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One on One / Next Position Please
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
2CD set featuring two original LP's plus bonus tracks. CHEAP TRICK provide the link between 60's pop, heavy metal and punk Formed by guitarist RICK NIELSEN and still performing today. 1 ON 1 was originally released in 1982... more »
2CD set featuring two original LP's plus bonus tracks. CHEAP TRICK provide the link between 60's pop, heavy metal and punk Formed by guitarist RICK NIELSEN and still performing today. 1 ON 1 was originally released in 1982. NEXT POSITION PLEASE followed in 1983 and was produced by TODD RUNDGREN
Not much of a remaster
Marshall Boswell | Memphis, TN USA | 09/11/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have the original CDs of both of these albums, and I've compared them to the new "remaster" here, and I can't tell any difference whatsoever. I've even loaded tracks from each edition into Goldwave, a music editing program, and compared the files side by side for depth and compression and volume and so on, and everything comes up pretty much identical. So if you're thinking of getting this item under the assumption that you're getting a sonic upgrade, think again. The downloadable "authorized edition" of Next Position Please, available on iTunes, sounds much better than the edition here, while One on One is the same whether you download it, buy a used version on eBay, or get it here. The liner notes are good, though. Crummy packaging overall. A disappointment for fans, but that's not the audience for this reissue in any case. This is for British listeners who might have missed these records entirely first time around. Much like Wounded Bird records here, which has reissued mid-career Aztec Camera albums and Roger Daltrey solo records, without remastering. Same sort of thing here, I guess."
A flawed set from an arrogant record company
D. Guarisco | 02/06/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This set is tolerable until you notice a serious error on the ONE ON ONE disc - whoever mastered the disc was asleep at the wheel because they inserted a one-second pause between the songs "Love's Got A Hold On Me" and "I Want Be Man." These songs are supposed to be crossfaded so it really hampers the album's flow. I wrote to Acadia to politely inform them of this problem and received a snippy response from someone there who told me I should "get out more."
Simply put, this is a subpar piece of work from a lazy, indifferent company you don't want to support. You're better off tracking down the old Epic discs - as someone else pointed out here, the Acadia set isn't remastered anyways."