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  SME Records -
  Return to Forever: Romantic Warrior
  "Romantic Warrior"

Return to Forever
Track listing:
  Jazz - Fusion
  Single Layer
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Reviews: 3

Review by nevagich October 14, 2005 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
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All beaware..I agree 100% with the other reviewer....most of the 70's and even some of the 80's acoustic and electric jazz has the worst sonic quality.

50's and early to mid 60's are fine and after that starts to go down hill....specialy anything recorded under CTI in 70's and GRP in 80's stay away no matter what version comes out unless you need the music as a music scholar for study or other reasons..what a shame...this SACd is no exception..can't tell where every body in the band is standing .....all the instruments are mixed together like they were sitting on top of each other...however this is a great performance...

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Review by DeSelby April 10, 2005 (4 of 7 found this review helpful)
stereo sonics: typical 70`s sound, where I have always the feeling, there`s something not quite right. Lacks of warmth, airiness and body. Does it sound "technical"? Digital? It`s not a big surprise that they thaught they`ve got a better (digital) recording technique in th early 80s, compared to that of the 70s there isn`t much a difference.

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Review by areniers May 17, 2013 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
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I don't know where the other reviewers are coming from, but this disc sounds amazing. It's easily the best digital rendering of the album. Sure, the sound stage isn't superbly defined, but this is a 70s recording, what can you expect? On the other hand, details jump out and the bass is both smooth and punchy where it needs to be. This is one of the 70s most acclaimed fusion records, alongside Mahavishnu Orchestra's "Birds of Fire" and Billy Cobham's "Spectrum". A true winner on all accounts, both performance wise, as well as sonically.

Equipment chain: Craft-O-Matic 575 voltage stabilizer - Monster Stage 1 Power Line Filter - Oppo BDP-95 Universal BD-Player - Passive Pre-amp - Custom built Single Ended 300B Tube mono blocks - Klipsch RF-52 speakers.

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