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3.19 | 98 ratings

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2 stars Oh Dear! Really rough mixes of every song - listen to the tambourine in Ripples for instance; far too loud, it's offensive. Eq is harsh throughout; percussion always too loud on the older songs and drop-ins on the bass tracks are very noticeable.

Sounds to me like the engineer had just a few days and a non-automated console to mix this lot. The modern mixing and effects equipment (particularly reverbs) has added a clarity to these recordings which allows you to hear through to the rough edges of the performances and recording technique and needs much more careful mixing to be anywhere near as good as the originals.

The only positive thing I can find is that there are some snippets of Steve Hackett's guitar I've never heard before and they are lovely.

This CD is destined for in-car listening only!

| 2/5 |


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