Re: [thewire] Re: Eno reissues
- View SourceIn a message dated 5/6/2004 4:07:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
But I would assume there was going to be some sound improvement, the
technology keeps improving and I notice that various older cds seem
to have quiter mastering. Not sure if that's true with Eno.
ok, i just did a side-by-side comparison on "here come the warm jets."
keeping in mind that i have a pretty decent but not super high-end audiophile sound
system, i can say with certainty that the reissue is a bit louder (but not
much), with a bit better clarity and separation of instruments (or however the
audiophile dudes describe it)...and, for some reason, one second longer! (and
no, i don't think that officially qualifies as a "bonus").
verdict: good but not slap-your-forehead/amazingly different and brilliant
sounding; worth it if you're a big eno fan or don't already have them on cd;
*perhaps* worth it if you're a less-than-huge enophile but have a chunk of change
burning a hole in your pocket.
but at the end of the day, the music itself on these first four albums is
just so bloody cool and timeless that you've gotta love 'em in any form.
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