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Reviews: Stevie Ray Vaughan: Texas Flood

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Review by Rage January 26, 2011 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
Sonics:
Not planning on rating the performance cuz if you bought it, you know about the album! ;)

Regarding the sonics, without executing a controlled A/B test, I really couldn't tell much of a difference between this Mobile Fidelity (MoFi) version of this album vs. the older Sony/Columbia SACD from a few years back. This is rather unfortunate as I expected the MoFi version to contain slightly more presence than it's predecessor. That's not to say that it doesn't sound good, it does (it resides primarily in the midrange region without much higher end "sparkle"), but it's just not worth the upgrade (especially at $30) if you already own the Sony version...which I forgot I owned! ;) :(

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Review by analogue May 3, 2011 (2 of 4 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
This is a solid release by Mofi. This is also the second version of this particular album to be released on sacd.

The previous sacd is actually pretty good and has bonus tracks.
But this new Mofi version is better by a fair margin. Mofi seems to have gathered more information from the source tapes and the quality is evident.

The bass is more musical and direct...drums hit deeper.........the guitar has more presence and the vocals are warmer and more three dimensional.

The musical involvement with this new sacd is felt right away. The music is so much more palpable and its presence felt more. I noticed that the last track..Lenny...you can actually hear the vibrations of the chords .the vibrato.mixed in with the music. I never noticed this with the previous sacd. Good stuff.

Again.the original sacd was very good and those bonus tracks are nice to have but I think the new Mofi is a better dsd transfer that shows off this particular album very well. Depending on your system you may or may not notice the improvement but its real.

Yes.I know its a pain in the duff to part with your money for another version of this album.. Do we need another version of this sacd???

Only you can answer that question as its your money.

Recommended.

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Review by Joekras September 14, 2011
Performance:   Sonics:
I disagree a bit with some of the reviews. When comparing this version with the original SACD the first thing I noticed was less bass. It can be argued it is somewhat tighter on the MOFI but the fact there is substantially less of it made this matter inconsequential. The MOFI version is a bit tilted up. Guitar a touch more glaring, vocals a bit thinner. However, after A/B compare a few times I did notice their truly is a bit more detail in the reissue. The MOFI version gives the impression of being less compressed due to its tonal character, but I did not hear any additional separation of instruments. Imaging is fair on both discs. So a fuller sound with more bass? Or a bit more detail? Still not sure- I am subtracting 1/2 a star to account for my high expectations.

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Review by siebrand November 16, 2015 (0 of 2 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Go Stevie, go !
One of the most beuatifull albums of our great Stevie Ray.....
MFSL is a garantee for good quality.

Don't doubt about it.
Just buy it... and.... let you ears smile to you!
Please play it loud. VERY LOUD !!!

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