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GENESIS 1976 - 1982



Symphonic Prog

3.93 | 140 ratings

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2 stars The music can be discussed in the sections for the individual albums. I'll be discussing the mixing/mastering here. Since I'm in a hurry, I'll make several points:

-Some songs are great: Squonk, Los Endos, Me And Virgil, Match Of The Day, You Might Recall, Me & Sarah Jane, etc.

-Some songs have been ruined: Entangled, the entire Wind and Duke albums, and Snowbound.

The mixing is different and it's up to personal opinion whether the new mixes are better or worse than the old ones; but this for sure is to be said: the entire thing is marred by terrible mastering. The new mixes have been limited and squashed by compression and then maxed out to the maximum volume level. So a proper review can't really be done because of the awful mastering. As me and my father were listening to the last few notes of Blood On The Rooftops on the original mix, a month before the new mixes were released, I told my father "There's no way you can improve on perfection". These new mixes prove that.

bryantm3 | 2/5 |


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