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Discussion: Carpenters: The Singles 1969-1981

Posts: 4

Post by foresscum February 22, 2005 (1 of 4)
Pardon my ignorance, I bought the Carpenters SACD and thought it represented the best I have ever heard from this group.

Could you enlighten me on what compression sounds like?

Post by peteyspambucket February 25, 2005 (2 of 4)
I think the sound is spotty on this album. As "compression must die" said, only the last track really sounds any good. The piano sounds very tinny and the vocals don't sound any fuller than on RBCD or LP. The multitrack isn't used to the best degree either. The SACD has a stronger bass and stronger drums, but I wish the soundstage had been addressed a little more. If this had been remastered with better channel separation, the recording might have sounded much more lifelike, however, what we have here is a little mushy, but yet, still a slight improvement over LP and RBCD.

I still highly recommend this disc just for the content and the small improvements that can be found on the SACD.

Post by terence October 29, 2006 (3 of 4)
how much use is there of rear channels in the surround mix?

Post by Kev Edwards April 11, 2015 (4 of 4)
I only listen in 2ch stereo and this title is superb. Bought for £12.00 GBP New direct from USA in 2005.
Purchase this new 'if you can find one' for around £250 GBP 2015 Price.