When Brian Wilson utilized the various talent wizzards (sorry, Roy Wood, not you in this case) in the "Producer" chair, let alone the musician's chair, he scored big-time with his fans. He even brought the talents of Jeff Lynne (ELO: again, sorry Roy) to put a pop song together on this album, "Let It Shine". And that song, more than any other on this recording, shows the result of how two rock/pop people who can show what "remaining relevant" can mean.
But this remastered edition with bonus tracks "messed" with what was the originally intended sound of the original mastered version....and THAT wasn't so long ago.
Probably the easiest to contrast, and thereby be dissappointed, is in that very Jeff Lynne-produced number: Let It Shine. Jeff is meticulous in creating his masterpieces and this song was to be no exception. So, when you give the two versions a listen, you find that the decending 6-string electric bass notes during the choruses are......(gasp!).....L O S T ! ! ! Buried in the peak limiting created by the remastering engineer, and probably considered "a mere oversight, unimportant really", it screams out to the owners of the original CD "DON'T GET RID OF YOUR ORIGINAL!!!"
But don't neglect getting this remastered version, if not simply for the bonus material and booklet. But just be aware of many important aural nuances that are sadly missing from this edition.
I would recommend this to a friend
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