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posted a review of Judy Collins - The Elektra Albums Vol. 1. 8 months ago
Most albums here sound great and certainly better than on previous CD reissues, with the exception of "Golden Apples Of The Sun", which sounds quite harsh and noisy with vocals being too loud in the mix. So that album should have been carefully... See full review
posted a review of Judy Collins - The Elektra Albums Volume Two (1970-1984). 8 months ago
This second set from the Edsel reissue campaign has some issues:

On "Whales & Nightingales" the last track "Amazing Grace" is cut off before it has completely faded out, which is probably due to an automatically set noise gate. It's a pity because... See full review
posted a comment on Marc Almond - The Stars We Are. 8 months ago
I was also surprised that it doesn't sound better. Usually you get a more detailed sound on reissues of 1980s albums -a great example being the remasters of the early Madonna albums.
But this album still often sounds like a muddy mess, the heavily... See full review
posted a review of Optimal Media GmbH. 8 months ago
I recently bought Marc Almond's "Chaos And A Dancing Star" that was pressed at this plant and I was surprised that a brand new, sealed record could be this noisy.

It was not only really dusty, but there are also marks that look like glue residue and... See full review
posted a comment on Judy Collins - Whales And Nightingales. 12 months ago
The opportunity for a 50th anniversary edition in 2020 has been missed, which is strange as it is one of the most commercially successful albums of hers and it also has some cultural significance with her legendary recording of "Amazing Grace" and... See full review
posted a comment on Cyndi Lauper - True Colors. about 1 year ago
The sound quality is wonderful. There is zero noise ( at least on my copy) and it sounds a bit warmer, it has more punch and definition than the original mastering. Cyndi's voice sounds particularly great here - not as distant and thin as on the... See full review