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Sade - the ultimate collection
Old 18th October 2011
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Sade - the ultimate collection

Dunno if I am the only one that hears it, but Sade's "new" Album "The Ultimate Collection" is just horrible in terms of remastering. So much distortion! Just listen to "No Ordinary Love" on it... (And no, it's certainly NOT Mike Pela's fault, he did an impressive job in terms of production and mixing, just listen to the old Sade albums. And the mastering on them was excellent too.)
Old 19th October 2011
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I guess they (modern remasterers) don't respect musically smooth operators. Instead, they go forth with an 'if it ain't broke, do try to fix it and break (AKA 'smash') it. ---------- Musical Sabotage : will the trend ever end ?
Old 19th October 2011
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Originally Posted by moogulator View Post
Dunno if I am the only one that hears it, but Sade's "new" Album "The Ultimate Collection" is just horrible in terms of remastering. So much distortion! Just listen to "No Ordinary Love" on it... (And no, it's certainly NOT Mike Pela's fault, he did an impressive job in terms of production and mixing, just listen to the old Sade albums. And the mastering on them was excellent too.)
It is not surprising.

Love Deluxe was already loud compared to her previous albums. Personally, my favourite Albums were "Promise" & "Stronger Than Pride" from a dB standpoint. Lots of headroom.

Cheers!
Old 19th October 2011
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'Stronger Than Pride' is a classic example of how headroom makes a recording stand out. Other examples are Seal's first album, Elkie Brooks' 'Stay With Me Till Dawn', and 10CC's 'I'm Not In Love'.
Old 19th October 2011
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The Original CD purchased 23 years ago.



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