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"Kings" sounds crap on CD

Post 1


Liked the article. I grew up listening to this stuff and still like to play it occasionally. Last year I thought I would finally replace my vinyl copy of "Kings of the Wild Frontier" with a CD version. It sounded terrible. The CD has been remastered. There is hardly any "top end". I took the CD back for a refund, and I wrote to Sony Music/CBS to comment! I have since bought a CD recorder and have copied my LP onto CD-R in preference to the genuine CD version. Has anybody else with a liking for the Ants AND an ear for quality (or is that a contradiction?) found the same thing?

Incidentally the "re-release" of "Dirk Wears White Sox" on CBS was a slightly altered LP with a new cover photo, and three or so of the tracks were different and/or in a different order.

"Kings" sounds crap on CD

Post 2

Dr E Vibenstein (You know it is, it really is.)

Interesting. A while ago I was copying my vinyl "Kings" LP to my hard drive for burning on to CD, and I thought it sounded crap, there was far too much top end. Maybe it's my turntable though. smiley - smiley

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