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Reviews: T-Rex: Electric Warrior

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Review by Quint June 23, 2011 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
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Initially I wasnít interested in buying this Japanese SHM-SACD, but when my 2003 hybrid SACD stopped reading track one, ďMambo Sun,Ē I realized Iíd better scoop up the SHM quickly, before it went out of print. Iím glad I did. I managed to do a comparison between the hybrid and the SHM (excluding track one, of course). It was interesting. Honestly, I couldnít decide which I liked more. On the hybrid, Bolanís voice just sounded ďbigger,Ē whereas on the SHM it was a tad leaner and more sharply focused. They were pretty equivalent in terms of soundstage width/depth, but the Japanese definitely had an edge in resolution, revealing little details in the mix more easily than the hybrid. It was also a tad less compressed, so you could REALLY juice the wick. In fact, the SHM-SACD really didnít start coming alive until you gassed the volume. That wasnít the case with the hybrid. At any rate, I canít really declare a flat-out winner, but I can say this: this SHM-SACD is AT LEAST as good as the rare and vaunted hybrid, and perhaps better. Bolanís vocals ARE leaner and less textured, but maybe thatís how they sounded on the mastertape. Who knows? But, regardless, I think this oneís a winner.

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Review by pontiac May 5, 2012 (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
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After reading the review by quint i decided to purchase the japanese shm sacd version of "electric warrior" and i am glad i did. It sounds amazing and i have played it several times already. I should add that i am not a T-rex fan and was only familiar with the tracks "jeepster" and "get it on". I have to say that the sound on this disc is as good as i have heard music from the 70s sound on sacd. I think special mention should also be made of the care taken in presentation of these shm sacds. Yes, they are expensive but you get a beautiful matt laminated gatefold packaged disc with blind embossed inner sleeve and having a few of these now i have to say the audio quality really is something special.

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Review by Sergey July 9, 2013 (0 of 2 found this review helpful)
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An earlier version was played on SAСD not very good. High frequencies and vocals were overwhelmed and it seemed to do nothing is simply impossible. However, as it turns out you can. Universal Japan presented is an analog sound. Heard that the old record but it is warm and charming.

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