Review by Marpow March 14, 2015 (1 of 3 found this review helpful)
|The Doobie Brothers: Takin' It To The Streets Hybrid SACD Stereo Only
Thanks for reading these 4 Doobie Brothers reviews, or not.
This MOFI released in 2010, my #05495. Michael McDonald comes to sing and trades with Patrick Simmons. Tom Johnston still struggling shows up and gives a hand.
Performance: By adding the brilliant vocals of Micheal McDonald and with his Steely Dan influence the band changed a bit. I would assume gaining and losing fans but for me I liked his appearance as at the time it was a fresh approach. Who knows maybe they would have stalled out had he not arrived. The music of course now different and completely different than the previous Stampede. This new line up more slick and keyboard/synth than the solid guitar sound of past. I like it.
Stereo Sonics: Again, I am not going to waste our time with audiophile adjectives. It is a great reissue, sounds great, stereo separation is perfect with great EQ on all levels. More flowing bass lines, strings, synths, all combine very well for a stereo super star.
Packaging: Mini LP, cardboard gatefold. Open to a picture of San Francisco skyline and photos of band.
Standard MOFI recording notes. Mini paper booklet with small historical notes.
Great issue and glad I have it along with all The Doobie Brothers recordings. Interesting that all versions of recordings done by the Doobie Brothers have high DR values, must be a credit to the band and Ted Templeman.
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