give this one a chance. You will be amazed by the sound quality! I have seen many 5 star rated discs, that not sound half as good as this one. If you haven't bought any of the Japanese shm-sacd's yet, start with this one (+ The Who)! This is demo-material. Many friends were sceptical about high-end hi-fi and superiority of sacd to normal cd's and lossless files. But after hearing this one, they all want to throw away their ipod-docks, and buy a traditional hi-fi system with sacd-player. Highly recommended, a must have!

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Review by RKLA March 31, 2011 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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Another wonderful DSD transfer by Hitoshi Takiguchi at Universal Mastering Studios in Tokyo, Japan. I am still astonished at the thought that Universal UK sent them an actual master tape - but that's what this disc sounds like it's made from. Yes, it was recorded in 10cc's own studio - but the sound is massive, detailed, authoritive - BIG. I wish they would let Hitoshi Takiguchi master all titles in the Universal Japan SHM-SA-CD series!

A great album, a stunning achievement for 1975. I'm not the biggest fan of "I'm Not In Love" (which is present), but this album is full of amusing British rock music - well played, brilliantly produced. Where's the SA-CD's of the works of Godley & Creme?

I remember reading about a DCC Gold disc version that got as far as test pressings - but I can't imagine that even with a Steve Hoffman mastering - that they could get anywhere near this SHM-SA-CD's sonic quality.

Yes, it's "stereo only" and only playable on an SA-CD player, buy it! Listen and believe!

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Review by Quint June 24, 2011 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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I have both the MFSL and DCC test-pressing redbooks. While I didn’t test the Mo-Fi, I did compare the Hoffman-mastered DCC with this SHM-SACD. The results were interesting. The DCC was just a tad warmer, with more rounded vocals, but the SHM was decidedly more detailed and transparent, allowing a deeper view into the masterful production. Both discs were quite dynamic, but the SHM-SACD was quicker on transients, with more “snap.” The DCC certainly isn’t bad, but the SACD is just on another level. One of these days, I’d like to pull out the Mo-Fi, which is sealed, and see how it stacks up. But, for now, this SACD is the ultimate digital pressing, in my view. The way the opening synths on “I’m Not in Love” rise up and swirl around the speakers is awesome. Gave me goosebumps!

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Review by Rickko November 19, 2014 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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