Sounds really sweet especially when considering the age of the source. I'd never owned any original Kottke stuff but had heard many covers by Michael Hedges and others. Acoustic guitar in many styles is one of my music mainstays but I find this a little too spastic to sit and listen to this whole ... more
Another good example of really improving an older recording...and it doesn't just sound *different* it is better quality sound without altering the original performance like so many remasters seem to do. The harshness of the standard CD is gone and the tape hiss is diminished (but still ... more
Not a surround masterpiece here. Most of the program comes through the front and center channels but multi does sound better than stereo. Rear channels are used very sparingly and mostly are a diminished mirror of the fronts. Sonic quality is decent (as it should be for a 2003 release anyway) but ... more
This SACD is a great example of taking an older recording and actually *improving* it... many "remasters" trying to do this have missed badly. This and Wired are two of my favorite albums of all time and Blow by Blow was an excellent recording to begin with. Eventhough I've listened to this hundreds ... more
Like the other reviews, I can't even stand to listen for more than a few minutes in multi. Harsh as hell, a real sonic disaster and just barely tolerable in 2 ch. It's a shame because Jar of Flies is one of my favorite CD's sonically too. Don't waste your money on this one.