Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Deep Purple in Rock
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Pales in comparison to the Anniversary Edition
W. Belanger | 08/29/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I ordered this with great anticipation, largely on the basis of the Amazon description of Speed King as the US album version - I took this to mean that I would finally get a remastered version of Speed King without the UK version's "shred" guitar intro (which was cool for one or two listens but now I find just irritating). I receive the cd, unwrap it, put it in the player, and what is the first thing I hear? The cacaphonous shred beginning of the UK version! OK, fine - this is not a disaster as long as the remaster sounds good. Well, no dice there either - while listening to it I found myself vaguely dissatisfied, and when I A-B'd the gold cd with the Anniversary Edition, I realized why: the Anniversary Edition has much more presence, is louder and has more bottom end than the gold cd. The gold cd pales in comparison. If you don't yet have the Anniversary Edition, buy that instead (it's much less expensive, as well). If you already have the Anniversary Edition, skip the gold cd and save your money; you already have the best version of In Rock."
Another Hoffman remasterpiece......
F. Reim | Somerdale, NJ | 07/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone familiar with this album knows it is a sonic assault. Anything other than a minimalist approach to remastering it would result in a over the top compressed mess. Steve Hoffman did a great job in this remaster. Played on an HDCD player, the album is a pleasure to listen to and not too harsh. Hoffman has missed the mark on other albums he remastered but not on this one. Get it while you can."
egilsp | Latvia | 07/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a big and constant Purple fan and finally added this edition to my collection. There is no comments on this. In Rock is a brilliant foundation-stone of hard rock. We know it. Just some words about this recording I have got.Let me quote [...]
"A remixed and extended anniversary edition was first issued with a slaughtered version of "Living wreck" and a prematurely cut-off version of "Hard lovin' man". This was soon corrected though. In case of doubt, according to Simon Robinson (in DTB 48:7), one way to tell a corrected release from a faulty one is by reading the shiny side of the actual disc: the faulty one says "EMI Swindon" while the corrected one says "EMI Uden". We are told by fans that discs printed with "EMI UK" also are faulty. Happy hunting!"
When I first saw a booklet with the faulty track length printed I got goose bumps, then I found EMI Uden on shiny side and listening of record approves that this is the correct one. On the one hand this is a little strange to get the faulty booklet along with the correct recording today but on the other hand this is a real collector's piece.
Btw, sound quality of this edition is very good. I have to say it once again: Happy hunting!