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It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. I have been on a big jazz kick recently and was really excited to get this Wes Montgomery classic on vinyl. Unfortunately, I found it pretty close to unlistenable when I received it.
The first side was OK though it seemed a little lifeless and not at all warm as I expect vinyl to be. But the second side had distortion throughout as if all of the levels were too high. There were some ticks, too, but I don't think this was a surface noise issue or even really a pressing problem. The vinyl looked flawless, was flat, and the label was perfectly centered--all things which, I hate to say, are not necessarily to be expected these days, especially with relatively inexpensive LPs like this one.
Curious to see if anyone else had issues, I headed over to the Steve Hoffman forum after reading the negative reviews here. It turns out that the original master tapes were lost long ago, so most of these new presses are copies of copies of copies. Looks like they may have even been using old metal plates. From what I understand, unless the original tapes turn up somewhere, no one should expect to get a high quality new pressing of this album.
Perhaps some grey market European label will make a pressing that's slightly more tolerable than this by using an older CD as a source assuming that there's a good sounding CD of this music out there somewhere , but you don't really want to support one of those labels, and you might as well just listen to the CD or mp3s at that point. For now, I'm going to see if I can find a good vintage copy. Maybe one day those tapes will show up and we'll get a good pressing, but unfortunately, this one just isn't worth having in your collection.
I made the mistake of not checking the reviews and ended up with the dreaded Hallmark issue. Same problem, music is great but the quality is terrible. You'd be better off listening to it on Youtube. Amazing original jazz that is the pinnacle of jazz enjoyment. Obviously too I think I have every album that Wes Montgomery has now.
It was like listening to the great Jimi Hendrix for the first time when I found Wes. There are 0 reviews and 0 ratings from Australia. Top reviews from other countries. Great performance. Verified Purchase. This is fabulous. Every track is beautifully crafted. All the musicians make a great contribution. Wes Montgomery is an inspirational guitarist. I was told to listen to him. One person found this helpful. The playing is as good as you would expect but this Hallmark version sounds like it was recorded on someone's home cassette recorder.
The original Riverside version is the one to get if you can find it. I don't know how they've managed to mess this up so much: awful. Don't buy this version as the transfer to cd is poor. The cymbals sound as though they are under water. Absolute classic album and would recommend purchasing the keepnews remaster on the riverside label. For any guitarist or anyone interested in guitar playing, this is a great way to get a flavour of Wes Montgomery's talents.
If you haven't heard him before, and think you have an understanding that he was mainly known for his octave work, this might be a bit of a revelation. Report abuse. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon.
She's got an amazing voice, just don't try to compare it to her first album because it is different. If you want to compare it, compare it to the other pop albums out there.
Top critical review. Reviewed in the United States on September 18, She has such a beautiful voice. Every song doesn't need a dance beat.
This isn't Britney Spears. Listening to the songs, some of the lyrics are great. Some of the tunes are wonderful. But I cringe with every synthetic-drum-beat. I want the introspective beauty of her first cd. Marie - you are wonderful. You don't need all the hoopla. You don't need all the background singers. Pare it back and let the heart in your songs shine through. Your voice, a guitar or piano, and maybe a drum in some of the songs a real one.
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