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  Georges Moustaki: Le Métèque
  "Le Métèque"

Georges Moustaki
Track listing:
  1. Le métèque
2. La mer m'a donné
3. Gaspard
4. Voyage
5. Le facteur
6. Natalia
7. Ma solitude
8. Il est trop tard
9. La carte du tendre
10. Le temps de vivre
11. Joseph
12. Rue des fosses Saint-Jacques
  Chanson française
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Reviews: 2

Review by Rudy A-Traxx August 24, 2006 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
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Record companies whine with the piracy problem, but did they ever had respect for the customers; I'm not positive about that : It's a shame that what is considered here for multichannel by Universal is in fact an All Channel Stereo DSP which has no real interest when we would have prefer a real multichannel mix. This artist is an important one and would have deserve a care of this importance...

It remains that it's one of the best albums of this famous french artist (he wrote songs for Edith Piaf).


Les maisons de disque pleurent avec le piratage mais ont-elle jamais eu le respect de l'acheteur ; j'en doute : Ce qui est considéré comme une version multicanale (malin, le sticker d'Universal), n'est en fait qu'une répartition à l'arrière des voix stéréo avant. Hormis le fait que cela remplace un "All Channels Stereo DSP", ca n'est d'aucun interêt au niveau surround !

La résolution est néanmoins très belle et dynamique. Dommage. Un des meilleurs albums d'un artiste important, il aurait mérité un traitement aussi important...

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Review by HeresJohnny October 3, 2015 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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If you've reached this page, you already know Georges Moustaki and needn't hear anything about his Folk-Chanson music style. Regarding this release, however, I will have to agree with the previous reviewer: The multichannel-mix is a disgrace. This is what music sounds like when I run it through a Dolby ProLogic processor on my Receiver, only worse. The whole music sounds artificial and dynamically compressed this way. The stereo layer fares much better, although it still seems to be taken from an old mastertape. There is some slight hissing, but overall the sound is quite natural there. Unfortunately I have no other edition to compare to. If you get this, do yourself a favour and never, ever listen to the MC mix. Take this journey to your romantic and eventful past in stereo.

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